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PTAB Designates Three Decisions as Precedential
April 19, 2019The USPTO on April 16, 2019, designated three PTAB decisions as precedential.
Supreme Court Hears Argument on Constitutionality of Scandalous Trademark Ban
April 17, 2019The Supreme Court on April 15, 2019, heard oral argument in the Brunetti case on whether the statutory ban on registering “immoral ... or scandalous” trademarks violates the First Amendment. Iancu v. Brunetti, U.S., No. 18-302, oral argument 4/15/2019.
USPTO to Host Free Seminars on Protecting IP in China
April 15, 2019The US Patent and Trademark Office will begin hosting free seminars on protecting your IP in China. The new series of road shows will be geared towards businesses, individuals, and attorneys looking to hear about strategies for better protecting intellectual property in China.
Upcoming Events Upcoming Events
2019 Road Show: US Patent Office Practice and Proceedings - Seattle, WA
April 23, 2019 9:00 AM to 5:15 PM (Pacific Daylight Time) | 320 CLE MinutesJoin us in Seattle to get the most up-to-date information on US Patent Office Practice, including implementation of the USPTO’s Section 101 and 112 Guidelines and patent quality improvements, and trial practice before the PTAB, including interactive sessions with administrative patent judges and expert practitioners.
2019 Road Show: U.S. Patent Office Practice and Proceedings - Houston, TX
April 25, 2019 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Central Daylight Time) | 350 CLE MinutesJoin us in Houston to get the most up-to-date information on US Patent Office Practice, including implementation of the USPTO’s Section 101 and 112 Guidelines and patent quality improvements, and trial practice before the PTAB, including interactive sessions with administrative patent judges and expert practitioners.
2019 Patent Prosecution Boot Camp -Philadelphia, PA
May 13 to 15, 2019The Patent Prosecution Boot Camp is a comprehensive, CLE-accredited seminar that includes instructional lecture-style sessions with practical tips on U.S. 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.
AIPLA 2019 Spring Meeting
May 15 to 17, 2019Join us at AIPLA's Spring Meeting at the Loews Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA. Don't miss the AIPLA Patent Prosecution Bootcamp taking place immediately before the Spring Meeting, May 13-15.
2019 Trademark Boot Camp
June 6 to 7, 2019Trademark practitioners should sign up for the AIPLA 2019 Trademark Boot Camp in Arlington, VA on June 6-7, 2019.
Upcoming WebinarsUpcoming Webinars
AIPLA Front & Center Webinar Series: All that Glitters Is Not Gold: Managing the Changing Economics of Patent Prosecution
April 23, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)This webinar will feature a wide-ranging discussion focused on the changing economic realities underlying patent prosecution and the demands being placed upon practitioners relating to quality and efficiency of such work. Our seasoned panelists are each actively managing patent work as in-house attorneys, and each has also worked in private practice.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Potential Potholes in Patent Filings and Prosecution – How to Avoid or Remedy Them
April 24, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsThe webinar will be beneficial for new attorneys and agents to raise awareness of potential hazards, and will provide useful reminders to seasoned practitioners of issues that can arise.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Statistics and Perspectives for Effective and Efficient Patent Prosecution
May 1, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsJoin us for an in-depth and engaging discussion of programs offered by the USPTO to compact patent prosecution. Topics will include statistics regarding programs, First Action Interviews, Interviews and Track One, Patent Prosecution Highway, and others.