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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 the 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.

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Recent Intellectual Property, Patent, Trademark & Copyright News

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Jul
12
2024
Cross-Border Catch-Up: Activities Triggering Permanent Establishment Tax Obligations [Podcast] Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Jul
12
2024
New Obviousness Standard for Design Patents Has No Impact on $18 Million Jury Verdict ArentFox Schiff LLP
Jul
11
2024
Recent Third Circuit Mallinckrodt Opinion Highlights the Bankruptcy Benefits of Using Non-Exclusive Licenses When Granting Rights in Intellectual Property Hunton Andrews Kurth
Jul
11
2024
Maine Governor’s Veto of Non-Compete Ban Bucks Growing Trend Among States and Federal Trade Commission Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Jul
11
2024
Shell Shocked: Judge’s Travel Plans Turn the Tide in Shrimp Dispute McDermott Will & Emery
Jul
11
2024
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul? Supreme Court to Consider Scope of Lanham Act “Defendant’s Profit” Award McDermott Will & Emery
Jul
11
2024
What Makes a Trademark Case “Exceptional” in the Fifth Circuit? McDermott Will & Emery
Jul
11
2024
Is Pleading “Generic” Enough to Plead Inducement? McDermott Will & Emery
Jul
10
2024
Court Rules in Landmark AI Code Generator Case – DMCA Claims Dismissed but Breach of Contract Claims Remain Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Jul
9
2024
The Federal Circuit Interprets the Application of 35 USC § 285 and Attorney’s Fees Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Jul
9
2024
Trade Secret Complaint Fails Basic Requirements Proskauer Rose LLP
Jul
8
2024
Federal Circuit Finds Personal Jurisdiction in an Amazon Product Dispute Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Jul
8
2024
Conclusory Assertions Won’t Cut It: Federal Circuit Provides Further Insight into the Motivation to Combine Analysis Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Jul
8
2024
Understanding Constitutional Standing: A Review of a Recent Federal Circuit Decision Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Jul
8
2024
Great Expectations! New EU Design Law to Come into Force Soon Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Jul
8
2024
EV Trade Secret Litigation Continues to Boom with Tesla Suing it Supplier Over EV Battery Technology Theft Proskauer Rose LLP
Jul
8
2024
US $18.3 Million Wearable Blanket Infringement Award Stands Despite Newly Announced Design Patent Standard K&L Gates
Jul
5
2024
WIPO: China is at the Forefront of Global Patenting Activity in Generative AI Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
Jul
3
2024
Update On Knicks/Raptors Trade Secrets Case and Other NBA Intellectual Property News Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Jul
3
2024
EU AI Act’s Opt-Out Trend May Limit Data Use for Training AI Models Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jul
2
2024
Federal Circuit Clarifies Rules for Skinny Labelling for Generics and Biosimilar Companies Polsinelli PC
Jul
2
2024
China’s Supreme People’s Court: China Is Increasingly Becoming a Preferred Place for International Intellectual Property Litigation Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
Jul
1
2024
UK Supreme Court Rules on Personal Liability for Assisting Trade Mark Infringement Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Jul
1
2024
Three Point Shot - June 2024 Proskauer Rose LLP
Jul
1
2024
Nike and BAPE Settle Trademark Infringement Lawsuit ArentFox Schiff LLP
Jul
1
2024
China Extends Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Programs with Egypt and Iceland Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
Jun
28
2024
First Major US Lawsuit Against University Head Coach and Boosters Over Alleged Failed NIL Deal Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Jun
28
2024
ELVIS is Alive as Tennessee is First to Implement Rights of Publicity Protections Against AI Clones, Deepfakes, and Impersonations ArentFox Schiff LLP
 

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