AIPLA 2021 Mid-Winter Institute
February 3 to 6, 2021
Lake Buena Vista, FL
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 2021 Mid-Winter Institute at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in in Lake Buena Vista, FL.
USPTO Grants Further Relief for Some Patent Fees and Deadlines
May 29, 2020The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on May 27, 2020, further extended the time to file certain patent-related documents and to pay certain required fees under its temporary authority provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
USPTO Proposes Rule Changing AIA Trial Rules on Institution and Responsive Briefing
May 28, 2020The proposed rule provides that if the Board institutes inter partes review, post-grant review, or transitional program for covered business method patents proceedings, trial will proceed on all challenged claims and on all grounds of unpatentability.
Man Secures Win in ‘Lawn Managers’ Trademark Case Against Ex-Wife
May 27, 2020The Eight Circuit on May 20, 2020, awarded a victory in a trademark infringement case to the owner of a Missouri lawn care company against his ex-wife’s lawn care company because her company continued using his mark after their post-divorce licensing agreement expired.
Copyright Office Calls for Changes to Section 512 Safe Harbor System
May 26, 2020The US Copyright Office on May 21, 2020, announced that it completed its public study to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the safe harbor provisions contained in section 512 of title 17, United States Code.
3rd Cir. Finds Programmer Abandoned Marketing Software Rights
May 21, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on May 18, 2020, held that computer programmer Peter Brownstein does not own a copyright stake in an updated ethnicity prediction program because he had relinquished his rights to the program.