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September 2021

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AIPF 2021 Annual Meeting

September 22 @ 8:00 am - September 24 @ 1:00 pm EDT

AIPF 2020 Annual Meeting Pulling Back the Curtain: What it Takes to Succeed as an IP Boutique Firm Wednesday, September 22, to Friday, September 24, 2021 The Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott, Austin, Texas The 2021 Annual Meeting will dive deep inside the workings of an IP boutique firm. How do firms determine who will make partner and how they are compensated? What are firms doing to ensure appropriate succession plans? What are the ethics regarding attorney moves and…

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IPW Webinar: Balancing Product Development & Patent Risk: Freedom-to-Operate and Avoiding Liability in the Face of Mega Verdicts

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Patent infringement risk can cost companies hundreds of millions of dollars and carries with it the threat of triple damages in cases of willfulness. And while in recent history the possibility of large verdicts seemed unlikely, over the past year the industry has seen a sudden increase in billion-dollar mega-verdicts, some with willfulness enhancements. With an overabundance of data, new and numerous communication channels, and an increasingly transient and remote workforce, how do counsel for modern innovators manage freedom-to-operate investigations?…

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IPW Webinar: The Global Fight Against Counterfeits: Business Reality & Enforcement Strategies

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Counterfeit products are an enormous problem for businesses all over the world, from consumer goods, to software, to pharmaceuticals, counterfeits have become nearly ubiquitous. Counterfeiters easily (and conservatively) cost brand owners many hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Given the low risk of getting caught, high-profit margins, and often lackluster and uncoordinated enforcement regimes, fighting counterfeits is an ever-growing challenge for brand owners. Effective enforcement measures require proactivity. Brand owners need best-in-class and evolving IP enforcement strategies to maintain…

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Patent Pipeline to Diversity for Agents & Technical Specialists

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

For far too long the patent industry has overlooked the intrinsic value of employing diverse patent professionals and leveraging the use of Patent Agents as a means to foster diversity within the industry. However, when these two factors are combined, the patent profession has a unique opportunity to cost-effectively increase diversity and opportunities for diverse candidates within the profession. Join us on Sept. 23rd from 12pm-2pm EST as we launch the first-ever Patent Pipeline to Diversity for Agents & Technical…

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Elevate Your Prosecution 2021

September 24 @ 8:00 am - September 25 @ 5:00 pm MDT

The Elevate Your Prosecution 2021 conference on patent prosecution will be held in the Murano room of the Grand America in Salt Lake City from Friday, September 24, until Saturday, September 25. We are expecting and pending for 14 hours of Utah CLE. The roster of speakers includes Dennis Crouch, John Duffy, David Hricik, and John White. The full agenda follows below, and more details are at www.elevateyourprosecution.com. We invite you to register at your earliest convenience for the in-person…

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How to Invent 2021

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Alex Hobson helps small inventors navigate the process of getting a patent. Josh Malone is an inventor and patent holder who has had enormous success stolen by patent infringers. September 20th at Noon Eastern Time – Alex Hobson – How to Protect Your Idea Alex Hobson is president and founder of Invention To Patent Services, providing quality and affordable patent preparation and filing services. After obtaining his engineering degree from the University of Maryland, he worked in product development and was…

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IPW Webinar – Patent Purgatory: How the USPTO Puts Patent Applications On Hold, and How One Inventor Is Fighting Back

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Join Gene Quinn, patent attorney and founder of IPWatchdog.com, for a conversation about the patenting of artificial intelligence, and the patenting of innovations generated by AI. Joining Gene will be Gilbert Hyatt, Andrew Grossman, a partner with BakerHostetler, and Paul Kamenar, Senior Fellow, Administrative Conference of the United States.  Additional details to come.

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The Sorry State of Patentability: Anything Under the Sun Made By Man, No More.

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

The 2021 policy program discusses the state of patent eligibility law as the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and courts have sown confusion regarding Section 101’s scope and meaning.  The discussion considers patentability as understood prior to Bilski and key rulings imposing judicially created exceptions, including Mayo, Alice, Myriad, and the ongoing “validity goulash” (From Federal Circuit Judge Kimberly Moore’s dissent in American Axle & Manufacturing v. Neapco Holdings) that courts and PTAB continue to mix into patent eligibility matters, such as with American Axle.  Speakers…

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IPW Webinar: China’s New Patent Law: Explaining Substantial Changes Years in the Making

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Insufficient patent protection and enforcement in China has been a long-standing frustration not just for international but also domestic rights holders. After several rounds of revisions and years in the making – the revised PRC Patent Law entered into force on June 1, 2021. The fourth amendments bring substantial changes including the creation of a patent linkage system, introduces an open license system, improves protection for industrial designs as well as several new provisions directed towards pharmaceuticals, and overall strengthened…

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October 2021

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IPW Webinar: Sponsored By Morningside IP

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

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Optimize and Leverage your IP Search Results

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Are you still using spreadsheets and emails to keep track of your IP search results? There is a better way. Join us on Thursday 30th September for a webinar on how to optimize your intellectual property search results and improve the effectiveness of your IP reviewing process. Join us with expert speakers Peter Vanderheyden, Vice President, IP Research at RWS IP Services, and Eric Baer, Vice President, Product at RWS IP Services, where we will present you with an innovative…

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International IP Practice

October 8 @ 7:30 am - 3:15 pm CDT

Our International IP Practice Seminar is a one-day, comprehensive CLE program that brings together seasoned experts to provide instruction on the issues of contemporary significance covering patents, trademarks, and design rights. Speakers include senior representatives from WIPO, regional and national IP offices, multinational corporations, and law firms from key jurisdictions worldwide. The event is presented on an innovative virtual platform offering an immersive CLE and networking experience. All readers registering using the discount code “IPWatch2021” will receive a 20% discount off…

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