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CPM Webinar: The EU Unified Patent Court is opening: To be in or to opt-out?
December 7, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Free for AIPLA Members !
April 1st 2023 is the current target date for the EU Unified Patent Court (UPC) to open and begin receiving cases. The UPC will have parallel territorial jurisdiction with national patent courts for all existing European Patents unless the patent owners “opt-out” of UPC jurisdiction. Learn the implications of the new system, how to opt-out, and some considerations in deciding whether to opt-out; and receive strategic tips for handling your European Patent portfolio.
Presented by: John Pegram, Fish & Richardson, PC and Sofia Santoro, Società Italiana Brevetti. Moderated by: Adrian Eggen, Philip Morris Products
AIPLA Comments on USPTO’s Diversion Program
November 10, 2022Arlington, VA. November 7, 2022 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office on the Office of Enrollment and Discipline’s (OED) Diversion Pilot Program.
AIPLA Announces New Board Members and Award Recipients at 2022 Annual Meeting
November 1, 2022ARLINGTON, Virginia, November 1, 2022 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) hosted the 2022 Annual Meeting from October 27-29, 2022 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, where new board members were sworn in for the 2022-2023 year and eight awards were presented to deserving recipients.
AIPLA Comments to USPTO on Subject Matter Guidance
October 21, 2022Arlington, VA. October 21, 2022 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office on the Office’s guidance on patent subject matter eligibility under Section 101 of the Patent Act.
AIPLA Comments on Director Review, Precedential Opinion Panel Review, and Internal Circulation and Review of PTAB Decisions
October 21, 2022Arlington, VA. October 21, 2022 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) offered its response to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) regarding the USPTO’s Request for Comments on Director Review, Precedential Opinion Panel Review, and Internal Circulation and Review of Patent Trial and Appeal Board Decisions.
USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program Applicant Designs Her Way to Success
October 20, 2022The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is committed to increasing inventor diversity, improving equity in the innovation ecosystem, stimulating the national economy, creating jobs, and ensuring America’s competitiveness. The Patent Pro Bono Program is one of the primary tools the USPTO has to meet these goals and to ensure financially underserved communities can access the patent system. The impact of the Patent Pro Bono Program entirely depends on volunteer services from practitioners like yourself, who can directly make a difference in someone’s life.