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Volume XI, Number 295

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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
11
Jul
Standing Under California § 17200 Only Requires Injury From Business Practice McDermott Will & Emery
10
Jul
"Supreme Court Decision Limits Use of “Stream of Commerce” Jurisdiction Theory to Subject Foreign Manufacturers to Suit in the U.S." - Litigation Alert Barnes & Thornburg LLP
10
Jul
Patents / Injunction Bond Wrongful Injunction Raises Presumption of Recovery of Bond: Patents / Injunction Bond McDermott Will & Emery
9
Jul
Not Just Loose Change: Bottom Line Benefits of Sustainability Innovations Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
8
Jul
Vendor’s Economic Injury Is Insufficient to Establish DJ Jurisdiction, but Implicit Claim of Contributory Infringement Is Enough: McDermott Will & Emery
6
Jul
One Year Post-Bilski : How the Decision is Being Interpreted by the BPAI, District Courts, and Federal Circuit -§101 Case Summaries v. 2.0: June 28, 2010 – June 27, 2011 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
6
Jul
The Perils of Email: Navigating the Legal Risks Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
6
Jul
Keeping Your Trademarks From Becoming XXX-Rated Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
6
Jul
Patent Reform is on the Immediate Horizon - New Options for Challenging Patents Before the USPTO Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
4
Jul
Prejudgment Interest in Copyright Infringement Suit Tracks to Date of First Infringement - William A. Graham Co. v. Haughey McDermott Will & Emery
4
Jul
ICANN Votes in Internet Expansion: Are you .ready? Greenberg Traurig, LLP
3
Jul
Combining Disclosed Technology Can Be a Protectable Trade Secret McDermott Will & Emery
2
Jul
Rambus Encore: Duty to Preserve Documents for Litigation Clarified McDermott Will & Emery
1
Jul
Report From Bio International Convention in DC– Everyone In the Patent Pool! Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
30
Jun
“Particular Machine” not required: Ex Parte Dietz et al., Appeal 2009-008029, BPAI Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
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

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