As we thankfully see 2020 fading into the rear-view mirror and all look forward to a hopefully much better 2021, we want to take a moment to reflect on what the past year brought us and how the stage is set for another very fluid and consequential year for intellectual property policy. In times like these, it is clear that leadership matters more than ever. During some of the most challenging times our country has faced, there were a number of places where we saw strong leadership result in tangible progress. This year has already shown us a dramatic first few days. Beyond the tragic events in the U.S. Capitol, we saw the somewhat unexpected shift of power in the Senate to Democratic control based on the election of both Rev. Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff in Georgia. It is clear that the new Congress and the new Biden Administration will face huge challenges before we approach anything close to “normal” in any sense. That said, when it comes to IP, what can we expect?
- Computer Law
- Fair Use
- First Sale Doctrine
- International: WIPO Reports Increasing Prevalence of Alternative Dispute Resolution for Business-to-Business Copyright Disputes
- USPTO and Copyright Office Reports Attempt to Quantify Extent and Effect of IP Infringement by State Entities
- The Federal Circuit Must Correct Texas Court’s Misapplication of Copyright Law in SAS Institute Appeal
- Indigenizing the Intellectual Property System
- Federal Circuit Nixes Appeal on Claims of Unfair Treatment by California Court in Pro Se Lawsuit Over Restrictions to Cancer Research
- Looming Leahy Bill Would End Fintiv Practice at PTAB
- New Tillis-Leahy Bills to Boost Innovation: The Good, the Bad and the Nonsense
- Where Have All of the Ex Parte Appeals Gone?