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.
Fed. Cir. Restores Data Transmission Patent
November 19, 2019The Federal Circuit on November 15, 2019, ruled that a district court erred when it found KPN N.V.'s data transmission systems patent unpatentable as an abstract idea.
USPTO Installs Security Enhancements to Private PAIR
November 18, 2019The US Patent and Trademark Office has installed security enhancements to Private PAIR.
Fed. Cir. Vacates and Remands Piping Trademark Dispute
November 18, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on November 13, 2019, reversed a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) decision that dismissed Texas-based Galperti Inc.’s attempt to cancel Italy-based Galperti Srl’s mark.
Fed. Cir. Reverses Columbia Sportswear Design Patent Infringement Win
November 15, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on November 13, 2019, reversed Columbia Sportswear’s win in a patent infringement case regarding its design patent for a waved-pattern design used in cold-weather products like gloves and coats.
Mrs. Fields Defeats Preliminary Injunction in Popcorn Trademark License Dispute
November 13, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on November 7, 2019, reversed a preliminary injunction requiring Mrs. Fields Franchising LLC to continue a trademark licensing agreement allowing MFGPC the exclusive use of the “Mrs. Fields” trademark on popcorn products.