March 20, 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
13
Feb
Brand Protection: Looking Beyond Trademarks to A Broader Arsenal of Intellectual Property Tools Foley & Lardner LLP
12
Feb
Time-Barred IPR Petitioners Have Separate Standing to Appeal PTAB Decisions Mintz
12
Feb
Update on Pending Legislation: Three New Bills Have the Potential to Affect Generic Pharmaceutical Companies Polsinelli PC
12
Feb
Federal Circuit Digs Deeper Hole For Diagnostic Methods Foley & Lardner LLP
11
Feb
In Surprising Ruling, McDonald’s Loses BIG MAC Trademark Registration In The EU Barnes & Thornburg LLP
11
Feb
Federal Circuit Dismisses Appeal of IPR Final Written Decision for Lack of Standing After Appellant Terminated Development of Potentially Infringing Pharmaceutical Product Mintz
11
Feb
How To Get Started: Dividing Equity, Getting Incorporated and Other Details When Beginning Your Business Mintz
9
Feb
PTAB Finds that Allowing IPR Petitioner to Avoid a Statutory Bar by Retroactively Adding Missing Real Party in Interest Is “In the Interest of Justice” Mintz
8
Feb
FIRRMA Pilot Program Puts Critical Technology in the Spotlight Robinson & Cole LLP
8
Feb
Only a Patent Owner’s Action Triggers § 315(b)’s Time Bar Brinks Gilson & Lione
7
Feb
Athena v. Mayo Part II – Iancu v. The Federal Circuit(?) Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
7
Feb
Restricting trading restrictions: the Geo-Blocking Regulation Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
7
Feb
Mayo Wins in Another s. 101 Appeal – Discovery of a Useful Natural Correlation is not Patent Eligible Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
6
Feb
Recent Changes in Trademark Procedures in China Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
6
Feb
Patent Term Adjustment The Real Meaning Applicant Delay Mintz
6
Feb
Three Reasons NOT to do a Full Trademark Search Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
5
Feb
Failure to Launch: Not Identifying the Proper Parties Can Prematurely End an Video Game IPR Challenge Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
5
Feb
Federal Circuit Affirms PTAB Lead Compound Analysis Upholding Vimpat Lacosamide Patent Foley & Lardner LLP
5
Feb
The Federal Circuit Provides New Direction on Patent Term Adjustment Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
1
Feb
Revised Guidance Provides More Objective Paradigm For Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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