2018 Annual Meeting


September 26 - September 28
Swissotel, Chicago, IL

Attendees: Thank you for registering for the AIPF 2018 Annual Meeting scheduled from September 26 to September 28 at the Swissotel in Chicago, IL. Please click on the link below to obtain 2018 Annual Meeting Materials, CLE Forms, and Attendee List.



What's New @ TTABVUE?

  • Hon. Linda Kuczma, Administrative Trademark Judge, United States Patent and Trademark Office, United States
  • Moderator: James Kayden, Attorney, McClure, Qualey & Rodack LLP, United States
Lessons Learned From Malpractice Claims Against IP Firms
  • David Kramer, Principal, Gemini Risk Partners LLC, United States
  • Theodore Nittis, Principal, Gemini Risk Partners LLC, United States
Management of a Trademark Practice in Times of Technological Change
  • Diego Cervieri, Director, Cervieri Monsuarez & Asociados, Uruguay
  • David Moorhead, VP & Assistant General Counsel, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, United States
  • Dario Pietrantonio, Partner, ROBIC, Canada
  • Moderator: Lynn Jordan, Partner, Kelly IP LLP, United States
Beyond the European Trademark and Design 2.0
  • Stefano Di Natale, IP Administrator and EU Official for the Fifth Board of Appeal, European Union Intellectual Property Office, Spain
  • Moderator: Alberto Giordano, Partner, Martegani & Partners, Italy
Discovery in Patent Litigation
  • Lisa Phillips, Partner, Rothwell Figg, United States
  • Megan Redmond, Partner, Erise IP PA, United States
Incorporating Pro Bono Work Into Your IP Practice
  • Peter Brewer, Partner, Thrive IP, United States
  • Erik Pelton, Founder, Erik M. Pelton & Associates PLLC, United States
  • Mary-Anne Smith, Director of Chicago-Kent Patent Hub, Chicago-Kent College of Law, United States
Taking the Long View on Patents - A Roundtable Perspective on Navigating Patent Protection
  • Kimberly Chotkowski, CEO, Licensing Executives Society, United States
  • Christopher Clancy, Vice-President, Legal & General Counsel, Panduit, United States
  • James Kellerman, IP Counsel, Astellas Pharma US Inc., United States


Legal Project Management Essentials: Learn How to Align Client Expectations with Practice Efficiencies and Profitability

  • Dan Safran, President and CEO, LegalShift LLC, United States
  • Scott Rosenberg, Managing Director and Corporate Counsel, LegalShift LLC, United States
  • Carey Lambert, Project Manager, LegalShift LLC, United States
  • Moderator: Eric Marzluf, Senior Counsel, Caesar Rivise PC, United States
Today's Legal Marketing Trends: How Boutique Firms Can Take Advantage
  • Holly Barocio, Principal Consultant, GrowthPlay, United States





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