Intellectual Property Law

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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Date - Month Sort ascending Organization
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Feb 24
Federal Circuit Rules on When the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Is Engaging in Erroneous Claim Construction Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
26
Feb 24
New USPTO AI-Assisted Invention Guidance Will Affect Retailers and Consumer Goods Companies Hunton Andrews Kurth
26
Feb 24
IP Tribunal of the Supreme People’s Court Releases Top 10 Influential Cases at 5-Year Anniversary of Founding Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
26
Feb 24
Battle of the Bags: UNIQLO Sues SHEIN in Japan Over Viral Handbag Dupe K&L Gates
23
Feb 24
A New Supreme Court Case Could Take a Toll on Copyright Trolls Robinson & Cole LLP
23
Feb 24
Scam Targets Trademark Owners with False Law Firm Solicitations Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
23
Feb 24
Does Generative AI’s Output Violate Content Owner’s IP Rights? Norris McLaughlin P.A.
23
Feb 24
Ninth Circuit Provides Further Guidance on Trademark Lawsuits Involving “Expressive Works” Proskauer Rose LLP
22
Feb 24
Global Patenting Trends: WIPO Reports a Record Number of Patent Filings ArentFox Schiff LLP
22
Feb 24
PTO on AI Inventorship: Will the Real Natural Human Inventors Please Stand Up? McDermott Will & Emery
22
Feb 24
Uncle Sam Can March In: Government Licenses Under Bayh-Dole Aren’t Subject to “Strict Timing Requirements” McDermott Will & Emery
22
Feb 24
No Home Away From Home: Federal Circuit Confirms PTO Domicile Requirements McDermott Will & Emery
22
Feb 24
Copyrightability? Think Outside the Checkbox McDermott Will & Emery
22
Feb 24
Trademark Trial & Appeal Board Gets a DuPont 101 Lesson McDermott Will & Emery
22
Feb 24
Top Legal Considerations for the GCs and CFOs in the Life Sciences Industry in 2024 ArentFox Schiff LLP
21
Feb 24
A Brief Explanation of the USPTO’s Useful New AI-Assisted Invention Guidance Hunton Andrews Kurth
21
Feb 24
AI-Assisted Inventions: Is There a Duty to Disclose the Use of AI? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20
Feb 24
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 23 (2024) Nelson Mullins
20
Feb 24
The Federal Circuit Considers: What Makes a Design Patent Obvious? Hunton Andrews Kurth
20
Feb 24
Chinese Copyright Registrations Up 40% in 2023 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20
Feb 24
Design Patent vs. Trade Dress: Strategic Considerations for Protecting Product Designs Polsinelli PC
19
Feb 24
USPTO Releases Guidance on Rule 132 Declarations Foley & Lardner LLP
19
Feb 24
Which Significant USPTO Fee Increases Might We See in 2025? Foley & Lardner LLP
16
Feb 24
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 22 (2024) Nelson Mullins
16
Feb 24
DOJ and SEC Officials Issue Harsh Warnings Concerning the Misuse of AI Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
15
Feb 24
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 21 (2024) Nelson Mullins
15
Feb 24
China Newsletter | Q3 2023/Issue No. 58 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
15
Feb 24
USPTO Warns Against Blind Reliance on Artificial Intelligence Foley & Lardner LLP
 

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