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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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Sep
At 40 Years Old, the Orange Book Gets a Fresh Look as FDA Seeks Comments on Patent Listability Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
18
Sep
USPTO Patent Fees To Increase Oct. 2 Barnes & Thornburg LLP
18
Sep
USPTO Announces Program to Eliminate Filing Fees in Exchange for Early Publication of COVID-19 Applications Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
17
Sep
USPTO Announces New Program To Promote Publication Of COVID-19 Innovation Foley & Lardner LLP
17
Sep
Another One Bites the Dust – N.D. Tex. Dismisses Antitrust Claims re FRAND Commitments with Prejudice Mintz
17
Sep
China and EU Sign Agreement to Protect Each Others’ Geographic Indications Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
16
Sep
Full of Hot Air? PTAB Joinder Decisions Under § 315(c) Are Appealable McDermott Will & Emery
16
Sep
Jersey Boys Don’t Cry: No Copyright Protection for Facts “Based on a True Story” McDermott Will & Emery
16
Sep
Logic to Modify: Even Deceptive Intent Does Not Bar Inventorship Correction McDermott Will & Emery
16
Sep
Strike 3 Saga: Turning BitTorrent Downloads Into A Copyright Infringement Settlement Machine Part 1 Stark & Stark
16
Sep
Sound Marks Faegre Drinker
16
Sep
China’s Supreme People’s Court Releases Opinions on Increasing Sanctions for Intellectual Property Infringement Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
15
Sep
New Jersey Grants Name, Image, Likeness Rights to Collegiate Student-Athletes Jackson Lewis P.C.
15
Sep
Time to Act Against Chinese Parallel Import of Foreign Cosmetic Products Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
15
Sep
The Wild (Kanye) West of Trade Secret Theft Jones Walker LLP
15
Sep
Fact-Specific Inquiry: Deciding Between Trade Secret and Patent Protection Mintz
15
Sep
China’s First COVID-19 Virus Vaccine Patent Granted to CanSino Bio Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
15
Sep
Protecting Your Products Using Design Patents in the Era of Copycats Hunton Andrews Kurth
15
Sep
A Right Royal Rejection: “Royal Butler” Trade Mark Application Denied in The UK K&L Gates
14
Sep
Trade Secret Protection & the COVID-19 Cure: Observations on Federal Policy-Making & Potential Impact on Biomedical Advances Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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