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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
23
Jun
USPTO Releases Final Rules on PTA Calculations in view of Supernus Mintz
22
Jun
Biogen v. Mylan: When Does a Specification Fail to Describe a Newly-Presented Claim? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
22
Jun
USPTO Announces a New Initiative to Provide Applicants Additional Time to Petition for Restoring a Right of Priority or Benefit Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
22
Jun
USPTO Announces a New Initiative to Expedite Examination of COVID-19 Related Patent Applications Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
22
Jun
Second Circuit Declines to Decide if Human Skin Can Be a Tangible Medium of Expression under Copyright Law and Affirms Dismissal of Makeup Artist’s Lawsuit Mintz
19
Jun
China’s Copyright Administration Issues Notice on Photographic Works Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
18
Jun
Don’t be a Mark in a Trademark Scam – Signs of a Scam Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
18
Jun
No Fishing Allowed: Discovery of Litigation Funding Requires Articulation of Relevance Beyond Speculation Mintz
18
Jun
AbbVie’s Enforcement of its ‘Patent Thicket’ For Humira Under the BPCIA Does Not Provide Cognizable Basis for an Antitrust Violation Mintz
18
Jun
Made in China 2025: OEM Manufacturing and Trademark Infringement in China Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
18
Jun
Texas Appeals Court: Try Again, and This Time Get the Jury Instructions Right McDermott Will & Emery
18
Jun
The Key to a Trade Secret Is Secrecy: Third Circuit Agrees Ownership Is Sufficient but Not Necessary to Maintain a Trade Secret Misappropriation Claim Faegre Drinker
18
Jun
Advertising Falls within Commercial Activity Exception to Sovereign Immunity McDermott Will & Emery
17
Jun
USPTO Prioritizes Petitions for COVID-19 Trademarks and Service Marks Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
17
Jun
South Carolina Supreme Court Cannot Find “Economic Value” to Support Trade Secret McDermott Will & Emery
17
Jun
Munchkin Is Luv-n This Win McDermott Will & Emery
17
Jun
Wholesale Scraping of “Public” Data May Be Trade Secret Misappropriation Proskauer Rose LLP
16
Jun
PTAB Designates As Informative a Decision Instituting Post-Grant Review for a Design Patent Lacking Ornamentality Mintz
16
Jun
China’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences’ Patent Application on Gilead’s Remdesivir Publishes Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
15
Jun
Protect Your Brand: U.S. Customs and Border Protection as Part of Your IP Enforcement Team Faegre Drinker

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