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Guild Mortgage Gets Another Shot at Trademark Registration
January 22, 2019The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 14, 2019, vacated and remanded the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to deny registration of the mark “GUILD MORTGAGE COMPANY” and its design based on likelihood of confusion with the registered mark “GUILD INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT.”
USPTO Offers vILT on the Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance
January 21, 2019The USPTO is offering training to members of the public on topics related to examination practice and procedure derived from the recent training delivered to experienced USPTO examiners.
USPTO Seeks Nominations for National Medal of Technology and Innovation
January 18, 2019The USPTO is seeking nominations for the 2019 National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
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AIPLA 2019 Mid-Winter Institute
January 30 to February 2, 2019Join us at AIPLA's Mid-Winter Institute at the Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel & Marina in Tampa, FL. Registration opens Nov. 19, 2018!
AIPLA 2019 Spring Meeting
May 15 to 17, 2019Join us at AIPLA's Spring Meeting at the Loews Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA.
AIPLA 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 CLE Webinar: Patents and Tribal Sovereign Immunity
January 23, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsIn this presentation, we will discuss the background of sovereign immunity, how it applies to Native American Tribes and their property interests, the various legal issues raised in the case to date, and predictions about the Supreme Court’s take on those issues.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Obviousness-Type Double Patenting and Related Conflicts That Jeopardize Patents and Patent Terms
February 6, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsThis webinar will also consider the complex topic of conflicting applications, including what issues to be aware of and how different jurisdictions including the US, JP, and the EU treat conflicting applications. Attendees can also look forward to an in-depth look into the efforts and issues presented by different groups working toward international harmonization.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Damages Case Law: 2018 Year in Review
February 12, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsThis webinar will provide a summary of important 2018 Supreme Court, Federal Circuit and District Court cases relating to the determination of patent damages in the United States and the role of damages consultants in United States patent litigation, including the watershed Supreme Court WesternGeco v. Ion decision, permitting recovery of lost profits damages for foreign sales under 35 U.S.C. 271(f)(2).