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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
May
Good News for Pop Singers Katy Perry & Ed Sheeran: Copyright Does Not Protect Musical Building Blocks Stark & Stark
27
May
USPTO Introduces Prioritized Examination Pilot Program for Patent Applications Related to COVID-19 Winstead
27
May
Chalk One Up to the Knock-Off McDermott Will & Emery
27
May
Arthrex Extended to Inter Partes Re-examination McDermott Will & Emery
27
May
USPTO Proposes Several Rule Changes Affecting Institution of Post-Grant Proceedings Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
27
May
3D-Printed Masks, Disinfecting Devices, and Simplified Ventilators – a Sampling of Tech Advances in the Age of COVID-19 from California Universities Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
27
May
Copyright Damages Limited to Three Years Before Lawsuit Filing McDermott Will & Emery
27
May
First Amendment May Protect Use of Trademarks As Artistic Expression Mintz
27
May
Prior Art-Based Invalidity Analysis May Be Possible for Indefinite Claim McDermott Will & Emery
27
May
A Party May Have Standing Even with Incorrect Patent Assignment McDermott Will & Emery
27
May
G S Cleantech Petitions Fed. Cir. for Rehearing En Banc Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
26
May
The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine is On: Key Factors May Impact Patent Protection Greenberg Traurig, LLP
26
May
Intellectual Property Issue-Spotting: Common Themes in Recent Ad Campaigns Faegre Drinker
26
May
Update: Recent International Activity on IP in Response to COVID-19 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
24
May
China Issues Ruling in First 5G Criminal Intellectual Property Law Case Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
22
May
The Chinese Supreme People’s Court Intervenes on Patent Issues, with Focus on Pharmaceutical Experiments Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
21
May
Mission Products Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology: One Year Later Greenberg Traurig, LLP
21
May
‘Maybe’ Is Not Enough: Foreign Business Fails to Obtain Declaratory Judgment for Potential Use of Trademark Proskauer Rose LLP
20
May
China’s Upsurge in Patent Filings Continue Post-Coronavirus Lockdown Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20
May
Better Early Than Never: PTAB Confirms Willingness to Deny Institution In Light of Advanced State of Parallel Litigation Mintz

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