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The U.S. Supreme Court's Impact on IP


The Supreme Court Term coming to an end in June has been another busy year for developments in intellectual property law. All told, the Supreme Court took up three IP cases this Term addressing several important issues, including copyright’s fair use doctrine, the constitutionality of PTAB judges, and the applicability of the doctrine of assignor estoppel.

What is the impact of these decisions and what do they all mean to the big picture for companies with IP cases to defend or IP rights to manage? What is the effect on IP litigation and transactional issues moving forward? What are the cases and issues the Court could take up next Term?

With the current Term nearing its conclusion, our panel including former Supreme Court and Federal Circuit clerks and in-house counsel will take a hard look at Supreme Court IP decisions. We will also examine other IP cases to watch in 2021, and the current composition of the Court.

To view the Webinar recording, click here.

Our Speakers were:

  • Aaron Streett
    Partner; Practice Group Chair - Supreme Court and Constitutional Law
  • Sarah Guske
    Partner; Department Chair - Intellectual Property (San Francisco)
  • Michael Hawes
    Partner; Practice Group Chair - Federal Circuit Appellate
  • Matthew Kelly
    President; Chief IP Counsel, LLC

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