Skip Page Banner  
Skip Navigation

Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal®

Product Code: PTLN21
7-Day Free Trial
Start Free Trial

What this service is:

Count on Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal for uniquely objective, comprehensive news of the most important intellectual property cases, statutes, trends, and other key developments in all areas of the law.

What it helps you do:

  • Safeguard client interests with confidence. Keep up-to-date with the latest intellectual property legislation, regulations, litigation, industry news, and selected international developments across the full spectrum of issues.
  • Receive timely notice of recent court decisions, issued by the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and other federal and state courts. Access the full text of reported cases.
  • Track the progress of proposals before Congress with at-a-glance tables of legislative and regulatory activity.
  • Be aware of new rules promulgated by the Copyright Office and the Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Keep up with SOPA, PIPA, and other legislative efforts to deal with online infringement.
  • Rely on in-depth BNA Insights on important IP topics, written by practicing IP lawyers and other experts.
  • Review policy statements from the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Bar Association, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, and other trade and professional organizations. Read coverage of conferences and seminars when you can't attend.
  • Anticipate changes that may affect your practice, with expert analysis of issues and commentaries by leading practitioners.
  • Understand the impact of major intellectual property developments on various industries. Consider their effects on antitrust and unfair competition laws.
  • Get the language you need to make interpretations and decisions with accuracy. The Journal includes full or partial text of key legislation, committee reports, judicial and administrative actions, agency rules, speeches, and more.
  • Don't be blindsided by late-breaking news. Keep up with colleagues, keep clients informed, and keep your competitive edge.
Product Structure

Notification: current reports providing news and developments

Formats and Frequency

Print and web notification formats are issued and available weekly. Print current reports are indexed quarterly, cumulating annually. Web current reports are archived to 2/15/1996. E-mail summaries, providing the highlights and table of contents for each report, with links to full-text articles and documents, are also available.

Try Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal® now.
  • Best mode
  • Biotechnology
  • Cable TV and digital audio recording technology
  • Claim construction
  • Compilations
  • Computer software
  • Derivative works
  • Dilution
  • Doctrine of equivalents
  • Fair use
  • False advertising
  • First-to-file patent system
  • Generic drugs
  • Genetic engineering
  • Idea/expression determination
  • Inequitable conduct
  • Intent to use
  • International patent harmonization
  • Likelihood of confusion
  • Means plus function claims
  • Merger
  • Obviousness
  • "On sale" and public use
  • Opposition
  • Preemption
  • Product configuration
  • Public performance
  • Substantial similarity
  • Tariff and trade agreements
  • Trademark actual use requirements
Try Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal® now.
To gain access to these articles, take a FREE TRIAL to Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal® now.
August 01, 2014
  • Distribution of 1998 Statutory License Royalties Cannot Be Revisited
  • FilmOn Held in Contempt for Violating Injunction, Streaming After Aereo Stopped
  • Ford, GM Sued By Recording Artists For Unpaid Royalties on CD-Ripping Devices
  • Witnesses Clash Over Statutory Damages, Copyright Enforcement During House Hearing
  • House Passes Senate Version of Mobile Telephone Unlocking Exemption Legislation
  • House Trade Secret Bill Tightens Seizure Standards Relative to Counterpart Senate Bill
  • House Subcommittee PTO Oversight Hearing Focuses on Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Willful Deception Supports Presumption Of Injury for Profits, Enhanced Damages
  • Microsoft, Wal-Mart Sued in District Court, ‘Dallas Buyers Club' Sues Unnamed Defendants for Piracy
  • Fresenius Extended: Sanctions for Injunction Contempt Vacated If Claim Held Unpatentable
  • Rejection of Patent Application on Electronic Medical Record System Vacated on Appeal
  • Federal Circuit: ‘May Be Raised on Remand' Does Not Bind ITC to Consider Issue Merits
  • Akamai v. Limelight Back to Fed. Cir. Panel That Denied Direct Infringement Claim
  • Drug Maker Can't Invoke Strength of Patent, Litigation Risk in Defending FTC's §1 Claims
  • WilmerHale, Waxman, Phillips Top Firms, Attorneys in Recent Supreme Court Patent Cases
  • 5th Cir. Affirms ‘Ultimate Fan' Abandonment Rulings Favoring N.Y. Jets, Anheuser-Busch
  • No Summary Judgment for Under Armour In ‘Micro G' v. ‘G Defy' Infringement Case
  • Trademark Owners Urge ICANN to Ensure Sunrise for ‘Blocked' Second-Level Domains
  • Registering a Domain Name Alone Doesn't Violate Court Order Against ‘Use'
  • Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations
  • Supreme Court IP Case Developments
  • Legislation Developments
  • Agency Developments
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Update
  • Hatch-Waxman Litigation Update
  • Reverse Payments After Actavis: 15 Cases to Follow
  • Subscriber Notice
  • Listing
July 25, 2014
  • Copyright Office Punctures Aereo's Life Raft, Says Service Not a Cable Company
  • House Approves Satellite Television Reauthorization Legislation on Voice Vote
  • T-Shirt's Short, Pun-Filled Phrase Is Not Protected by Copyright; Hipsters Mourn
  • Frommer's Chicago Guide Violated Terms Of Limited License to Use Photographs
  • Having Lost Its Mojo Argument Below, Kind Asks 2d Cir. to Enjoin Sale of Clif Snack Bars
  • ABA Sections Provide Comments to SAIC On Draft Intellectual Property Rights Rules
  • ITC Violated Own Rules in Reversing Decision That Import Ban Included Data Transmission
  • Fed. Cir. Won't Hear Appeal of Infringer's Injunction Contempt Until Sanctions Set
  • ITC Overturns Sleep Disorder System Ruling
  • EU Court Adviser: OK to Deny Patents On Stem Cells for ‘Moral, Ethical' Reasons
  • Court Erred By Squeezing Ketchup Packet Suit Against Heinz Into Patent Law
  • Canadian Government Calls Eli Lilly ‘Disappointed Litigant' in Patent Case
  • First Patent Derivation Decisions by PTO Use Established Standards to Deny Petitions
  • PTO's Fifth Software Partnership Meeting Stresses Need for Patent Claim Clarity
  • Petition Says Federal Circuit Contrary To 8 Other Circuits in Appeal Requirement
  • High Court to Hear Case in Oct. Challenging Federal Circuit's De Novo Claim Construction
  • Dispute Over Qimonda Patent Licensees After Foreign Bankruptcy Continues at High Court
  • Lexmark‘s Standing Rule Inapplicable To Aluminum Foil Trade Dress Dispute
  • Hershey's Chocolate Co. Gets Injunction Against Md. Politician's Campaign Signs
  • Deposition Not Admissible After Discovery Through Notice of Reliance in Opposition
  • ‘Exceptional Circumstances' Needed to Depose Redesignated Non-Testifying Experts
  • Jack Black Not Sufficiently Well Known In Canada to Prevent Skin Care Registration
  • Recent Federal Register Notices
  • Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations
  • Supreme Court IP Case Developments
  • Legislation Developments
  • Agency Developments
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Update
  • Hatch-Waxman Litigation Update
  • The Supreme Court's New Definiteness Standard And Its Effect on Medical Device Patents
  • Subscriber Notice
  • Listing
July 18, 2014
  • Special Master's Report Fails to Set Forth Use of Abstraction-Filtration-Comparison Test
  • 9th Cir. Does Not Cite Aereo in Affirmance of Refusal to Enjoin Hopper
  • Copyright in Photographs of Dinosaur Egg Sculptures ‘Virtually Nonexistent'
  • Ninth Circuit Revises Garcia Injunction Pointing to Lower Court's Remaining Latitude
  • Senate Gives Nod to Cell Phone Bill; Must Be Reconciled With House Version
  • House IP Subcommittee Focus Turns To Moral Rights, Copyright Term, Droit de Suite
  • German Publishers Try to Get Fees From Google Using Copyright, Competition Law
  • Holleyman Nomination Hearing Draws Calls For Strong Intellectual Property Rights in TPP
  • Golden Bridge Foiled Again Asserting CDMA Mobile Communication Patents Against Apple
  • Fed. Cir. Holds Patentee Cannot Assert Either Uncorrected or Corrected Claim
  • ‘Something for the Jury' Pre-Verdict Forecloses Post-Verdict JMOL Motion
  • Dow Chemical Fabric Patent Application Gets Another Chance After Obviousness Overruled
  • Federal Circuit Rejects More Claims That AIA False Patent Marking Is Unconstitutional
  • Fed. Circuit Affirms Noninfringement Ruling In Patent Design Dispute Over Adult Diapers
  • ‘Device Profile' Claims Not Tangible, Recite Patent Ineligible Abstract Ideas, CAFC Says
  • Federal Circuit Says Hyatt Applies to Actions Brought Under Section 146, Too
  • Eastern Texas Must Stay Infringement Case As PTAB Hears Business Method Challenge
  • Case Filings Increase as Damages Decrease According to PwC Patent Litigation Study
  • Rep. Jeffries Introduces Bill to Encode PTO Clinic Certification Program in Statute
  • Eastern Texas Ruling Not to Transfer Patent Infringement Case Challenged in Cert Petition
  • Petition Challenges Ruling That Superman Creators' Heirs Gave Away Termination Rights
  • How Market Pronounces ‘Stonshield' Matters In Trademark Likelihood of Confusion Test
  • Res Judicata Does Not Bar Trademark Action Arising After Settlement Agreement
  • TTAB Rules ‘Bruce Winston' Mark Creates Likelihood of Confusion With ‘Harry Winston'
  • Plan Proposes to Protect Geographical Indications for Non-Agricultural Items in EU
  • Trade Secret Dissemination, Use by Recipient Separate Violations Allowing Separate Awards
  • Recent Federal Register Notices
  • Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations
  • Supreme Court IP Case Developments
  • Legislation Developments
  • Agency Developments
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Update
  • Hatch-Waxman Litigation Update
  • Supreme Court Continues to Build Out Its Framework for Patent Eligibility in High-Tech and Life Sciences Sectors
  • Expedited Examination Takes a Step Backwards for Applicants Under the New Glossary Pilot Program
  • Subscriber Notice
  • Listing
July 11, 2014
  • STELA Reauthorization Clears Senate Committee, Faces Another Two Panels
  • 5th Circuit Gets Tricky Trade Secret Case; Failed Suits Against Pop Stars Go to 4th, 7th
  • China's Proposed IP-Antitrust Regulation Seen to Pose Risk of Compulsory Licensing
  • Becton Dickinson Liable for Full Infringement Damages Award Despite Part Appeal Success
  • Intel, Apple, HP Do Not Infringe X2Y Integrated Circuit Patents
  • AbbVie's Patents Asserted Against Centocor's Stelara Psoriasis Treatment Ruled Invalid
  • Fed. Cir. Reverses Noninfringement In Hospital Patient Monitoring Case
  • Patent Infringement Claim Against Tablet Makers Has Another, Limited Chance Again
  • CAFC: ‘Selectively Rotating' Preamble Term Limited Claim in Display Method Patent
  • Patent Infringement Reversal, Small Trademark-Related Award in Snowball Fight
  • Special Shipping Instructions, Actual Sales Give Jurisdiction Over Related Patent Claims
  • CAFC Affirms Dismissal of Constitutional Challenge to First-Inventor-to-File Rule
  • Bill Targeting Patent Demand Letter Abuses Moved to Full House Commerce Committee
  • AIA Reports on Genetic Test Second Opinion, Effects on Small Businesses Long Overdue
  • Rader Gives Last Speech as Judge, Asks BIO Attendees to Work With CAFC
  • PTO Circulates Post-Alice Decision Memo on Examining of Software Patent Applications
  • PTO Seeks Suggestions on Changing Rules For PTAB Patent Challenge Trial Proceedings
  • PTO's Mayo/Myriad Eligibility Guidance May Chill New Drugs, Diagnostics, Panel Says
  • Patent Abuses, Clarity Up to Public, Stakeholders, PTO, Congress to Resolve
  • PTO Opens Satellite Office in Denver
  • Supreme Court Wraps up Term Featuring 10 Decisions in Intellectual Property Cases
  • Supreme Court to Consider Preclusive Effect Of TTAB Trademark Ruling in District Court
  • High Court Denies Review of Standards On Patent Infringement Damages, Lost Profits
  • Cert Petition Involving Risk in Life Insurance Valuation Denied Following Alice Ruling
  • Ad-Supported Internet Content Patent To Be Reconsidered in Light of Alice Ruling
  • Supreme Court Denies Review in Accenture In Light of Recent Decision in Alice v. CLS
  • Petition Questions Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Gov't Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Cert Petition Challenges Federal Circuit's Standards for Design Patent Obviousness
  • U.S. IP Law Associations Support Overturning Federal Circuit's De Novo Claim Construction
  • TTAB Gives Opposer Opportunity to Cure Defects in Notice of Reliance on Exhibits
  • After Joint Venture's Dissolution One Party Sought Registration of ‘Fairway Fox;' Failed
  • Foreclosure of Lien on Registered Marks Raises No Federal Question, 4th Cir. Says
  • TTAB Affirms Genericness, Merely Descriptive Refusals for ‘CloudTV' for TV Streaming App
  • TTAB Sustains Merely Descriptive Refusal For ‘Your Cloud' for Personal Cloud Services
  • Overstock.com Fails to Get Preliminary Injunction Against Rival NoMoreRack.com
  • TTAB Issues Another 2(a) Scandalous Refusal
  • Renaming a Tennessee Town ‘Rocky Top' Is Not ‘Use in Commerce' Under TDRA
  • Flea Market Operator Loses Summary Judgment Bid on Secondary Liability Claims
  • U.S. Vintners Refute Claimed Support For ICANN's OK to .wine, .vin Domains
  • Canadian Appeals Court Allows Trademark Claim on Hockey Skate Design to Go Forward
  • Existence of Utility Patent Not Necessarily Proof That Related Trade Dress Is Functional
  • Doctor Loses Challenge to Law Barring Him From Telling Patients of Chemical Exposures
  • Recent Federal RegisterNotices
  • Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations
  • Supreme Court IP Cases—2013 Term Year in Review
  • Legislation Developments
  • Agency Developments
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Update
  • Hatch-Waxman Litigation Update
  • The Patent Trial and Appeal Board at 21 Months: An Interview With J. Steven Baughman of Ropes & Gray
  • Recent Decisions Continue to Reshape the Law Regarding Copyright Protection for Fictional Characters
  • Getting to Zero—Proving a Patentee Is Entitled to No Infringement Damages After Apple v. Motorola
  • Subscriber Notice
  • Listing
June 27, 2014
  • High Court Overturns 2d Cir., Says Aereo Publicly Performs Copyrighted Broadcasts
  • 6th Cir. Affirms Need to Specify What Portions of Software Are Protectable
  • 9th Cir.: Wash. Law Permits Receivership Of Master Tapes to Satisfy Debt Judgment
  • Allegation That Song's Original Singer Was Recognizable Defeats Motion to Dismiss
  • Nadler Suggests Music Licensing Could Be Part of Comprehensive ‘Musicbus' Act
  • Congressional Caucus Names China, India, Russia, Switzerland for Lax Copyright Laws
  • ECJ Clarifies Unregistered Designs Protection Criteria in Dispute Between Clothing Chains
  • Patent Case Mediators Subject to Same Neutrality, Disclosure Rules as Judges
  • Google and Android Smartphone Makers Dodge Gemalto's Patent Infringement Claims
  • LG Electronics Does Not Infringe Patent On TV and Computer Monitor LCD Screens
  • Nintendo Again Gets Right to Move Patent Infringement Case to Seattle
  • No Stay of $391M Patent Infringement Award Against SAP Pending PTAB Invalidity Appeal
  • Yahoo Turns Tables on Patent Infringement Claimant as Court Upholds Counterclaim
  • 5th Cir. Says Federal Courts Lack Jurisdiction To Hear Pre-Issuance Inventorship Disputes
  • ITC Rescinds Import Bar in Patent Fight Between Amkor Technology, Carsem
  • Japan Considers Move to Grant Patents To Employers for Employee Inventions
  • PTO May Change New Eligibility Guidance; Told to ‘Push Back’ Against High Court
  • Tegernsee Group's Patent Law Harmonization Report Cites Country Agreement, Divergence
  • Court Grants Cert to Resolve Circuit Split On Allowance of Trademark Priority Tacking
  • Third Cert Petition Questions Hatch-Waxman Safe Harbor Application After FDA Approval
  • Lighting Ballast Adds to Teva's Challenge To No-Deference Claim Construction Standard
  • CAFC Affirms That ‘Children's DHA' Is Generic for DHA Supplements for Children
  • 7th Cir. Affirms Summary Judgment In Dispute Over ‘Hallowine' Trademark
  • Ninth Circuit Affirms Rejection of Injunction Against Chrysler for Use of ‘EcoDiesel' Mark
  • Apple Wins Challenge to iPhone Mark in Brazil Against Prior Applicant
  • Support Grows for Federalization of Trade Secret Law, But Some Worry Bills Go Too Far
  • Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations
  • Supreme Court IP Case Developments
  • Legislation Developments
  • Agency Developments
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Update
  • Hatch-Waxman Litigation Update
  • The ‘Redskins' Blackhorse Decision
  • Practice Tips for IPR Claim Construction
  • The Future of Digital First Sale
  • Subscriber Notice
  • Listing
Try Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal® now.