March 20, 2019

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
31
Jan
Collaterally Estopped, Do Not Pass Go McDermott Will & Emery
30
Jan
Not Interested? PTAB Declines To Find Google a Real-Party-In-Interest—Twice McDermott Will & Emery
30
Jan
Supreme Court Confirms the AIA On-Sale Bar Covers Secret Sales—But Invites Controversy over What Is “Otherwise Available to the Public.” Polsinelli PC
30
Jan
Ex Parte Communications Lead to PTAB Sanctions McDermott Will & Emery
30
Jan
Supreme Court to Address Whether Trademark Protection is Permitted for Immoral, Scandalous Marks McDermott Will & Emery
30
Jan
Hell 2 Da Naw Pay Up Statutory Damages Award McDermott Will & Emery
30
Jan
Artists Denied Royalties Under CRRA Because Of Federal Pre-Emption McDermott Will & Emery
30
Jan
Turbulence on Breach of Employment Agreement, Trade Secret Misappropriation McDermott Will & Emery
30
Jan
Second Circuit: No First Sale Doctrine for Reproduced Digital Files McDermott Will & Emery
30
Jan
PTO Releases Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility and Functional Claiming Guidelines McDermott Will & Emery
30
Jan
Thinking of Asking for Fee Award? Tread Carefully McDermott Will & Emery
30
Jan
District Court: IPR Policy Does Not Automatically Require License Fees Based on Components McDermott Will & Emery
30
Jan
Craps! Dice Markings Don't Pass Muster for Patent Eligibility McDermott Will & Emery
30
Jan
ITC Must Grant Relief Against Defaulting Respondents McDermott Will & Emery
30
Jan
Obviousness-Type Double Patenting" It's Complicated McDermott Will & Emery
30
Jan
Patent Enforcement Letters may Create Personal Jurisdiction McDermott Will & Emery
29
Jan
Modernising and harmonising… the Trade Mark Regulations 2018 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
29
Jan
Act on Financial Support for Audio Visual Production Published in the Journal of Laws K&L Gates
28
Jan
U.S. Supreme Court Holds Secret Sales Remain Prior Art Barnes & Thornburg LLP
28
Jan
Secret Sales Still Qualify as Prior Art McDermott Will & Emery

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