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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 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
7
Jun
When Seeking Coverage for Trademark Infringement Policy Exclusions Matter Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
6
Jun
The Federal Circuit Applies Issue Preclusion to IPRs (And Further Calls Into Question Long-Standing Precedent Against Issue Preclusion In ITC Actions) Vedder Price
6
Jun
Senate Subcommittee on IP Feels our PAIN Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
6
Jun
Invasion of the Copyright Trolls: What to Do If You Have Been Sued by Strike 3 Holdings or Malibu Media over Alleged BitTorrent Downloads Stark & Stark
6
Jun
Antitrust Scrutiny of Technology Companies Continues to Expand Foley & Lardner LLP
5
Jun
Dueling Bitcoin White Paper Copyright Registrations – What Does it Mean? Proskauer Rose LLP
5
Jun
Score This One in Favor of Standard-Essential Patent Owners: Recent Decision Makes Satisfying FRAND Obligations Easier Mintz
5
Jun
Refresh Your Logo While Keeping Your Old U.S. Trademark Registration Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
4
Jun
Check In On Your Terms Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
4
Jun
Federal Circuit Invalidates Vimovo Patents Questioning Possession Of Efficacy Under The Written Description Requirement Foley & Lardner LLP
3
Jun
The U.S. Trademark Office Opens The Door to Registering Certain Cannabis Trademarks Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
3
Jun
The International Trade Commission Has Broad Jurisdictional Authority, Including Indirect Sellers Mintz
3
Jun
Texas Court Declares Licensing Offer Based on End Device is FRAND, Diverges from California Court in Qualcomm McDermott Will & Emery
3
Jun
Significant Jump in PTAB "Split Decisions" Foley & Lardner LLP
31
May
Trademark Licensees’ Rights Survive Bankruptcy Rejection Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
31
May
Congress Rethinking Patent Eligibility Brinks Gilson & Lione
30
May
Federal Circuit Affirms that Likelihood of Confusion – not “Use in Commerce” – is the Hallmark of Trademark Infringement Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
30
May
Kardashians Walk - Trademark Licensee Has No Standing To Sue For Infringement McDermott Will & Emery
30
May
Infringer Need Not Have "Affixed" The Mark To Goods To Be Found Liable McDermott Will & Emery
30
May
Website Printout: Acceptable Specimen Of Use Or Advertising? McDermott Will & Emery

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