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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
9
Aug
PTAB Trial Practice Guide Update Codifies Recent PTAB Decisions and Procedure (Second of a Series) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
9
Aug
Lawsuit Against Pace Gallery Owners Over Agnes Martin Works Dismissed & Other Art World Headlines Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
7
Aug
PTAB Trial Practice Guide Update Codifies Recent PTAB Decisions and Procedure (First of a Series) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
6
Aug
USPTO Proposes Fee Hikes And New Fees Foley & Lardner LLP
5
Aug
USPTO Now Requires U.S. Licensed Attorneys in all Trademark Matters Brinks Gilson & Lione
4
Aug
Will the Supreme Court Weigh in on the Copyright Lawsuit of the Decade? IMS ExpertServices
4
Aug
Monitoring the Horizons: Healthcare and Aerospace Litigation IMS ExpertServices
2
Aug
USPTO Proposes Fee Increases Across the Board Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
2
Aug
The Increasing Strategic Importance of Design Patents Robinson & Cole LLP
1
Aug
Prior Publication Exclusion and the Duty to Defend Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
1
Aug
Ford Scores Win at the Federal Circuit in Design Patent Case Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
1
Aug
The Uncertain Future of Patent Eligibility Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
1
Aug
Practical Takeaways on Design Protection from the Federal Circuit Brinks Gilson & Lione
31
Jul
IPR of Pre-AIA Patent Not an Unconstitutional Taking K&L Gates
29
Jul
Reading the Supreme Court Tea Leaves in Dex Media Inc. v. Click-to-Call Technologies, LP Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
29
Jul
Satellite Science? No, Just A Damage Award Supported By Substantial Evidence McDermott Will & Emery
29
Jul
Specific Factual Allegations of Inventive Concept Defeat Motion to Dismiss McDermott Will & Emery
29
Jul
The Scotch Whisky Saga: Where Name And Reputation Is Not Enough K&L Gates
29
Jul
Less or More? Asserting Infringement Under Doctrine of Equivalents can be Sticky McDermott Will & Emery
28
Jul
Late Identification of Real-Party-In-Interest Permitted even Where it would Otherwise Create Time-Bar McDermott Will & Emery

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