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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
27
Aug
Federal Circuit Contrives Substantially Similar Written Description Test Foley & Lardner LLP
26
Aug
“Addressing Video Game Claims Under the Phillips Standard at the PTAB” Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
23
Aug
Alexa: What is venue? Mintz
22
Aug
IP Economy – Intangible Assets as Collateral Ballard Spahr LLP
22
Aug
Celebrity Entertainer Sues Over Video Game Avatar Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
22
Aug
In A Reckless Re-Price, Results Are Not Realized K&L Gates
21
Aug
ANDA Applicant Dismissed for Lack of Venue Under § 1400(b) as District of New Jersey Departs from its own and the District of Delaware’s Prior Rulings Mintz
21
Aug
The Claridge's Affair: A Win, but at What Cost? K&L Gates
20
Aug
Doctrine Of Equivalents Not Barred By Claim Amendments Foley & Lardner LLP
19
Aug
Federal Circuit Cautions Against Rigid Approach to Prosecution History Estoppel in Fourth Appeal from ALIMTA® Litigations Mintz
16
Aug
A Case of Bananas: Costume Copyright Infringement Stark & Stark
16
Aug
Bronze, Shape, Glow: A Copyright Tale Destined For Broadway K&L Gates
14
Aug
New French PACTE Law – How is it Affecting French IP Law? McDermott Will & Emery
13
Aug
Don’t Feel Bad for Protecting Your Franchise and Trademark Rights Foley & Lardner LLP
13
Aug
Federal Circuit Agrees Genotyping Method Is Not Eligible For Patenting Foley & Lardner LLP
13
Aug
PTAB Trial Practice Guide Update Codifies Recent PTAB Decisions and Procedure (Third and Last of a Series) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
12
Aug
PTAB Confirms (Again) that the AIA’s “Enhanced Estoppel” Provision Applies to Concurrent IPR Proceedings Mintz
12
Aug
Genotyping Patent Claims Do Not Escape The Reach of s. 101 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
9
Aug
Effect of Prosecution History Estoppel on Infringement Claim under Doctrine of Equivalents Mintz
9
Aug
Give and Take: IPR of Pre-AIA Patent is NOT an Unconstitutional Taking Mintz

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