January 16, 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.

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An All Star Trademark Opinion McDermott Will & Emery
29
Nov
Formula for Abstract Ideas: Alice Applied to Spreadsheet Claims with Mixed Results McDermott Will & Emery
29
Nov
Another Diagnostic Test Found Ineligible Under § 101 McDermott Will & Emery
29
Nov
Benefit of Earlier Filing Date or Gaining Patent Term? Patentee Can’t Have Its Cake and Eat It Too McDermott Will & Emery
29
Nov
Ramble on Back to Court: Led Zeppelin Can’t Shake “Stairway” Infringement Claims McDermott Will & Emery
29
Nov
Perchville Trademark: Fishy or Fanciful? McDermott Will & Emery
29
Nov
THINS – Not All They’re Crackered Up to Be McDermott Will & Emery
29
Nov
It’s More Than a Feeling: Boston Trademark Dispute Slips Away McDermott Will & Emery
29
Nov
Eagle Mark Soars to Injunction Against Identical “Hawk” Logo McDermott Will & Emery
29
Nov
Post-Priority References Can Be Used in Context of Obviousness Analysis McDermott Will & Emery
29
Nov
Supreme Court to Address Whether Government Can Petition for AIA Post-Grant Review McDermott Will & Emery
28
Nov
Hurdles to Federal Trademark Registration Part 3 – Government Insignia & Surname Stark & Stark
27
Nov
Defend Trade Secrets Act Claims Subject to CDA Section 230 Immunity Proskauer Rose LLP
27
Nov
Understanding Priority Claims for U.S. Patent Applications: Part 2 Mintz
27
Nov
District Court Finds PK Targets Of VIMOVO Patents Indefinite Foley & Lardner LLP
21
Nov
China's Main Security Agency Linked to Cyber Intellectual Property Theft K&L Gates
21
Nov
Hurdles to Federal Trademark Registration Part 2 – Merely Descriptive & Geographically Descriptive Stark & Stark
20
Nov
Assignor Estoppel Does Not Apply in an Inter Partes Review Proceeding Brinks Gilson & Lione
19
Nov
Prosecution Strategies for Avoiding Patent Eligibility Rejections for Diagnostics Mintz
19
Nov
10 Ways Blockchain Technology Will Change The Legal Industry PracticePanther

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