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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
21
Apr
Out for Blood (or Money)? Winthrop & Weinstine, P. A.
19
Apr
Best Buy, Resurrected From the Trademark Graveyard? Winthrop & Weinstine, P. A.
12
Apr
New U.S. Law Establishes Long Awaited Abbreviated Approval Pathway for Biosimilars Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
5
Apr
Second Circuit Supports eBay in Trademark Case Social Media Law Student
31
Mar
What’s in Your Patent Portfolio? Beware of Marking Trolls Vedder Price
24
Mar
Personalized Medicine and Patentability: Important Considerations After Healthcare Reform Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
22
Mar
Gene Patents Under Attack Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
12
Mar
Federal Circuit Issues Key Ruling on Functional Features in Design Patent Cases Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
11
Mar
Federal Circuit Opts for Ordinary Observer Test in Anticipation Cases Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
9
Mar
Court Orders Second Production of ESI in a Reasonably Usable Form and Rejects Argument that Foreign Privacy Laws or the Hague Convention Bars Production of Personal Information Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
8
Mar
Federal Circuit Reverses ITC's Determination of Non-Infringement for Croc's Design Patent Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
8
Mar
Court Limits Copyright Statutory Damages to Number of Registrations Owned Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP
8
Mar
European Union Takes Steps Towards Common Patent System Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
1
Mar
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Provides Post-Bose Guidance for Pleading Fraud on the Patent and Trademark Office Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP
27
Feb
Pepsi Unsuccessful In Attempt To Derail Powerade ION4 Launch* Fitzpatrick
27
Feb
USPTO Patent Reexamination – an Effective “Tool” to Acquire a Fresh View of Patentability at a Low Cost Compared to Litigation. Staas & Halsey LLP
27
Feb
If You File Patent Applications in Multiple Countries, Such as in the U.S., Japan, Korea, and the EPO and Want to Accelerate Examination, the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Can Be a Useful Tool. Staas & Halsey LLP
26
Feb
The Southern District Of New York Sends A Clear Message To Retailers Selling Counterfeits That Failing To Exercise Due Diligence In Purchasing Products After An Injunction May Result In Trebled Damages Of Millions Of Dollars Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
26
Feb
It's Not Over For MGA's Bratz Doll Line Yet Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
23
Feb
New Interim Patent Term Adjustment Procedures Drawing to a Close Troutman Sanders LLP

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