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Copyright Office Announces Temporary Changes to Certain Timing Provisions
April 2, 2020The US Copyright Office on March 31, 2020, announced that it will adjust certain deadlines relating to copyright registration and notices of termination in specific cases for persons unable to comply due to the COVID-19 national emergency.
USPTO Extends Certain Patent and Trademark Related Deadlines Under the CARES Act
April 1, 2020The USPTO, on March 31, 2020, announced extensions to the time allowed to file certain patent and trademark-related documents and to pay certain required fees.
PTAB Designates Two Decisions as Precedential
March 31, 2020The USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board on March 24, 2020, designated two decisions as precedential.
‘Glee’ High School Silences Show Choir Copyright Claims
March 30, 2020The Ninth Circuit on March 24, 2020, held that Burbank High School’s music education program didn’t infringe copyrights by incorporating four songs into show choir medleys.
CARES Act Grants Emergency Powers to USPTO Director and Register of Copyrights
March 27, 2020The US Senate on March 25, 2020, passed by unanimous consent the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which grants, among other things, “emergency relief authority” for a limited amount of time to the USPTO Director and the Register of Copyrights.
AIPLA Announces Leadership Update
March 26, 2020After serving as Executive Director for more than five years, Lisa K. Jorgenson is leaving AIPLA. In the time she has served us in that capacity, she has worked tirelessly to connect with AIPLA members—not only across the country but around the world—and to understand and address the challenges that IP practitioners are facing.
AIPLA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Resources
March 26, 2020Visit aipla.org/coronavirus for the up-to-the-date information you need for your practice.
Federal Circuit Will Not Reconsider Arthrex Ruling
March 25, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on March 23, 2020, denied a petition for a full-court rehearing of its Arthrex Inc. v. Smith and Nephew, Inc. decision.
States Immune from Copyright Suits, Supreme Court Rules
March 24, 2020The US Supreme Court on March 23, 2020, ruled that state institutions can’t be sued for copyright infringement, in a case stemming from the use of videos and images featuring the wreck of Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge.
Kaken, Bausch Get Shot to Save Nail Fungus Treatment Patent
March 20, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on March 13, 2020, overturned the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) unpatentability determination for a nail-fungus treatment patent.
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