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Volume XI, Number 214

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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
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Jun
Patent Owner Tip #10 for Surviving an Instituted IPR: Address Claim Construction and Public Availability Mintz
24
Jun
In United States v. Arthrex, Supreme Court Holds Administrative Patent Judges’ Decisions Must Be Reviewed by the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Greenberg Traurig, LLP
24
Jun
What Does it Take to Plead Trade Secret Misappropriation Under the DTSA? McDermott Will & Emery
24
Jun
Diehr Alice, Yu are Superimposing Novelty onto Patent Eligibility. Love, Newman. McDermott Will & Emery
23
Jun
Fast Track to Justice for Trade Secret Theft at the ITC: New Senate Bill Would Expand ITC Authority to Curtail Trade Secret Theft by Foreign Governments Mintz
23
Jun
NFTs: Brands and Advertisers Should Grasp the Basics Before Digitally Diving In Katten
23
Jun
Honesty is the Best Policy: Federal Circuit Affirms Vacatur of Judgment Due to Material Misrepresentations Proskauer Rose LLP
23
Jun
China National Intellectual Property Administration to Give Priority to Patent Invalidation Cases Involved in Concurrent Litigation Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
22
Jun
Unicolours v. H&M: Copyright Registration Validity K&L Gates
22
Jun
Supreme Court Update: NCAA v. Alston, United States v. Arthrex, Goldman Sachs Group v. Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, California v. Texas, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Nestle USA, Inc. v. Doe Wiggin and Dana LLP
22
Jun
The Supreme Court Provides a Different Fix to Make APJs Inferior Officers Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
21
Jun
(Near) Half-Year Review and Update: Trademark Modernization Act’s Revival of ‘Irreparable Harm’ Presumption Greenberg Traurig, LLP
21
Jun
Tougher Penalties for Corporate Espionage: A New Model? Foley & Lardner LLP
21
Jun
Supreme Court Requires USPTO Director Discretion to Review PTAB Decisions Finnegan
21
Jun
USPTO Threatens Sanctions Against Chinese IP Firm For Providing False Information in Over 8,000 U.S. Trademark Applications Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
21
Jun
Intellectual Property: What Are the Differences between Patent, Trademark, and Copyright? Norris McLaughlin P.A.
21
Jun
Second Circuit Provides Clarity on “Inherently Suspect” Standard, Overturns FTC’s Ruling on 1-800 Contacts Trademark Agreements Mintz
21
Jun
A Fractured Vision of Eligibility — Split Federal Circuit Panel Finds Digital Camera Claims Ineligible Finnegan
19
Jun
Taking Another Page from the ABA: The USPTO Enacts New Rules of Professional Responsibility for Patent Attorneys and Agents Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
18
Jun
PRETZEL CRISPS Found to Be Generic… Again Norris McLaughlin P.A.

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