This program is an excerpt from Trending Topics in Business Litigation 2021.
While the COVID-19 pandemic halted many things, intellectual property development wasn’t one of them. Society was propelled to find innovative solutions to everything from how to make remote work a reality to rapidly inventing, approving, and producing coronavirus vaccines.
In 2020, the number of patent cases filed increased for the first time since 2015 and the pace at which patents are granted has accelerated rapidly. But determining patent eligibility continues to pose challenges, and the federal courts have been asked to interpret eligibility under 35 U.S.C. §101 in a number of recent decisions. Make sure you’re up-to-date on what’s considered eligible (and what isn’t) for patent protection by attending Toward 2025: Trends in Intellectual Property Litigation.
Who – or what – invented this?
Companies are increasingly using artificial intelligence to produce new products, but can those inventions be patented if they weren’t invented by humans? You’ll explore recent applications to the United States Patent and Trademark Office and discuss what the future has in store for artificial intelligence in the intellectual property context.
At Toward 2025: Trends in Intellectual Property Litigation, you’ll also get a quick-hitting rundown of key venues for intellectual property litigation, the first “fair use” case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 25 years, and subject matter jurisdiction. You will:
- Review the latest holdings on eligibility for patent protection
- Take a look at recent litigation among the top global brands
- Discover how artificial intelligence is impacting intellectual property
- Catch up on copyright law after the first U.S. Supreme Court case on fair use in 25 years
- Anticipate future intellectual property litigation trends