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The Annual Meeting of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) took place in Washington

Dec. 15, 2018

In October the representatives of the company “Zuykov and Partners” attended the meeting of the AIPLA
Association, held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.
During the three-day Meeting the lawyers got acquainted with the examples of practical application of the
norms of the patent law and the copyright law, learned about the legislation features for trademarks and
the protection against unfair competition and discussed the recent trends in the intellectual property field.
On the first day, the speakers discussed such themes as: the strategies on claiming the inventions related
to the software and algorithms; the protection of trademarks in accordance with the Lanham Act against
false advertising; the current issues of the patent licensing and the copyright.
The parallel flows of the second day became a place for the discussions on cyber defense, manufacturing
secrets, various lawsuits and the appeal practice. Also, the participants heard the speeches on the themes:
“The international copyrights versus the global digital reality” and “The successful management and use
of international trademarks.”
The meeting was addressed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of
the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as by the Circuit Judges of the United States Court
of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, who introduced to the participants the most striking examples of the
case law and appeal proceedings.



Author of article

Sergey Zuykov

Sergey Zuykov

Managing Partner / Patent Attorney of the Russian Federation / Eurasian Patent Attorney