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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
24
Jun
Unleash Heck – Supreme Court Solidifies Position on Registrability of ‘Immoral and Scandalous’ Trademarks Greenberg Traurig, LLP
24
Jun
Supreme Court to Decide Whether the Federal Circuit Can Review PTAB Determinations About Timeliness of Inter Partes Review Petitions Greenberg Traurig, LLP
24
Jun
Immoral and Scandalous Trademarks Are Now Allowed According to Today’s U.S. Supreme Court Decision Davis Kuelthau
24
Jun
Ericsson Offers FRAND - District Court Endorses Comparable Licenses, Rejects SSPPU Royalty Rate McKool Smith
20
Jun
Supreme Court Update: Return Mail Inc. v. U.S. Postal Service (No. 17-1594), Quarles v. United States (No. 17-778), Parker Drilling Management Services v. Newton (No. 18-389) Wiggin and Dana LLP
20
Jun
Supreme Court Declines to Address the Question of Article III Standing to Appeal a Final Written Decision from the PTAB Mintz
20
Jun
The EU General Court Rules Adidas’ Three Stripe Trade Mark Invalid: “Three Stripes And You’re Out!” K&L Gates
19
Jun
A Figurative Mark? A Position Mark? Or Just A Trade Mark? K&L Gates
19
Jun
NLRB Aligns With Supreme Court Precedent On Nonemployee Union Organizer Access To Company Property Barnes & Thornburg LLP
19
Jun
The State of Patent Eligibility – Report on Senate Hearings Foley & Lardner LLP
19
Jun
Covering Your Digital Assets: Intellectual Property Rights and Gaming [Podcast] Carlton Fields
19
Jun
New Versions of Iconic Designs – Can They Be Protected Under EU Design Law? K&L Gates
18
Jun
Federal Circuit Clarifies Timing For Determination Of Privity As Basis To Deny Patent Challenges In Inter Partes Review Barnes & Thornburg LLP
18
Jun
Criminal Statute for Organized Crime Now Available to Combat Trade Secret Theft – But What is an Act of Trade Secret Theft under Civil RICO? Mintz
18
Jun
Patent Application Not Fatal To Trade Secret Claims, Federal Court Rules Jones Walker LLP
18
Jun
Cutting Through the Patent Thicket – The Little Bill that Couldn’t Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
18
Jun
Why The TERM Act Is A Misguided Solution To A Different Problem Foley & Lardner LLP
18
Jun
As the Automotive Industry Faces Headwinds, Alliances and Innovation Forges Ahead Foley & Lardner LLP
18
Jun
Sensis V Senses – Federal Court Makes Findings of Deceptive Similarity K&L Gates
17
Jun
State Sovereignty 101: State Universities Not Immune to IPR Proceedings Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

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