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SCOTUS IP Year in Review 2019-2020

1h 32m

Created on September 21, 2020





It's an exciting time to be an intellectual property practitioner as evidenced by all the recent decisions coming down from the Supreme Court. Over the past fifteen years, the Roberts Court has been very involved in all aspects of IP, from patents to trademarks to copyrights, and this year was no exception. The 2019-2020 term was a year of many firsts. In a year many of us will not soon forget, with our lives and practices being upended and courts around the country being closed, we saw the Supreme Court for the first time hearing arguments via telephone and the entire country listening in.  Now it is time to review a number of the pivotal IP decisions decided this year 

Stacey C. Kalamaras, Founding Partner of Kalamaras Law Office, LLC, and Matthew "Chip" DePreter, Partner at Aronberg Goldgehn will take you through the key IP decisions of the recent term and preview the cases scheduled to be argued next time. Most importantly, they will discuss the impact these decisions will have on your practice going forward, the practical implications to your clients, how the decisions will shape strategies in and outside of litigation, and how these decisions are likely to impact the Federal Courts and the USPTO in the years ahead. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the patent, trademark, and copyright decisions from SCOTUS in the 2019-2020 term

  2. Identify the best practices and practical tips you can implement now as a result of these decisions 

  3. Examine how the Federal Courts and USPTO are likely to incorporate these decisions into their processes and examination guidelines going forward

  4. Preview the IP issues we are likely to see at SCOTUS next year

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