October 17, 2021

Volume XI, Number 290

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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
2
Apr
New York Federal District Court Addresses the Pleading Standard and Constitutionality of False Patent Marking Claims Under 35 U.S.C. § 292 Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
2
Apr
One Step Towards an EJC Decision on the Patentability of Embryonic Stem Cells in Europe Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
1
Apr
Banning Stem Cell Research — Or Cloning? Or Both? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
1
Apr
Department of Energy Launches "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" U.S. Department of Energy
31
Mar
Here’s a Question for Opponents of Software Patents Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
31
Mar
Expanded Standing, or "Back to Basics"? Flash Memory Direct Purchasers Found to Have Standing to Assert Walker Process Claims Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
31
Mar
Patent Owner Reexamination Requests with Parallel Litigation Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
28
Mar
Cleantech Patents: When is Trade Secret the Right Protection? Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
27
Mar
This Season, Cover Your Apps - Intellectual Property Concerns of Apps Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
26
Mar
ICANN Steamrolls Forward with New Generic TLD Program and .xxx TLD Bracewell LLP
25
Mar
Innovation Toys And Analogous Art – Defender Against Hindsight? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
25
Mar
In re Crystal Power Company: "Defendant" Means Defendant Hunton Andrews Kurth
21
Mar
Ninth Circuit Establishes Factors to Determine Keyword Advertising Infringement Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
21
Mar
Reasonable Royalty Damages: The “25 Percent Rule” Is Dead! Vedder Price
18
Mar
H.R. 848, The Performance Rights Act: The Recording Industry’s Saving Grace? New York Law School
17
Mar
Preparing for the Launch of New Generic Top Level Domain Names (gTLDs) in 2011 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
16
Mar
There and Back Again: Supreme Court to Decide Whether Congress Can Provide Copyright Protection to Works Already in the Public Domain Bracewell LLP
15
Mar
The "Initial Interest Confusion" Test - Analysis and Proposal for a Sensible Formulation for Use on the Internet Saint Louis University School of Law
15
Mar
March Madness Isn't for Everyone - Trademark Usage Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
10
Mar
Apparently Pigs Can Fly: Senate Passes Historic Patent Reform Bill Bracewell LLP

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