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Intellectual Property Law

Updates and events from the Intellectual Property Law Section

Join us for the IP Institute, "Shifting Tides - Intellectual Property in a Changing World." Read more
On June 29, as a result of the recent Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Arthrex, Inc., the USPTO implemented an interim procedure whereby review of a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) final written decision in an inter partes, post-grant, or covered business method review may be initiated sua sponte by the Director or requested by a party to a PTAB proceeding. Read more
The USPTO is seeking comments from the public regarding the impact of patent eligibility jurisprudence in the United States since the Supreme Court’s 2016 decisions in Mayo and Alice and subsequent Federal Circuit decisions applying the Supreme Court’s legal framework. Read more
Join us for Day 1 of the The 2021 Summer Cannabis (Law) Series Read more
On May 18, the USPTO published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to implement changes to trademark rules of practice authorized by the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) of 2020. Read more
The USPTO just recognized more than 100 patent practitioners for volunteering 50 or more hours on patent pro bono programs in 2020. Read more
On May 18, the USPTO published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to implement changes to trademark rules of practice authorized by the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) of 2020. Read more
On May 20, 2020 the IP Section presented a webinar on recent patent cases. Read more
Santa Clara University School of Law is conducting a study to identify, understand, and provide actionable advice about the best practices for attracting and including diverse inventors in the invention and patenting process. Read more
Topics would include a discussion of recently-issued Supreme Court decisions from the last and current term. Read more

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