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The State of Patent Law and Possible Upcoming Changes

John S. Cipolla of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP will share an overview of the current state of patent law and possible upcoming changes. Mr. Cipolla’s discussion will focus on the patentable subject matter standard under 35 U.S.C. 101, claim construction in inter partes review proceedings, and the irreparable harm standard for injunctions. REGISTER HERE by August 9th at noon. *ThisRead the rest of this page »


Supreme Court and Federal Court Updates: Significant IP Decisions in 2017 and 2018

Matthew Molloy and John Luken of Dinsmore & Shohl will lead July’s discussion on Supreme Court and Federal Court cases decided and pending in 2017 and 2018 that will significantly impact IP practice for litigators and prosecutors alike. Malloy and Luken will highlight the impact of Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC; SAS Institute, Inc. v. Iancu;Read the rest of this page »


Trademark Prosecution Pitfalls

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Attorney Rebecca Povarchuk joins us this month to discuss ongoing and developing legal issues that arise during trademark prosecution. Those issues include compliance with USPTO policies and procedures, the Madrid Protocol, and the Trademark Act of 1946. REGISTER HERE by June 7th at noon. *This month’s meeting will be held at the HamptonRead the rest of this page »


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