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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.

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Date Title Organization
3
Sep
Kimberly-Clark Finds a Soft Touch on Appeal McDermott Will & Emery
2
Sep
Alleged Trademark Sublicense Assignable in Bankruptcy McDermott Will & Emery
1
Sep
Can Genes Be Patented? McDermott Will & Emery
31
Aug
Obviousness Objections Based On Combinations Of References – Consistent Warnings From The CAFC Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
31
Aug
Recent Cases Paint Troubling Picture of Art Experts in Poland Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
29
Aug
REALITY BITES - Brand Protection, Reality TV Style Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
26
Aug
Block Your Valuable Brand from .XXX Bracewell LLP
24
Aug
Antitrust Counterclaim in Patent Infringement Action Lacks Plausible Allegations of Competitive Injury Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
24
Aug
Italian Competition Authority Finds Abusive Conduct in Withholding Data and Internal Communications Praising Company Strategy McDermott Will & Emery
22
Aug
Customer Letter Characterizing Competitor’s Patent as Invalid Not Enough to Create Declaratory Judgment Jurisdiction McDermott Will & Emery
21
Aug
Court Denies Louboutin Preliminary Injunction: Holds Fashion Blind to Single Color Marks Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
21
Aug
“Dashboard” Mark Merely Descriptive of Automotive Information Services McDermott Will & Emery
21
Aug
About Face: Lancôme's Airbrushed Makeup Ads Banned in the UK Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20
Aug
Going Down: Means-Plus-Function Elements on Claims to Elevator Invention Are Structural McDermott Will & Emery
20
Aug
Really, “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” McDermott Will & Emery
18
Aug
Mutual Indemnification Clause Gives Rise to Attorneys’ Fees Regardless of Prevailing Party McDermott Will & Emery
18
Aug
“Hot News” Cannot Be Enjoined Under Misappropriation Claim McDermott Will & Emery
17
Aug
Fashion Designer Allowed to Prevent Use of His Name as Community Trademark, Despite Having Sold All Trademark Rights McDermott Will & Emery
16
Aug
Broad Injunctive Relief and Damage Award for Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Upheld McDermott Will & Emery
16
Aug
Hitting Non-Practicing Entities Where It Hurts Hunton Andrews Kurth

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