September 27, 2021

Volume XI, Number 270

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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
28
Jun
Supreme Court Grants Cert. In Caraco Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
28
Jun
Delaware Court Expands Restrictions on Assignment of Intellectual Property Licenses in Mergers and Acquisitions Greenberg Traurig, LLP
28
Jun
Patent Reform Is Imminent - House Passes Historic Patent Reform Bill Bracewell LLP
27
Jun
Italian patent data now in EPO database McDermott Will & Emery
24
Jun
Patent Reform Bill Passed by the United States House of Representatives Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
24
Jun
House of Representatives Passes Patent Reform Act Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
23
Jun
FTC Hosts Workshop on Preventing Patent “Hold-Ups” in Standard-Setting McDermott Will & Emery
23
Jun
Preserving a CFAA Claim When Employees Misappropriate Data Poyner Spruill LLP
23
Jun
Supreme Court Grants Cert. In Mayo v. Prometheus Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
22
Jun
Dealings with Vendors Shouldn't Expose Trade Secrets Poyner Spruill LLP
21
Jun
Brand Owners Prepare! ICANN Approves Seismic Shift of Internet Proportions by Expanding Generic Top-Level Domains Bracewell LLP
21
Jun
Caraco – The Little Counterclaim That Could? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
19
Jun
Fictitious “Conch Republic” May Receive Trademark Protection Upon Showing of Secondary Meaning McDermott Will & Emery
18
Jun
Adding Only Dependent Claims Is Error Correctible By Reissue McDermott Will & Emery
18
Jun
CMS Announces New Technology to Identify Medicare Fraud von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
18
Jun
Supreme Court Rules That Knowledge Of Patent Is Required For Liability For Inducing Patent Infringement, But Willful Blindness Is Enough Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
17
Jun
Assignments Are Always Subject to Prior Licenses McDermott Will & Emery
17
Jun
Federal Circuit Changes Law for Post-Injunction Contempt Proceedings Against Modified Products Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
16
Jun
The Federal Circuit Affirms the Delaware District Court’s Summary Judgment of Invalidity for Failure to Disclose the Best Mode Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
16
Jun
.xxx Domain Names to Become Available from September 2011 McDermott Will & Emery

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