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Upcoming Events Upcoming Events
World IP Day 2023
April 26, 2023 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM | No CLEJoin the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and partner organizations for a special three-hour program to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2023. This annual international event is an opportunity to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity.”
16th Annual Design Day
May 4, 2023 10:00 AM to 5:00 PMJoin us for an in-person or virtual day of lively and thought-provoking discussion about various aspects of design patents, hosted at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Get insights from USPTO design managers, design patent practitioners, and industrial designers. No CLE credit is offered for attendance.
AIPLA 2023 Spring Meeting
May 10 to 12, 2023Join us for a great program at the Westin Seattle in Seattle, WA. Educational and Networking events are May 10-12. AIPLA Board and Leadership Meetings are May 9.
Upcoming WebinarsUpcoming Webinars
AIPLA CLE Webinar: USPTO Professional Responsibility with an Overview of Patent and PTAB Pro Bono Programs
April 12, 2023 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM | 90 Minutes (60 Minutes Ethics PENDING)This webinar will provide an overview of core aspects of OED’s disciplinary enforcement functions, including an overview of various OED programs and initiatives that are relevant to legal ethics and practice before the USPTO and a discussion of select regulations governing the USPTO’s disciplinary process and statistics regarding recent disciplinary orders. A discussion of case law relevant to practice before the USPTO in patent and trademark matters with an emphasis on USPTO disciplinary decisions will also be discussed. The USPTO will also present information on both the Patent Pro Bono Program and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Pro Bono Program. Staff from OED and PTAB will provide a brief overview of the Programs including their establishment and implementation. The presentation highlights the benefits of participation and the positive impacts each program has had on under-resourced independent inventors and small businesses, volunteer patent practitioners, and the USPTO.
AIPLA Virtual Water Cooler - April Meetup
April 19, 2023 3:00 PM to 4:00 PMAIPLA’s Committee on the Profession is inviting you to join us around the virtual water cooler for a quick break. Drop in and catch up with colleagues old and new at this informal networking meetup. All are welcome.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Working with Experts and Recent Developments In Trade Secrets Damages
May 17, 2023 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM | 90 mins CLEOver the past several years, proving and measuring trading secrets damages has continued to evolve. This roundtable of practitioners will interactively address recent developments, and how to effectively work with damages experts in trade secrets litigation.
Latest IP News More Updates
AIPLA Files an Amicus Brief with the Court of Appeals of Virginia in Pegasystems Inc. v. Appian Corporation
March 6, 2023Arlington, VA. March 6, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) filed an amicus brief with the Court of Appeals of Virginia in Pegasystems Inc. v. Appian Corporation, an appeal arising from a $2.1 billion verdict and resulting judgment in a trade secret misappropriation case brought by Appian against Pegasystems.
AIPLA Comments on Joint USPTO-FDA Collaboration Initiatives
February 28, 2023Arlington, VA. February 28, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in response to the USPTO’s Request for Comments on Joint USPTO-FDA Collaboration Initiatives.
AIPLA Files an Amicus Brief at the Supreme Court in Amgen v. Sanofi
February 14, 2023Arlington, VA. February 14, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) filed an amicus brief at the Supreme Court in Amgen v. Sanofi.
AIPLA Direct More Updates
Supreme Court Vacated and Remanded the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes and Mauritz, LP
February 24, 2022On February 24, 2022 the U.S. Supreme Court Vacated and Remanded the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes and Mauritz, LP. This ruling is consistent with the amicus brief filed by AIPLA on August 10, 2021.
Supreme Court Rules to Keep the Doctrine of Assignor Estoppel in Minerva v. Hologic
June 29, 2021On June 29, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to keep the doctrine of assignor estoppel, but with limits on its application. This ruling is consistent with the amicus brief filed by AIPLA on March 1, 2021.
Supreme Court Reverses and Vacates Federal Circuit in United States v. Arthrex, Inc.
June 21, 2021On June 21, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed and vacated the Federal Circuit decision, dividing 5-4 on the judgment in United States v. Arthrex, Inc. In this majority opinion, the Supreme Court held that the unreviewable authority wielded by Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) during inter partes review is constitutionally incompatible with their appointment by the Secretary of Commerce to an inferior office.
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