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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  • Double Dare Viacom ‘Double Dare’ Trademark Declaration Will Have to Wait

    August 22, 2019

    The US District Court for the Southern District of New York held that Viacom’s request for declaration of its “Double Dare” trademark was too premature to be heard, as the alleged harm from Armstrong Interactive’s trademark registration applications was too speculative.
  • PC Toolbar Courts Must Settle Claims Construction Dispute Pre-Dismissal

    August 20, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on August 16, 2019, held that the District Court for the Northern District of California erred when it dismissed a patent infringement case based on patent ineligibility without first settling a claim construction dispute.
  • Dog Invalidity Finding Affirmed for Dog Gene Patent

    August 16, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on August 9, 2019, held that the University of Bern, a Swiss university, could not claim sovereign immunity to stop a challenge to its patent related to the detection of a mutation in dog DNA.
  • Lawnmower Lawnmower Steering Patent Invalidation Reversed by Federal Circuit

    August 15, 2019

    The Federal Circuit on August 12, 2019, reversed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) invalidation of patent claims covering a lawnmower steering mechanism, holding that the Board’s decision was “predicated on its incorrect claim construction” of the term “mechanical control assembly.”
  • Networking Federal Circuit Rules for AT&T in Networking Patent Dispute

    August 13, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on August 12, 2019, affirmed a lower court’s ruling that AT&T Mobility LLC and Ericsson Inc. didn’t infringe Iridescent Networks Inc.’s networking patent.