This Month in Intellectual Property: October 2021

Anthony J. Dreyer Douglas R. Nemec Eliza S. Edlich

On October 26, 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 reviewed the Second Circuit’s rulings in the Andy Warhol “Prince Series” fair use case and a “Friday the 13th” film script copyright case. He also examined a Federal Circuit ruling in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Arthrex decision and an Australian company’s petition to the U.S. Supreme Court to settle whether generic terms from foreign, English-speaking countries are entitled to trademark protection.

New York intellectual property litigation partner Douglas Nemec offered inequitable conduct as a viable defense and an analysis of legislative and court developments concerning procedural hurdles to PTAB review. He also discussed protecting confidential information in light of Van Buren v. United States. New York intellectual property litigation associate Eliza Edlich discussed maintaining trade secret protection in patented products.

Review a summary of the most recent webcast.