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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
9
Jul
Protecting Your Brand and Trademarks in the Cannabis Space Following the 2018 Farm Bill Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
9
Jul
The Restoration of (Bad) Faith: The Proper Standard for a Factual Finding of Willful Infringement Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
9
Jul
New U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Rule Concerning Legal Representation for Foreign Trademark Applicants, Registrants, and Parties in TTAB Proceedings Effective August 3, 2019 Carlton Fields
9
Jul
Court Week(s): June’s Oral Arguments and one Supreme Court affirmance Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
9
Jul
Automotive Market Intelligence Foley & Lardner LLP
9
Jul
Whose Game is On? Carrie Underwood and NBC Sued Over SNF Song Mintz
8
Jul
Iancu v. Brunetti: Supreme Court Strikes Down "Scandalous Marks" Ban Brinks Gilson & Lione
8
Jul
U.S. Supreme Court Adopts Rule Protecting a Trademark Licensee’s Ability to Use a Trademark after a Bankrupt Licensor’s Rejection of the License Mintz
5
Jul
USPTO Announces New Trademark Rule: U.S. Attorney Representation Required for Foreign-Domiciled Parties Varnum LLP
2
Jul
Iancu v. Brunetti: The Best Defense is a Great Offense Stark & Stark
2
Jul
Effect of A Restriction Requirement on Prosecution History Estoppel Mintz
2
Jul
Supreme Court May Give Brand Owners an Easier Path to Trademark Damages Foley & Lardner LLP
2
Jul
Collaboration and Development of Technology in Automotive Foley & Lardner LLP
1
Jul
Supreme Court To Address Whether Copyright Protection Available For Annotated State Code McDermott Will & Emery
1
Jul
Supreme Court To Consider Abrogation Of Sovereign Immunity Under Copyright Law McDermott Will & Emery
1
Jul
Copyright Infringement Claims Precluded By Plaintiff’S Own Patent Lawsuit McDermott Will & Emery
1
Jul
Nothing Fishy Here: No Private Right Of Action Precludes § 337 Unfair Competition Claim McDermott Will & Emery
1
Jul
Not So Swag: No Preclusive Effect For ITC Trademark Infringement, Validity Rulings McDermott Will & Emery
1
Jul
SCOTUS to Decide Whether the Lanham Act Requires Proof of Willfulness for Disgorgement of Profits Proskauer Rose LLP
1
Jul
One Size Does Not Fit All When It Comes to Economic Theories Used to Determine Royalty Rates Mintz

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