This Month in Intellectual Property: February 2022

Leslie A. Demers Douglas R. Nemec Jordan Feirman

On February 22, 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.

Speakers intellectual property litigation co-head Douglas Nemec, counsel Jordan Feirman and associate Leslie A. Demers discussed emerging trademark issues in the metaverse; a federal court’s significant reduction of a damages award in a copyright suit after a ruling of “innocent” infringement; the Federal Circuit’s affirmance of the rejection of trademark registration for generic top-level domains; how forum selection clauses can bar access to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board; a new Federal Circuit judge; when and where a misstep on noncompetes may be deemed criminal; and recent rulings highlighting the nuances of statute of limitations periods for state and federal trade secret claims.

Review a summary of the most recent webcast.