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Pittsburgh Inn of Court to be Named After AIPLA's Q. Todd Dickinson

The US District Court for the Western District of Pennslyvania will become home to the

Q. Todd Dickinson IP American Inn of Court. Dickinson is Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

The Inn, created through the efforts of a group of local practitioners, will be named after Dickinson who graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The Inn's first meeting is scheduled for September 24 and Dickinson will be the inaugural speaker.

According to an article in the Journal of the Allegheny County Bar Association,  Western District Judge Mark Hornak commented, "It is especially fitting that the new IP Inn of Court is named for Todd Dickinson, who began his legal practice in our district and served the nation ably as the former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office."

The American Inns of Court were founded to promote professionalism and ethics in the practice of law.


If you would like to speak to someone at AIPLA for further comment, please contact:

Lorri Ragan, APR
Director of Marketing and Communications
The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

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, the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community, with nearly 17,000 members. The AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property.  Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property. To learn more about AIPLA visit