Join us for Part One of the 16th Anniversary of the Virtual IP Law Institute!
Intellectual property is a burgeoning practice area with nuances and ever-changing innovations and issues that can try the patience of even the most seasoned practitioners. No one can afford to remain unacquainted with the rights and potential liabilities that may arise. That’s why those in the know attend PBI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute year after year. Our 16th IP Law Institute has something for everyone from the novice to the expert.
- CAFC Year in Review
This one-hour session will review the major developments in patent law from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the past year, including issues arising in district courts, the U.S. Patent Office, and the International Trade Commission.
- Wait, Who's My Client? Pitfalls involving Client-Attorney Relationships - Ethics
The Attorney-Client relationship forms the heart of every lawyer’s practice. But often, be it because of client misunderstandings or special circumstances, IP attorneys may find themselves being asked to cross ethical boundaries in providing counsel and assistance to the wrong party. We will look at several instances where failing to properly identify your client (or to properly advise your actual client) may give rise to ethical concerns.
- Year in Review – Trademarks
The panel will review trademark cases and legal developments since September of 2021, focusing on the impact of those cases and developments on advice to clients and businesses.
- Year in Review – Trade Secret
The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (the “TMA”), which was enacted on December 27, 2020, made significant changes to federal trademark law in the United States. The USPTO adopted new rules to implement the TMA, which took effect at the end of 2021. Donna Tobin and Julie Latsko of Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld will be discussing these important rule changes and what they mean for your practice going forward. In particular, they will touch on topics including new ex parte non-use proceedings, requirements for letters of protest, variable office action response deadlines, and court orders concerning registration.
- Ten Years Since the Passage of the AIA – Where Do Things Stand
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was signed into law on September 16, 2011, with its central provisions implemented September 16, 2012 and March 16, 2013. This session reviews the most important provisions of the AIA and the impact they have had on the practice of US patent law 10 years later.
- The Trademark Modernization Act
Please join us for an update on very recent developments in trade secret law, including cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, the Third Circuit, and beyond. Find out why publication of a patent does not necessarily destroy a trade secret, why the U.S. Supreme Court is considering punitive damages in a trade secret case, why American Airlines alleges that The Points Guy is unfairly using confidential information relating to frequent flier miles, and more.
All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $80. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637.
Recorded in March 2022.