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“Hey Alexa, Can You Get a Patent or Register for a Copyright?”


Join Barry Herman from Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, Greg Stone from Whiteford, Taylor, Preston, LLP and Donna Thomas from Astrachan Gunst Thomas, P.C., for a lively interactive discussion concerning hot topics facing IP practitioners, including: 1) implications of AI, IoT, and other Emerging Technologies on Intellectual Property Law; 2) the latest trends and decisions from the PTAB concerning post-grant review proceedings (is the PTAB still a “death squad killing patent rights?”); and 3) the 2020 U.S. Supreme Court’s fascination with: copyright law (after a 5-year stretch in which the Court issued a total of 3 copyright rulings, it will issue 3 rulings this term, including Google v. Oracle, which addresses the extent to which copyright law covers certain software code); and trademark law (after deciding 3 trademark cases over the past 4 terms, the Court will rule on 3 trademark cases, including USPTO v. BV., which will decide whether adding an appendage such as “.com” to an otherwise generic term can transform it into a distinctive one).

One hour of CLE credit will be offered to the surrounding MCLE states.

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Professional Area of Focus
Intellectual Property
Business Law
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Continuing Education Legal Credit
Barry Herman Gregory Stone Donna Thomas
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“Hey Alexa, Can You Get a Patent or Register for a Copyright?”