IP law


EVENTS update:

AIPLA TRADEMARK BOOT CAMP [AUG. 30 – SEPT. 2, 2021]

The Eleventh Annual Trademark Boot Camp is a comprehensive online CLE program designed for new practitioners and others interested in learning the basics of trademark practice. Topics include trademark clearance, pre-filing considerations, trademark prosecution, international trademark filing strategies, disputes, including trademark investigations, cease-and-desist campaigns, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) practice, and an introduction to trademark litigation.

Participants will participate in two hands-on workshops taught by experienced trademark practitioners: (1) ordering and analyzing search reports and preparing clearance opinions and (2) responding effectively to Office Actions. Representatives from the United States Patent and Trademark Office will serve as instructors for the Office Action response workshop, and another workshop will feature a panel of TTAB Judges and/or Interlocutory Attorneys.

When: This live, multi-day webinar runs from Aug. 30 – Sept. 2 for about 4.5 hours each day between 12-6 P.M. ET

Complete details: Available @ aipla.org/detail/event/2021/08/30/default-calendar/2021-trademark-boot-camp-tmbc-9f2f54c0d20c4c95b0ab720ba8b807f7


WRITING COMPETITION update:

AIPLA WRITING COMPETITION – ROBERT C. WATSON AWARD [DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2021]

AIPLA has sponsored this student competition for many years to encourage interest in intellectual property issues. Judges will 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, 2020.

Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, 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: A subject relating to the protection of intellectual property

Awards: The winner will receive reasonable expense reimbursement to attend the AIPLA Annual Meeting, Oct. 28 – 30, 2021 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; (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/resources/programs-awards/robert-c.-watson-award


EVENTS update:

AIPLA 2021 VIRTUAL SPRING MEETING [MAY 10-14, 2021]

The 2021 Virtual Spring Meeting brings together nationally recognized IP experts and leaders in a series of master classes on patent prosecution, patent litigation, copyright and trademark practice, trade secret and antitrust. These online sessions are designed to help practitioners sharpen their skills and develop strategies to improve their practice.

Whatever your role in IP and whatever your experience level, this program will give you real-world examples and tactics to improve your practice. The virtual #aiplaSM21 allows the global IP community to safely share ideas and knowledge that will shape the future. Your registration includes not only the live virtual sessions, but unlimited access to the on-demand recordings as well. You’ll be able to participate in all the motivating moments of the meeting regardless of where you are. Make plans to join us for this unique program that will raise the bar on your skills and practice.

And don’t worry, we’ll be back in Seattle for the 2023 Spring Meeting.

Complete details & Registration: Available @ aipla.org/home/meetings-education/sm21

 

TJ REDDICK BAR ASSOCIATION – WOMEN BECOMING SERIES 2: BLACK EXCELLENCE IN THE U.S. AIR FORCE JAG CORPS [MAY 26, 2021]

When: 6 P.M.

Complete details & Registration: Available @ us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uEJBsVMmRfO0QiiBFFsddw

Additional information: Available @ tjreddickbar.com/


EVENTS update:

GIPA – INVENTOR IP ROUNDTABLE: “HOW IP CAN ADD VALUE TO STARTUPS” [APR. 20, 2021]

 

 

We’ve assembled a superstar panel to discuss how IP is an important element to any startup’s strategy and can increase the value of a venture. The panel will share their wealth of experience to address topics such as how to know what IP needs protection, how IP helps potential investors see value, and how to develop a strategy for IP. A 60 minute panel discussion will be followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

When: 3 – 5 P.M. ET

 

Complete details & Free registration: Available @ gaipalliance.org/ip-inventor-roundtable

 

WEBINAR INTRODUCING THE 2021 ATTORNEY GENERAL’S HONORS PROGRAM (HP) & SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM (SLIP) AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [APR. 20 & 22-23, 2021]

Call-In Numbers:  1-877-465-7975 or 1-210-795-0506

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 12:00 P.M. (EDT)  

DOJ HP SLIP April 20

Access Code (if needed):  199 517 5392

 

Thursday, April 22, 2021 @ 3:00 P.M. (EDT)

DOJ HP SLIP April 22   

Access Code (if needed):  199 555 4475

 

Friday, April 23, 2021 @ 1:00 P.M. (EDT)

DOJ HP SLIP April 23

Access Code (if needed):  199 821 0011

 

14TH ANNUAL VIRTUAL DESIGN DAY [APR. 22, 2021]

 

 

AIPLA is co-hosting an afternoon of lively and thought-provoking discussion about various aspects of design patents. The 14th Annual Virtual Design Day will be hosted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), where USPTO design examiners and managers, design patent practitioners, and industrial designers will provide insights.

 

The event features:

  • Welcome and Kick-off from Deputy Commissioner for Patents for the USPTO, Valencia Martin Wallace;
  • An update from the Director of Technology Center 2900, Karen Young;
  • Information on recent design law changes on an international level from the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA);
  • Hear from Henry Tang, Associate General Counsel, about Facebook’s journey with design protection;
  • Case law summarizing the most important design patent decisions over the past year from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the district courts, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB); and more!

When: 1 – 4 P.M. ET

  • There will also be a networking opportunity from 4:15 – 4:45 P.M. EDT following the formal program

Complete details and Registration: Available @ aipla.org/detail/event/2021/04/22/default-calendar/14th-annual-virtual-design-day-2021