AIPLA 2020 Annual Meeting

October 22 to 24, 2020


National Harbor, MD

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 Annual Meeting at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC. 

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  • Donald-Dunner-400x200 Donald Dunner Passes Away at 88

    October 18, 2019

    Donald R. Dunner, the renowned patent attorney and name partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, passed away on October 16, 2019, at the age of 88.
  • Learning-400x200 Learn How Examiners Approach Unity of Invention

    October 17, 2019

    The US Patent & Trademark Office will host a Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course titled “Unity of Invention” on December 10, 11, and 12, 2019.
  • PTAB PTAB Designates Two Decisions as Informative

    October 16, 2019

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board designated two decisions regarding design choice as informative.
  • Energy-Drinks-400x200 Fed. Cir. Invalidates FUSION Energy Drink Trademark

    October 14, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on October 10, 2019, upheld a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) ruling which canceled Brazilian beverage company Cervejaria Petropolis SA’s FUSION trademark at the request of Ambev SA.
  • USPTO-Charts-400 Patent Office Lowers First Action, Total Pendency

    October 11, 2019

    The US Patent and Trademark Office on October 9, 2019, announced that it achieved its patent examination pendency goals of reducing first office action times to under 15 months, and reducing total pendency times to under 24 months.