Yesterday I attended a Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA) presentation. Former USPTO Undersecretary David Kappos spoke about Artificial Intelligence and how the USPTO may deal with this new technlogy. He gave a great talk, and it was nice to see other Connecticut patent and trademark lawyers. For more information on CIPLA, go here.
I attended CIPLA’s dinner and meeting on The Truth about Design Patents last night at the Elm City Club in New Haven. Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Director, IP and Information Law Program at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law talked about incorrect conventional wisdom regarding the grant rate of Design Patents and invalidation rates of Design Patents during litigation. It was nice to meet fellow Connecticut IP attorneys and see some old friends.