AIPLA 2020 Spring Meeting
May 6 to 8, 2020
San Antonio, TX
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 Spring Meeting at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, TX.
PTAB Publishes Consolidated Edition of AIA Trial Practice Guide
November 22, 2019The US Patent and Trademark Office on November 20, 2019, published a new, consolidated edition of the Patent Trial Practice Guide that incorporates updates released in August 2018 and July 2019 into the original August 2012 Practice Guide.
Netflix Escapes ‘Narcos’ Copyright Suit
November 21, 2019The US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on November 8, 2019, held that Netflix Inc.'s hit show “Narcos” did not copy protectable portions of a Colombian journalist’s memoirs about her affair with Pablo Escobar.
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.