January 30, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 30

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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
25
Oct
U.S. “First to File” Patent System and Strategic Use of Provisional Patent Applications for Small Businesses Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
25
Oct
Is Continued Employment Enough to Uphold Invention Assignment Agreements? Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
21
Oct
The Reputational Risk and IT Relationship Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
18
Oct
Court Decision in Sony PlayStation Data Breach Case Places Burden on Plaintiffs to Allege Actual Damages Mintz
16
Oct
Concentration Range Claims Cannot Be Narrowly Construed to Preserve Validity McDermott Will & Emery
16
Oct
Did you know? October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Mintz
15
Oct
The Scope of Safe Harbor Provision Under § 271(e)(1) Expands McDermott Will & Emery
14
Oct
Exceptional Case: All or Nothing At All? McDermott Will & Emery
13
Oct
En Banc Court Deeply Divided on Divided Infringement McDermott Will & Emery
12
Oct
Domestic Industry Based on Licensing Exists Independently of Domestic Industry Based on Articles Protected by Patent Made in the United States McDermott Will & Emery
12
Oct
Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Declaratory Judgment Action in Trademark Dispute Involving Alticor Varnum LLP
12
Oct
The Gain Act: Providing Additional Market Exclusivity for Antibiotics to Treat Drug-Resistant Infections ArentFox Schiff LLP
12
Oct
Same Claim Terms Used In Related Patents Have the Same Meaning McDermott Will & Emery
11
Oct
Federal Circuit to Address Computer-Implemented Inventions En Banc Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
11
Oct
Pattern Designs on US Navy Uniforms and Fabric Are Non-Functional Protected Trademarks Mintz
10
Oct
A Range of Possible Dates for Alleged Prior Art Does Not Satisfy Standard of Clear and Convincing Evidence for Proving Invalidity McDermott Will & Emery
10
Oct
Gunning for the Supreme Court: A "Substantial" Case "Arising" from Texas That Means More Than You Think! Bracewell LLP
10
Oct
Stream of Commerce Contacts Insufficient to Maintain Personal Jurisdiction McDermott Will & Emery
9
Oct
Patentability of Obvious Variants of Derived Knowledge Under the AIA Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
9
Oct
The Federal Circuit Continues to Make Inequitable Conduct More Difficult to Prove Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

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