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AIPLA 2021 Spring Meeting
May 10 to 14, 2021
We're looking for a great week of learning, sharing, and connecting. We are bringing together 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 Virtual Spring Meeting. Scheduled from Monday, May 10 to Friday, May 14, the Spring Meeting has topics of interest to a wide range of IP practice. And don't worry, we'll be back in Seattle for the 2023 Spring Meeting.
View the SCHEDULE AT A GLANCETopics and sessions include:
- Filing Requirements with Inventors in Multiple Countries
- An Update on Special Programsfrom the USPTO
- Patent Prosecution: PCT, Ex Parte Appeals, and Overcoming Obviousness
- Copyright and Music Sampling,
- Trademark Application Best Practices
- The Intersection Between Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation
- IP Lessons of the Pandemic and Leading Your Team and Litigating Cases in a Post Covid-19 World
- IP in the Supreme Court: A Review of Recent Decisions
- Design Patent Litigation in District Courts
- Interplay between District Court and PTAB Litigation
- ETHICS: Cannabis and the Law
- Who Decides Role of Judges and Juries in IP Cases
- Patent Pools in the Age of IoTs, 5G and NextGen Video Codecs: The Impact of FTC v. Qualcomm
- Copyright and Fan Fiction Cosplay
- Recent Impact of Supreme Court Trademark Decisions, and the USPTO’s Use of Failure-to-Function and Ornamentation Refusal
- ETHICS: Civility, Professionalism and Mental Health in Difficult Times
- Trade Secret: Using Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright to Preserve and Protect Trade Secrets and Balancing Privacy and Protection
- Biotechnology and Chemical Arts Patent Law Update
- Corporate Practice: Remote Notary Services, IP Protection in a Work-From-Home World, IP and Distressed Companies, and Data,Data Everywhere
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AIPLA Submits Comments to EPO on 2022 Revised Guidelines for Examination
May 13, 2022On April 8, AIPLA Submitted comments to the European Patent Office (EPO) on their revised 2022 Guidelines for Examination. AIPLA welcomes the current effort of the EPO to collect comments from stakeholders regarding changes to said Guidelines. We hope that our views will assist the EPO in its process of revising its Guidelines to benefit all stakeholders rather than place unnecessary burdens on them.
JOINT STATEMENT ON TENTATIVE TRIPS WAIVER COMPROMISE
March 28, 2022On March 24, AIPLA, along with the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), Licensing Executives Society USA & Canada, and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) issued a joint statement on the tentative TRIPs Waiver Compromise.
AIPLA Submits Comments to the USPTO Notice of the Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response Pilot Program.
March 8, 2022On March 7, AIPLA submitted comments on the recent USPTO Notice of the Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response Pilot Program. AIPLA provided a number of suggestions for the Office's consideration on improvements or clarifications to the pilot program.
Supreme Court Vacated and Remanded the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes and Mauritz, LP
February 24, 2022On February 24, 2022 the U.S. Supreme Court Vacated and Remanded the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes and Mauritz, LP. This ruling is consistent with the amicus brief filed by AIPLA on August 10, 2021.
AIPLA Submits Comments to US Copyright Office Pursuant to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Copyright Claims Board - Active Proceedings and Evidence
February 10, 2022On February 7, 2022, AIPLA submitted comments in response to the U.S. Copyright Office Notice of Proposed Rulemaking related to practice procedures before the Copyright Claims Board. AIPLA noted that the success of the CASE Act will turn in significant part on the simplicity and accessibility of the trial procedures. We commended the Office for its efforts to develop user-friendly Copyright Claims Board (“CCB”) procedures. AIPLA offered responses and comments to certain of the questions and rules raised by the Office in the Notice with regard to the management of parties; the management of the proceedings; discovery; evidence; hearings; and, post-determination proceedings.