This Month in Intellectual Property: June 2021

Leslie A. Demers Anthony J. Dreyer

On June 29, Skadden presented the latest installment of “This Month in Intellectual Property,” a monthly webinar series created to keep IP practitioners and in-house counsel up to date on recent court decisions, legislative developments, key filings and emerging trends in IP. Covering all facets of IP, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets and rights of publicity, the webinar series serves as a one-stop-shop for news that covers the entirety of this rapidly evolving industry. 

This month, intellectual property litigation partner Anthony Dreyer discussed how a social media platform’s embedding feature inspired a class action copyright suit, the Supreme Court agreement to review the standard for invalidating copyright registrations and the decline of dilution suits 15 years after the passage of the Trademark Dilution Revision Act. Associate Leslie Demers covered states that are taking action against nonpracticing entities by enacting laws that restrict patent notification letters, a new Federal Circuit decision addressing declaratory judgment claims for recipients of patent licensing offers and how the Supreme Court found Patent Trial and Appeal Board judge appointments unconstitutional, but identified a fix.

Review a summary of last month’s webcast.