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PTAB Releases Update for Motion to Amend Study
March 14, 2019The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on March 13, 2019, published the fifth installment of its Motion to Amend Study, which tracks and analyzes all motions to amend filed in AIA trials through the end of September 2018.
Scott Boalick Named PTAB Chief Judge
March 13, 2019The USPTO has appointed Scott R. Boalick as Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
PTAB Designates Lectrosonics Decision Precedential
March 13, 2019The PTAB designated as precedential Lectrosonics, Inc. v. Zaxcom, Inc, an order which provides guidance and information regarding statutory and regulatory requirements for a motion to amend in light of Federal Circuit case law.
Upcoming Events Upcoming Events
2019 Trade Secret Law Summit - New York, NY
March 21 to 22, 2019Sign up for the AIPLA 2019 Trade Secret Law Summit at the American Express Company in New York City’s Financial District on March 21-22, 2019.
AIPLA Virtual Career Fair
April 18, 2019 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)The AIPLA Virtual Career Fair easily connects you – in real time – with employers from the comfort of your home or office via desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
AIPLA 2019 Spring Meeting
May 15 to 17, 2019Join us at AIPLA's Spring Meeting at the Loews Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA.
Upcoming WebinarsUpcoming Webinars
AIPLA CLE Webinar: RAPID RESPONSE: Copyright Clarified: Recent Supreme Court and Legislative Developments
March 19, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) | 1.0 CLE CreditsThe past six months have seen several major developments in U.S. copyright law, in both the judicial and legislative realms. This webinar brings you up to speed on what you need to know about each of them.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: USPTO 2019 Revised Guidance on Section 101 and Illustrative Examples
March 20, 2019 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsMs. June Cohan, Senior Legal Advisor in the Office of Patent Legal Administration at the USPTO will discuss the revised Guidance and provide selected USPTO examples and insights illustrating how the USPTO analyzes claims involving “laws of nature or natural phenomena,” “abstract ideas,” and “mental steps.” Marina Zalevsky, Chair of the AIPLA Section 101 Subcommittee of the Patent Law Committee, will discuss initial impressions of how Examiners have been applying the Guidance and its effect on practice.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Franchise 101 for IP Lawyers
March 26, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsOur distinguished panel will discuss the basics of franchising with an eye toward issues intellectual property attorneys may face in their practice, including when and how to recognize a franchise, the importance of trademarks and technology in franchising, and the basic requirements for franchising in the United States.