This Month in Intellectual Property: September 2018

Anthony J. Dreyer Douglas R. Nemec James Y. Pak

On September 25, 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 focused on a precedential ruling by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board pertaining to hashtags, a certiorari petition filed with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the high court to interpret the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for the first time, the Federal Circuit’s call for a “nexus” between fees and misconduct in reversing the multidistrict litigation fee award in Rembrandt; an update on the Patent Office Trial Practice Guide and statistics on Supreme Court patent cases, Massachusetts’ adoption of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and recent cases highlighting potential difficulties in bringing trade secret claims for software and source code.

Skadden speakers included intellectual property litigation partners Anthony Dreyer and Douglas Nemec and counsel James Pak.

Review a summary of the most recent webcast.