The USPTO leads efforts to develop and strengthen both domestic and international intellectual property protection. The USPTO advises the President -through the Secretary of Commerce- and all federal agencies on national and international intellectual property policy issues, including IP protection in other countries. In addition, the USPTO is authorized by statute to provide guidance, to conduct programs and studies, and to interact with IP offices worldwide and with international intergovernmental organizations on matters involving IP.
Pharmaceutical companies need experienced counsel to protect their regulatory interests. Goodwin’s FDA Litigation practice provides counsel, representation and strategic advice that covers all aspects of our clients’ interactions with the Food and Drug Administration. Our lawyers regularly advise clients on regulatory issues, engage with the FDA and other federal and state agencies through Citizen Petitions, comments, meetings and other petitioning, and represent drug manufacturers in Administrative Procedure Act challenges.
Intellectual property issues often arise for corporate counsel. How do you protect the corporation’s intellectual property? What are the best practices for managing an intellectual property portfolio? What defenses are available against claims of patent infringement? Understanding general intellectual property topics is critically important for attorneys who counsel businesses in all industries, as failure to meet certain filing deadlines or take certain actions, can lead to an irreversible waiver of protective rights. The Intellectual Property section of FindLaw’s Corporate Counsel Center can help you get up to speed with information on Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Dress, Trade Secret, and other related Intellectual Property issues.