Postponed: AIPLA's Women in IP Law Committee 2020 Annual Global Networking Event
April 2, 2020
Former Student Inventor Can’t Cash In on Adviser’s Sale of Business
April 6, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on March 27, 2020, held that a former grad student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who helped discover a patented process that made his academic adviser $5 million wasn’t entitled to proceeds from the sale.
USPTO Waives Original Handwritten Signature Requirement Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak
April 3, 2020The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in a March 30, 2020, Federal Register notice, announced that it is waiving its original handwritten signature requirement.
Copyright Office Announces Temporary Changes to Certain Timing Provisions
April 2, 2020The US Copyright Office on March 31, 2020, announced that it will adjust certain deadlines relating to copyright registration and notices of termination in specific cases for persons unable to comply due to the COVID-19 national emergency.
USPTO Extends Certain Patent and Trademark Related Deadlines Under the CARES Act
April 1, 2020The USPTO, on March 31, 2020, announced extensions to the time allowed to file certain patent and trademark-related documents and to pay certain required fees.
PTAB Designates Two Decisions as Precedential
March 31, 2020The USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board on March 24, 2020, designated two decisions as precedential.