January 16, 2019

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
21
Dec
Where Product Materially Changed, Collateral Estoppel Is Stamped Out McDermott Will & Emery
21
Dec
Assignor Estoppel Has No Place in IPR McDermott Will & Emery
21
Dec
Non-Accused Products Are Not a Measure of Patent Damages McDermott Will & Emery
21
Dec
Reference Buried in Indexing Blizzard Is Not a Printed Publication McDermott Will & Emery
21
Dec
Federal Circuit Law Governs Waiver or Forfeiture of Patent Venue Rights McDermott Will & Emery
21
Dec
Specific Functions Improving Computer Technology Are 101-Eligible, Unconventionality Not Required McDermott Will & Emery
20
Dec
Significant 2018 Patent Decisions and a Look Ahead Mintz
19
Dec
AAG Delrahim Withdraws Statement on Remedies for Standards-Essential Patents Subject to Voluntary FRAND Commitments, Elaborates Views on SSOs McDermott Will & Emery
19
Dec
The “Don’ts” of IP Due Diligence Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
19
Dec
When a Promise Isn’t Enough – Crafting Proper Employee Patent Assignments Foley & Lardner LLP
18
Dec
Brewery Defeats Trademark Opposition by Conservative Public Figure Phyllis Schlafly Mintz
18
Dec
Federal Circuit Says No OTDP Between Novartis Patents That Straddle URAA Foley & Lardner LLP
17
Dec
CAFC Affirms Prior Jury Verdict Admissible in Upholding $140M Verdict against Time Warner Mintz
14
Dec
ITC to Review Controversial Apple-Qualcomm Decision Mintz
14
Dec
IP Exemptions to Competition laws to be Removed: Restrictions in Licenses to be Subject to Competition and Consumer Act 2010 K&L Gates
13
Dec
Obviousness-type Double Patenting Does Not Limit an Otherwise Validly Obtained Patent Term Extension Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
13
Dec
Court Sends Networking Patent Inventorship Dispute to Bench Trial Proskauer Rose LLP
13
Dec
10 Millionth U.S. Patent Milestone Illustrates Increasing Competition in Innovation Davis Kuelthau
12
Dec
Efficacy of Preliminary Injunction against Apple Called into Question? Mintz
11
Dec
Legal Wiggle Room in the Joint AIPLA-IPO Proposal on Patentability? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

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