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CBS Captures Win in Podcasting Patent Infringement Squabble
January 22, 2020CBS Corp. won’t have to pay a $1.3 million infringement award because a podcasting patent was invalidated by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the Federal Circuit said on January 10, 2020.
Hospira Loses Appeal of Sedative Patent Invalidity Decision
January 20, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 9, 2020, affirmed the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois’s ruling which held that a claim of Hospira’s Precedex Premix sedative was invalid for obviousness.
USPTO Toolkit Now Available for Those New to PTAB Proceedings
January 17, 2020The US Patent and Trademark Office on January 15, 2020, released a “New to PTAB” toolkit now available on the PTAB webpage of the USPTO website.
Upcoming Events Upcoming Events
AIPLA 2020 Mid-Winter Institute
January 29 to February 1, 2020Join a diverse, global community of law firms, companies, and institutions involved in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and other unfair competition laws at AIPLA's Mid-Winter Institute at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, AZ.
2020 Patent Prosecution Boot Camp - Seattle, WA
February 26 to 28, 2020 | 1180 Minutes of CLE including 60 minutes of EthicsThe Patent Prosecution Boot Camp is a comprehensive, CLE-accredited seminar that includes instructional lecture-style sessions with practical tips on US and international patent preparation and prosecution, as well as hands-on interactive workshops that will walk you through drafting claims and responding to office actions. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
2020 Trade Secret Law Summit - San Francisco, CA
March 16 to 17, 2020 | 535 Minutes of CLEThe Trade Secret Law Summit is a comprehensive, CLE-accredited seminar that includes instructional lecture-style sessions with practical tips on US and international trade secret law.
Upcoming WebinarsUpcoming Webinars
AIPLA CLE Webinar: 101 Updates and Statistics
January 22, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsIn this webinar, Robert Sachs explores the five years of widely divergent court decisions after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice v. CLS Bank decision with a focus on software-related inventions. Then, Andrew Freistein turns to the life sciences and describes how the Federal Circuit’s hands have been tied, and the call for help in Athena v. Mayo.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Patenting Inventions Related to Artificial Intelligence
February 4, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsArtificial Intelligence related inventions give rise to a number of patent-related legal issues. This panel will discuss best practices to address issues of inventorship, adequacy of disclosure, subject matter eligibility, and more.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Beyond Drafting the Perfect Specification: Fixing What Can Go Wrong in Your Patent Filings
February 12, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsThis webinar will discuss how to identify and avoid potential minefields with ADS, declarations, missing documents, corrupted files, priority claims and missed deadlines. The speakers will explain how to fix problems when you find them and issues to be aware of with USPTO petition practice and how to avoid and defuse election and restriction determinations before the USPTO.