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Editor's column

Intellectual Property and Technology News



Matthew Gruenberg

We are excited to bring you this 43rd issue of IPT News. Inside are thought-provoking articles about ITC Section 337, intellectual property rights in augmented and virtual reality, and two cases we are following in the Supreme Court – Iancu v. Brunetti, which held that the Lanham Act's prohibition on the registration of "immoral or scandalous" trademarks violates the First Amendment, and Return Mail Inc. v. USPS, which held that the federal government is not a "person" capable of filing a covered business method review petition under the America Invents Act.

You will also find an article about Ruling No. 10, in which the Russian Supreme Court has clarified its IP law, and a look at potential "influencer" liabilities arising from promotions on Instagram.

As a firm, DLA Piper is proud to announce the launch of a new global practice group focused on artificial intelligence. And, adding depth and strength to our West Coast patent practice, we welcome two new patent prosecution partners to IPT in Silicon Valley: Christopher Mooney, who focuses on strategic patent counseling, patent prosecution and patent litigation, and Maria Swiatek, who focuses on cross-border prosecution and portfolio management for high technology, energy and life sciences clients.

I hope you will enjoy this issue of IPT News.


Matt Gruenberg
Matt Gruenberg
Partner, Intellectual Property and Technology