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AIPLA CLE Webinar: Perfecting the Tasks Associated with Patent Preparation and Filing
July 8, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsThis webinar will focus on how to conduct inventor interviews that will lay the foundation for efficient and effective patent application drafting.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Design Patent Priority: 112 Support for Continuing and Amended Design Patent Claims
July 14, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsThis webinar will focus on recent issues and new developments relating to written support in design patents. Topics will include the level of drawing identity, consistency and written description for amended claims as well as requirements for design applications claiming priority to utility applications.
AIPLA Front & Center Webinar Series - Know Thy Client: Practical Tips for Strengthening the Outside/Inside Counsel Relationship
July 23, 2020 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)This webinar is directed to: (a) law firm attorneys seeking a better understanding how to develop and maintain their client base; (b) in-house and law firm attorneys trying to understand how to get more satisfaction from the attorney/client relationship; and (c) in-house counsel trying to receive greater efficiency and effectiveness from their outside counsel while still maintaining an enjoyable relationship.
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AIPLA Q&A with Senator Thom Tillis
July 1, 2020Senator Tillis speaks on his tenure as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee, the need for strong intellectual property protection, Section 101 reform, DMCA review, oversight over the USPTO and the Copyright Office, and more.
SCOTUS Rules That Addition of “.com” to a Generic Term Can Create a Trademark
June 30, 2020On June 30, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the addition of “.com” to a generic term can create a protectable trademark, affirming a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V., U.S., No. 19-46. In doing so, the Court rejected the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) "nearly per se rule" that when a generic term is combined with a generic top-level domain the resulting combination is generic.
Ninth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of ‘Shape of Water’ Copyright Suit
June 29, 2020The Ninth Circuit on June 22, 2020, reversed a district court’s dismissal of a copyright infringement lawsuit against the award-winning movie “The Shape of Water”, finding that David Zindel adequately alleged that Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc. copied aspects of his father’s play. Zindel v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., 9th Cir., No. 18-56087.
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AIPLA Virtual Water Cooler - Weekly Webinar Series
July 2 to 23, 2020Join us every Thursday in July at 3 pm eastern/ noon pacific at the "Water Cooler".
AIPLA 2020 Trade Secret Law Summit - Weekly Webinar Series
August 12 to September 2, 2020 | Each Session is eligible for 90 minutes of CLE where applicableFor the first time in this event's history, we are switching to an immersive virtual experience. The 2020 Trade Secret Law Summit will be presented in four easy-to-schedule-around sessions that you can join from your computer or mobile device.
AIPLA 2020 Annual Meeting
October 22 to 24, 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 Annual Meeting at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC.