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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
17
Jun
Return Mail v. Postal Service: The Supreme Court Rules the Federal Government May Not Petition for Institution of Post-Issuance Patent Reviews Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
13
Jun
USPTO Provides New Guidance for Registration of Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Marks Stark & Stark
13
Jun
Digital Copyright Directive Published…and Already the Subject of Complaint Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
13
Jun
Senate Subcommittee Hearing of Patent Eligibility Wrap Up – Now What? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
13
Jun
The Government Does Not Have Standing to Challenge Patents Under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
12
Jun
Federal Agencies Ruled Not ‘Persons,’ May Not Petition For AIA Reviews McDermott Will & Emery
12
Jun
Federal Circuit: Written Description of Claimed Result Requires More Than Recitation of Claim Language Brinks Gilson & Lione
12
Jun
Understanding the USPTO’s Interpretation of 35 U.S.C. § 112 for Computer-Implemented Functional Claim Limitations Mintz
12
Jun
Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Court Split: Copyright Registration Is a Prerequisite to a Copyright Infringement Suit Carlton Fields
11
Jun
After Supernus: It’s Up to You to Keep Your Patent Alive All Its Days Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
11
Jun
On the Mark: Understanding the Supreme Court’s Latest Decision Regarding the Treatment of Trademark Licenses in Chapter 11 Proskauer Rose LLP
11
Jun
Supreme Court Rules Federal Agencies Cannot Challenge Patents Through America Invents Act Review Proceedings Barnes & Thornburg LLP
11
Jun
USPTO Issues Examination Guide on Trademark Applications for Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Goods and Services Brinks Gilson & Lione
11
Jun
Navigating the Legalization of Hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill Involves Changes to the Issuance of Federal Trademarks in the Cannabis Industry Mintz
11
Jun
Supreme Court Prevents the Government From Bringing AIA Post Patent-Issuance Review Challenges Greenberg Traurig, LLP
11
Jun
ATB Sales Limited v Rich Energy: A ‘Staggering’ Use of Court time? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
11
Jun
BEGA Claims that Peanut Butter Throne in $60M War with Kraft Heinz K&L Gates
11
Jun
The Senate Holds Hearings On The State Of Patent Eligibility In America Foley & Lardner LLP
11
Jun
U.S. Government Cannot Bring AIA Patent Challenges Foley & Lardner LLP
10
Jun
Emerging Legal Trends AI: Can Israel Join the U.S. and Europe as a Leader in AI Protections? Mintz

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