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AIPLA Annual Meeting 2014

  • Worries over Supreme Court’s flirting with 101

    October 24, 2014

    The impact of the Supreme Court on Section 101 was debated in a star-studded update on the US patent system session at the AIPLA Annual Meeting featuring David Kappos and Laurie Self

  • Rader: “The law makes no sense any more”

    October 25, 2014

    Former Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Randall Rader has said that recent Supreme Court decisions have left the United States so out of step with the rest of the world that legislative correction is needed

  • Judge Chen stresses importance of AIA

    October 25, 2014

    In a well-received keynote at the AIPLA Annual Meeting, Judge Raymond Chen of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit shared his insights into the rapid pace of change within the US patent system

  • USPTO aims to issue Alice update in November

    October 25, 2014

    The USPTO’s Andrew Hirshfeld gave an update on how the Office is assessing claims in light of the Supreme Court’s Alice v CLS Bank decision in a patent prosecution session at the AIPLA Annual Meeting

  • Tips for drafting claims post-Alice

    October 25, 2014

    Presenters in a patent prosecution session at the AIPLA Annual Meeting shared advice and strategies for drafting claims in light of Alice v CLS Bank

  • Interview: Sobon looks back on a busy year as AIPLA president

    October 25, 2014

    Wayne Sobon stands down as AIPLA President today, with Sharon Israel taking over the role. The AIPLA Daily Report asked him about the highlights of his tenure

  • Former AIPLA presidents share tips for women in IP

    October 25, 2014

    Attendees at the Women in IP Committee Breakfast Meeting at the AIPLA Annual Meeting received the wisdom of some of the most experienced IP practitioners around

  • The IP pitfalls and opportunities of bankruptcy

    October 25, 2014

    In a session on bankruptcy, due diligence, and dual filings and assignments at the AIPLA Annual Meeting, panelists spoke of the challenges that IP lawyers face when dealing in bankruptcy and transactional matters.

  • A tour of the global design landscape

    October 25, 2014

    Industrial design protection is a rapidly evolving area around the world, reports Peter Leung

  • Knowing the licensing terrain

    October 25, 2014

    Speakers on a licensing panel stressed the importance of due diligence and engaging local counsel when doing international IP deals

  • AIPLA names Lisa Jorgenson as executive director

    October 24, 2014

    The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) has appointed Lisa Jorgenson as its new executive director, effective November 17 2014

  • USPTO's Lee defends "critical" telework program

    October 24, 2014

    During her speech at the AIPLA Opening Plenary session, Michelle Lee responded to reports about the USPTO’s telework program, saying steps were being taken to address concerns of mismanagement but stressing it is “an incredibly valuable program.”

  • Why Europe is not trolls' natural habitat

    October 24, 2014

    Benoît Battistelli, President of the European Patent Office (EPO), updated AIPLA attendees on developments in Europe in the luncheon speech yesterday. He especially highlighted the cooperation between the EPO and the United States

  • Phil Johnson calls for fairness in PTAB proceedings

    October 24, 2014

    In a session at the AIPLA Annual Meeting, David Kappos said that Federal Circuit decisions will show whether the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) is on the right track while Phil Johnson stressed that the proceedings must be perceived as fair

  • Are trade secrets the next troll target?

    October 24, 2014

    The rise of the Internet has altered the ways in which most people involved in IP conduct business. This is particularly true in regards to trade secrets

  • Pharma companies query LatAm policies

    October 24, 2014

    “You might not know it from my talk, but I love the region,” warned Manisha Desai of Eli Lilly at the beginning of her AIPLA presentation yesterday morning. Her preface was a good summary of both the opportunities and challenges that pharmaceutical companies face in Latin America.

  • The real standard articulated in Bilski and Alice

    October 24, 2014

    In a session at the AIPLA Annual Meeting yesterday morning, David Wille of Baker Botts examined the Bilski and Alice rulings and suggested that despite the criticisms, the Supreme Court is laying out an alternative approach to the question of patentability

  • AIPLA calls for changes in PTAB proceedings

    October 23, 2014

    The USPTO has received a total of 37 comments about Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings – including from AIPLA – after 22 comments were submitted in the three days before the October 16 deadline for comments

  • Michelle Lee expected to “hit the ground running” as USPTO director

    October 23, 2014

    AIPLA has welcomed the nomination of Michelle Lee to serve as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

  • Interview: Sharon Israel, AIPLA president-elect

    October 23, 2014

    Sharon Israel takes over as AIPLA President during this year’s Annual Meeting. She has already identified a few areas to focus on during her tenure, as revealed in an interview with Michael Loney

  • Check the label (or it could cost you millions)

    October 23, 2014

    Disputes over food labeling are coming more into focus with the recent Supreme Court POM Wonderful case, and class action lawsuits in this area are increasing, reports Michael Loney

  • The risks of standard-essential patents

    October 23, 2014

    The AIPLA Annual Meeting will feature some in-depth discussion about licensing patents, especially around the risks involved in setting royalty rates at reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) terms.

  • Your guide to Unitary Patent and UPC

    October 23, 2014

    Europe is about to embark on the most fundamental change to its patent system in 40 years. The AIPLA Daily Report presents a primer on what’s coming

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