This Month in Intellectual Property: July 2021

Jordan Feirman Christopher B. McKinley

On July 27, 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 counsel Jordan Feirman covered the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s cancellation of trademark registrations based on confusion with brands used outside the United States, and a California district court’s $200,000 award to a musician after distribution of an unreleased song, shedding light on statutory damages awards under the Copyright Act. Associate Christopher McKinley discussed two recent Supreme Court cases, United States v. Arthrex, Inc. and Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc., and the implications of the Court’s rulings. Associate Cassandra Baloga provided an overview of litigation in the Western District of Texas and a review of the court’s unique practices regarding patent cases.

Review a summary of last month’s webcast.