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AIPLA Announces Leadership Update


July 14, 2014 -- After nearly six years with AIPLA, Q. Todd Dickinson has decided to step down as Executive Director. In the time he has been with AIPLA, he has been a leader in AIPLA's advocacy efforts before Congress, including the enactment of the America Invents Act ("AIA"), its amicus activity in the courts, and its global outreach.
"It has been a great honor for me to serve as Executive Director of AIPLA," Dickinson said. "I am very proud of what we've accomplished over the past six years, and I have greatly appreciated the opportunity to work with many talented board members, volunteers and staff." Dickinson added that he looks forward to continued engagement in the intellectual property community. 
"We want to thank Todd for his dedicated service and wish him well in his future endeavors. His contributions to AIPLA have been significant, and we will miss him," Wayne Sobon, President of AIPLA said. "AIPLA is a thriving organization and will continue its strategic efforts in member services, advocacy, global outreach and public education." Sobon, and the rest of the Executive Committee, will provide additional oversight as the search for a successor begins. "The Board has complete confidence in the current staff's ability to handle on-going work of the Association," said Sobon.
Meghan Donohoe, Chief Operating Officer, will continue to run the day-to-day operations. Vincent E. Garlock, Deputy Executive Director, will manage, among other duties, AIPLA's external advocacy efforts and communications. The Board will be initiating a search for a new Executive Director.
AIPLA, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, was founded in 1897 to maintain a high standard of professional ethics, to aid in the improvement in laws relating to intellectual property and in their proper interpretation by the courts, and to provide legal education to the public and to its members on intellectual property issues. AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community.  
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