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AIPLA 2023 Mid-Winter Institute
January 31 to February 3, 2023
San Diego, CA, USA
A Post-Pandemic IP Workout: IP Through the Lens of Health, Sports, and Wellness
The past three years have been fertile ground for innovation. While we have been locked down during the Covid-19 pandemic, innovators have been bringing new products to market to help us cope with the challenges of isolation. We now have “gyms” that fit on our apartment walls and internet-connected bicycles that let us climb the Alps and take a leisurely spin through exotic locales. We have wearable technology that lets us monitor our fitness levels, heart rate, and EKGs. We even have doctors and patients now linked via telemedicine – a linkage that is facilitated by FitBits™ and video monitors.
In sports, we see new products that help athletes work at peak performance for longer periods of time. New tapes and adhesives, e.g., have been transformed into kinesiology tape to buttress our muscles. Satellite imaging and GPS tracking lets us map the progress of our daily runs and make videos to share on social media.
Each of us has been impacted by new technology that we use on a daily basis, and we have become dependent upon (and in some ways integrated with) these new tools. Tools that are subject to patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. Tools that capture our personal data and send it to the ephemeral “cloud.” Tools that integrate seamlessly and transparently with our cell phones and computers and that, often unknown to the user, pierce privacy veils.
Anyone living and working in the connected world is at least vaguely aware that we are living within the “internet of things.”
In light of this, the 2023 Midwinter meeting will look at the IP world through the lens of health, sport, and fitness technology. This lens will highlight ongoing challenges in patents, such as the scope of 35 U.S.C. §101. We will look at the intersection of Patents and Trademarks in the exercise system. We will review data protections through prisms made of telehealth and sports medicine. We will have all the usual information, but package it with practical perspectives that will help not only our professional world, but also our everyday lives.
At the end of the program, participants will leave having participated in sessions that highlight and review emerging issues in IP, and seen case-studies that used current products and services to highlight IP issues that impact how we exercise, play sports, and even how we are motivated to lead healthier and active lifestyles.
Registration is now open!
Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA
Single/Double Room Rate, $279 plus applicable taxes.
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AIPLA Comments on Expanding Opportunities to Appear Before the PTAB
January 27, 2023Arlington, VA. January 27, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments in response to the Request for Comments on Expanding Opportunities to Appear Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
AIPLA Comments on Expanding Admission Criteria for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases Before the USPTO
January 27, 2023Arlington, VA. January 27, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments in response to the Expanding Admission Criteria for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
AIPLA Files Amicus Brief in Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc. v. VIP Products LLC
January 20, 2023Arlington, VA. January 18, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc. v. VIP Products LLC (No. 22-148) supporting reversal and remand of the Ninth Circuit’s decision below. The case involves VIP’s “humorous” use of trademarks and trade dress owned by Jack Daniel’s in connection with a dog toy product.
AIPLA Advocacy and the USPTO Delaying Fee for Patent Applications Not Filed in DOCX Format
January 9, 2023AIPLA is pleased to report that based, in part, on its continued leadership in intellectual property advocacy, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has again delayed implementation of fees on patent applicants who do not file applications in a specific electronic filing format. The USPTO is delaying the effective date of this fee until April 3, 2023.
AIPLA Files Brief in Support of None of the Parties in Abitron Austria GmbH v. Hetronic International, Inc.
January 1, 2023Arlington, VA. January 1, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) filed a merits-stage amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Abitron Austria GmbH et al. v. Hetronic Int’l Inc., Case. No. 21-1043.