Upcoming Events

    • September 23, 2018
    • September 25, 2018
    • Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL

    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Annual Meeting offers a mix of educational programs, committee meetings, networking opportunities and exhibits. Parallel sessions on patent and trademark/copyright topics are offered throughout the meeting, including an ethics presentation.  Session descriptions, speakers, committee activities, networking functions, hotel information, meeting sponsors, and exhibitors will be available on IPO's website.

    • September 26, 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • September 28, 2018
    • 12:45 PM
    • Swissotel, Chicago, IL

    Early Bird Rate Ends August 29! 


    For many, it seems we are living in an era where everything feels different from what was the norm just a few years ago.  The same is happening in the realm of IP, whether one is seeking to develop and exploit IP or one is providing services in this sector.  The 2018 AIPF Annual Meeting builds on the Association's long-standing practice of providing attendees with information and insights that will help attendees navigate an IP world where "everything feels different."

    AIPF is also proud to partner with LegalShift to present our Boutique Practice Session entitled, “Legal Project Management Essentials: Learn How to Align Client Expectations with Practice Efficiencies and Profitability.” This innovative and interactive workshop will address Legal Project Management (LPM) concepts, the practical applications of these concepts, and how to apply LPM "best practices" in the operation of an IP boutique.

    Speakers include:

    • Hon. Linda Kuczma, US Patent & Trademark Office
    • Stefano Di Natale, European Union IP Office
    • Kimberly Chotkowski, Licensing Executives Society
    • Chris Clancy, Panduit
    • James Kellerman, Astellas Pharma US Inc.
    • David Kramer, Gemini Risk Partners
    • David Moorhead, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
    • Scott Rosenberg, Legal Shift
    • Mary-Anne Smith, Chicago-Kent College of Law
    • Dan Safran, LegalShift

    Topics include:

    • What’s New @ TTABVUE?
    • Lessons Learned From Malpractice Claims Against IP Firms
    • Management of Trademark Practice in Times of Technological Change
    • Navigating Discovery in Patent Litigation
    • Incorporating Pro Bono Work Into Your IP Practice
    • Taking the Long View on Patents - A Roundtable Perspective on Navigating Patent Protection
    • And more!

    Hotel Information

    For hotel reservations, please contact the Swissotel Chicago: All reservations must be made individually through the hotel's Reservation Department by calling 1-888-737-9477. *You must mention the AIPF 2018 Annual Meeting to receive the discounted rate of $249.00 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 September 5, 2018, whichever occurs first.


    Full refunds will be issued only if a cancellation is received in writing by Friday, August 17, 2018. Cancellations received after that date will be subject to a service charge of $50.00 USD. No refunds will be issued for program cancellations requested after 12:00pm EDT on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Please send cancellation notices to admin@aipf.com.





    • October 14, 2018
    • October 17, 2018
    • Boston, MA

    LES 2018 Annual Meeting

    Sunday, October 14 to Wednesday, October 17
    Marriott Copley Place Boston, MA

    The Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada) will host its 2018 Annual Meeting in the birthplace of innovation, Boston, Massachusetts October 14-17, 2018.  We anticipate 500+ intellectual property professionals to connect with us and with one another. These decision-makers and thought-leaders maintain a commitment to the development and protection of IP Commerce. LES (U.S.A. and Canada) represents a highly-diverse community of professionals who collaborate across multiple industries and sectors to create dynamic networking environments. Our organizing committee has worked on a dynamic program for professional development, networking opportunities, and fun!

    Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc. is part of Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)—a global business association representing 32+ societies with 10,000+ members in 90+ countries. Members are accountants, attorneys, consultants, executives, scientists, and many more. These members represent innovation-oriented enterprises of all sizes—such as government laboratories, professional firms, and universities.

    To register now, or for more information, please visit www.lesmeetings.org/am18.

Past Events

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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