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.

Date Title Organization
7
Sep
Cairns Patent Once Again Provokes The Promotions Industry To Re-Evaluate Online Promotional Games Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
31
Aug
User Generated Content Promotions: Balancing The Sponsor's Rights Against Risks Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
31
Aug
Joseph Abboud Is Back: Personal Name Trademark Controversy Continues Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
30
Aug
Employers Should Carefully Consider Whether To Sue Former Employees For Threatened Trade Secret Misappropriation Based On Recent California Court of Appeal Decision Awarding Over $1.6 Million To Former Employees Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
30
Aug
What Is the Jurisdictional Pre-Requisite for Copyright Litigation?: Do Denim v. Fried Denim Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
29
Aug
What To Do When Your .CN Domain Name Is Already Taken Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
29
Aug
Branded: Product Placement and Video Games Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
28
Aug
Second Circuit Resolves Split Between the Circuits Regarding Sale of Keywords to Trigger Sponsored Links and "Use in Commerce" Under the Lanham Act Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
28
Aug
Brave New Web: Trademark Rights in the Expanding Internet Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
14
Aug
Protecting Your IP in a Troubled Economy: A Modest (and Cost-Effective) Proposal Much Shelist, P.C.
24
Jul
Is Your Intellectual Property (IP) ‘Insured’? 10 Tips to Protecting Your IP Investment Fairfield and Woods P.C.
8
Jul
Technological Surveillance in the Workplace Fairfield and Woods P.C.
7
Jul
Summary of Digital Legislation Affecting Colorado Fairfield and Woods P.C.
30
Jun
Ninth Circuit Rules on Copyright Act -- Attorney's Fees Clark & Trevithick
2
Jun
Licensing From Universities: Identifying And Managing Unique Issues Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
31
May
United States Patent and Trademark Office Publishes New Rules on Patent Applications Much Shelist, P.C.
27
May
The Financial Consequences of Using Unlicensed Software Clark & Trevithick
27
May
Credit Card Companies Are Not Liable for Contributory Copyright Infringement Clark & Trevithick

Pages

LATEST LEGAL NEWS & ANALYSIS

TRENDING LEGAL ANALYSIS