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Innovate Magazine

INNOVATE is the online magazine by and for AIPLA members from IP law students all the way through retired practitioners. Designed as an online publication, INNOVATE features magazine-like articles of 500-1,500 words in length on a wide variety of topics in IP law.

Publishing an article to INNOVATE is a great way for AIPLA members to build their brand by increasing recognition among peers and setting themselves apart as thought leaders in the IP industry.

Any current AIPLA member in good standing may submit an article for consideration in INNOVATE throughout the year. IP law students are especially encouraged to submit articles for publication.

Articles submitted to innovate@aipla.org are reviewed by an ad-hoc sub-committee of volunteers from AIPLA's Special Committee on Publications, the Fellows Committee, and other AIPLA peers. The review process ensures submitted articles follow the Guidelines for Article Submission. Approved articles are published quarterly.

Don’t miss your chance to be published with AIPLA’s INNOVATE! Email your article submission to innovate@aipla.org to be considered for the next edition.

 

 

 
  • Robert Stoll Can We Get An Administration Standard On Tech Standards?

    Written by Robert Stoll on December 12, 2019

    Standard Development Organizations facilitate the development of complex technology standards that, in turn, promote interoperability, efficiency and innovation for consumer products. 5G, a well-known telecommunication standard, will change the world by stimulating diverse innovations and new consumer products that rely on cutting-edge technology contributed to this open standard.
  • Thomas Young and Dominic Keating USPTO’s IP Attaché Program

    Written by Thomas Young and Dominic Keating on December 12, 2019

    The USPTO’s IP Attaché Program can be a valuable resource for U.S. businesses and legal practitioners who are experiencing problems with protecting their IP rights abroad or who are considering entering a foreign market.
  • Heather Bowen Incorporating Intellectual Property Rights In SaaS Agreements

    Written by Heather Bowen on December 12, 2019

    Businesses need a number of different commercial contracts to operate effectively. Savvy business leaders often seek to move forward and drive success by using information technology software provided under Software as a Service (SaaS) agreements. SaaS software is licensed by providers to customers on a subscription basis. SaaS providers maintain and host the software themselves (or through a third party vendor) and grant the customer access to the software via the internet.
  • Slobodan Petosevic Russia Introduces GI Protection

    Written by Slobodan Petošević on December 12, 2019

    The Russian law introducing geographical indications (GI), which passed its first reading in July 2018, was recently signed by the Russian President and officially published on July 26, 2019. It will enter into force one year after publication, on July 27, 2020, except for the provision regarding liability for illegal use of a GI symbol alongside an unregistered GI. This provision will come into effect on July 27, 2024.
  • Yitzchak Besser Defining a Claim: How Design Patent Drawings Can Strengthen or Spoil Your Application

    Written by Yitzchak Besser on December 12, 2019

    The right drawing in a design patent application refines the scope and definition of an applicant’s claim. Using an inadequate, indefinite, or unclear drawing can result in a loss during litigation over patent infringement.
  • Dr Mohan Dewan Food Sculptures and the Art of it

    Written by Dr. Mohan Dewan on December 12, 2019

    First impressions are most certainly lasting impressions. This proverb is applicable to a lot of things, but it has new-found importance in the food and hospitality industry. A dine-out evening at a restaurant not only involves food that is ‘healthy and tasty’, but also food that looks beautiful and is plated in some intriguing manner.
  • Heather Bowen Cease and Desist Letters: Standing Against Trademark Infringers

    Written by Heather Bowen on December 12, 2019

    A trademark protects a word, phrase, symbol, slogan, and/or device that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods or services of one owner from the goods or services of others in the same industry. Trademarks are federally registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and are governed by the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1051 et seq. Federal registration with the USPTO gives a trademark owner exclusive ownership of its trademark and the right to use the mark in commerce. Even where a trademark owner has not federally registered its mark or if the trademark registration has expired, a trademark owner may have common law rights in the trademark in the geographic area in which the mark is being used.
  • Slobodan Petosevic New Trademark Law Enters into Force in Turkmenistan

    Written by Slobodan Petošević on December 12, 2019

    A new Law on Trademarks entered into force in Turkmenistan on June 19, 2019, introducing important changes and clarifying the trademark registration procedure.
  • Gregory Rabin Patenting Machine Learning Inventions for Companies Outside the Software Industry

    Written by Gregory Rabin on October 4, 2019

    The use and development of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology is spreading from niche Silicon Valley software companies to almost all innovative businesses, including those outside the traditional software field. Stitch Fix CEO Katrina Lake recently said: “In 10 years, every ‘relevant’ company will be a tech company.” As such, a strategy for inventing and using machine learning technology, and for generating IP based on the inventions, is essential to non-software companies.
  • Hayley Ostrin The International Trade Commission’s New Severance Rules: Secret Weapons or Double-Edged Swords?

    Written by Hayley Ostrin on October 4, 2019

    The International Trade Commission (“ITC” or “Commission”) provides a forum for unfair import investigations (“Section 337”). Section 337 investigations allow entities with a domestic industry to obtain exclusionary relief against imported products that either infringe intellectual property rights or take advantage of unfair trade practices.
  • Benjamin Fink Protecting Trade Secrets in a Coworking Space

    Written by Benjamin I. Fink on October 4, 2019

    Over the past decade, coworking space, like those operated by WeWork, Roam and Industrious, have grown exponentially. These novel office designs and collaborative work environments are being adopted by start-ups, freelancers and established companies alike. While coworking space offers numerous advantages, it also raises many legal questions. .
  • Denise Mirandah Brand Drug Owners Vindicated Against Generics Seeking to Launch Without Declaring Relevant Patents Under Patent Linkage Regime

    Written by Denise Mirandah on October 4, 2019

    The Singapore Court of Appeal’s judgment in Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc v Drug Houses of Australia Pte Ltd [2019] SGCA 31 heralds momentous change in the pharmaceutical sector for brand drug owners seeking to enforce patents against generic competitors. The Court reversed an interlocutory decision of the High Court that made it difficult for brand drug owners to bring patent infringement actions against generic companies seeking to launch without declaring relevant patents under Singapore’s patent linkage regime.
  • Gerald Koh "Not as Straightforward as Before" - Patent Post-Grant Amendment in Singapore

    Written by Gerald Koh on October 4, 2019

    In general, post-grant amendments may be used by a patentee to narrow the scope of protection, for example, in order to align a patent with corresponding patents in other jurisdictions. Typically, such post-grant amendments are sought prior to enforcing a patent or during infringement proceedings when objections to patentability are raised by opponents.
  • Ann McCrackin Legaltech Operations & The Necessity of Interoperability

    Written by Ann McCrackin on October 4, 2019

    Growth in IP firms require efficiency, productivity, speed and accuracy in the operations of the firm, while battling continuous pressure from corporate clients demanding more for less every year. Technologies such as OCR, cloud, hybrid-cloud, machine learning, artificial intelligence and DevOps are driving plenty of innovation, speed and agility in our field.
  • Gladys and Denise Mirandah Singapore: Request for an extension of time to file a notice of opposition against a Geographical Indication (“GI”) - Showing good and sufficient reason

    Written by Gladys Mirandah and Denise Mirandah on October 4, 2019

    Consorzio Del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano (“the Applicant”) applied to register the geographical indication (“GI”) “Parmigiano Reggiano” (“the GI Application”). The GI Application was accepted and published for opposition purposes on May 10, 2019.
  • Gene Vinokur Introduction to Patent Drafting to both Protect and Promote Scientific Research

    Written by Gene Vinokur on October 4, 2019

    One business objective of a research laboratory is to promote their inventions to its parent organization. Hence, patents, which are typically viewed as means for achieving the legal objective of protecting scientific research, also have another marketing objective of promoting the scientific research. In this article, we introduce some principles of drafting a patent application to achieve synergy in both protecting and promoting scientific research.
  • Denise and Patrick Mirandah New Ministerial Regulations in Indonesia

    Written by Denise Mirandah and Patrick Mirandah on October 4, 2019

    The Ministry of Law and Human Rights (“MOLHR”) ratified the MOLHR Regulation No. 38 of 2018 concerning Applications for Patents (“Regulations”) on 28 December 2018.
  • Francesca Rodriguez Spinelli Bill Introduces Two New Actions in Chilean Trademark and Patent Law

    Written by Francesca Rodriguez Spinelli on October 4, 2019

    In July 2018, the National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) proposed a bill to partially amend the Chilean Industrial Property Law (No. 19.039) by including new provisions that would pave the path for the self-execution of several international treaties[1] to which Chile must adhere, as part of the future implementation of the so-called TPP-11 (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, CPTPP) and the ongoing renegotiation of the Free Trade Agreement signed with the European Union in 2003.
  • Lackert_Clark square Global Protection For Cannabis Trademarks: Real Or Smoke And Mirrors?

    Written by Clark W. Lackert on July 22, 2019

    With the meteoric growth of the cannabis (hemp and marijuana) businesses, much has been written about the divergent treatment of trademarks for these products, as well as parallel routes of protection, in the United States. However, hemp products incorporating cannabidiol (CBD), which is not psychoactive, are gaining wider acceptance more quickly than marijuana products incorporating tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is psychoactive.
  • Payne headshot square Taking On Amazon: Unauthorized Dealers of "Genuine" Products

    Written by Robert W. Payne on July 22, 2019

    The online retail marketplace bedevils major brand owners. It provides a vast, new market channel; it destroys brand owners’ exclusive channels. Amazon.com is not only a major force in the former but also the prime mover in the second. Take, for example, Versace’s “Bright Crystal” eau d’toilette. As shown in the accompanying pictures, multiple sellers are linked to the product page on Amazon, offering the same, new product, often at reduced prices which may compromise Versace’s authorized dealer network’s profitability and stability.

 

 

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