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  • TermDisc-Comments-March21-logo AIPLA Comments on USPTO's Motion To Amend Pilot Program

    August 2, 2023

    Arlington, VA. August 2, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“Office”) on their Motion to Amend Pilot Program and Rules of Practice to Allocate the Burdens of Persuasion on Motions to Amend in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
  • AIPLA Files Amicus Brief in Vidal v. Elster

    August 2, 2023

    Arlington, VA. August 2, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) argued in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) refusal to register the trademark “Trump Too Small” violated the applicant’s First Amendment right to criticize government officials or public figures.
  • CNIPA-Comments-March26-logo AIPLA Comments on Draft Anti-Monopoly Guidelines in the Field of Standard Essential Patents

    August 1, 2023

    Arlington, VA. August 1, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to China’s State Administration of Market Regulation on the Draft Anti-monopoly Guidelines in the Field of Standard Essential Patents.
  • Washington DC web AIPLA Issues Statement on the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2023

    July 5, 2023

    ARLINGTON, VA - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) released the following statement on the introduction of the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2023.
  • Supreme Court Vacates and Remands 10th Circuit's Decision in Abitron Austria GmbH v. Hetronic International, Inc.

    June 29, 2023

    On June 29, 2023, the Supreme Court vacated and remanded the 10th Circuit's decision in Abitron v. Hetronic. The Court held that the Lanham Act’s causes of action for trademark infringement do not rebut a canon of statutory construction—the presumption against extraterritoriality. Accordingly, any triggering conduct for Lanham Act liability must be domestic, and the Court held that the relevant triggering conduct is “infringing ‘use in commerce.’” The decision is in part inconsistent with the amicus brief filed by AIPLA on December 26, 2022. To read the opinion of the Court, please click here.
  • USPTOHouseLetter-12-1-21-logo AIPLA Comments on USPTO’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)

    June 27, 2023

    Arlington, VA. June 20, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office in response to its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published in 88 Fed. Reg. 77, at 24503 (April 21, 2023) (ANPRM) on “Changes Under Consideration to Discretionary Institution Practices, Petition Word-Count Limits, and Settlement Practices for America Invents Act Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.”
  • USPTO Building AIPLA Comments on USTPO’s Recent Trademark Fee Setting and Adjusting Proposal to the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC)

    June 22, 2023

    Arlington, VA. June 12, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments on the USPTO’s (i.e., Office’s) recent Trademark Fee Setting and Adjusting Proposal to the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (“Fee Proposal”).
  • Supreme Court Supreme Court Rules Andy Warhol Foundation Violates Copyright in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith

    June 15, 2023

    On May 18, 2023, the Supreme Court ruled that the Andy Warhol Foundation (AWF) violated Lynn Goldsmith’s copyright. As advocated in AIPLA’s Amicus Brief filed on June 17, 2022, the Court confirmed that a fair use analysis involves weighing all the statutory factors, and that a fair use analysis is an objective inquiry. To read the opinion of the Court, please click here.
  • Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Federal Circuit’s Decision in Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi

    June 15, 2023

    On May 18, 2023, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s decision finding Amgen’s patent invalid. This ruling is consistent with the amicus brief filed by AIPLA on February 10, 2023. To read the opinion of the Court, please click here.
  • Supreme Court Supreme Court Vacates and Remands the Lower Court's Ruling in Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc. v. VIP Products LLC

    June 15, 2023

    On June 8, 2023 the Supreme Court vacated and remanded the lower court's ruling in Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc. v. VIP Products LLC. This ruling is consistent with the outcome encouraged by the amicus brief filed by AIPLA on January 18, 2023. To read the opinion of the Court, please click here.
  • AIPLA Co-Hosts 2023 World IP Day Event on Capitol Hill Celebrating Women in IP

    June 12, 2023

    WASHINGTON, D.C. April 26, 2023 - AIPLA co-hosted a standing-room only event in honor of 2023 World Intellectual Property Day on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, to celebrate this year’s theme – Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity. We were pleased to be joined by both congressional leaders on IP issues, Sen. Chris Coons, Chair of the Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee, and Rep. Darrell Issa, Chair of the House IP Subcommittee. Sen. Mazie Hirono generously sponsored the event on Capitol Hill.
  • USPTO AIPLA Comments on USTPO Patent Fee Setting and Adjusting Proposal to the Patent Public Advisory Committee

    May 31, 2023

    Arlington, VA. May 31, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments on the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s recent Patent Fee Setting and Adjusting Proposal (“Fee Proposal”) to the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC).
  • An Update Regarding the 2024 Mid-Winter Institute

    May 24, 2023

    The AIPLA Board of Directors routinely reviews our meeting structure and educational offerings to ensure we are providing meaningful opportunities for our members to learn, engage, and network. At the same time, we are keenly aware of the challenges that attending a meeting can place on our members, particularly in this post-Covid world. To better respond to, and balance, our members’ needs, we are making some changes.
  • TermDisc-Comments-March21-logo AIPLA Comments to the USPTO on Artificial Intelligence and Inventorship

    May 17, 2023

    Arlington, VA. May 17, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in response to their request for comments related to the Office’s inquiry on artificial intelligence (AI) and inventorship.
  • EPO Building AIPLA Comments on the International Trade Commission’s Investigation of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement)

    May 8, 2023

    Arlington, VA. May 8, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments in connection with the International Trade Commission’s investigation of COVID-19 diagnostics and therapeutics in relation to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement).
  • AIPLA's Women in IP Law Committee Hosts Global Networking Event

    May 1, 2023

    On April 27, 2023, AIPLA's Women in IP Law Committee hosted the 2023 Women in IP Law Global Networking Event. The theme for this year’s event was: Owning Your Voice, as an encouragement for women to fill up their space and speak up their role in the profession. Over 60 cities worldwide participated in the event, and most locations hosted live in-person meetings.
  • USPTOHouseLetter-12-1-21-logo AIPLA Comments on Federal Trade Commission Non-Compete Clause

    April 21, 2023

    Arlington, VA. April 21, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission in response to their published notice on Non-Compete Clause Rulemaking, 88 FR 3482, on January 19, 2023. The proposed rule would effectively ban the use of non-competes, with few exceptions.
  • European Commission AIPLA Comments on the Latest Amendments to the EPO Guidelines for Examination

    April 3, 2023

    Arlington, VA. April 3, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to the European Patent Office (EPO) on the latest amendments to their Guidelines for Examination.
  • negative-space-man-browsing-tablet-ipad-computer-coffee-touch-finger-work-desk-office-linkedin-400 AIPLA Files an Amicus Brief with the Court of Appeals of Virginia in Pegasystems Inc. v. Appian Corporation

    March 6, 2023

    Arlington, VA. March 6, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) filed an amicus brief with the Court of Appeals of Virginia in Pegasystems Inc. v. Appian Corporation, an appeal arising from a $2.1 billion verdict and resulting judgment in a trade secret misappropriation case brought by Appian against Pegasystems.
  • USPTO Issues Final Rule on Claim Construction Standard AIPLA Comments on Joint USPTO-FDA Collaboration Initiatives

    February 28, 2023

    Arlington, VA. February 28, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in response to the USPTO’s Request for Comments on Joint USPTO-FDA Collaboration Initiatives.
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