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Volume XI, Number 204

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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
8
Jul
The USPTO’s Patent Classification and Search Systems Have Jumped on the AI Bandwagon Mintz
8
Jul
Court Rejects Pre-Litigation Acts to Manipulate Venue Finnegan
8
Jul
Venue Manipulation Obviates Geographically Bounded Claims in Venue Analysis McDermott Will & Emery
8
Jul
China’s National Intellectual Property Administration Releases Patent Linkage Administrative Adjudication Measures Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
8
Jul
Unsigned, Sealed, Delivered: PTO Eliminates Handwritten Signatures for Certain OED Correspondence and Credit Card Payments McDermott Will & Emery
8
Jul
Don’t Let Prophetic Examples Work Against You McDermott Will & Emery
7
Jul
PATENT 101: Key Considerations and Activities for Establishing a Patent Program (Part 1 of 3) Mintz
7
Jul
China’s Supreme People’s Court Releases Patent Linkage Trial Provisions Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
6
Jul
High Court Leaves the Doctrine of Assignor Estoppel Intact, with Limits Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
6
Jul
China Releases Patent Linkage Implementation Measures Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
6
Jul
Double-Check The Prior Art and Validate the Math: Lessons from Apple Inc. v. Corephotonics, Ltd. Finnegan
6
Jul
Spotlight on Upcoming Oral Arguments – July 2021 Finnegan
6
Jul
Mind Your Examples Foley & Lardner LLP
5
Jul
Planet Plumbing Trade Marks Head Down the Drain K&L Gates
2
Jul
Another Artist, Another Retailer, Another Claim of Appropriation Katten
2
Jul
USPTO Publishes Interim Process for Director’s Review of PTAB Decisions Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
2
Jul
Supreme Court Hammers Final Nail in the IP Bridge v. TCL Coffin Mintz
2
Jul
The U.S. Supreme Court Limits Patent Law’s Assignor Estoppel Doctrine Polsinelli PC
2
Jul
Challenging the Validity of a Patent: The Supreme Court Minerva Decision Norris McLaughlin P.A.
2
Jul
Double Patenting Is Grounds for Refusal Against European Patent Applications Says EPO in G4/19 Finnegan

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