Upcoming Events

    • March 27, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar

    Challenges for IP Boutiques in the Recruitment and Retention of Personnel in the Millennial Age

    Speaker: Andrea Gerosa, Founder and Chief Thinker, ThinkYoung

    Moderator: Ricardo Enrique Antequera, Partner, Antequera Parilli & Rodriguez

    Hosted by the Boutique Practice Committee


    It has become increasingly important for employers to understand the dynamics of the job market and career expectations of the younger generation. Today's youth often prioritizes self and social development, with money and responsibility as a secondary concern.

    As money can be a less significant motivator, employers are faced with the challenges of finding young talent who may be motivated by other factors when considering a career. This often results in a skills mismatch at the vertical and horizontal level.

    This program will focus on:

    • Challenges with recruiting and retaining young people (i.e., “millennials”) into IP firms;
    • Steps that IP firms can take to appeal to younger and newer attorneys;
    • Possible gaps between the younger generations’ perception of skills versus the employers’ perception of skills;
    • Efforts to bridge the skills gap between positions available and the current pool of prospective employees;
    • Remedies companies and firms are taking to mitigate the effects of younger employees leaving firms; and more!


    Andrea Gerosa is an entrepreneur, working with and for startups and young people since 2002, starting at university when he joined the junior enterprise network.

    Today he´s the founder of a think-tank on millennials (www.thinkyoung.org), a consulting company focused on student housing (www.kefren.ch), and a series of schools for young entrepreneurs (www.entrepreneurshipschool.com). Recently Andrea have been appointed to the to the Advisory Board of INTA, the New York based International Trademark Association (www.inta.org) and to the Executive Board of Rentxpress SA, an online agency that enables travelers to rent luxury plug & play accommodation all around the world (www.rentxpress.com) to advise them on youth related issues.

    Andrea holds a Business administration degree from the Università Bocconi in Milan and another on Corporate Finances from the London School of Economics.

    • May 21, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA 98101

    AIPF Breakfast

    INTA Annual Meeting
    Seattle, Washington

    Join us for an opportunity to network with current and prospective members during breakfast!

    Monday, May 21, 2018
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Sheraton Seattle Hotel
    Issaquah, Third Floor
    1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    $38.00 USD per person
    Breakfast Buffet

    • September 26, 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • September 28, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Swissotel, Chicago, IL

    Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available Now!

    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.


Past Events

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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