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Upcoming WebinarsUpcoming Webinars
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Novelties About Novelty and Obviousness Even for Experienced Patent Prosecutors
January 28, 2021 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM | 1.5 CLE Credits AvailableMore than 50-year-experience of the speakers in US and EP prosecution and litigation forms the basis of this Webinar series. The series, including five individual Webinars, draws a metaphoric bow from patent eligibility via examination and appeal to post-grant proceedings and litigation. The articles and rules of the respective laws lead to a bunch of practical concrete examples and stories illustrating the hurdles a prosecutor in each jurisdiction has to overcome. The speakers are happy to share their own experience but also provide concrete support for attendees of the Webinar.
AIPLA/ChIPs Joint Virtual Event - How To Up Your Wardrobe Game for Zoom
February 9, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMVideo meetings all day. Working from home and managing the rest of your life at the same time. Even though life is crazy, step away from the sweats! You know the right clothing can foster confidence. It can help you feel strong and project an executive presence. But how the heck do you do that for Zoom? Nancy will share practical strategies and tips for dressing to up your Zoom game and to feel better overall.
AIPLA Practice Innovation Webinar Series: Law Firm Patent Practice Innovation
February 16, 2021 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM | No CLE creditsForward-thinking patent practice leaders discuss technology procurement and implementation, modern fee structures, and operations innovations around lean practice management, staffing, and strategic outsourcing.
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AIPLA Comments on Draft Implementation Rules of the Chinese Patent Law
January 10, 2021The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Draft Implementation Rules of the Chinese Patent Law. Attached is a table listing our detailed comments, some of which are also summarized in the file download section.
AIPLA Comments on Proposed Continuing Legal Education Guidelines
January 8, 2021AIPLA filed a response to the USPTO’s request for comments on proposed continuing legal education guidelines objecting to ongoing efforts by the USPTO to institute a de facto federal CLE requirement and reporting system, noting that the biennial registration requirements and reporting systems are unnecessary and may lead to an active practitioner fee. AIPLA also expressed concern that the proposal would eventually result in a mandatory CLE program requiring a costly infrastructure which would ultimately result in fees increases to support it. AIPLA expressed further concern that the rulemaking efforts may not have complied with rulemaking requirements.
AIPLA Congratulates Lisa K. Jorgenson on her appointment as a Deputy Director General at WIPO
December 6, 2020On December 3, 2020 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Daren Tang announced the newly appointed Deputy Directors General and Assistant Directors General, including former AIPLA Executive Director Lisa K. Jorgenson who will serve as Deputy Director General, Patents and Technology Center. Ms. Jorgenson will assume her new duties beginning January 1, 2021. For more information about WIPO, please visit www.wipo.int
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AIPLA Virtual Water Cooler - Monthly Meetups
November 19, 2020 to January 21, 2021Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 3 pm eastern/ noon pacific at the "Water Cooler".
AIPLA 2021 Spring Meeting
May 12 to 14, 2021Join 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 2021 Spring Meeting at the Westin Seattle in in Seattle, WA.
2021 Annual Meeting
October 28 to 30, 2021Join us at the Gaylord National Harbor for our Annual Meeting, bringing nearly 2,000 professionals together to learn, grow, and share all things intellectual property law.
AIPLA Direct More Updates
Supreme Court Will Decide If PTAB Violates Appointments Clause
October 13, 2020On October 13, 2020, the Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, as created by the AIA, violates the Appointments Clause in Article II of the Constitution. The Court granted certiorari in three consolidated cases (United States v. Arthrex, Inc., et al. 19-1434; Smith & Nephew, Inc., et al. v. Arthrex, Inc., et al., 19-1452; and Arthrex, Inc., v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., et al., 19-1458), but limited its review to two specific questions
AIPLA Q&A with Senator Chris Coons
August 4, 2020In this edition of AIPLA Direct Live, AIPLA President Barbara A. Fiacco asks the Honorable Chris Coons, United States Senator from Delaware, about the state of the intellectual property landscape.
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.