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​WASHINGTON, DC - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is proud to see more of its members inducted into the IP Hall of Fame. The 2010 inductees include Donald Dunner, AIPLA President, 1979-1980, and partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. Mr. Dunner was instrumental in the establishment of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and has argued more cases before the court than any other litigator. This 2010 inductee list also includes AIPLA member Jochen Pagenberg, who is the co-founder and senior member of German IP firm Bardehle Pagenberg. Mr. Pagenberg is also an adviser to the German Federal Ministry of Justice, as well as president of the European Patent Lawyers Association and chairman of the special committee on European patent litigation of the AIPPI. Judge Paul Michel, Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, is an honorary AIPLA member and is also one of the five 2010 inductees.

The two other inductees are: Thomas Blanco White (posthumously), who was an eminent British IP lawyer, and Ruud Peters, CEO of Philips IP and Standards and one of the world's most prominent chief IP officers.

Devised by the IP publication, Intellectual Asset Management, the IP Hall of Fame honors those who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of intellectual property law and practice.

For more information and for the full listing of the IP Hall of Fame, please see

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
The American Intellectual Property Law Association is a national bar association of approximately 16,000 members engaged in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in academia. AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies, and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of various fields of law affecting intellectual property. Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property, and they have a keen interest in a strong and efficient intellectual property system.