Intellectual property law remains red hot — even President Obama is getting into the act, calling for restraints against patent "trolls," and Congress is stirring in that direction as well. In this special section, The National Law Journal calls upon leading practitioners to assess those and other developments in the field.

The Search for a Happy Median Against 'Trolls'
Some have built complex ownership arrangements that resemble Russian nesting dolls.

New Top Domains a Temptation to Infringers
A new international clearinghouse offers trademark owners a means to protect their property.

A Bit of a Muddle on Abstract-Idea Patents
A Federal Circuit plurality ruling offers some guidance until the Supreme Court can take up the issue.

Desperately seeking patent protection for combination therapies
Patent protection is vital because the development process can require years of extremely costly research and clinical testing.