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Latest IP News More Updates
Licensee Retains Trademark Rights Despite Debtor-Licensor Rejection of Agreement in Bankruptcy
May 21, 2019Under § 365 of the Bankruptcy Code, a debtor-licensor's "rejection" of a contract operated as a breach of the contract and not as a rescission, the Supreme Court held May 20, 2019. Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, US, No. 17-1657, 5/22/2019.
Competitor Lacks Standing to Appeal PTAB Decision
May 21, 2019The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on May 13, 2019, held that AVX Corp., a manufacturer of electronic components, did not have standing to challenge the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's (PTAB) decision not to invalidate a competitor’s patent. AVX Corp. v. Presidio Components, Inc., Fed. Cir., No. 2018-1106, 5/13/19.
Arthritis Pain Reliever Vimovo Invalidated
May 16, 2019The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on May 15, 2019, invalidated two of Horizon Therapeutics PLC’s patents for arthritis pain reliever drug Vimovo.
Upcoming Events Upcoming Events
2019 Trademark Boot Camp
June 6 to 7, 2019 | 925 Minutes of CLEPump-up your trademark skills in only 2 days. Register now for the AIPLA 2019 Trademark Boot Camp in Arlington, VA on June 6-7, 2019.
2019 Electronic and Computer Patent Law Summit
June 11, 2019 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Central Daylight Time) | 380 CLE Minutes including 60 Ethics MinutesPatent practitioners should sign up for the 2019 AIPLA Electronic & Computer Patent Law Summit in Minneapolis, MN.
2019 PTAB Bench + Bar
June 27, 2019 1:00 PM to 5:15 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)Peek behind the PTAB curtain. Get an edge by engaging directly with PTAB & USPTO staff. Register today!
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: Medical Device Patent Portfolios – Strategic Considerations for 2009 and Beyond
June 19, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsPlease join our speakers to learn of important considerations for patent claiming in a challenging environment for diagnostic and software inventions and in view of regulatory and enforcement conditions, developing and evaluating, internally or by acquisition, medical device patent portfolios.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Statistics and Perspectives for Effective and Efficient Patent Prosecution
July 10, 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.