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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
29
Jun
Defendant in China Wind Turbine Trade Secret Theft Case Sentenced to 3-Year Prison Term Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
29
Jun
What You and Your Business Need to Know About Copyright Law and Infringement Stark & Stark
29
Jun
The “Perfect Storm”: COVID-19 and Trade Secret Litigation [VIDEO] Mintz
26
Jun
COVID-19 Update – Prioritized Examination Program for Certain Trademark Applications at the United States Patent and Trademark Office Polsinelli PC
25
Jun
Google v. Oracle and the Future of Software Development Vedder Price
25
Jun
US Trademark Office Waives/Refunds Fees for Reviving Applications and Registrations Abandoned Due to COVID-19 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
25
Jun
Federal Circuit Partially Rejects Appeal as Based on Non-Final Judgments McDermott Will & Emery
25
Jun
Shifting “Sands”: New Facts on the Ground Justify Institution of a Previously-Denied IPR Mintz
25
Jun
Where Claimed Points of Novelty Have Primarily Functional Purpose, They Fail “Ornamental Design” Patentability Requirement McDermott Will & Emery
24
Jun
No Hiding from § 317(b): Collateral Agreements Referenced in IPR Termination Agreement Must Be Disclosed McDermott Will & Emery
24
Jun
New Ways of Notarization During the COVID Pandemic Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
24
Jun
PTAB Sets Forth Procedure for Confidential Oral Hearings McDermott Will & Emery
24
Jun
PTO Extends Time to Petition for Restoration of Right of Priority or Benefit McDermott Will & Emery
24
Jun
Non-Infringement Need Not “Be Actually Litigated” to Invoke Kessler Doctrine McDermott Will & Emery
24
Jun
Second Circuit Avoids “Making Up” Copyright Ruling Finding Artist’s Claims Preempted McDermott Will & Emery
24
Jun
Too Early to Hang Up on Click-to-Call McDermott Will & Emery
23
Jun
China’s National People’s Congress Latest Work Plan Includes Patent and Copyright Law Amendments in 2020 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
23
Jun
Are Design Patents Missing From Your IP Portfolio? Mintz
23
Jun
The Federal Circuit Broadens Application of the Kessler Doctrine Mintz
23
Jun
Announcement: USPTO COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Program McDermott Will & Emery

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