January 16, 2019

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 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.

Date Title Organization
5
Nov
The Supreme Court May Finally Give Guidance On Trademark Protections In Bankruptcy Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
3
Nov
USPTO Adopts Federal Court Claim Construction Standard for AIA Proceedings: Singing the Same Claim Construction Tune Bracewell LLP
2
Nov
Federal Courts in Louisiana Recognize Trend in Trade Secret Cases Jones Walker LLP
30
Oct
Can the Government Challenge Patents via AIA Proceedings? — Return Mail Gets Cert. Foley & Lardner LLP
30
Oct
USPTO Access To Relevant Prior Art Initiative Foley & Lardner LLP
29
Oct
Gun Trigger Patent Lawsuit Misfire Does Not Warrant “Exceptional Case” Finding Proskauer Rose LLP
26
Oct
USPTO Announces Proposal To Facilitate Amendments In AIA Challenges Foley & Lardner LLP
26
Oct
Federal Circuit Denies RPX’s Request for en banc Review in Applications in Internet Time v. RPX Mintz
26
Oct
Supreme Court to Address Meaning of “Full Costs” as Used in Copyright Act McDermott Will & Emery
26
Oct
Copyright Board’s Royalty Rates for Streaming Services Can Play On McDermott Will & Emery
26
Oct
Photographers’ Claims Against the NFL Score a Touchdown McDermott Will & Emery
26
Oct
No Substantial Similarity Between TV Shows Empire and Cream McDermott Will & Emery
26
Oct
“Close-Call” Involving Recurrent Online Sales Triggers Minimum Contacts, Specific Jurisdiction McDermott Will & Emery
26
Oct
Not Even a Sporting Chance for Registration McDermott Will & Emery
26
Oct
One Is the Loneliest Number to Institute . . . Two Is Just as Odd as One, but Under SAS It’s Simply All or None McDermott Will & Emery
26
Oct
What Happens in Vegas: Reopening Prosecution Not Inconsistent with Right to Appeal McDermott Will & Emery
26
Oct
The Gene Editing Is Out of the Bottle: No Interference-in-Fact Between Claimed Inventions McDermott Will & Emery
25
Oct
THE LATEST: DOJ and FTC Take Divergent Positions on Intellectual Property Issue McDermott Will & Emery
25
Oct
RPI, I Presume? Petitioner Has Evidentiary Burden that RPIs Are Correct McDermott Will & Emery
25
Oct
Tick Tock: Even a Dismissed Complaint Counts Toward Time Bar McDermott Will & Emery

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