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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
13
Nov
USPTO Extends and Expands the Green Technology Pilot Program Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
7
Nov
United States Weighs in on Myriad Genetics Case Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
5
Nov
Supreme Court to Review Whether University Owns Patent Under Bayh-Dole Act Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
3
Nov
Vampires vs. Zombies - Trademark Registrations Winthrop & Weinstine, P. A.
1
Nov
Registration Symbol Misuse As Trademark Fraud? Winthrop & Weinstine, P. A.
29
Oct
Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs): Not Just a “Standard Form.” Pepper Hamilton LLP
27
Oct
Avoiding Ambiguity in Patent License Agreements Pepper Hamilton LLP
25
Oct
USPTO Extends and Expands Patent Application Peer Review Program Pepper Hamilton LLP
22
Oct
Blog Hyperlinks to News Stories = Copyright Infringement or Not? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
22
Oct
The Impact of ACTA on China’s Intellectual Property Enforcement American University Washington College of Law
19
Oct
FTC Updates “Green Guides” to Environmentally Friendly Marketing Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
15
Oct
Supreme Court to Weigh in on Induced Infringement Bracewell LLP
14
Oct
Legal Risks Facing New Media Publishers Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn Ltd
11
Oct
The Medical Device Rodeo: Harnessing Innovation Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
4
Oct
Life Sciences Patents Dealt a Significant Blow Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
4
Oct
Peeled, Inc. Seeks Injunction, Damages in Trademark Infringement Suit Against Peeled Fruit LLC Stoel Rives LLP
2
Oct
Do You Know Who's Got Your Data? Poyner Spruill LLP
29
Sep
When Employees Leave, Make Sure Your Information Security Doesn’t Walk Out the Door With Them Poyner Spruill LLP
22
Sep
The Middle District of Florida Ranks Among the Best for Plaintiffs in Patent Infringement Cases Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
16
Sep
ITAR License Exemption Amended To Allow Hand-Carrying Of Technical Data Outside The United States Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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