WRITING COMPETITION update:

AIPLA: ROBERT C. WATSON AWARD [DEADLINE: JUNE 29, 2018]

AIPLA has sponsored this student competition for many years to encourage interest in intellectual property issues. Judges consider the merit of the article as a contribution to the knowledge respecting intellectual property and the extent to which it displays original and creative thought or information not previously written or published by the author prior to July 1, 2017.

Eligibility: The article must have been written solely by a student or students either in full-time attendance at a law school (day or evening) or prepared in connection with a law school course

Topic: Subjects relating to the protection of intellectual property

Awards: The winner will receive reasonable expense reimbursement to attend the AIPLA Annual Meeting, Oct. 25 – 27, 2018 in Washington DC, to receive their award

Submission guidelines: (1) Papers should be approximately the equivalent of 10 law review pages, including footnotes (30 – 40 pages typed copy); (2) submission must be made in PDF or text format; and (3) submission must include the submitter’s name, current address, current telephone number, and employment information, if applicable.

  • Send to: American Intellectual Property Law Association, Watson Award Competition @ watsonaward@aipla.org

Complete details: Available @ aipla.org/resources2/programs/Pages/Robert-C.-Watson-Award.aspx


EVENTS update:

AIPLA ELECTRONIC & COMPUTER LAW SUMMIT [JUNE 19, 2018]

The Summit will focus on a variety of topics across technology fields of interest to electronics and computer law practitioners, including IP protections issues relating to software and hardware. This single-day, multi-session seminar will cover a broad range of topics including:

  • Invalidity Analysis and Due Diligence for the Software and Electronics Case; A How-To Guide on  Preparing the Opinions
  • Ethical Issues in Patent Litigation: Navigating the Evolving Standards
  • The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat: AIA Post-Grant Challenges
  • PTAB Judges Roundtable
  • Practical Discussions on Pursuing AI and ML
  • Open Source Practice Primer: An Introduction to Open Source and Some of the Issues that Arise
  • USPTO Senior Primary Examiner Roundtable
  • Prosecution Ethics from OED

Where: Denver, CO

Complete details and Registration: Available @ aipla.org/learningcenter/ECLS18