On July 31, Skadden presented its monthly “This Month in Intellectual Property” webinar, a series created to keep IP practitioners and in-house counsel up to date on recent decisions, legislative developments, key filings and emerging trends in IP. Covering all facets of IP, including trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret and right of publicity, the webinar series serves as a one-stop-shop for news throughout this rapidly evolving industry.
This month’s webinar featured a discussion on the Supreme Court’s granting of certiorari to resolve a circuit split concerning what constitutes a “registration” sufficient to file an infringement lawsuit under the Copyright Act, the Second Circuit’s ruling against the estate of Dr. Seuss, the D.C. Circuit’s consideration of the extent to which Lanham Act claims are precluded by the Copyright Act and the Federal Circuit’s hold on tribal immunity as it does not apply in inter partes reviews. The panel also reviewed statutory bars to patentability under 35 U.S.C. § 102, provided an analysis of the recent judicial trend away from sealing court filings, and discussed practical ramifications of this trend and best practices to preserve the confidentiality of company secrets.
Skadden speakers included intellectual property litigation partners Douglas Nemec, counsel Jordan Feirman and associate Edward Tulin.