From January 27-30, 2016, over 500 AIPLA friends and family took over the beautiful La Quinta Resort in California. The theme for the Mid-Winter Institute programming was Enforcing IP – From Creation to Monetization and Litigation, and attendees learned from experts on how to efficiently create, monetize, and enforce IP so that their company or client can most effectively leverage its IP investment. If you missed the program, or any of the sessions, the materials will be available soon.We are pleased to provide the recap below as a benefit to AIPLA members.
Report From AIPLA President Denise W. DeFranco
Intellectual Property is the Future Says Judge Guilford
Finding the Strike Zone for Patentability After Alice
During the Friday Luncheon, Micky Minhas, Associate General Counsel
and Chief Patent Counsel for Microsoft, discussed how Microsoft has adapted its
practices in response to recent Supreme Court decisions, particularly
pertaining to issues of patentability after Alice
Corp. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Corp., U.S.,
No. U.S., No. 13-298, 6/19/2014.
In the current era of economic restraint and market
uncertainty, companies are searching for value from every dollar spent.
It is with this in mind that the 2016 Mid-Winter Institute explored the issues
and perspectives surrounding IP enforcement throughout its entire life cycle,
from creation to monetization to litigation. From patents to trademarks,
copyrights and trade secrets, the programming covered all areas of IP.
AIPLA Congratulates the Winners of the Golf Tournament
On Saturday, January 30, 2016, forty-five conference attendees
participated in a Golf Tournament at the La Quinta Resort Dunes Course. The
Dunes Course is a par-72 Pete Dye-designed course, and it has hosted prestigious
golf tournaments including the PGA Club Professional Championship, the PGA Tour
Final Qualifying School, the California State Open, and the Ladies NCAA