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New Examination Guide on Specimen Examination
July 16, 2019The United States Patent & Trademark Office published a new examination guide titled, "Examination of Specimens for Use in Commerce: Digitally Created or Altered and Mockup Specimens."
Federal Circuit Says No Standing for GE Without Specific Injury
July 15, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on July 10, 2019, held that General Electric Co.‘s position as a patent owner’s competitor was insufficient to establish standing to appeal a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision.
PTAB Designates Decision as Precedential
July 12, 2019The US Patent and Trademark Office on July 10, 2019, designated as precedential Focal Therapeutics, Inc. v. SenoRx, Inc., Case IPR2014-00116 (PTAB July 21, 2014) (Paper 19).
Upcoming Events Upcoming Events
2019 Patent Cooperation Treaty Seminar
July 22 to 23, 2019The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar is a "Nuts and Bolts" training program for paralegals, paralegal managers, and legal staff.
Legal Secretaries & Administrators Conference
July 29 to 30, 2019This two-day conference, which has been a cooperative effort with AIPLA and the United States Patent & Trademark Office, for 40 years, is an ongoing outreach program that debuted in 1979. It is the premiere source of help and information for hundreds of office administrators, paralegals, and legal secretaries.
Design Rights Boot Camp
August 5 to 6, 2019The Design Rights Boot Camp is a first of its kind two-day comprehensive CLE program designed for both new and experienced IP practitioners who wish to learn about protecting and enforcing designs in all areas of IP, including design patents, copyright and trademark dress.
2019 Annual Meeting
October 24 to 26, 2019Join 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.
Upcoming WebinarsUpcoming Webinars
AIPLA Front & Center Webinar Series: What In-House Counsel is Looking for in an Outside Counsel Pitch
July 23, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)This program will explore how to elicit the information you need from outside counsel and how to respond to give a company’s in-house counsel the information they need. This will be done within the context of a hypothetical Request for Proposal (RFP) and in-person pitch, using a panel of in-house experts to evaluate and assess the pitch.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Cyber-Security and Data Privacy in the IP World: What You Need to Know About the Intersection of Cyber-Security, Data Privacy and IP Law
July 30, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsThis webinar will cover issues at the intersection of IP, cyber-security and data privacy, including GDPR compliance, understanding of its requirements, penalties, and impact on the IP world. The webinar will also focus on what IP law firms must know about drafting a cyber-security policy.