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Walmart’s $3 Million Trade Secret Loss Affirmed by Eighth Circuit
February 18, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit on February 12, 2020, affirmed a $3 million damages award against Walmart Inc. (Walmart) for misappropriating web designer Cuker Interactive LLC’s (Cuker) trade secrets by pressuring it into giving up its Adobe source files.
Express License of Patent Includes Implied License of Continuations
February 13, 2020The Federal Circuit on February 6, 2020, held that the express license of a patent includes an implied license for its continuations, including continuations of continuations, because they disclose the same inventions as the licensed patent. Cheetah Omni LLC v. AT&T Servs. Inc., Fed. Cir., No. 19-1264, 2/6/20.
Apple’s PTAB Argument Should Have Been Heard, Fed. Cir. Says
February 12, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on February 7, 2020, held that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) erred when it chose not to consider arguments Apple Inc. raised in an IPR-related board filing.
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AIPLA 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!
AIPLA 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.
AIPLA 2020 Spring Meeting - San Antonio, TX
May 6 to 8, 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 Spring Meeting at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, TX.
Upcoming WebinarsUpcoming Webinars
AIPLA CLE Webinar: 2019 Damages Year In Review
February 25, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsThe panel will discuss important judicial decisions regarding patent damages from 2019, will offer significant insights regarding the judicial decisions and offer advice on how to deal with the issues raised in those decisions if they arise in patent litigation.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Post-Grant Strategies for Correcting and Challenging Patent Claims
March 4, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsThis webinar will provide a summary of post-grant procedures and describe when, why, and how each procedure is useful (or not) to patent owners and third-party challengers.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Inherency Doctrine and PTAB Reversals: What Does the Data Show?
March 11, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsThis webinar will examine the data behind this study, explore why Examiners may struggle with it, and propose creative strategies practitioners can use to overcome difficult prior art rejections. If an Examiner has ever found your client's evidence of unexpected results unpersuasive, this webinar may have your solution. The presenters for this webinar include the author of the JPTOS paper (Ryan Pool) and PTAB Judge Jeffrey Robertson.