• 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 Credits

    After 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.
  • 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 Credits

    After 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.

 

 

News

  • Energy-Drinks-400x200 Fed. Cir. Invalidates FUSION Energy Drink Trademark

    October 14, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on October 10, 2019, upheld a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) ruling which canceled Brazilian beverage company Cervejaria Petropolis SA’s FUSION trademark at the request of Ambev SA.
  • USPTO-Charts-400 Patent Office Lowers First Action, Total Pendency

    October 11, 2019

    The US Patent and Trademark Office on October 9, 2019, announced that it achieved its patent examination pendency goals of reducing first office action times to under 15 months, and reducing total pendency times to under 24 months.
  • Facebook-400 Facebook Awarded Costs After Winning Patent Case Dismissal

    October 10, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on October 9, 2019, held that Facebook Inc. was properly awarded $4,424.00 in costs after it “rebuffed” a patent infringement case by convincing the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to invalidate patent claims relating to advertising software.
  • Fridge PTAB Wrongly Blocked Bid to Correct Patent

    October 3, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on October 1, 2019, held that the US Patent and Trademark Office abused its discretion when it rejected Honeywell International Inc.'s request to correct a mistake in its refrigeration system patent.
  • USPTO Crest AIPLA Testifies on Proposed Trademark Fees

    September 26, 2019

    AIPLA President Sheldon H. Klein, on September 23, 2019, testified during the USPTO’s Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) public hearing on proposed trademark fee adjustments.