Report of the Delegation of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the California Lawyers Association to Washington, D.C.
DC Delegation Meets with USPTO leadership: Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld; Angus MacDonald; Todd Iketani; Tom Hassing; PTAB ChiefJudge Scott Boalick, USPTO Director Andrei Iancu, Michele Ferri, Deborah Greaves, Rebecca Chen
April 29, 2019 to may 1, 2019
The Intellectual Property Section of the California Lawyers Association sends a delegation to Washington, D.C. each year to meet with government agencies and officials of importance within the IP community.
This year, the delegation returned to Washington, D.C. amid exciting new developments in intellectual property. Notably, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property was recently revived, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinions in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, and the USPTO set forth patent subject matter eligibility guidance.