What’s New in the Trademark Law Landscape: Regulatory Trends and Challenges Explored

2021-07-05T22:20:09-04:00

What's new in trademark law in the age of COVID-19?  Join seasoned trademark law experts, Stephen Jadie Coates (Coates IP) and Maureen Shannon (Rivian Automotive), as they discuss how the ramifications of the pandemic has impacted the practice of trademark law and their perspective on such changes.  Speakers will also discuss recent cases and upcoming regulatory changes. They will also provide the audience with practical strategies for managing trademark issues in a rapidly evolving legal climate.

Overcoming Sections 101,102, 103 Conundrum for Biotech and Chemical Patents: Practical Guide in 2020

2021-05-18T06:27:01-04:00

In recent years, the hope on solving the patent eligibility conundrum is still up in the air. Precedential decisions interpreting and applying Section 101 from both the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit created tangled patent eligibility rulings that have limited the ability to patent certain technologies. In connection with this, earlier this year, the members of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, along with members of the House, have produced a draft bill that will revise 35 U.S.C. Section 101. However, this draft bill is not yet available for there are still a lot of details to be discussed, and the proposed legislation is still to be determined.  A mutual effort to produce a consistent subject matter eligibility framework is both an achievement and a raising opportunity for the year ahead.

The ITC Section 337 Investigations: Trends, Development, and Issues

2021-05-17T06:37:30-04:00

Patent investigations brought under International Trade Commission (ITC) have seen an upward trend in recent years. Consequently, as several types of products and components are imported in the U.S., an increase in patent litigation is also expected – a scenario that may put a large number of U.S. companies and their consumers at risk.

What’s New in the Trademark Law Landscape: Regulatory Trends and Challenges Explored

2021-07-13T05:00:34-04:00

What's new in trademark law in the age of COVID-19?  Join seasoned trademark law experts, Stephen Jadie Coates (Coates IP) and Maureen Shannon (Rivian Automotive), as they discuss how the ramifications of the pandemic has impacted the practice of trademark law and their perspective on such changes.  Speakers will also discuss recent cases and upcoming regulatory changes. They will also provide the audience with practical strategies for managing trademark issues in a rapidly evolving legal climate.

Inter Partes Reviews & Post Grant Proceedings: Winning Strategies in the 2020 Battlefield

2021-05-17T22:14:08-04:00

Inter Partes (IPR) and Post Grant Reviews (PGR) have become an essential part of the patent litigation battlefield.  With Patent Office priorities and Federal Circuit decisions such as Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc. constantly changing the landscape for these proceedings, it is imperative for all patent litigants to be well-versed with recent Federal Circuit decisions as well as recent decisions that the Patent Office has designated Precedential or Informative.

Surveys in Trademark Litigation

2021-07-07T21:56:07-04:00

Consumer surveys are one of the most powerful tools available in trademark or trade dress infringement cases, deceptive advertising, class action cases, and many other types of litigation. Yet despite the success of surveys in bringing about favorable settlements, many attorneys are still not familiar with the basics of consumer surveys and how they can be used.

Determining FRAND Royalties for Standard Essential Patents in 2020

2021-05-10T20:53:47-04:00

In order to prevent patent-licensing problems, standard-setting organizations (SSOs) have created fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms to ensure that standard-essential patent (SEP) owners will get patent benefits without unfair bargaining. Earlier this year, as patent holders are generally free to charge the users of their patents, the developers of technical standards have agreed to license the former’s SEPs to manufacturers of standardized products at royalty rates that are fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory. 

Significant PTAB Practice Updates: The Future of Patent Law

2021-05-10T05:28:18-04:00

In 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) continued implementing policy initiatives of Director Iancu that may significantly affect trial practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Some of the developments in 2019 include expansion of the PTAB’s discretion to deny petitions, a new claim amendment process, and the issuance of the first precedential opinions from the recently created Precedential Opinion Panel. In addition to the Director’s initiatives, in Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew, a case whose implications are still being sorted out, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit announced a judicial fix to a constitutional defect in the appointment of PTAB judges.

Trends and Developments in the Defend Trade Secrets Act in 2020: What You Must Know and Do

2021-07-06T04:29:14-04:00

In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the recent trends and developments surrounding the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) as it continuously creates a dramatic change in the trade secret litigation landscape. They will discuss notable court rulings and expose the ever-evolving impact of the recent trends and updates in this area of law. Speakers will also present practical tips and strategies in leveraging the potentials of utilizing the DTSA as an effective tool in enforcing intellectual property rights.

Artificial Intelligence in 2020: Practical Guide to Mitigate Risks and Avoid Pitfalls

2021-05-04T03:35:58-04:00

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continuously gain popularity among firms and businesses, the number of legal risks and threats surrounding this industry significantly increases. AI stands out as a transformational technology in today’s digital generation. Businesses are increasingly looking for ways to put AI technologies to work to increase their productivity, profitability and business results. However, while there are many listed AI benefits, there are also certain roadblocks and disadvantages to keep in mind.

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