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Arizona Appeals Court Reverses Unsealing of Goodyear Trade Secrets
December 10, 2019The Arizona Court of Appeals on November 26, 2019, reversed and remanded a trial court ruling which unsealed testing information concerning an alleged defect in a Goodyear tire model.
Lifescan Wins Blood Sugar Monitor Infringement Dispute
December 6, 2019
PTAB Incorrectly Invalidates Wireless Network Patent
December 5, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on November 22, 2019, held that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) incorrectly invalidated part of a wireless network patent when it used prohibited evidence as the basis for its conclusion.
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Legal Secretaries & Administrators Conference
December 16 to 17, 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.
AIPLA 2020 Mid-Winter Institute
January 29 to February 1, 2020Join 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 Mid-Winter Institute at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, AZ.
2020 Patent Prosecution Boot Camp - Seattle, WA
February 26 to 28, 2020The Patent Prosecution Boot Camp is a comprehensive, CLE-accredited seminar that includes instructional lecture-style sessions with practical tips on US and international patent preparation and prosecution, as well as hands-on interactive workshops that will walk you through drafting claims and responding to office actions.
Upcoming WebinarsUpcoming Webinars
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Constitutionality of Protecting Product Designs Both as Design Patents and as Trade Dress
December 10, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsTraditionally, product designs have been protected both as design patents and trade dress. But should different intellectual property law regimes protect the same features of a product consecutively or even concurrently? Both the Constitution's Patent/Copyright Clause (Art. I//8/8) and its Commerce Clause (Art. 1/8/3) probably can provide such protection. But can they both really coexist? Ken Germain asserts that the PC Cl. trumps the Commerce Cl., so that only one type of IP protection is available; Rich Stockton asserts that coexistence is allowable and appropriate. A spirted collegial debate will ensue!
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Doctrine Of Equivalents And Estoppel In Biotech: What Is There To Lose Or Gain?
December 18, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsOur speakers will present very insightful views on the subject. Kevin Noonan, a celebrated blogger with Patent Docs will bring his extensive and critical blogger views and Amanda Murphy, a partner at Finnegan, will focus on prosecution strategies. Both speakers are bound to share significant experience and answer questions in a very insightful way.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Recent Developments in Design Patent Law
January 15, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsAfter a widely-reported global design rights battle between technology giants Apple and Samsung, design rights have been thrust into the spotlight more prominently than ever before. Our speakers will provide an update on recent developments on design rights, including a focus on several recent Federal Circuit decisions. Join us for this important webinar.