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Intellectual Property, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law News

Intellectual property applies to many different areas of the legal world. Applying for patents for work-products, by individual employees, trademark laws, copyrights, and how companies leverage their IP asset-rights over employees, are just a few of the many areas the National Law Review covers as it pertains to IP.

Intellectual Property Litigation

Intellectual Property disputes are a complex area of law, often involving deep dives into complex concepts to understand the issues at play. In the United States, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO/PTO) is the agency involved in registering patents and trademarks.   As part of the USPTO, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board settles patent disputes, using a variety of mechanisms to settle issues related to intellectual property.    Some of the mechanisms include inter partes review, post-grant procedures and covered business method patent reviews.  Issues related to the America Invents Act are also settled through the PTAB. The National Law Review covers changes to standards held by the USPTO in litigation and other patent issues.  The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board settles disputes related to trademarks, such as  an ex parte appeal from denial of an application for registration by an examining attorney, and an inter partes opposition, cancellation, concurrent use or interference proceeding.  Other agencies involved in patent disputes are the International Trade Commission (ITC) or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  The National Law Review covers patent news as it relates to Supreme Court (SCOTUS) and federal circuit courts’ appeals, as well as general patent litigation and new patent-filings.

Intellectual Property in Drug Patents

Legal analysis related to drug patents and pharmaceuticals and the interplay with intellectual property issues are also covered by the National Law Review.   Drug patents, biosimilars, generic top-level domain registration (gTLD), trade-secrets, non-compete clauses, and other patent application news are updated on the site regularly. Additionally, tangential issues that impact pharmaceutical companies, such as innovator liability and related litigation, are also analyzed by the legal experts who write for the National Law Review. 

Intellectual Property in an Employment Context

The National Law Review has legal analysis on the intersection between intellectual property rights and employment, and who owns ideas, the Work Made For Hire principle as well resulting litigation. Additionally, legislation such as the Defense of Trade Secrets Act and its impact on workplaces, and ongoing litigation related to the legislation is also covered.

International Intellectual Property

Visitors to the site will oftentimes read about international news as it relates to patent applications in the US, and internationally as well. Pharmaceutical patents in Brazil, medical device patent applications from the United Kingdom, or litigation from the European Union, China, India, and other international sectors, are often covered online. Visitors will find the latest coverage, news, and insights on patent applications and litigation, when visiting the National Law Review, for up-to-date practice-area news.

Date Title Organization
5
Jun
USPTO Proposes New Rules for Post-Grant Proceedings McDermott Will & Emery
5
Jun
Announcement: USPTO CARES Act Notice McDermott Will & Emery
5
Jun
Stuck at the PTAB – Expanding the Scope of Non-Appealable Institution Decisions McDermott Will & Emery
5
Jun
Brexit, Schmexist: How Resilient is Your Trademark Portfolio and Enforcement Strategy? Ward and Smith, P.A.
5
Jun
The Odyssey Must Be Timed Just Right McDermott Will & Emery
3
Jun
Chinese Patent Application for Coronavirus Vaccine Published Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
3
Jun
Supreme Court Strikes Down Pay-Per-Law Copyright: Copyright Protection Not Available for Annotations to State Law If Commissioned by Officers With Legislative Authority Stark & Stark
2
Jun
Closing the Deal During COVID: Signing of Contracts and Deeds Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
2
Jun
Down N' Out - Down on Their Luck K&L Gates
1
Jun
USPTO Extends, Modifies CARES Act Deadline Relief Foley & Lardner LLP
1
Jun
Illumina v. Ariosa – Fed. Cir. Splits a Fine s. 101 Hair Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
1
Jun
China’s New Civil Law Includes Technology Transfer and Development Articles Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
30
May
Protection of Store Layout Under Copyright Law: The KIKO Case K&L Gates
29
May
China’s New Civil Law Adds Right of Publicity Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
29
May
USPTO Again Extends Certain Patent and Trademark Deadlines in Response to COVID-19 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
29
May
Food Fight Breaks Out In Trade Secret Aisle Jones Walker LLP
29
May
You Streamed What? Copyright Infringement Pitfalls During COVID-19 Summa PLLC
29
May
COVID-19’s Impact on Section 337 Investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission (Part I) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
28
May
Global Patent Portfolios of the Top 25 Well-Funded AV Companies Foley & Lardner LLP
28
May
China’s New Civil Code Includes Punitive Damages in Intentional Intellectual Property Infringement Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

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