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2017 January IPLawBugle®

June 2017 Bugle Editorial Staff
  Alex Agudelo
Save the Date! Chintan Desai
AIPF 2017 Annual Meeting Liliana Galindo
San Francisco, CA 94133 Felix Klopmeier
  Hande Mumcuoglu
AIPF News  Juan Felipe Acosta
IP Law Updates Matthew Stark
Member Firms in the NewsMervyn Valadares
Message from President Eric Marzluf

Dear Bugle readers:

AIPF: New year. New demands. New directions. New goals.

This New Year is going to provide new and important opportunities for the AIPF to serve its member firms. Careful review has been given to the role of the IP boutique law firm and its impact and importance in the field of intellectual property law. The pointed focus of the AIPF will be to provide new insights into the needs and operations of the IP boutique firm.

Over the past year the AIPF held numerous meetings reviewing the services it provides and has set new goals and directions specifically geared to the operations of the IP boutique.  While the AIPF will continue to be the forum for all matters relevant to the IP boutique, its specific goal will be to provide information and learning opportunities to its IP boutique firm members that are not available through other groups and organization.  In the coming year, the AIPF will gear its programs more pointedly toward issues that are unique to the IP boutique law firm. The AIPF will focus more intently on the business of the IP boutique; the most effective and efficient ways of providing intellectual property services; the challenges of IP boutiques that are different than those of general practice law firms with intellectual property departments; the benefits of choosing an IP boutique over a general practice law firm; and the best ways to promote the IP boutique to prospective clients.

As the year progresses, we hope you will participate in the many new and unique opportunities and events that are planned.  If there are particular issues you would like to see addressed, please contact us.   We look forward to serving you in new and important ways in the year ahead.

Best regards,

Eric Marzluf

President, AIPF

Caesar Rivise PC, Pennsylvania, United States

Save the Date!
AIPF 2017 Annual Meeting
September 13 to 15
Marriott Fisherman's Wharf Hotel
San Francisco, CA 94133

After Final Patent Prosecution Strategy
Lawrence Ashery, Partner Caeser Rivise
January 24, 2017 at 12:30PM EST
Details and Registration

China Trademark Office Announces Measures to Further Improve Services
Xiang Gao, Peksung Intellectual Property LTD
China has been No. 1 in the world for thirteen consecutive years in terms of number of trademark applications and registrations. According to statistics, until September 2015 the cumulative number of trademark registration applications in China had amounted to 17,641,700...

Specialist IP Tribunals In Pakistan
Naeema Sadaf and H. Zafar Iqbal, PakPat
What do Taylor Swift, LL Cool J, Steve Miller, and Jennifer Lopez all have in common? Despite occupying different genres and decades of music, these music icons are all part of the recent trend in the music industry to apply to register trademarks with the United States...

Advising Clients on Trade Secret Theft Immunity for Employees 
Blair Barbieri, Hovey Williams
President Barack Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) into law in May of 2016, creating the first U.S. federal system of trade secret law. Under the DTSA, a private party can bring a civil cause of action in federal court for the theft and misappropriation...

Caeser Rivise Attorney James J. Kozuch Presents Intellectual Property Seminar at Tamaqua Community Art Center 

James J. Kozuch of Caesar Rivise, PC presented an introductory seminar on Intellectual Property at the Tamaqua Community Art Center in Tamaqua, Carbon County on November 22, 2016. The presentation, entitled “An Introduction to Intellectual Property for Artists and Art Organizations,” provided...


FB Rice Announces the Promotion of Madeline Kelly and Steve Gledhill to Partners and Dr. Manual Schmidt, Charles Yip and Dr. Danielle Burns to Senior Associates 

The partners of FB Rice are delighted to announce to promotion to the partnership of two of the firm’s most talented Senior Associates: Madeleine Kelly and Steve Gledhill. Madeleine qualified as a patent attorney in Europe before joining the firm in 2013 and has a practice focusing on meeting...


Price Heneveld Announces Promotion of Gregory A. Lewis to Partner 

Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 6, 2017.  Price Heneveld LLP, West Michigan’s largest boutique intellectual property law firm, announces the promotion of Gregory A. Lewis to partner. Gregory Lewis is a registered patent attorney with over ten years of patent counseling, prosecution...



Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist, PA • Alprin Law Offices • Aperio IP Attorneys • B&R Latin America IP LLC • Backström & Co. Attorneys • Batavia Patent Agent • Berken IP S.R.L. • Bhole IP Law • Boeing Company • Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC • Breiner & Breiner, L.L.C. • Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd. • Capitol City Tech Law • Chofn IP • Citemark International IP • de Chalains Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys • Deeth Williams Wall LLP • Dräger • Dumont Bergman, Bider & Co, S.C. • Elan IP Inc. • Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC • Erise IP, P.A. • FB Rice • Ferraiuoli, LLC • Furgang & Adwar, LLP • Gene Quinn (IPWatchdog) • Goudreau Gage Dubuc • Guerra IP • Halitligil & Ark Patent and Trademark Consultancy • Hepworth Browne • Hofbauer Professional Corporation • Hovey Williams LLP • Howard Bernstein (Emeritus) • Kaddu & Partners Advocates • Kelly IP, LLP • KETNER • Kim Winston LLP • Knightsbridge Patent Attorneys • Lang & Rahmann • Law Office of Karen Dana Oster • Law Office of Vasilios Peros, P.C. • Law Offices of Albert Wai-Kit Chan PLLC • Law Offices of Steven W. Weinrieb • Ledell Ansari, LLP • Letters & Thoo • Maiwald Patentanwalts GmbH • MBM Intellectual Property • McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP • Morani Patent Law, P.C. • O’Conor & Power • Olarte Moure • Peksung Intellectual Property Limited • Phan Law Vietnam • Price Heneveld LLP • Robic, LLP • Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C. • Sabeta IP • Silva & Cia • Sughrue Mion, PLLC • Sugimura International Patent and Trademark Attorneys • Thomas/Horstemeyer, LLP • Troy Corporation • Trung Thuc JSC • United Trademark and Patent Services Limited • Valadares Law Professional Corporation

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