Upcoming Events

    • September 22, 2019
    • September 24, 2019
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town



    Full refunds will be issued only if a cancellation is received in writing by Wednesday, August 28, 2019: Cancellations received after that date will be subject to a service charge of $75.00 USD. No refunds will be issued for program cancellations requested after 12:00 Noon EST on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Send cancellation notices by e-mail to admin@aipf.com.


    For hotel reservations, please contact the Embassy Suites by Hilton: All reservations must be made individually through the hotel's Reservation Department online through this link or by calling 1-800-EMBASSY and using the reference group code ALY. *You must mention the AIPF 2019 Annual Meeting to receive the discounted rate of $239.00 USD for single or double occupancy per night (excluding taxes). This rate is available until the room block is sold-out or until 5:00pm on August 30, 2019.

    • October 17, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar



    IP Australia is a leader in incubating digital access to its services and is representative of the changes coming to national offices. It has undergone significant change, moving from 12% digital uptake in 2014 to 99.6% of customers interacting digitally, and are working on how to transform their digital business model to deliver world leading digital IP services that are simple, innovative, and efficient.

    Damian Giuffre, Chief Digital Officer of IP Australia, will be joined by Paul Davis and Paul Thompson, Directors of Real-Time IP, to outline:

    • The nature of these leading-edge developments,
    • The opportunities they provide for early-adopters, and
    • The challenges they will present to inflexible traditional practice. 


    Damian Giuffre is passionate about delivering innovative customer solutions and leading transformational change in the public sector. As Chief Digital Officer in IP Australia’s Innovation and Technology Group, he is responsible for customer facing systems and is leading the strategic redevelopment of key digital assets and channels. With more than a decade’s experience in the Intellectual Property domain, Damian has significant public sector leadership experience across digital operations, business transformation and technology delivery.

    Paul Davis and Paul Thompson are Australian and New Zealand patent attorneys who have been in practice for over 20 years.  They were equity holders in Fisher Adams Kelly.  During that time, they became convinced that changes occurring in professional practice and office processes provided opportunities for automated efficiencies.  They have spent the last 18 months with colleagues in Real-Time IP Pty Ltd developing a platform to facilitate filing and prosecution in Australia, as an initial jurisdiction.  This development has occurred with the cooperation and assistance of officers of IP Australia.

    • October 20, 2019
    • October 23, 2019
    • JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona 85054

    This is the premier event for the intellectual property and licensing community. The LES Annual Meeting attracts a diverse group of 600+ decision makers and thought leaders in the intellectual property and licensing space for conversations about innovation, the evolving licensing field, and the future of intellectual capital management. We want you there to represent your company and your enterprise. This year’s meeting features 31 sessions with more than 100 expert speakers, including Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice Makin Delrahim, Google Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist Vinton Cerf, Microsoft Managing Director for Startups Shaloo Garg, and many more. 

    For more information or to register, please click here.

    • November 13, 2019
    • November 14, 2019
    • San Diego, CA, USA

    The Global IP Exchange USA will bring together 70 of the leading Chief IP, Patent, Trademark and Brand Protection officers in North America to discover new ideas and make new connections across a productive two day event. Immerse yourself in interactive group discussions, lively panel debates and one to one meetings focused on finding solutions and strategies to your priority challenges

    To ensure the Exchange offers the highest degree of relevancy, delegates are hand-picked for the unique advantage they bring to each Exchange, creating an unparalleled level of discussion and an ideal environment for idea generation. Our specialist team works with you to get an in-depth understanding of what it is you’re looking to achieve at the event and who in particular you would like to meet with.

    To sign up and for more event information, visit the Global IP Exchange USA website by clicking here.

    • September 23, 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • September 25, 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • The Westin, San Diego, CA

Past Events

August 22, 2019 Post-filing Evidence: When the cards are stacked against you, do you have an ace up your sleeve?
June 27, 2019 Litigation Lending - What is it and Practical Tips for Lawyers
May 20, 2019 AIPF Breakfast at INTA's Annual Meeting
March 27, 2019 Road Testing the US Guidelines for Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
March 13, 2019 Digital Disruption: IP Practices for the 21st Century
December 06, 2018 Ambush Marketing and Right of Publicity During Major Sports Events
November 17, 2018 Inclusive Innovation Forum
October 14, 2018 LES 2018 Annual Meeting
September 26, 2018 2018 Annual Meeting
September 23, 2018 IPO 2018 Annual Meeting
August 15, 2018 Patents and the IOT
May 21, 2018 AIPF Breakfast at the INTA Annual Meeting
May 09, 2018 I Need Your Advice! Tips, Traps and Strategies for International Patent Litigation
March 27, 2018 Challenges for IP Boutiques in the Recruitment and Retention of Personnel in the Millennial Age
February 14, 2018 Trademark Committee Virtual Roundtable
February 06, 2018 Functional Claiming
September 13, 2017 2017 AIPF Annual Meeting
July 26, 2017 Key Recent Trends in Calculating Patent Infringement Damages
June 20, 2017 When Good Lawyers Go Bad: Common Ethics Mistakes By IP Practitioners
May 22, 2017 AIPF Breakfast at the INTA Annual Meeting
May 17, 2017 The Dark Side of Domain Names
April 12, 2017 Nuances of North American Patent Law
March 28, 2017 Trademark Committee Virtual Roundtable
February 21, 2017 A Primer on the Updated 2017 TTAB Rules in Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings
January 25, 2017 After Final Patent Prosecution Strategy
December 07, 2016 Recent Law Change Concerning Chinese Patent Infringement Disputes: Interpretations (2) of SPC
November 04, 2016 Protecting Your IP Overseas: WIPO Services and Initiatives at Salt Lake City, UT
November 02, 2016 Protecting Your IP Overseas: WIPO Services and Initiatives at San Diego, CA
October 31, 2016 Protecting Your IP Overseas: WIPO Services and Initiatives at San Jose, CA
October 26, 2016 The XYZ's of 3D Scanning: Making Reality Virtual
September 26, 2016 Patent Protection and Administrative Enforcement in China
September 14, 2016 2016 AIPF Annual Meeting
September 11, 2016 2016 IPO Annual Meeting
August 16, 2016 Non-Practicing Entities: How to Deal with Patent Trolls
July 21, 2016 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
July 14, 2016 Trademark Committee Virtual Roundtable
May 05, 2016 Technology Risk Management and Cyber Liability for Law Firms and Their Clients
April 19, 2016 Best IP Protection Strategies for Wearable Tech Development
February 23, 2016 Patent Issue-Spotting for Trademark Lawyers
January 13, 2016 Navigating Influence: The Key to Sustaining Your Legal Practice
November 19, 2015 Lessons Learned from Recent Data Breaches, and Ten Critical Steps to Reduce Your Risks of Becoming the Next Target
October 28, 2015 Ensuring Your Partner Pay Plan Works: Evaluating Contributions of Originators and Producers of Legal work and Consequential Non-revenue Producing Activities
September 30, 2015 2015 AIPF Annual Meeting
September 27, 2015 2015 IPO Annual Meeting
August 19, 2015 Innovating with Universities
July 14, 2015 Effective Office Action Responses & Discovery Conferences in TTAB Proceedings
June 17, 2015 Overview of Patent Quality with the USPTO
June 09, 2015 USPTO's Future of Urban Innovation Summit - June 9th in NYC
May 20, 2015 Trial Practice Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Part II
May 04, 2015 AIPF Breakfast at the INTA Annual Meeting
October 22, 2014 WebIP Hour: The Streisand Effect: IP Litigation in the Wild West of Social Media
September 28, 2014 AIPF 2014 Annual Meeting

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