“2020 Intellectual Property Law Year-in-Review”

  • February 4, 2021

Boston, MA — On January 27th, L&A hosted the first virtual “Year in Review” event, offering guests valuable insights on Intellectual Property Law updates and trends from 2020 and what to expect in 2021.

Partner Nathan Harris started the presentation with Trademark and Copyright decisions from 2020, including:

  • Protectability of color trademarks on products and packaging;
  • “.sucks” and other generic top-level domains (gTLDs);
  • Recovery of trademark infringer’s profits;
  • “Use in commerce” requirements in the cannabis industry; and
  • the interoperability of software and recent procedural changes at the USPTO in light of the Google v. Oracle copyright case currently before the Supreme Court.

Followed by Partner Nicole Palmer presenting a high-level overview of domestic and international practice updates and trends, including:

  • Patentable subject matter;
  • Substantive legislation and rule changes;
  • Brexit;
  • Trade; and
  • The global response to the pandemic.

Partner Eric Carnevale rounded out the event with a presentation on significant developments in patent law in the federal courts in 2020, including:

  • Supreme Court decisions affecting patent rights;
  • Changes to the PTAB’s practice, in particular regarding petitions for inter partes review; and
  • A selection of significant cases decided by the Federal Circuit over the course of the year.

About Lando & Anastasi, LLP

Lando & Anastasi, LLP partners with clients to protect their innovations through effective intellectual property strategies. This partnership complements an emphasis on creative and strategic solutions guided by a solid understanding of each client’s business imperatives. Well versed in a wide range of industries including life sciences, software, energy and green technologies, water and waste treatment, medical devices, chemical and electrical engineering, L&A attorneys counsel clients ranging from individuals to early-stage and venture-backed start-ups to small and large national and global corporations.


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