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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
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Aug
Timeframe of Willfull infringement a Factor when Considering Attorneys' Fee Award McDermott Will & Emery
30
Aug
Unique Procedural Posture Leads to No Sanctions in Frivolous Appeal McDermott Will & Emery
30
Aug
No Competitor Standing for Appeal of IPR Decision Upholding Claims McDermott Will & Emery
30
Aug
Narrow Claim Construction is Out of Sync with Broad Intrinsic Evidence McDermott Will & Emery
30
Aug
Clear Disavowal in Specification Can't be Remedied by Non-Material Change in Claims McDermott Will & Emery
30
Aug
Doctrine of Equivalents: It's Over Before it Begins McDermott Will & Emery
30
Aug
Accessibility, not Access is Proper Legal Touchstone for § 102(B) McDermott Will & Emery
30
Aug
Retroactive Application Of IPRS To Pre-AIA Patents Is Not Unconstitutional Taking McDermott Will & Emery
30
Aug
Recent Developments In The Licensing Of Standards Essential Patents Wiggin and Dana LLP
30
Aug
Mismatch Between Claims And Specification Leads To Invalidity McDermott Will & Emery
30
Aug
Incomplete Hybridization: Lack Of Enablement Found Where Claims Encompass Thousands Of Possibilities McDermott Will & Emery
30
Aug
For Simple, Predictable Tech, Undisclosed Variations May Be Covered By Written Description McDermott Will & Emery
29
Aug
Italian Film Composer “Scores” for Authors Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
29
Aug
Fractured Federal Circuit Maintains Ineligibility Of Diagnostic Methods McDermott Will & Emery
29
Aug
Check Processing Claims Bounce McDermott Will & Emery
29
Aug
One-Year Time Bar Triggered After the Service of a Complaint, Regardless of Whether the Serving Party Lacked Standing to Sue Polsinelli PC
28
Aug
Not So Fast And Furious – Executive Indicted for Stealing Self-Driving Car Trade Secrets Jones Walker LLP
27
Aug
Recent ITC Ruling Highlights Ability of Patentees to Rely on Accused Infringers’ Investments to Satisfy Domestic Industry Requirement and Potential Pitfall of Affirmative Defense Mintz
27
Aug
Nalproprion v. Actavis: WDR met by Substantially Equivalent Claim Elements(?) Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
27
Aug
All Complaints Once Served—Even Defective Complaints that are Dismissed—Trigger the IPR Time Bar Mintz

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