Lando & Anastasi 2021 Intellectual Property Law Year-in-Review

When: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
Where: Virtual

Lando & Anastasi invites you to join our Partners, Nicole PalmerNathan Harris, & Eric Carnevale on Tuesday, January 25th from 1:00 – 2:30 pm for a virtual discussion on intellectual property law developments in 2021 such as:

Significant developments in patent law in federal courts and the PTAB, including:

  • The most significant challenge to the constitutionality of the PTAB in several years ends anticlimactically;
  • New restrictions on the application of assignor estoppel that may make the doctrine harder to enforce against former employee-inventors, among others;
  • The PTAB’s scheme for discretionary denial of IPR petitions creates new hurdles for patent challengers; and
  • An increasing focus in the patent office and the courts on written description and enablement issues.

Trademark and Copyright decisions from 2021, including:

  • The preclusive effect of administrative proceedings on trademark litigation;
  • Whether “initial interest confusion” supports an infringement finding;
  • The amount of planning and development necessary to file an intent-to-use trademark application;
  • The responsibility of print-on-demand services to police infringement by their customers;
  • The interpretation of trademarks comprising words from multiple languages;
  • Copyright fair use and software APIs; and
  • Procedural trademark changes at the USPTO.

A high-level overview of domestic and international practice updates and trends, including:

  • Pilot programs available to Applicants at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office;
  • The patentable subject matter debate; and
  • Policy and legislative developments relevant to various IP rights.

To RSVP for this event, please e-mail Elizabeth Richardson at A Zoom link will be provided to those who register.