2023 Mid-Winter Institute
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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 with case studies like the Peloton™ 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.
Would you like to hear the stories of things like the Peleton™ and Tonal™ that brings virtual reality to the exercise world? 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.
Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA
Single/Double Room Rate, $279 plus applicable taxes.
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AIPLA Issues Statement on Senator Thom Tillis's Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2022
September 30, 2022ARLINGTON, Virginia, August 3, 2022 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) released the following statement on the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2022 introduced by Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC):
AIPLA Issues Statement Following the Passing of Former Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters
September 30, 2022ARLINGTON, VA. September 30, 2022 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) released the following statement in response to the passing of former Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters on September 29, 2022
AIPLA Files Brief in Support of Petition for Certiorari in Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc. v. VIP Products LLC
September 21, 2022Arlington, VA. September 16, 2022,- The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) filed an amicus brief in support of the Petition for Certiorari currently pending before the Supreme Court in Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc. v. VIP Products LLC, No. 22-148. The decision below, decided by the Ninth Circuit, involved the unauthorized use of trademarks and trade dress owned by Jack Daniel’s in connection with a dog toy product that purportedly parodied the Jack Daniel’s brand. Jack Daniel’s claimed that the dog toys infringed its rights under the Lanham Act. However, the Ninth Circuit held that the First Amendment protects all “humorous” or parodic uses of others’ trademarks regardless of the nature of the underlying product, becoming the first court to apply such protections outside of Lanham Act disputes involving artistic works.
AIPLA Files Comments on Proposed Final Pretrial Conference Pilot and Order
September 7, 2022Arlington, VA. August 26, 2022 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) filed comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) on the proposed pilot program for instituting a Final Pretrial Conference (PFC) requirement in certain TTAB opposition and cancellation proceedings. Overall, AIPLA supports the pilot program to give the TTAB an opportunity to evaluate its potential effectiveness, recognizing the burden placed on TTAB Administrative Judges and staff when cases with large records are presented for decision. Therefore, AIPLA supports the TTAB in studying and evaluating ways to make these cases more efficient.
AIPLA Files Comments on China’s Draft Provisions Prohibiting Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights to Exclude or Restrict Competition
August 24, 2022Arlington, VA. August 24, 2022 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) filed comments on Draft Provisions Prohibiting Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights to Exclude or Restrict Competition issued by China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (Draft Provisions). The comments point out that AIPLA generally believes intellectual property rights (IPR) should not be enforced beyond their effective term limits, given the efficient market realities of portfolio licensing, but recommends the Draft Provisions explicitly permit parties to establish license agreements that license an entire portfolio of IPR, notwithstanding the fact that certain IPRs may expire or be found invalid during the term of an agreement.