Intellectual Property Law

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.

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Recent Intellectual Property, Patent, Trademark & Copyright News

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Date - Month Sort ascending Organization
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Feb 24
Google It: Federal Copyright Law Preempts California Causes of Action McDermott Will & Emery
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Feb 24
Senate Holds Hearing on Legislative Initiative to Address Patent Eligibility McDermott Will & Emery
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Feb 24
Scattered Disclosures May Not Lead to Inference of Fraud in FCA Claim McDermott Will & Emery
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Feb 24
Stay in the Know: Informational Message Is Not a Source Identifier McDermott Will & Emery
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Feb 24
R&D Expenditures Need Only Relate to Subset of Domestic Industry Product McDermott Will & Emery
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Feb 24
How Your Trade Secret Could Help to Defend Against Claims of Patent Infringement Mintz
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Feb 24
Energy & Sustainability IP Updates — February 2024 Mintz
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Jan 24
It Takes Two to Tango: Gilstrap Frames Implementer Holdout as Bad Faith Justifying “Suspension” of SEP Licensing Discussions Mintz
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Jan 24
Startup Advisors: How to Avoid Key Startup Mistakes? [Video] Foley & Lardner LLP
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Jan 24
Sotera Stipulation Filed After the Patent Owner’s Response Still Deemed Effective Foley & Lardner LLP
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Jan 24
Making Waves: Navigating the Tide of Artistic Freedom and Trademark Protections in the Vans v. MSCHF Case ArentFox Schiff LLP
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Jan 24
Can Significant Sales Be the Fast Track to Trade Dress Protection? Katten
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Jan 24
Street Artists Allege Nonconsensual Use of Their Works by Two Major Fashion Retailers Katten
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Jan 24
Misappropriation of a Trade Secret in New Jersey Stark & Stark
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Jan 24
China’s Supreme People’s Court Upholds 79 Million RMB Win for Château Lafite Rothschild in Wine Trademark Case Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
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Jan 24
Is the Patent Eligibility Act a Panacea for Claims to Diagnostics? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
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Jan 24
Discussion in Mexico About the Deadline to File Non-Use Cancellation Actions Against Anticipations Cited in the Trademark Registration Process OLIVARES
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Jan 24
When Will the LLM Patent Wave Hit? Foley & Lardner LLP
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Jan 24
China’s Supreme People’s Court Upholds 201.54 Million RMB Trade Secret Verdict Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
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Jan 24
China’s Supreme People’s Court Clarifies Conditions Needed to Prove Patent Infringement Lawsuit Filed in Bad Faith Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
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Jan 24
First Amendment Bowled Over by Lanham Act – Again McDermott Will & Emery
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Jan 24
Keep Calm and Party On: New Issue Prohibition Doesn’t Apply to Motions to Amend McDermott Will & Emery
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Jan 24
Don’t Cut, Paste, Copyright: Bonding over Borrowed Words McDermott Will & Emery
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Jan 24
How Compulsory Licenses Can Affect Domestic and Foreign Prosecution Mintz
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Jan 24
Startup Advisors: What is Vesting and Why is it Important? [Video] Foley & Lardner LLP
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Jan 24
The #AD Vantage Point: Navigating the FTC Endorsement Guides, Part III Ward and Smith, P.A.
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Jan 24
Spilling Secrets Podcast: Invention Ownership - Why the Tense Matters in Employee IP Provisions [Podcast] Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
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Jan 24
5 Trends to Watch: 2024 Trademark and Brand Management Greenberg Traurig, LLP
 

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