Spring 2019

NYIPLA The Report 


NYIPLA Files an Amicus Brief with the Supreme Court in Support of Neither Party in Return Mail, Inc. v. U.S. Postal Service

By: Charles Macedo, David Goldberg, Jung Hahm, Peter Thurlow, Robert Isackson, and Robert Rando  
On Monday, December 17, 2018, the New York Intellectual Property Association (“NYIPLA”) filed an amicus brief in support of neither party in Return Mail, Inc. v. United States Postal Service, No. 17-1594 (U.S.).  Read more>>

Historian's Corner
By: Dale Carlson
The American patent system has had many ups and downs over the course of the two centuries of its existence. The swings have been particularly notable during the last sixty years. Read more>>

Notable Trademark Decisions
By: Scott Greenberg, Michael Kraich, and Frank Misiti
On April 24, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court (“Supreme Court”) issued its much-anticipated decisions in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC and SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu. Read more>>

Spring IP Media Links 
By: Jayson Cohen 
Guild Mortgage Co. (Appellant) applied to register the design mark “GUILD MORTGAGE COMPANY” (the Mark) as a service mark on the principal register in International Class 36 for mortgage banking services, namely, origination, acquisition, servicing, securitization and brokerage of mortgage loans. Read more>>

97th Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary   
As many parents (and their kids) are aware, a mass, bittersweet phenomenon occurred in Spring 2018 as Toys ’R’ Us stores across the nation closed out their inventories at deep discounts and shuttered their doors, seemingly for good. Read more>>

 NYIPLA Past Events


"Day of the Dinner" Luncheon CLE: Developments in the Courts and Congress and the Implications for Patent Policy and Innovation

On March 22, 2019, the NYIPLA presented a luncheon and panel discussion, “Current State of Innovation within the US Legal System – Views on Evolving Protection for IP Rights in the US from the USPTO & the Courts” at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel. Read more>>


From Associate to Founder: Leveraging your Firm Experience to Work for a Start-Up

On April 16, 2019, the Young Lawyers Committee in conjunction with the Cardozo Start-UP Law Society hosted a first-of-its-kind panel event, “From Associate To Founder: Leveraging Your Firm Experience To Work For A Start-Up” at Cardozo Law School.  Read more>>

Finding Our Lost Marie Curies: Gender Diversity in Innovation
In February of this year, the USPTO Office of the Chief Economist issued a report entitled "Progress and Potential: A Profile of Women Inventors on U.S. Patents." Read more>>

Trademark Update: A Discussion with a USPTO Policy Maker and a TTAB Decision Maker
On May 1, 2019, the Trademark Law & Practice Committee held an in-person meeting at the offices of Pryor Cashman LLP followed by a CLE presentation. Read more>>


Moving Up & Moving On

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Welcome New Members

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NYIPLA Publication Committee Editorial Team
Committee Co-Chairs TaeRa Franklin and Jessica Sblendorio
Committee Members Dale Carlson, Jayson Cohen, Wayne Cox, William Dippert, Robert Greenfeld, Mitchell Hadley, 
Kyle Koemm, Keith McWha, Liz Murphy, Ben Natter, Lauren Nowierski, Margaret Welsh


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