Serving the Creative and Legal CommunitiesRenew Today!
Latest IP News More Updates
USPTO to Host Apollo 50 Event
July 19, 2019The US Patent and Trademark Office will host its “Apollo 50: The role of intellectual property in space commerce” event on July 23, 2-4:30 pm EST at its headquarters in Alexandria, VA.
PTAB Publishes Update to AIA Trial Practice Guide
July 18, 2019The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on July 15, 2019, published a second update to the AIA Trial Practice Guide (TPG) containing additional guidance about trial practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
New Examination Guide on Specimen Examination
July 16, 2019The United States Patent & Trademark Office published a new examination guide titled, "Examination of Specimens for Use in Commerce: Digitally Created or Altered and Mockup Specimens."
Upcoming Events Upcoming Events
2019 Patent Cooperation Treaty Seminar
July 22 to 23, 2019The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar is a "Nuts and Bolts" training program for paralegals, paralegal managers, and legal staff.
Legal Secretaries & Administrators Conference
July 29 to 30, 2019This two-day conference, which has been a cooperative effort with AIPLA and the United States Patent & Trademark Office, for 40 years, is an ongoing outreach program that debuted in 1979. It is the premiere source of help and information for hundreds of office administrators, paralegals, and legal secretaries.
Design Rights Boot Camp
August 5 to 6, 2019The Design Rights Boot Camp is a first of its kind two-day comprehensive CLE program designed for both new and experienced IP practitioners who wish to learn about protecting and enforcing designs in all areas of IP, including design patents, copyright and trademark dress.
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 Front & Center Webinar Series: What In-House Counsel is Looking for in an Outside Counsel Pitch
July 23, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)This program will explore how to elicit the information you need from outside counsel and how to respond to give a company’s in-house counsel the information they need. This will be done within the context of a hypothetical Request for Proposal (RFP) and in-person pitch, using a panel of in-house experts to evaluate and assess the pitch.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Cyber-Security and Data Privacy in the IP World: What You Need to Know About the Intersection of Cyber-Security, Data Privacy and IP Law
July 30, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsThis webinar will cover issues at the intersection of IP, cyber-security and data privacy, including GDPR compliance, understanding of its requirements, penalties, and impact on the IP world. The webinar will also focus on what IP law firms must know about drafting a cyber-security policy.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Peace, Love, and Litigation: Strategies for Defusing Unnecessary Disputes and Reducing Costs
August 6, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsIn particular, the panel will cover topics such as overcoming obstacles to full participation in the invention mining and IP protection process; how current on-sale bar, public use, and grace period jurisprudence affect best practices for in-house counsel; and legislative and PTO updates about pending IP bills and expected PTO rule changes.