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AIPLA’s Annual Meeting is the can’t-miss gathering of intellectual property (IP) professionals each year.
This year we are excited to expand the reach of this event by creating an immersive digital experience that brings all the
distinguished speakers, networking opportunities and excitement straight to you.
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Upcoming WebinarsUpcoming Webinars
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Tackling Counterfeiting with the Government in on the Blitz
October 7, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM | 1.5 CLE Credits AvailableOur panelists from private practice, in-house and the government will bring the audience up to speed on the latest developments in the world of anti-counterfeiting including the proliferation of counterfeiting in the online space. Brand owners and their counsel will learn about both judicial and extra-judicial approaches to tackling this growing scourge, which jeopardizes the health, safety and welfare of American consumers, workers and companies.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Prior art after AIA: Part 1
October 14, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM | 1.5 CLE Credits AvailableIt has been almost two years since the Supreme Court decision in Helsinn on whether private sales by an inventor more than one-year before the first filing date remain prior art after the AIA. District courts have started to grapple with the impact of Helsinn on related question about on-sale prior art and are coming up with different answers for different fact patterns. Learn from the authors of the Prior Art After the AIA Guidebook how to spot these kinds of on sale issues, and how to do your best to avoid having one backfire on you or your clients.
Latest IP News More Updates
USPTO fee changes effective October 2, 2020
September 22, 2020The USPTO published a Final Rule on August 3, 2020 in a Federal Register Notice, announcing fee changes that take effect October 2, 2020. The Final Rule includes an approximate 5-10% increase to most fees impacted by the rule, with some larger increases, notably in issue and maintenance fees, maintenance late fees, and PTAB fees. Four fees were discontinued.
Shira Perlmutter Is Named Register of Copyrights
September 22, 2020AIPLA congratulates Shira Perlmutter on her appointment as the 14th Register of Copyrights. Her extensive experience in intellectual property law will be a tremendous benefit to the Office.
Employees’ Access to Files Thwarts Claim Under Anti-Hacking Law
September 11, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on September 9, 2020, held that two former Royal Truck & Trailer Sales & Service Inc. employees didn’t violate the anti-hacking Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by forwarding and misusing confidential company information because they had permission to access it.
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AIPLA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
October 22 to 30, 2020The AIPLA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting is your platform to learn, network, and plot the next steps in your career as you find ways to unlock your potential.
AIPLA Direct More Updates
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.
SCOTUS Rules That Addition of “.com” to a Generic Term Can Create a Trademark
June 30, 2020On June 30, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the addition of “.com” to a generic term can create a protectable trademark, affirming a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V., U.S., No. 19-46. In doing so, the Court rejected the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) "nearly per se rule" that when a generic term is combined with a generic top-level domain the resulting combination is generic.