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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
27
Jul
Flow Valve Shut Off From Reissue McDermott Will & Emery
27
Jul
Domestic Industry May Include Old Investments With Sufficient Nexus To Continuing Expenditures McDermott Will & Emery
26
Jul
Pre-Institution Merger Creates Time Bar Under § 315(B) McDermott Will & Emery
26
Jul
Game Over: Obviousness Can Be Based on a Single Prior Art Reference McDermott Will & Emery
26
Jul
No Motivation To Combine Where There is no Reasonable Expectation of Success McDermott Will & Emery
26
Jul
No State Sovereign Immunity in AIA Proceedings McDermott Will & Emery
26
Jul
Federal Circuit Declines To Include Aesthetic Appeal As A Design Function That Invalidates A Design Patent Barnes & Thornburg LLP
26
Jul
Supreme Court to Settle Standard for Obtaining Trademark Infringer’s Profits Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
26
Jul
Towards a Uniform Theory of Patent Law: The Federal Circuit Declines to Create Design-Patent Specific Rules for Exhaustion or Repair K&L Gates
24
Jul
USPTO to Require US-Licensed Counsel for All Foreign-Domiciled Trademark Filers; New Rule Takes Effect Aug. 3 Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
24
Jul
Ticketmaster Reaches Settlement with Ticket Broker over Unauthorized Use of Automated Bots Proskauer Rose LLP
24
Jul
Federal Circuit Sets a High Bar for Article III Standing for Petitioners Not Yet Sued on Patents Under Inter Partes Review Brinks Gilson & Lione
24
Jul
New USPTO Requirements: U.S. Licensed Attorney Representation For Foreign Trademark Applications and Registrations K&L Gates
23
Jul
Changes to the Patent Landscape for the Insurance and Financial Industries Carlton Fields
23
Jul
Foreign Trademark Applicants And Registrants Are Now Required To Be Represented By U.S. Attorneys Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
23
Jul
Australia Holds The Line On Patent Eligibility Of Diagnostic Methods Foley & Lardner LLP
23
Jul
Don’t Spill Your Trade Secrets: Protecting Your Competitive Advantage in the Food and Beverage Industry (Part 2 of 2) Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
22
Jul
New York Court Finds Warhol Series to be Fair Use of Prince Photograph Proskauer Rose LLP
22
Jul
Representations Made by a Patentee during Foreign Prosecution May Be Used in Claim Construction for U.S. Patents Mintz
19
Jul
Bipartisan Patent Bill Introduced To House And Senate That Would Protect Biotechnology Innovation Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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