2021 Intellectual Property Update and Year in Review



As we look forward to 2022 and intellectual property (IP) strategies for the new year, it is a good time to reflect on what IP issues were prominent in 2021 and what could be on the horizon in 2022. In this newsletter, we provide insights on key developments over the last year and look to what could impact the new year including:

  • Trademark Modernization Act

  • TTAB Ruling Declaring Reckless Disregard For The Truth = Fraud

  • Copyright Office Small Claims Board

  • Patent Litigation Cases brought by NPEs

  • The Introduced Pride in Patent Ownership Act Legislation

  • Recent Changes to Patent Laws in China

  • Cybercrimes Targeting New Industries

  • Non-Competes in Biden Administration and Effect on Trade Secrets Litigation