Chip De Preter Co-Presenting "SCOTUS IP Year in Review 2019-2020"


On Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, Aronberg Goldgehn attorney Chip De Preter will co-present “SCOTUS IP Year in Review 2019-2020.” This Lawline webcast will stream live from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central Time.

Course Description

Over the past 15 years, the Supreme Court has been very involved in all aspects of Intellectual Property, from patents to trademarks to copyrights, and this year was no exception. The 2019-2020 term was a year of many firsts. Now it is time to review a number of the pivotal IP decisions decided this year

Chip and his co-presenter will review the key IP decisions of the recent term and preview the cases scheduled to be argued next time. Most importantly, they will discuss the impact these decisions will have on IP law going forward, the practical implications to clients, how the decisions will shape strategies in and outside of litigation, and how these decisions are likely to impact the Federal Courts and the USPTO in the years ahead.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the patent, trademark and copyright decisions from SCOTUS in the 2019-2020 term

  • Identify the best practices and practical tips that can be implemented now as a result of these decisions

  • Examine how the Federal Courts and USPTO are likely to incorporate these decisions into their processes and examination guidelines going forward

  • Preview the IP issues we are likely to see at SCOTUS next year

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.About Matthew “Chip” De Preter

A specialist in intellectual property protection and enforcement, with a background in electrical engineering, Chip has helped numerous companies and individuals protect, build value, and profit from their creative products through patents, trademarks and copyrights.

He advises clients in patent, trademark, trade secret and false advertising litigation. In addition, he represents clients seeking patent and trademark protection before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also negotiates licensing and other intellectual property agreements.

Chip is experienced in representing patent owners in the enforcement of their patents against various infringers in the market place. He has also represented domestic and multi-national companies against accusations of patent infringement, anti-trust violations, the misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition.

Chip has also engaged in counseling clients in the avoidance of litigation. Through assessing competitor's patent portfolios and working with engineers developing clients' products, he has identified potentially risky product features and provided practical solutions that clients have implemented to avoid litigation. Additionally, he has assisted clients faced with allegations of infringement in identifying those key areas of the accused technology that distinguished their technology from the accused patents and effectively conveyed that information to adverse parties to prevent litigation in the first instance.

In practicing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, Chip has assisted individual and corporate clients in seeking and procuring patent protection in a variety of different technological areas, including medical equipment, vacuum pumps, vending machines, robotics, semi-conductor chips, optics and tools. He also has considerable experience with post-grant patent review processes. His trademark practice includes assisting clients in identifying prospective trade names, preparing trademark applications, prosecuting and procuring trademark protection.

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