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Volume XI, Number 265

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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 the 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.

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Date Title Organization
20
Aug
Fifth Circuit Drops THE HAMMER, Reinstates Law Firm’s Keyword Trademark Infringement Suit Alleging Initial Interest Confusion Finnegan
19
Aug
Patent Owner Tip #15 for Surviving an Instituted IPR: Procedure for Motions to Amend Mintz
19
Aug
Federal Circuit Finds Interlocutory Appeal Untimely McDermott Will & Emery
19
Aug
Publisher’s Co-Authorship Claim Arises Under Copyright Act, Invoking Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction McDermott Will & Emery
19
Aug
If Intrinsic Evidence Provides a Clear Meaning, Just Stop McDermott Will & Emery
19
Aug
Patents and Trade Secrets Aren’t Mutually Exclusive: The Nuanced Nature of Trade Secret Protection McDermott Will & Emery
18
Aug
Guide: How to Enforce Intellectual Property Rights in China K&L Gates
18
Aug
Secret Hair Don’t Care: When NDAs Fail to Protect Trade Secrets Proskauer Rose LLP
18
Aug
Delaware Court Applies “Skilled Researcher Conducting a Diligent Search” Standard in Finding Estoppel Under § 315(e)(2) Finnegan
18
Aug
Second Circuit Takes Closer Look at Advertising Restrictions in Trademark Settlement Agreements Finnegan
17
Aug
Federal Circuit Finds No Assignment by Employment Agreement Foley & Lardner LLP
17
Aug
Architectural Copyrights: No Need to Pay the Troll Toll Stark & Stark
17
Aug
Qualcomm Prevails at Federal Circuit Based on Lack of Notice and Adequate Opportunity to Respond Foley & Lardner LLP
17
Aug
China’s Supreme People’s Court: Declaratory Judgement Actions Involving Invalidated Patents are Possible Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
16
Aug
Last Call! To Claim an EU Priority on UK Trade Marks and Designs, That Is Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
13
Aug
Commercial General Liability Coverage for Trademark and Copyright Claims Norris McLaughlin P.A.
13
Aug
Artificial Intelligence as the Investor of Life Sciences Patents? Proskauer Rose LLP
13
Aug
Objective Indicia: Nexus Analysis May Require Evaluation of Claims as a “Unique Combination” Finnegan
12
Aug
Patent Owner Tip #14 for Surviving an Instituted IPR: When Not to Amend Claims in an IPR Mintz
12
Aug
Injunctive Relief Available Even Where Laches Bars Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition Damage Claims McDermott Will & Emery

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