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Jeffrey I. D. Lewis

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  • Thu, 22 August 2013

    AIPLA President’s blog: Privilege in Paris

    During the last few years I have litigated a number of lawsuits that included significant battles over whether confidential client communications with non-attorney patent professionals – called patent agents in the US, or patent attorneys overseas – were privileged

  • Wed, 12 June 2013

    AIPLA President’s blog: When sequestration hits the genetic fan …

    As you probably know, I have been watching the Myriad lawsuit closely – that’s the case where the ACLU is challenging the patentability of a discovery that certain genes (ones isolated by the inventors) correlate with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

  • Tue, 04 June 2013

    AIPLA President’s blog: A lack of judicial guidance

    In a one-two punch, the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit declined to guide the patent bar on the law of patent eligibility. These are two opportunities that should not have been missed, but they were to lesser and greater degrees.

  • Mon, 20 May 2013

    AIPLA President’s blog: Angelina Jolie, breast cancer and Myriad

    The New York Times on Tuesday May 14 contained an op-ed by Angelina Jolie, the actress and director. In it she discloses that she has a family history of breast cancer and that she decided to have a double mastectomy before cancer developed. I have written about this as a patent issue in the past, talking about the Myriad case before the United States Supreme Court, but Ms Jolie’s op-ed puts a personal and familiar face to the problem of genetic issues and patent protection.

  • Wed, 15 May 2013

    AIPLA President’s blog: Women and IP in Japan

    I have just left Japan, after spending a week with AIPLA’s IP in Japan Committee. That committee was one of the originators – if not the first – to travel for meetings with foreign counterparts and government officials.

  • Tue, 30 April 2013

    AIPLA President’s blog: Promoting diversity in IP

    A few weeks ago the New York Times Science section included a front-page article entitled "Federal Initiative Aims to Raise Number of Minority Scientists."

  • Mon, 25 March 2013

    AIPLA President’s blog: Keeping secrets, well, secret

    As I have mentioned in prior postings, one of my tasks this year as AIPLA President is to represent U.S. intellectual property interests around the world. (By the way, I learned that people in some South American countries pronounce our country’s U.S.A. initials as a word, such as asking “Are you from Ooh-SAh?”) There are a number of issues that keep coming up in discussion, but the one I’d like to focus on today is “patent attorneys” and privilege.

  • Mon, 11 March 2013

    AIPLA President’s blog: The Supreme Biotech

    Two cases currently before the Supreme Court highlight the Court's recent interest in biotechnology and patent law

  • Tue, 05 March 2013

    AIPLA President’s blog: Why can't we all get along?

    As I travel around to various international meetings, one thing that has struck me is the desire for harmonization

  • Thu, 28 February 2013

    AIPLA President’s blog: When the generic settlement pays

    As readers can tell, much of AIPLA’s work involves advocacy of one type or another. Lately, a lot of that work has focused on briefs to the Supreme Court, and the one I want to focus on today has to do with settling lawsuits involving a proposed generic version of an approved medicine

  • Thu, 28 February 2013

    AIPLA President’s blog: When the generic settlement pays

    As readers can tell, much of AIPLA’s work involves advocacy of one type or another. Lately, a lot of that work has focused on briefs to the Supreme Court, and the one I want to focus on today has to do with settling lawsuits involving a proposed generic version of an approved medicine

  • Wed, 23 January 2013

    AIPLA President’s blog: FICPI, ACPC and ABA meetings

    AIPLA President Jeff Lewis reflects on the holiday season and outlines his busy travel schedule over the next month

  • Tue, 08 January 2013

    AIPLA President's blog: Uruguay, vegetable mistakes and the Paris Convention

    I was just in Uruguay, attending a Congress held by the Intra-American Association of Intellectual Property (Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual, ASIPI)

  • Tue, 08 January 2013

    AIPLA President's blog: A submarine attack on submarines

    If you are in the IP space then you know about the America Invents Act (AIA), the significant US patent law reform that occurred in 2011

  • Tue, 08 January 2013

    AIPLA President's blog: Cuba...a world away

    As I depart Cuba, I am struck by how close it is to Miami and yet how far away it is. That said, I do believe that we started a dialogue with our hosts that will help intellectual property law.

  • Fri, 30 November 2012

    Havana Nocturne: greetings from Cuba… and Uruguay

    As part of my yearlong Presidency, I will be traveling on behalf of AIPLA to promote IP in America and American IP interests around the world.

  • Thu, 29 November 2012

    Amicus briefs and AIPLA: an inside look

    AIPLA is facing the daunting task of having three Amicus briefs due in a very short period – two to the US Supreme Court and one to the en banc Federal Circuit. Amicus briefs are one of the more visible advocacy functions the Association performs, and so it seems appropriate to tell you a bit about the cases.

  • Tue, 27 November 2012

    Reflections on a path to the Presidency

    Over the past several weeks, I have been asked innumerable times how I rose through the ranks of AIPLA to become the organization’s President

  • Mon, 19 November 2012

    From the AIPLA President

    Since this is my first blog post as AIPLA President (or ever!), I thought I would give a brief preview of the upcoming year, and what you can expect from this blog

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