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Intellectual Property Law

Updates and events from the Intellectual Property Law Section

Trademark monetary remedies are confounded by confusing terms and balkanized rules. What do we mean by “confusion” (actual or likely?), “profits” (lost or wrongful?), “damages” (at law or in equity?), and enhanced “damages”? Read more
Our speakers will share practical tips and real-life examples to help both outside counsels and their in-house clients build and foster highly effective, successful working relationships in order to optimize communications, work product, and business development efforts. Read more
On September 29, the U.S. Copyright Office issued a notice of proposed rulemaking seeking public comment on a broad range of procedures governing the initial stages of proceedings before the Copyright Claims Board. Read more
Join us for the IP Institute, "Shifting Tides - Intellectual Property in a Changing World." Read more
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a final rule permitting patent applicants to use physical media larger than compact discs, i.e., Digital Video Disc-Recordable (DVD-R or DVD+R), for submission of an electronic version of amino acid and nucleotide sequence information, information compiled in a large table, and information related to a computer program listing. Read more
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a final rule to incorporate International Trademark Classification Changes adopted by the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks. Read more
The U.S. Department of Commerce recently published a Federal Register Notice (FRN) requesting nominations to serve on the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC). Read more
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has updated the General Requirements Bulletin (GRB) for admission to the examination for registration to practice in patent cases before the USPTO. Read more
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has extended the deadline for submitting comments on the state of patent eligibility jurisprudence to October 15, 2021. Read more
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced plans for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to extend the Motion to Amend (MTA) pilot program. Read more

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