May 26, 2020

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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
7
May
Jennifer Lopez Sued for Copyright Infringement Raymond Law Group LLC
6
May
A Cautionary Trade Secrets Tale: Failure To Preserve Potentially Relevant Evidence Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
6
May
New Platform to Facilitate Development of COVID-19 Technologies Foley & Lardner LLP
6
May
Third Circuit Recognizes Trade Secret Misappropriation Claim by Party Possessing (But Not Owning) the Trade Secret Proskauer Rose LLP
6
May
Show Me The Money: Supreme Court Rules That Trademark Infringers May Disgorge Profits Even If The Law Was Not Willfully Violated K&L Gates
6
May
Booking.com – Justices Persevere through First-Ever Conference Call Oral Argument to Hear Arguments as to Registrability of .Com Trademarks Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
5
May
Fortnite Streamer Ewok Pens Sponsorship Deal with HyperX Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
5
May
3M Takes Action to Protect Its Brand from Price Gouging And Trademark Infringement Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
5
May
Allen v. Cooper and Georgia v. Public.Resource.org: The Supreme Court Navigates the Relationship Between State Government and Federal Copyright Law Greenberg Traurig, LLP
5
May
When is an Inventor Not an Inventor? Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
5
May
Supreme Court Update: New York State Rifle & Pistol Ass’n v. City of New York (No. 18-280), Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc. (No. 18-1150), Maine Community Health Options v. United States, No. 18-1023 Wiggin and Dana LLP
5
May
USPTO Extends CARES Act Deadline Relief Foley & Lardner LLP
5
May
“I Wanna Really Really Really Wanna . . . Take you to Court." VB Trademark Dispute Heads to Federal Circuit in Australia K&L Gates
5
May
IP Protection and the Open COVID Cure Chase Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
4
May
USPTO Reports on Examination Outcomes Post-Alice Greenberg Traurig, LLP
4
May
Patent Litigation Filings on the Increase with the COVID-19 Pandemic Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
4
May
CBD Products in the Time of COVID-19: Best Practices for Making Your (Trade)mark McDermott Will & Emery
4
May
China Releases Draft Amended Copyright Law With Punitive Damages and Digital Rights Management Articles Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
4
May
Federal Court of Australia Finds 'Flagrant' Copyright Infringement of 'Love is in the Air' K&L Gates
1
May
Further Extensions of USPTO Deadlines Under the CARES Act Ward and Smith, P.A.

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