IP law


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


EVENTS update:

FRED G. MINNIS, SR. BAR ASSOCIATION – LIVING AND LAWYERING [MAR. 19 & 26, 2021]

Registration: Available @ bit.ly/minnisregistration21

Additional information: Speaker bios & topic details available @

docs.google.com/document/d/1wMINC0qPUe32PtJCWtyHEFdix0d0JQ5ewf2EWkTRMlo/edit

 

SEFA SYMPOSIUM [MAR. 22-26, 2021]

Complete details & Registration: Available @ law.fiu.edu/2021/03/04/the-sports-entertainment-fashion-and-art-law-society-sefa-hosts-its-first-annual-symposium/

Additional information: Available @ law.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/03/SEFA-Symposium-2021-Bios.pdf


EVENTS update:

AIPLA 2021 VIRTUAL PATENT PROSECUTION BOOT CAMP [MAR. 23-26, 2021]

Are you interested in staying current on patent prosecution practice or involved in cross-disciplinary practice? Are you a new or junior lawyer, a patent agent, or a technical advisor? Are you a foreign practitioner who wants to understand and speak the language of the USPTO and US practitioners when sending instructions on a US case or when receiving instructions on a local case?

If your answer is “yes” to any of the above questions, or if you simply love patent law, please join us virtually for this 4-day patent prosecution boot camp.

Now in its 22nd year, AIPLA’s Patent Prosecution Boot Camp is a comprehensive, CLE-accredited seminar that includes instructional lecture-style sessions with practical tips on US and international patent preparation and prosecution, as well as hands-on interactive workshops that will walk you through drafting claims and responding to office actions. To ensure that the workshops are relevant to your practice, they are held in smaller groups according to three technology backgrounds:

  • Biotechnology/Chemical
  • Electrical/Software
  • Mechanical

Complete details and Registration: Available @ aipla.org/detail/event/2021/03/23/default-calendar/2021-patent-prosecution-boot-camp-ppbc-f60dbff9b7954223913be34863f409f1


EVENTS update:

PATENT AGENTS OF GEORGIA ROUNDTABLE [MAR. 11, 2021]

In association with the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance, the Patent Agents of Georgia invites past, present, and future Patent Agents to an open roundtable discussion hosted by Jackie Hutter, founder of The Hutter Group. This will be an opportunity for members and those interested in patent law to get together in an informal setting to examine the current needs of the Patent Agent community in Georgia.

Where: Zoom

When: 12-1 P.M. EST

Registration: Available @ us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuc-GuqTssGNa7RUKnNd3s6z5SmSANs1q1

 

2021 HNBA/VIA CORPORATE COUNSEL CONFERENCE [MAR. 16-18, 2021]

This signature event provides a unique setting for Corporate America and the HNBA to connect, offering opportunities for outside counsel to meet representatives from numerous Fortune 500 Companies. This year’s conference will give hundreds of attorneys, judges, and law students a valuable and enjoyable three-day program featuring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) panels on cutting edge topics led by experts from across the country, a variety of workshops, and one of a kind networking opportunities.

Complete details: Available @ hnba.com/2021-corporate-counsel-conference-moot-court-competition/


WRITING COMPETITION update:

INTA 2021 LADAS MEMORIAL AWARD COMPETITION [DEADLINE: MAR. 1, 2021]

Sponsored by the law firm of Ladas & Parry LLP, the Ladas Memorial Award is an annual international competition that is open to both students and professionals. It was established in memory of the outstanding practitioner and author, Stephen P. Ladas. Winners will be announced in early April 2021.

Topic: Subject of the paper must be trademark law or a matter that directly relates to, or affects, trademarks

Awards: INTA will award the authors of the top two papers in the student category and the top paper in the professional category

  • The student category winners will each receive US $1,250 and a complimentary registration to the 2021 Annual Meeting
  • The professional category winner will receive a complimentary registration to the 2021 Annual Meeting and a set of Stephen P. Ladas’s three-volume treatise, PatentsTrademarks, and Related Rights

Winning papers will also be considered for possible publication in The Trademark Reporter (TMR), INTA’s legal journal; publication will be subject to the TMR Committee’s editorial review and approval

Submission guidelines: To learn more about eligibility, please see the Ladas Memorial Award’s Official Rules and Requirements

Complete details & Application: Available @ inta.org/about/awards-competitions/ladas-memorial-award/

Contact: Email competitions@inta.org with any further questions


SCHOLARSHIP update:

RACHEL KREVANS SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: MAR. 15, 2021]

ChIPs is a nonprofit organization that advances and connects women in technology, law and policy. We seek to accelerate innovation through diversity of thought, participation and engagement. In this vein, we have announced our third annual Rachel Krevans Scholarship. The scholarship is for rising third year U.S. law students and encourages women to pursue IP law.

Rachel Krevans was a renowned intellectual property litigator at Morrison & Foerster LLP whose career spanned nearly three decades of groundbreaking trials and high-profile patent disputes. She was repeatedly recognized as a top IP litigator and a leader in tech law. She was passionately dedicated to the advancement, promotion and retention of women in tech and IP fields.  Rachel served on the ChIPs Law Firm Advisory Board at ChIPs and was inducted into the ChIPs Hall of Fame in 2014.

Eligibility: To qualify for the Rachel Krevans Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Identify as a woman
  • Be enrolled at a U.S. law school entering her third or subsequent year
  • Be academically qualified
  • Demonstrate commitment to advancing and connecting women in technology, law and policy
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing IP

Award: Two awards of $5,000 each will be awarded to students entering their third or subsequent year of law school to be used toward tuition

Complete details & Application: Available @ chipsnetwork.org/empower-future-generations/rachel-krevans-scholarship/


EVENTS update:

CP&P VIRTUAL PUBLIC INTEREST & GOVERNMENT LAW RESOURCE FAIR [FEB. 26, 2021]

 

HOLLAND & KNIGHT PRESENTS NAVIGATING TECH IN THE LAW [MAR. 3-4, 2021]

Technology overlaps with many industries, and the legal world is no exception. Emerging technologies are rapidly transforming both the substance and practice of law in almost every area, including business law, financial services, intellectual property and litigation. As technology continues to evolve, fluency in key technological trends is now more important than ever, as it can inform decisions about what practice areas and specialties are positioned to evolve with these trends and help with mapping out a place within the landscape.

Holland & Knight invites Class of 2023 law students to join an informational series on the intersection of law and technology. Our presentations will discuss legal careers in tech, current tech trends in major practice areas and how some Holland & Knight attorneys have charted various paths in the tech space. In addition, 1L students interested in pursuing a career in tech are encouraged to attend.

We hope to virtually “see” you there!

Agenda:

  • Mar. 3 from 2-4:15 P.M. ET
    • A Glimpse into the Tech World  |  2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
    • Blockchain: An Exclusive Insight into the Intersection of Engineering and the Law  |  2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
    • Understanding Litigation Technology Trends  |  3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
  • Mar. 4 from 10 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. ET
    • Patent Practice Innovation  |  10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    • Tech Startups and Securities Offerings  |  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Launching a Tech Career  |  12:00 – 12:15 p.m.

Who: 1Ls

Where: Zoom

Registration: To register, please email Precillia Soares by Mar. 1.

 

TITANS OF TRIAL SPEAKERS – CROSS EXAMINATION [MAR. 3, 2021]

The FJA Research and Education Foundation’s Justice Network is pleased to present the second installment of the Titans of Trial Speaker Series. This presentation will feature seasoned trial attorneys Leslie Mitchell Kroger and David Prather sharing their expertise on cross examination.

Door prizes for students in attendance will be given after the presentation.

Where: Zoom

When: 5:30 P.M. ET

Registration: Available @ floridajustice.typeform.com/to/LinEUz0v

Contact: Please contact us if there are any questions at info@fjaref.org