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Volume XII, Number 340

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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 the 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.

For hourly updates on the latest news about Intellectual Property Law, IP Litigation, Patent Legislation, and more, be sure to follow our IP Law Twitter feed, and sign up for complimentary e-news bulletins.

Date Title Organization
14
Nov
Energy & Sustainability IP Updates — November 2022 Mintz
11
Nov
USPTO to Shorten Deadline to Respond to Trademark Office Actions to Three (3) Months Effective December 3, 2022 Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
10
Nov
SCOTUS Cert Recap Of Two Newly Added Cases Concerning Trademarks, Tribal Water Rights Barnes & Thornburg LLP
10
Nov
Family Matters, but Only Sometimes if Claim Construction Is Involved McDermott Will & Emery
10
Nov
Supreme Court to Consider Whether Lanham Act Reaches Foreign Defendants’ Extraterritorial Conduct McDermott Will & Emery
10
Nov
Up in Smoke: TTAB Dismisses E-Cigarette Opposition, Provides Guidance for Effective Evidence and Testimony McDermott Will & Emery
10
Nov
Supreme Court to Consider Enablement Requirement McDermott Will & Emery
10
Nov
US Patent Office Seeks to Positively Impact Climate by Accelerating Examination ArentFox Schiff LLP
10
Nov
Don’t Stand for It—Collateral Estoppel and Standing McDermott Will & Emery
9
Nov
Apple’s Hold-out Strategy Nears End & Appears to Backfire in UK Mintz
8
Nov
Deadline Shortened to Three Months for Trademark Office Action Responses Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
8
Nov
How Intellectual Property Fits in Cloud Computing and SaaS Business Models Foley & Lardner LLP
8
Nov
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Takes a Role in USPTO Patent Searches Mintz
8
Nov
Henkel Cleans Out Finish Trade Marks K&L Gates
5
Nov
Is an Appeal Time Well-Spent? For Patents, That Depends . . . Proskauer Rose LLP
4
Nov
Five-Year Prison Sentence for Selling $1.27 Million USD of Counterfeit Armani Watches in Shanghai Trademark Case Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
4
Nov
Proposed Copyright Office Rule Requires Payment of Music Royalties to Terminating Songwriters ArentFox Schiff LLP
4
Nov
NCAA Releases Updated NIL Guidance to Member Schools Varnum LLP
3
Nov
PTO Extends Deadline for Comments on Initiatives to Ensure Patent Robustness, Reliability McDermott Will & Emery
3
Nov
Ordinary Observer Conducts Product-by-Product Analysis in View of Prior Art McDermott Will & Emery

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