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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
5
Oct
Second Circuit Holds First Sale Doctrine Inapplicable to Foreign-Made Goods McDermott Will & Emery
3
Oct
Cordis v. BSC – Therasense at Work Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
1
Oct
FTC Proposes Changes to Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule; Issues Ruling on First Mobile App Case Greenberg Traurig, LLP
30
Sep
The Federal Circuit Applies Intervening Rights to Independent Claims Not Amended in Reexamination Hunton Andrews Kurth
29
Sep
What’s in a Name? Protecting Your Start-Up Trademarks Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
28
Sep
Federal Circuit Unveils Model Order for E-Discovery in Patent Cases Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
28
Sep
Pacific Standard Time - The Artist's Legacy Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
27
Sep
USPTO Announces Effective Dates of America Invents Act Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
26
Sep
ANDA Automatic Stay of FDA Approval Does Not Defeat Standing in Sham Litigation Antitrust Counterclaim Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
21
Sep
Q&A for Employers: Understanding the Impact of Illinois' New Civil Union Act Much Shelist, P.C.
20
Sep
President Obama Signs Patent Reform Into Law Bracewell LLP
19
Sep
America Invents Act Update - Important Implementation Dates Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
19
Sep
Leahy-Smith America Invents Act Vedder Price
17
Sep
The Top Six Blunders in Dealing with the Cloud Hunton Andrews Kurth
17
Sep
President Obama Signs America Invests Act -i.e., Patent Reform - into Law Greenberg Traurig, LLP
16
Sep
Applications of China’s New Personal Information Protection Standards McDermott Will & Emery
15
Sep
Myriad Petition For Rehearing Denied Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
14
Sep
Proposed cybersecurity legislation would protect employers from information theft by departing employees, if a policy prohibits such conduct Greenberg Traurig, LLP
13
Sep
Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover And Nine Ways To Attack Patents Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
13
Sep
NTP Patents Revisited McDermott Will & Emery

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