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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
18
Jul
Second Update of PTAB Trial Practice Guide Issued K&L Gates
18
Jul
But life isn’t fair…. Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
18
Jul
Producers of Generic Medicines and Biosimilars even More Supported by EU K&L Gates
17
Jul
New Intellectual Property (Dispute Resolution) Bill in Singapore K&L Gates
17
Jul
In Marcel v. Lucky Brands, Two Retail Companies in Long-Running Trademark Dispute Hope to “Get Lucky” at the Supreme Court Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
17
Jul
Don’t Spill Your Trade Secrets: Protecting Your Competitive Advantage in the Food and Beverage Industry (Part 1 of 2) Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
17
Jul
Supreme Court: Rejection of a Trademark License by a Bankrupt Licensor Doesn't Terminate the License Ward and Smith, P.A.
16
Jul
PTAB Issues a Second Update to the AIA Trial Practice Guide Polsinelli PC
16
Jul
Wide-Ranging Senate Bill Aims to Streamline Post-Grant Proceedings and Block Trolls Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
16
Jul
Eighth Circuit Vacates Confirmation Over Lack of Personal Jurisdiction Carlton Fields
16
Jul
Does The U.S. Need STRONGER Patents? Foley & Lardner LLP
15
Jul
Beauty And The Beast – A Tale Of (Trade Mark Infringement) As Old As Time K&L Gates
15
Jul
PTAB Clears Up Uncertainty Regarding the Rules on Conferring with a Witness During Inter Partes Review Depositions Mintz
14
Jul
Overcoming Rejections Based on Your Own References Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
12
Jul
Amazon Takes Aim at Patent Infringement in its Marketplace IMS ExpertServices
12
Jul
Help from the PTAB in Applying USPTO § 101 Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance Mintz
11
Jul
2019 has so far Shown a Continued State of Flux for Section 35 U.S.C. §101 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
10
Jul
Federal Circuit Uphold TTAB Ruling on Specimens of Use K&L Gates
10
Jul
Foreign Trademark Owners Now Will Need a U.S. Attorney Ballard Spahr LLP
9
Jul
After Seeking a Second Opinion, the Federal Circuit Continues to Struggle with Medical Diagnostic Patent Eligibility After Mayo Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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