AIPLA 2020 Mid-Winter Institute
January 29 to February 1, 2020
20/20 Vision – How Will the IP System Adapt to a Changing World?
Join 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.
The next decade will bring waves of emerging technology stretching the bounds and constructs of our IP system, and sparking new regimes of IP specialization. What are the challenges we will face and how will the IP system adapt? Technology will not only challenge the IP system, but will also enhance it with tools such as big data, AI, blockchain and others that will transform our practice.
Taking a step back from a more traditional discussion of specific areas of IP practice, Mid-Winter 2020 will consider the challenges and opportunities in a look ahead from the perspectives of the bench, government agencies, industry and IP practitioners.
Registration Opens November 15, 2019!
Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
1-866-837-4156 or go to https://wildhorsepass.com/destinations/sheraton-grand-resort/
Single/Double Room Rate: $289 plus tax
Room Cut Off - January 6, 2020
The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is designed to be an authentic representation of the Gila River Indian Community’s heritage and culture. Conveniently located 11 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on the Gila River Indian Community, the resort offers guests a full recreational, cultural and inspirational experience. The architecture, art and legends of the Pima and Maricopa people are celebrated in every detail imaginable, indoors and out. Located in the Sonoran Desert on an expanse of rugged Arizona landscape where ancient vistas, mountains and roaming wild horses remain untouched, this unique resort includes 36-holes of championship Troon® Golf, Arizona’s only spa located on a Native American reservation, Forbes Four-Star Aji spa, featuring Native American-inspired treatments and Koli, an onsite equestrian center.
A true destination resort, the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass offers four restaurants including the signature restaurant Kai, meaning “Seed” in Pima, which is the only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star dining experience in Arizona. Guests can also enjoy the many swimming pools with cascading waterfalls, a waterslide designed after the ancient Casa Grande Ruins, kayaking and other Riverboat Adventures on the Gila River and a boat cruise to nearby attractions.
Apply by January 26 for USPTO Examination of Ranges Course
January 24, 2020The US Patent and Trademark Office will brief users on recent examination practice and procedure guidance related to examination of ranges during its Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course Examination of Ranges on February 11, 12, or 13.
Nidec Zooms Over Patent Infringement Claims in Fed. Cir.
January 23, 2020The Federal Circuit on January 10, 2020, held that patent infringement claims against Japanese electric motor manufacturer Nidec Corp. were barred by a covenant not to sue, and found that the covenant was not superseded by a later agreement involving the same patent.
CBS Captures Win in Podcasting Patent Infringement Squabble
January 22, 2020CBS Corp. won’t have to pay a $1.3 million infringement award because a podcasting patent was invalidated by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the Federal Circuit said on January 10, 2020.
Hospira Loses Appeal of Sedative Patent Invalidity Decision
January 20, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 9, 2020, affirmed the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois’s ruling which held that a claim of Hospira’s Precedex Premix sedative was invalid for obviousness.
USPTO Toolkit Now Available for Those New to PTAB Proceedings
January 17, 2020The US Patent and Trademark Office on January 15, 2020, released a “New to PTAB” toolkit now available on the PTAB webpage of the USPTO website.