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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.

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Jun
Buyer Beware: Post-Facto Mergers a New Potential IPR Killer Foley & Lardner LLP
28
Jun
Maintaining Order in Process Claims McDermott Will & Emery
27
Jun
Algorithm Required Where Corresponding Structure To Means-Plus-Function Term Is Computer-Implemented McDermott Will & Emery
27
Jun
Balancing Act: Broad Definition In Specification Precludes Narrow Claim Construction McDermott Will & Emery
27
Jun
Merely Articulating A Goal Does Not Provide Reasonable Expectation Of Success McDermott Will & Emery
27
Jun
Who Owns the Law? Supreme Court to Decide if State Governments Can Copyright Legal Texts Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
27
Jun
FUCT? You Heard That Right: Refusing to Register “Scandalous” and “Immoral” Trademarks is Unconstitutional Mintz
27
Jun
Automotive Market Trends | June 2019 Foley & Lardner LLP
27
Jun
District of Delaware Dismisses ANDA Applicant for Lack of Venue under TC Heartland and In re Cray Mintz
27
Jun
SCOTUS Strikes Down Ban On The Registration Of Offensive Trademarks McDermott Will & Emery
27
Jun
The Challenges of Patenting Autonomous Vehicle AI and Software Foley & Lardner LLP
26
Jun
SCOTUS on Swearing: Lanham Act Violates First Amendment by Prohibiting Registration of Immoral or Scandalous Trademarks Ballard Spahr LLP
26
Jun
Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Scandalous, Immoral Trademarks Bracewell LLP
26
Jun
SCOTUS Agrees To Address Edicts Doctrine For First Time In 130 Years Brinks Gilson & Lione
26
Jun
Risqué Business: US Supreme Court Opens Trademark Registry to “Immoral or Scandalous” Trademarks Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
25
Jun
Supreme Court: USPTO Ban on “Offensive” Trademark Registrations Unconstitutional Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
25
Jun
Preserving and Protecting Value Following the Recent Supreme Court Decision Shifting the Landscape on Intellectual Property Licenses Foley & Lardner LLP
25
Jun
Federal Circuit Agrees “Pharmaceutical Composition” May Be Toxic Foley & Lardner LLP
25
Jun
U.S. Supreme Court Holding May Further Doom California's Model State Trademark Act Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
25
Jun
U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on "Immoral" or "Scandalous" Trademark Registrations K&L Gates

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