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AIPLA CLE Webinar: Introduction to the UPC
February 9, 2023 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM | Up to 90 CLE MinutesJune 1, 2023 is the current target date for the EU Unified Patent Court (UPC) to open and begin receiving cases. The UPC will have parallel territorial jurisdiction with national patent courts for all existing European Patents unless the patent owners “opt-out” of UPC jurisdiction. Learn all about revocation and infringement actions before the UPC as well as the respective course of these proceedings and the efficient management thereof. This webinar covers the intricacies of the different proceedings and provides strategies from a plaintiff’s and a defendant’s perspective. To put you in a position to select the jurisdiction that suits your needs best, similarities and differences between selected national proceedings and proceedings before the UPC will be pointed out.
CPM Webinar: Creating and Running an Ethical IP Law Firm Part 2 – Creating Firm Entity and Ownership; Determining Fees; Handling Client Money; Getting Paid; Record-Keeping Requirements; and Insurance
February 14, 2023 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM | No CLEWelcome to Part 2 of the Guide to creating and running an ethical IP Law Firm. This 90-minute webinar has something for those interested in starting their own practice as well as for those who may want to restructure or clean up an existing practice. Our two expert speakers will address a range of topics including the different types of organizational structures for law firms; who is allowed to own or partner in a law firm (answering questions for Patent Agents too!); common operational agreements; billing and determining your firm’s fees; trust account, record-keeping and banking practices; getting paid; and insurance considerations for your IP law firm.
AIPLA Virtual Water Cooler - February Meetup
February 15, 2023 3:00 PM to 4:00 PMAIPLA’s Committee on the Profession is inviting you to join us around the virtual water cooler for a quick break. Drop in and catch up with colleagues old and new at this informal networking meetup. All are welcome.
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AIPLA Advocacy Leads to USPTO Withdrawal of CLE for Patent Practitioners
February 3, 2023On January 26th, 2023, the USPTO adopted the interim final rule, without change, that was published in the Federal Register on November 14, 2022. The final rule eliminates the provisions of the Code of Federal Regulations related to voluntary continuing legal education (CLE) certification and recognition for registered patent practitioners and individuals granted limited recognition to practice in patent matters before USPTO.
AIPLA Comments on Expanding Opportunities to Appear Before the PTAB
January 27, 2023Arlington, VA. January 27, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments in response to the Request for Comments on Expanding Opportunities to Appear Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
AIPLA Comments on Expanding Admission Criteria for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases Before the USPTO
January 27, 2023Arlington, VA. January 27, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments in response to the Expanding Admission Criteria for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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Supreme Court Vacated and Remanded the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes and Mauritz, LP
February 24, 2022On February 24, 2022 the U.S. Supreme Court Vacated and Remanded the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes and Mauritz, LP. This ruling is consistent with the amicus brief filed by AIPLA on August 10, 2021.
Supreme Court Rules to Keep the Doctrine of Assignor Estoppel in Minerva v. Hologic
June 29, 2021On June 29, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to keep the doctrine of assignor estoppel, but with limits on its application. This ruling is consistent with the amicus brief filed by AIPLA on March 1, 2021.
Supreme Court Reverses and Vacates Federal Circuit in United States v. Arthrex, Inc.
June 21, 2021On June 21, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed and vacated the Federal Circuit decision, dividing 5-4 on the judgment in United States v. Arthrex, Inc. In this majority opinion, the Supreme Court held that the unreviewable authority wielded by Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) during inter partes review is constitutionally incompatible with their appointment by the Secretary of Commerce to an inferior office.
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