November 28, 2021

Volume XI, Number 332

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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 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.

For hourly updates on the latest news about Intellectual Property Law, IP Litigation, Patent Legislation, and more, be sure to follow our IP Law Twitter feed, and sign up for complimentary e-news bulletins.

Date Title Organization
31
Oct
China Sentences Shoe Polish Counterfeiters to Up To 3 Years in Prison in Criminal Trademark Case Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
29
Oct
Staying on Track With Your U.S. Patent Finnegan
29
Oct
Chinese Patent Office Closure Dates – 2022 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
29
Oct
Third Circuit Takes an Anti-Platform View in Interpreting the Communications Decency Act, Creating a Circuit Split Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
29
Oct
China Releases 14th Five-Year Plan Notice on Intellectual Property – China to More than Double Number of Foreign Patents by 2025 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
28
Oct
Server Test Showdown? The Conflicting Rulings Over Whether Embedding a Social Media Post Violates the Copyright Act Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
28
Oct
Luxury fashion brands launch NFT collections! Foley & Lardner LLP
28
Oct
Second Circuit Gives Halloween Treat to Friday the 13th Screenwriter Finnegan
28
Oct
US Lawyers Aiding Scam Trademark Applications May Face Sanctions McDermott Will & Emery
28
Oct
Design Patent Claims Limited to Recited Article of Manufacture Finnegan
28
Oct
This Case Is Both Hot and Exceptional—Attorneys’ Fees and Inequitable Conduct McDermott Will & Emery
28
Oct
Judge Albright Issues Updated Standing Order for Patent Cases McDermott Will & Emery
28
Oct
U.S. Copyright Office Issues Report on Sovereign Immunity Study Finnegan
27
Oct
China Issues Draft Administrative Measures Allowing Foreign Patent Agencies to Open Representative Offices Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
27
Oct
Calls for USPTO to Adopt Policies to Modulate Drug Pricing Proskauer Rose LLP
26
Oct
Federal Circuit Clarifies that Willful Infringement Does Not Require Egregious Conduct Mintz
26
Oct
Trade Secret Law Evolution Podcast Episode 41: Preemption and the Risk of “Shotgun” Pleadings, and the Showing Required for Sealing Trade Secrets in Court Records [PODCAST] Greenberg Traurig, LLP
26
Oct
Zhejiang, China Fines Hangzhou Patent Firm for Not Withdrawing 164 Abnormal Patent Applications and Suspicion of Filing 1,192 Abnormal Applications in Total Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
24
Oct
Dulles CBP Officers Seize more than $1 Million in Counterfeit Consumer Goods U.S. Customs and Border Protection
23
Oct
Trade Secret Implications of Facebook’s Frances Haugen’s Testimony: Do NDAs Protect Trade Secrets Against Whistleblowers? The National Law Review / The National Law Forum LLC

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