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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
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May
President Trump: “When It Comes to Leverage, Tariffs Are King” – What You Need to Know Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
23
May
Canadian Trademark Law is Changing This Year – What You Need to Know Now Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
23
May
Supreme Court: Trademark Licenses Survive Bankruptcy Rejection Bracewell LLP
22
May
Mission Products v. Tempnology: SCOTUS Holds that Rejection of Trademark License in Bankruptcy Does Not Terminate the Right to Use the Mark Brinks Gilson & Lione
21
May
ITC ALJ McNamara in Apple-Qualcomm Investigation: Exclusion Orders Are Incentives to Design-Around Mintz
21
May
Supreme Court: Licensee's Right to Use Trademarks Survives Licensor's Rejection of Licensing Agreement in Bankruptcy Ballard Spahr LLP
21
May
Plant Variety Protection Act Now Covers Asexually Reproduced Plants Foley & Lardner LLP
20
May
Director Iancu Roundtable with BIOCOM San Diego Mintz
20
May
Federal Circuit Invalidates Patented Cancer Therapy Foley & Lardner LLP
20
May
The Supreme Court Has Spoken: Victory for Trademark Licensees Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
20
May
Novartis v. West-Ward – Lead Compound Analysis v. Motivation to Combine Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
17
May
Is the “Blocking Patent” Doctrine Part of the Obviousness Analysis? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
16
May
Under New Guidance: Patent Eligibility of Computerized Diagnostics at the PTAB Mintz
15
May
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act: Scope, Reach, and Safe Harbors Stark & Stark
14
May
Where Both Parties Behave Badly in Litigation, Attorneys’ Fees Are Unlikely to Be Awarded Mintz
14
May
Will Congress Solve the Patent Eligibility Conundrum? Foley & Lardner LLP
14
May
Zara v Zara: The Evolving World of "Fashion" K&L Gates
13
May
Trade Secrets – Courts Won’t Protect You If You Don’t Protect Yourself! Jackson Lewis P.C.
13
May
District Court of Delaware Awards an Ongoing Royalty that applies not just to Adjudicated Products but also to Non-adjudicated Products That are “Not Colorably Different.” Mintz
13
May
Comparison of Post-Grant Proceedings Polsinelli PC

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