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Where Are We Now?: Understanding Minerva and Assignor Estoppel for Patent Assignments
August 25, 2022 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
90 minutes of CLE
An in-depth look at the impact of last year’s Supreme Court decision on assignor estoppel, Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc. (2021). That case opened a veritable Pandora’s box of new possibilities when drafting assignments and other contracts affecting ownership of patent rights, complicating how such agreements are negotiated and how attorneys advise clients about such matters. Join us to explore how best to navigate the traps for the unwary that can arise post-Minerva. We will review Minerva’s key holdings, its impact for future cases, and practical considerations for patent assignments going forward.
Austen Zuege, Westman, Champlin & Koehler, P.A.
Jeanette Roorda, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
This event is free to AIPLA members who are not requesting CLE. Standard webinar pricing applies to those requesting CLE. CLE is included for our All Access Pass holders and Corporate Subscribers.
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AIPLA Files Brief In Support of Neither Party Regarding Order Setting Schedule for Director Review
August 5, 2022On August 4, AIPLA filed an amicus brief in the two PTAB cases of OpenSky Industries, LLC, Patent Quality Assurance, LLC, and Intel Corporation v. VLSI Technology LLC, which USPTO Director Vidal has taken up to address what actions the USPTO Director should take when faced with assertions of an abuse of process or conduct that otherwise thwarts, as opposed to advances, the goals of the Office and/or the AIA. AIPLA’s brief argues that the review procedures implemented in these proceedings are adequate to address the rare instances of alleged abuse of process or alleged conduct contrary to the goals of the Office and/or the AIA.
AIPLA Comments to ACUS on Patent Small Claims Court
July 13, 2022On July 5, the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments as proposed by the Administrative Office of the US Courts on a potential small claims patent court or small claims patent proceeding and its impacts. AIPLA addressed nine proposed questions and will continue to study these issues.
AIPLA Comments on the USPTO in Response to the Interim Process for Director Review
July 13, 2022On July 11, the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) offered its initial views to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) in response to the Interim Process for PTAB Director Review. AIPLA appreciates the USPTO’s focus on improving fairness to all parties and achieving greater consistency and predictability in these proceedings.
JOINT STATEMENT ON THE WTO's DECISION
June 23, 2022On June 23, 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 the World Trade Organization's (WTO) decision regarding the proposed TRIPs waiver compromise.
AIPLA Asks Supreme Court to Address the Role of Transformativeness in the Copyright Fair Use Analysis
June 20, 2022AIPLA files a brief in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts v. Goldsmith, a case that addresses the role of transformativeness in the copyright fair use analysis.