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Posted on: Apr 1, 2021

The Indianapolis Bar Association Intellectual Property Section is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to encourage all eligible law students to complete the Patent Bar Exam. Achieving this goal will enable you as a student to concentrate on the critical summer clerkship and help make you more attractive to prospective employers after graduation.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2021

Join the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP) on Monday, April 5, from 1–3 p.m., for a webinar titled "The 'Perfect' Oral Argument." 

Posted on: Mar 3, 2021

Technology makes delivering legal services more efficient. As recognized by the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 back in 2011, this is not news to the legal community.  However, this fundamental transformation, adapting technology, software and services, is not without risks. 

Posted on: Mar 3, 2021

The Copyright Office is implementing the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act that Congress passed in December. The maximum amount in controversy will be $30,000. 

Posted on: Mar 1, 2021

Counterfeiting is a global problem. And although the source of most counterfeits is China, in many cases, sellers and wholesalers outside of China are the driving force behind counterfeit goods.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2021

Despite HBO’s near 50 year existence, a federal trademark opposition was filed against its use of “HBO Max” on February 2 by Traxxas LP. In the filing, Traxxas claims that’s HBO’s registration of the mark would result in a likelihood of confusion with its host of “MAX” marks, including MAXX, T-MAXX, X-MAXX and E-MAXX, among others.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2021

Allele claims that the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech used Allele’s patented mNeonGreen tag (U.S. Patent No. 10,221,221), which is alleged to be one of the “brightest and most stable monomeric fluorescent reporter proteins currently known.”

Posted on: Feb 26, 2021

“What if you could get exactly what you want in life by reading and understanding the body language of murderers?” asks Janine Driver, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Award-Winning Keynote Speaker. With more than 16 years of experience as a federal law enforcement officer within the Department of Justice, Janine will be presenting the opening plenary session for the 2021 Bench Bar Conference in Louisville from June 17-19.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2021

The Federal Circuit’s recent decision affirming a summary judgment motion of non-infringement reinforces best practices for design patent enforcement and procurement. This blog post discusses the case and provides strategies that may help companies avoid early judgment of non-infringement when enforcing their design patents.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2021

President Trump signed the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) on Dec. 27, 2020, as part of a bill containing billions in pandemic relief. The TMA includes the most significant changes to the Lanham Act in perhaps over thirty years, and these changes will take effect at the end of 2021. Many of these changes are intended to reduce the number of trademarks on the registry that are not used in commerce often referred to as “deadwood,” as they can be a burden to both the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and also to other trademark applicants and the general public.


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