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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
1
Jul
Copyright Infringement Claims Precluded By Plaintiff’S Own Patent Lawsuit McDermott Will & Emery
1
Jul
Nothing Fishy Here: No Private Right Of Action Precludes § 337 Unfair Competition Claim McDermott Will & Emery
1
Jul
Not So Swag: No Preclusive Effect For ITC Trademark Infringement, Validity Rulings McDermott Will & Emery
1
Jul
SCOTUS to Decide Whether the Lanham Act Requires Proof of Willfulness for Disgorgement of Profits Proskauer Rose LLP
1
Jul
One Size Does Not Fit All When It Comes to Economic Theories Used to Determine Royalty Rates Mintz
1
Jul
Supreme Court Addresses Effects Of Trademark License Rejection In Bankruptcy McDermott Will & Emery
1
Jul
Ban on Immoral and Scandalous Marks Struck Down Wiggin and Dana LLP
30
Jun
That IPR Could have been Your IPR: PTAB Denys Institution of Serial Petition Filed by Different Party McDermott Will & Emery
29
Jun
Supreme Court Update: Department of Commerce v. New York (No. 18-966), Rucho v. Common Cause (No. 18-422), Mitchell v. Wisconsin (No. 18-6210), Carpenter v. Murphy (No. 17-1107), Iancu v. Brunetti (No. 18-302) Wiggin and Dana LLP
28
Jun
Federal Circuit Closes Another AIA Loophole Mintz
28
Jun
Supreme Court to Consider Time Bar to AIA Challenge McDermott Will & Emery
28
Jun
U.S. Supreme Court to Review Copyrightability of Privately-Produced Annotated State Statutory Compilations Mintz
28
Jun
Dropping Appeal on the Eve of Oral Argument Leads to Preclusion of Another McDermott Will & Emery
28
Jun
“Exceptional Case” Determinations May Rest On Alleged But Non-Litigated Issues McDermott Will & Emery
28
Jun
No Competitor Standing For Appeal Of IPR Decision Upholding Unasserted Claims McDermott Will & Emery
28
Jun
Standing Is Unaffected By Patent Licensee’s Failure To Join McDermott Will & Emery
28
Jun
Scandalous Marks? Nothing the Proverbial Bar of Soap Can’t Fix Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
28
Jun
Just Because It’s Written Doesn’t Mean It’s Descriptive McDermott Will & Emery
28
Jun
Who You Gonna Call? Inventors Survive On-Sale Heat McDermott Will & Emery
28
Jun
Lead Compound Analysis Is Inappropriate for Method of Treatment Claims McDermott Will & Emery

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