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.
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 were barred by a covenant not to sue, and found that the covenant was not superseded by a later agreement involving the same patent.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.