Live Webinars

The American Intellectual Property Law Association offers a wide variety of webinars that provide useful tools, research and strategies to help advance your career.

Upcoming Live Webinars

  • AIPLA CLE Webinar: Balancing Trademark and Free Speech Rights in Trademark Registration and Enforcement Laws

    August 16, 2022 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM   |   90 Minutes of CLE

    One question after Tam and Brunetti is whether other trademark registration and enforcement laws might conflict with the right to freedom of expression. The first part of this webinar explores the issue of whether the free speech right in the First Amendment requires the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to refuse to register certain words, names, symbols, or other subject matter to protect free expression and fair competition in the marketplace. The second part of this webinar reviews the current status of defensive doctrines in trademark infringement and dilution law that purport to balance trademark and free speech rights.
  • muhammad-faiz-zulkeflee-alw-CwGFmwQ-unsplash-400 AIPLA Virtual Water Cooler - August Meetup

    August 17, 2022 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    AIPLA’s Committee on the Profession is inviting you to join us around the virtual water cooler for a quick break. Drop in and catch up with colleagues old and new at this informal networking meetup. All are welcome.
  • Where Are We Now?: Understanding Minerva and Assignor Estoppel for Patent Assignments

    August 25, 2022 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM   |   90 minutes of CLE

    An in-depth look at the impact of last year’s Supreme Court decision on assignor estoppel, Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc. (2021). That case opened a veritable Pandora’s box of new possibilities when drafting assignments and other contracts affecting ownership of patent rights, complicating how such agreements are negotiated and how attorneys advise clients about such matters. Join us to explore how best to navigate the traps for the unwary that can arise post-Minerva.
  • AIPLA CLE Webinar: Heading North? What you need to know about patents in Canada, eh!

    September 21, 2022 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM   |   90 Minutes of CLE

    Canada looks a lot like the US in the many ways, and US businesses are familiar with selling their goods and services north of the border. When it comes to patent law and patent prosecution, however, there are new and notable distinctions that U.S. applicants and parties will want to keep in mind. New Canadian Patent Rules are coming into force in October 2022, which will materially impact patent strategies.

Webinars on the Horizon...


  • Practical Considerations for Patent Assignments Post Minerva v. Hologic -August 25
  • Canadian Patent Update -September 21
  • Patent Prosecution in SE Asia - Part 1 -September 29

On-Demand Webinar Library

AIPLA offers online CLE and professional development webinars on your schedule through our Online Learning Academy