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Patents and Standards: Practice, Policy, and Enforcement (AIPLA Treatise)

Help clients handle patent preparation, prosecution, and portfolio development of standard-essential patents (SEPs), plus licensing and litigation issues for patents and standards.

Prior Art After the AIA: A Practical Guide (AIPLA Treatise)

This four-color reference offers step-by-step analyses for determining when pre-AIA versus AIA prior art law applies, with flowcharts and graphical timeline scenarios.

Evidence in Patent Cases (AIPLA Treatise)

Review patent evidence from filing to appeal in one handy comprehensive resource by some of the top patent litigators in the U.S.

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Comparative Global Design Law (AIPLA Treatise)

Compare design patent law and design protection across jurisdictions to develop a worldwide design rights strategy and portfolio.

Privilege and Professional Confidences: An International Review (AIPLA Treatise)

Assess issues that may arise in attempting to protect information from forced disclosure in cross-border confidential communications.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – Protecting the Next Ubiquitous Technology (AIPLA Portfolio)

This practical guide covers the preparation and prosecution of U.S. AI and machine learning patent applications as well as strategies on patent portfolio construction.

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Where Companies Should Bring Theft of Trade Secret Claims

Contributed by Steve Grimes and Maura Levine-Patton, Winston & Strawn LLP

The U.S.-China trade agreement may bring increased protections for trade secret theft in China, but until those changes are fully implemented, companies should consider using precedent and longevity in trade secret actions.

Open Source Patent Licenses: Pitfalls and Opportunity

Contributed by Chad Landmon and Drew Hillier, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Life science and tech companies are making intellectual property freely available through the Open COVID Coalition to fight the public health crisis without risk of infringement. IP owners and users should be aware of the initiative’s pitfalls and opportunities.

IP Ownership in Remote Work Environments
Contributed by R. Lee Fraley and Charles F. Hauff, Jr., Snell & Wilmer

Many individuals and businesses assume – often incorrectly – that they own all IP rights related to their business simply because they bought content or paid a third party to complete a task for them. Remote work further complicates the challenge of determining ownership of IP.

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