2024 Legal Secretaries & Administrators Conference

May 21 to 22, 2024

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VIRTUAL

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Fee: FREE - Registration Required
Registration closes May 20, 2024 at 5:30 PM

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Increase Your Expertise in Navigating USPTO Operations 

It can be hard to stay on top of the latest news, procedures, and tools. The Legal Secretaries and Administrators conference can assist. This conference is designed for paralegals, administrators, and other office specialists to hear directly from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This two-day virtual program provides a comprehensive overview of new features and services, best practices for streamlining procedures, and opportunities to ask questions and hear directly from the USPTO.

 

This program is presented by AIPLA and the USPTO. This event is a key resource to keep you up-to-date on operational matters at the Office and may assist you in your everyday tasks and responsibilities. 

 

 

Will include presentations from the following USPTO organizations:

Office of Information Technology for Patents (OITP)
Office of Patent Application Processing (OPAP)
Office of Data Management (ODM)
Office of Patent Legal Administration (OPLA)
Office of Administrative Services (OAS): Assignment Recordation Branch (ARB)
Office of Petitions (OPET)
Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks (TM)
Office of International Patent Cooperation (OIPC): International Patent Legal Administration (IPLA)
Office of International Patent Cooperation (OIPC): International Outreach and Administration (IOA)
Office of Patents Stakeholder Experience (OPSE)

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News

  • AIPLA Comments on Inventorship Guidance for AI-Assisted Inventions

    May 15, 2024

    Arlington, VA. May 10, 2024 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to the USPTO in response to the recently-published Inventorship Guidance for AI-Assisted Inventions.
  • USPTO Building AIPLA Comments to USPTO on Unlocking the Full Potential of Intellectual Property by Translating More Innovation to the Marketplace

    May 14, 2024

    Arlington, VA. May 14, 2024 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments in response to the USPTO’s Request for Comment regarding Unlocking the Full Potential of Intellectual Property by Translating More Innovation to the Marketplace.
  • AIPLA Files Amicus Brief in REGENXBIO Inc. v. Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.

    May 14, 2024

    Arlington, VA. May 10, 2024 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) filed an amicus brief in support of neither party with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in REGENXBIO Inc. v. Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., a case on appeal from the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. The district court held that cultured host cells containing a recombinant nucleic acid molecule were not eligible for patent protection under Section 101 of the Patent Act because the individual nucleic acid sequences used in the recombinant molecule were not modified or changed from their naturally occurring state.
  • Supreme Court Affirms Eleventh Circuit’s Ruling in Warner Chappell Music, Inc. v. Sherman Nealy

    May 9, 2024

    On May 9, 2024, the Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision in Warner Chappell Music, Inc., et al. v. Sherman Nealy, et al., affirming the Eleventh Circuit’s ruling that, provided suit is timely filed under the discovery rule, copyright damages are recoverable for infringements occurring prior to the Copyright Act’s three-year statute of limitations. The majority opinion is consistent with the amicus brief filed by AIPLA on December 1, 2023. To read the opinion of the Court, please click here.
  • AIPLA Comments to Copyright Office on Group Registration of Two-Dimensional Artwork

    April 2, 2024

    Arlington, VA. April 1, 2024 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments in response to the U.S. Copyright Office's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking related to group registration of two-dimensional artwork.