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Articles from the Intellectual Property Law Section’s eNews

Happy New Year! Bonne Annee!  Feliz Ano Nuevo! I hope that you are settling nicely into the new year. It was good to see a number of you during our December (San Francisco) and January (Mission Peak) hikes.  I will post the next (February) one on LinkedIn.  If we are not connected yet, feel free to send me an invitation. We have a number of webinars in January and February, as well as full day programs in March, May, and… Read more
Each year at the IP Institute, the Section honors outstanding legal professionals in the judiciary, private practice, in-house practice, academia, and public policy advocacy for their contributions to the advancement of intellectual property law. Read more
Larry Maxham – a long-time attendee at IP Section events and programs and an active practitioner of patent and intellectual property law for almost 60 years – passed away on July 15th Read more
Thank you to all who participated in the 2022 IP Institute for making it a huge success. Enjoy these snapshots! Read more
On September 22, 2022, I became the Immediate Past Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section. It was an honor and challenge to serve as the Chair this past year. Read more
On July 7, 2022, Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, issued orders setting the schedule for Director review of the PTAB decisions in OpenSky Industries, LLC v. VLSI Technology LLC, IPR2021-01064, Paper 47 (PTAB July 7, 2022) and Patent Quality Assurance, LLC v. VLSI Technology LLC, IPR2021-01229, Paper 35 (PTAB July 7, 2022). Read more
The USPTO fee schedule was updated, effective July 1. Read more
To accelerate innovation in the health and medical fields, the USPTO published a Federal Register Notice announcing a further extension of its Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program. Read more
To further support the acceleration of innovations in the fight against COVID-19, the USPTO has published a Federal Register Notice announcing a fourth extension of its COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program. Read more
Beginning August 1, 2022, the USPTO's Patent Center system—available to the public since 2017—will fully replace the legacy Public Patent Application Information Retrieval (Public PAIR) tool for the electronic filing and management of patent applications. Read more

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