2015 Report of the Economic Survey
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The Report of the Economic Survey provides an in-depth report on the annual incomes and related professional characteristics of intellectual property attorneys and patent agents. Conducted every other year, the survey also examines the economic aspects of intellectual property law practice, including individual billing rates and typical charges for representative IP law services.New this year: The Economic Survey studied the reasons for changes in corporate IP budgets. We've also collected data on the costs of litigation up through mediation as well as the costs of inter partes proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
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AIPLA 2023 Mid-Winter Institute
January 31 to February 3, 2023The 2023 Mid-Winter Institute will look at the IP world through the lens of health, sport, and wellness 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 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. Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA
2023 Mid-Winter Institute
January 31 to February 3, 2023
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Introduction to the UPC
February 9, 2023 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM | Up to 90 CLE MinutesJune 1, 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 all about revocation and infringement actions before the UPC as well as the respective course of these proceedings and the efficient management thereof. This webinar covers the intricacies of the different proceedings and provides strategies from a plaintiff’s and a defendant’s perspective. To put you in a position to select the jurisdiction that suits your needs best, similarities and differences between selected national proceedings and proceedings before the UPC will be pointed out.
CPM Webinar: Creating and Running an Ethical IP Law Firm Part 2 – Creating Firm Entity and Ownership; Determining Fees; Handling Client Money; Getting Paid; Record-Keeping Requirements; and Insurance
February 14, 2023 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM | No CLEWelcome to Part 2 of the Guide to creating and running an ethical IP Law Firm. This 90-minute webinar has something for those interested in starting their own practice as well as for those who may want to restructure or clean up an existing practice. Our two expert speakers will address a range of topics including the different types of organizational structures for law firms; who is allowed to own or partner in a law firm (answering questions for Patent Agents too!); common operational agreements; billing and determining your firm’s fees; trust account, record-keeping and banking practices; getting paid; and insurance considerations for your IP law firm.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patents
March 2, 2023 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM | Up to 90 CLE MinutesThe Unitary Patent Court (UPC) will most likely enter into force in early 2023. That means that applicants and proprietors of European patent applications that have been granted European patents would need to determine their strategy for their European IP. If no action is taken, then the legal framework of the UPC will affect even the already granted EP patents. This webinar will discuss the effects of the UPC coming into force, as well as the options and decisions that the applicants and proprietors need to consider and implement.