March 20, 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
3
Mar
Enforcing Global Anti-Piracy Regulation Legal IQ, a division of IQPC
2
Mar
Section 145 Action to Obtain a Patent Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
1
Mar
A Federal District Court Rules That The Qui Tam Provision of the False Marking Statute is Unconstitutional Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
25
Feb
Indirect Purchaser Plavix Class Actions Tossed for Lack of Antitrust Standing Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
22
Feb
Export Compliance - Is YOUR Company Ready? Bracewell LLP
20
Feb
American Manufacturing and Innovation Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
19
Feb
Back to the Future with Watson Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
18
Feb
Patent Reform Act of 2011 Recently Approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
12
Feb
10 IT Risk and Security Trends to Watch Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
11
Feb
The Ninth Circuit's Holding in Levi Strauss v. Abercrombie & Fitch - "Degree of Similarity" Is But One of Six TDRA Factors, Not the Threshold Test -- Marks An Important Decision Elucidating The Proper Dilution Standard Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
9
Feb
Patent Reform Is Again Before Congress - The Patent Reform Act of 2011 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
2
Feb
FDA Announces Its Plan For Changes to the 510(k) "Approval" Pathway Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
29
Jan
Are Video Game Companies Recession-Proof? Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
14
Jan
Federal Circuit Breaks the 25 Percent Rule of Thumb Bracewell LLP
12
Jan
Obama Artwork Copyright Case Dismissed Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
11
Jan
Patent Litigants -- the 25% Rule is Dead! Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
6
Jan
Federal Circuit Holds that Obviousness of Patent May Boil Down to Common Sense Hunton Andrews Kurth
4
Jan
Does your School Really "Own" its Intellectual Property? Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
3
Jan
Case Law Review: Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior Univ. v. Roche Molecular Sys., Inc. Vedder Price
2
Jan
China Revamps Its Outdated Copyright Pledges System Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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