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Volume XI, Number 264

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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.

For hourly updates on the latest news about Intellectual Property Law, IP Litigation, Patent Legislation, and more, be sure to follow our IP Law Twitter feed, and sign up for complimentary e-news bulletins.

Date Title Organization
27
Jul
Anonymous Bloggers And The First Amendment: When And How Your Company Can Identify Its John Doe Defendants Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
27
Jul
Federal Circuit Ratchets Up Materiality Requirement for Inequitable Conduct McDermott Will & Emery
26
Jul
Are Your Employees Stealing Your Data? Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
26
Jul
Supreme Court Affirms Clear and Convincing Standard of Patent Invalidity Proof McDermott Will & Emery
26
Jul
Patent Office Proposes New Materiality Rules Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
25
Jul
Inequitable Conduct in Canada – Disarming the “Atomic Bomb” Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
25
Jul
Pleading Indirect Patent Infringement Post-Twombly Akerman Senterfitt
25
Jul
ICANN Opens Registration to New Generic Top-Level Domains Barnes & Thornburg LLP
25
Jul
The New “Willful Blindness” Standard for Inducing Patent Infringement Hunton Andrews Kurth
24
Jul
EU Requires Consent Before Cookies Can Be Placed Hunton Andrews Kurth
24
Jul
Actual Knowledge an Element of § 271(B) Inducement, but Willful Blindness Will Suffice McDermott Will & Emery
22
Jul
On Your .Mark, Get Set, GO! — ICANN Opens the Internet to Unlimited Generic Top-Level Domains Hunton Andrews Kurth
21
Jul
Recent Cases Should Make Software Licensors Review Their Distribution Methods and License Terms (and They May Even Make Us Look at Open Source Licenses in a Different Way) Hunton Andrews Kurth
20
Jul
Murdoch’s News Corp lobbied on privacy issues as hacking controversy bubbled Center for Public Integrity
19
Jul
For Infringement Purposes, Preamble Can Define a Limiting Environment Rather than a Claim Limitation McDermott Will & Emery
19
Jul
Endo Finds Pain Relief from Board’s “Erroneous Reasoning” McDermott Will & Emery
18
Jul
In re Brimonidine Patent Litigation: Obviousness Determinations Revisited McDermott Will & Emery
18
Jul
Trademark Owners Should Plan for the Arrival of .XXX Domain Names Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
18
Jul
Judge Michel Takes “Patent Reform” Bills To Task Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
16
Jul
Patent Exhaustion Still Applies when Licensees Fail to Pay Royalties McDermott Will & Emery

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