Deadline to Submit Nominations to Serve on National AI Advisory Committee


On October 5, the U.S. Department of Commerce published a Federal Register Notrice calling for nominations for candidates to serve on the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC), which will be established per the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act of 2020. Establishment of the NAIAC will enable “ members  have the unique opportunity to advise and make recommendations to the President and the National Artificial Intelligence […]

Hudson Institute Panel: State Sovereign Immunity for Intellectual Property Infringement

Panel Recording

The Hudson Institute will debut a panel recording titled State Sovereign Immunity for Intellectual Property Infringement, which will beshared with all who register in advance for the event. Hudson Institute Legal Fellow Devlin Hartline will moderate the panel, which will focus on “the problems of state infringements and explore whether Congress now has enough evidence to successfully abrogate state […]

USCO Webinar: Public Modernization


The U.S. Copyright Office will host its next public modernization webinar. “This webinar will outline the reasons the Office is looking into modernizing its contact center and the potential benefits ” as it does so. More specifically, “the Office is working with the General Services Administration Centers of Excellence to conduct a gap analysis of […]

Adobe MAX


Adobe invites the creative community to attend its 2021 Adobe MAX conference, “a virtual experience to find inspiration, connect with creatives from around the world, and learn the best ways to bring your ideas to life.” This year’s event is free to attend. The Copyright Alliance will host a virtual “sponsor page”. For additional information […]

AIPLA 2021 Annual Meeting

National Harbor, MD and online

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) will hold its 2021 Annual Meeting, encompassing “a three-day, multi-track conference for intellectual property practitioners…to help supercharge skills and careers.” Topics include “Copyright—A Deep Dive into the DMCA”; “Analyzing the Oracle v. Google Decision”; “Managing Your Brand in Times of Social Change and the Interplay”; “IP Litigation Including IP Injunctions and […]

UIC Law Center: 65th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference


The University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) is hosting its 65th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference to provide an “opportunity to meet with newsmakers and influencers, to learn and discuss the…most important developments in the field, and…to help create better laws and policies that promote innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship.” The conference, which specializes in employing a highly interactive format, will […]

SCOTUS to Hear Oral Arguments in the Unicolors v. H&M Case

Virtual Event

On November 8, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear the Unicolors v. H&M case. The issue being considered is “whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit erred in breaking with its own prior precedent and the findings of other circuits and the U.S. Copyright Office in holding that 17 U.S.C. § 411 requires […]

American University Washington College of Law IP at the Supreme Court Series: Unicolors Inc. v. Hennes & Mauritz H&M LP

Virtual Event

On November 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET, American University Washington College of Law’s IP at the Supreme Court Series will hold a panel discussion on the Unicolors Inc. v. Hennes & Mauritz H&M LP case, which is scheduled to be argued before the Supreme Court earlier that day. Counsel of record and counsel for selected amici will […]

Ninth Circuit to Hear Oral Arguments in Lang Van, Inc. v. VNG Corporation

Public Hearing

On Monday, November 15, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear oral arguments in Lang Van, Inc. v. VNG Corporation. The issue on appeal is whether the district court erred in dismissing copyright infringement claims against VNG and its operators for lack of personal jurisdiction. Additional information is available here.  

Deadline to Submit Comments to USCO Regarding NOI on Copyright Protections for Publishers


On October 12, the U.S. Copyright Office will publish a notice of inquiry (NOI) in connection with its study to evaluate current Copyright Protections for Publishers, per the request of Congress. According to the NOI, “among other issues, the Office will consider the effectiveness of publishers’ existing rights in news content, including under the provisions of title 17 […]

USCO Virtual Roundtable Discussion on Copyright Protections for Publishers

Virtual Event

The U.S. Copyright Office will hold a roundtable discussion regarding its notice of inquiry (NOI)  on Copyright Protections for Publishers, which the Office is studying per a request from Congress, on December 9. Those who wish to participate in the roundtable should submit a request by November 12, which will be available here on October 25.