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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
11
Apr
'Round the Turn They're A-Comin'! The Wild Patent Enforcement Ride of Marine Polymer v. HemCon Bracewell LLP
10
Apr
Second Circuit YouTube Ruling Will Have Major Impact for Online-Piracy Debate Ifrah Law
10
Apr
Public Agency Need Not Engage in a “Trade” to Protect Information as a Trade Secret McDermott Will & Emery
10
Apr
Viacom Lives to Fight Another Day in YouTube DMCA Suit Mintz
9
Apr
When Franchisees Innovate: Discussing The "Big Mac" Provision -includes video Armstrong Teasdale
8
Apr
The Batching Games: ICANN’s Plan to Process New gTLD Applications Mintz
8
Apr
Interference Time Bar Can Flex McDermott Will & Emery
7
Apr
Court Reaffirms Broad Immunity for Patent Infringing Government Contractors - Only Recourse For Patent Holders Is To Sue Government Greenberg Traurig, LLP
7
Apr
No Likelihood of Confusion or Dilution Between COACH for Test Preparation Materials and COACH for Handbags McDermott Will & Emery
6
Apr
Is Subject-Matter Eligibility Really a Threshold Issue? McDermott Will & Emery
6
Apr
Massachusetts Attorney General Data Breach Investigation Results in $15,000 Settlement with Property Management Firm Mintz
6
Apr
Bill Criminalizing Sales Tax Skimming Software Passed by Florida Legislature - New York Bill Would Do the Same Greenberg Traurig, LLP
5
Apr
No Independent Analysis—No Preliminary Injunction McDermott Will & Emery
4
Apr
Five Key Issues to Consider When Negotiating In-License Agreements With Nonprofit Entities Part I Mintz
4
Apr
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office USPTO Encourages Prosecution After Final – Sort of Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
3
Apr
European Intellectual Property Bulletin - March, 2012 McDermott Will & Emery
3
Apr
Creation of Advertising Material by Third Party Does Not Constitute Trademark Infringement McDermott Will & Emery
3
Apr
Data Security Breach Alert: 1.5 Million Credit Card Customers Affected Mintz
2
Apr
Award of Attorneys’ Fees in Copyright Cases Not Beholden to Lodestar Method McDermott Will & Emery
2
Apr
Can't Touch This - Supreme Court Finds Personalized Medicine Patent Claims Invalid Bracewell LLP

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