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AIPLA CLE Webinar: Patent and Trademark Protection in Latin America
August 18, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsHear from key speakers from various Latin American countries as they discuss the various considerations you need to consider with respect to patent and trademark protection in their jurisdictions.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Comparison of the USPTO Patent Prosecution Process and the EPO Patent Prosecution Process Part 2
August 27, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsThis webinar provides a review of some of the differences between practice before the USPTO and before the EPO. It also attempts to provide some guidance to patent prosecutors to help them avoid some prosecution pitfalls in both jurisdictions.
Latest IP News More Updates
Printing Plate Patent Application Rejection Affirmed by Fed. Cir.
August 14, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on August 11, 2020, affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) obviousness rejection of an application for a patent on a durable printing plate.
10th Cir. Rules That Michaels Not Liable for ‘Knockoff’ Planner
August 13, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on August 12, 2020, ruled in favor of Michaels Stores Inc. against claims that it infringed LifePlanner’s registered compilation copyright and unregistered trade dress for its popular personal organizer.
Qualcomm Wins Appeal in Antitrust Suit
August 12, 2020The Ninth Circuit on August 11, 2020, vacated a 2019 ruling that held that Qualcomm was charging phone makers “unreasonably high” licensing fees and thwarting competition.
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AIPLA Virtual Water Cooler - Weekly Webinar Series
July 2 to August 27, 2020Join us every Thursday in July and August at 3 pm eastern/ noon pacific at the "Water Cooler".
AIPLA 2020 Trade Secret Law Summit - Weekly Webinar Series
August 12 to September 2, 2020 | Each Session is eligible for 90 minutes of CLE where applicableFor the first time in this event's history, we are switching to an immersive virtual experience. The 2020 Trade Secret Law Summit will be presented in four easy-to-schedule-around sessions that you can join from your computer or mobile device.
2020 VIRTUAL PTAB Bench + Bar
August 20, 2020 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)Engage Directly with PTAB Leaders and Judges. Gain an edge by learning about the latest at the PTAB. Register today!
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.