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2022 Trade Secret Summit
December 8 to 9, 2022 | Up to 570 Minutes CLEPlease join the AIPLA Trade Secret Committee for the 2022 Trade Secret Summit, which is being held December 8-9, 2022 in Miami, FL. The AIPLA Trade Secret Summit is the leading trade secret conference in the nation, with speakers from across the spectrum of private practitioners, in-house counsel, government, and academia, as well as fantastic networking opportunities.
AIPLA 2023 Mid-Winter Institute
January 31 to February 3, 2023The 2023 Mid-Winter Institute will look at the IP world through the lens of health, sport, and wellness technology. This lens will highlight ongoing challenges in patents, such as the scope of 35 U.S.C. §101. We will look at the intersection of Patents and Trademarks with case studies in the exercise system. We will review data protections through prisms made of telehealth and sports medicine. We will have all the usual information, but package it with practical perspectives that will help not only our professional world, but also our everyday lives. Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA
Upcoming WebinarsUpcoming Webinars
CPM Webinar: Preventing Your Worst Tech Nightmare: Protecting Your Firm & Clients from Cybercriminals - The Right Way
December 6, 2022 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM | No CLENo one likes to think about the worst happening, but when it comes to your firm's technology, it's always better to be safe than sorry. That's why we're here to present Preventing Your Worst Tech Nightmare: Protecting Your Firm & Clients from Cybercriminals - The Right Way, a course that will help you protect your business and clients from the perils of cybercrime. This course covers everything from cybersecurity myths that can cripple your business to attorneys' ethical obligations to be technically competent. You'll learn exactly how to secure your practice against cyberattacks, and we'll equip you with the leadership skills you need to create a security-first culture for your firm.
CPM Webinar: The EU Unified Patent Court is opening: To be in or to opt-out?
December 7, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM | No CLEApril 1st 2023 is the current target date for the EU Unified Patent Court (UPC) to open and begin receiving cases. The UPC will have parallel territorial jurisdiction with national patent courts for all existing European Patents unless the patent owners “opt-out” of UPC jurisdiction. Learn the implications of the new system, how to opt-out, and some considerations in deciding whether to opt-out; and receive strategic tips for handling your European Patent portfolio.
AIPLA Virtual Water Cooler - December Meetup
December 21, 2022 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.
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AIPLA Comments on USPTO’s Diversion Program
November 10, 2022Arlington, VA. November 7, 2022 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office on the Office of Enrollment and Discipline’s (OED) Diversion Pilot Program.
AIPLA Announces New Board Members and Award Recipients at 2022 Annual Meeting
November 1, 2022ARLINGTON, Virginia, November 1, 2022 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) hosted the 2022 Annual Meeting from October 27-29, 2022 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, where new board members were sworn in for the 2022-2023 year and eight awards were presented to deserving recipients.
AIPLA Comments to USPTO on Subject Matter Guidance
October 21, 2022Arlington, VA. October 21, 2022 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office on the Office’s guidance on patent subject matter eligibility under Section 101 of the Patent Act.
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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