Please join us for a review of Intellectual Property Law highlights from 2020 and what to expect in 2021.
We will provide valuable insights and predictions on:
Significant developments in patent law in the federal courts in 2020, including:
Supreme Court decisions affecting patent rights;
Changes to the PTAB's practice, in particular regarding petitions for inter partes review; and
A selection of significant cases decided by the Federal Circuit over the course of the year
Trademark and Copyright decisions from 2020, including:
Protectability of color trademarks on products and packaging;
".sucks" and other generic top-level domains (gTLDs);
Recovery of trademark infringer's profits;
"Use in commerce" requirements in the cannabis industry; and
the interoperability of software and recent procedural changes at the USPTO in light of the Google v. Oracle copyright case currently before the Supreme Court.
A high-level overview of domestic and international practice updates and trends, including:
Patentable subject matter;
Substantive legislation and rule changes;
The global response to the pandemic.
Eric Carnevale, Partner
Eric has made substantial contributions to legal and scientific scholarship with various publications and presentations. He was recently a guest lecturer for the Entrepreneurship Center at Boston University.
Nathan Harris, Partner
Nate has a diverse legal practice with experience in trademark and patent prosecution and litigation, as well as domain name disputes and counseling. His background in computer science lends a high-tech focus to his practice.
Nicole handles intellectual property issues in a variety of industries, with a focus on green technologies, biotech, and consumer products. Nicole has experience with patent and trademark prosecution and litigation as well as strategic counseling.