March 20, 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
28
Jan
Supreme Court Update: Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Wiggin and Dana LLP
28
Jan
Fair Use in Flux: Second Circuit TVEyes Ruling May Have a Lasting Effect on Fair Use Analysis Proskauer Rose LLP
28
Jan
Barry v. Medtronic – Be Careful What You Use and Sell! Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
28
Jan
Anti-counterfeiting operations plan to tackle intellectual property crime Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
28
Jan
Supreme Court Finds The On Sale Bar Is The Same As It Ever Was Foley & Lardner LLP
28
Jan
A Private Sale is Still a Sale – SCOTUS Affirms the Federal Circuit for a Change Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
26
Jan
Secret Sales Still “On Sale” For Patent Purposes Davis Kuelthau
25
Jan
Supreme Court Declines To Disturb Pre-AIA Interpretation of "On Sale" Bar Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
23
Jan
Supreme Court Rules That “Secret Sales” Can Qualify as Prior Art Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
23
Jan
Counterfeits Got You Down? An Ex Parte (Seizure) Might Cheer You Up! Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
23
Jan
Key Strategies for Obtaining Patents Under the EPO’s New AI Guidelines Mintz
23
Jan
TTAB Clarifies Requirements for Consent Agreements Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
23
Jan
New Examples Demonstrate the USPTO’s Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidelines for Patents Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
23
Jan
If the Purple Colour May Not Be Subject to the Effect of Time, Trade Marks Certainly Are K&L Gates
22
Jan
Appellate Court Says A Patentee's Motivation To Combine References Need Not Always Be Explicit Barnes & Thornburg LLP
22
Jan
Supreme Court Holds AIA Did Not Alter the Settled Meaning of “On Sale” Mintz
22
Jan
A Fresh Look At The Lead Compound Analysis Foley & Lardner LLP
18
Jan
Using Top-Level Domains to Overcome the Generic Trademark Bar Stark & Stark
18
Jan
Supermac Takes a Bite out of Mcdonald's as it Loses the Big Mac Trade Mark in the European Union K&L Gates
15
Jan
USPTO Issues New Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

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