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Speakers include USPTO Director David Kappos, Hon. Arthur J. Gajarsa and Hon. Randall R. Rader


David J. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will be the keynote speaker at the AIPLA Annual Meeting Thursday Luncheon on October 21st. Director Kappos spoke on his plans for the USPTO at AIPLA’s 2009 Annual Meeting and AIPLA welcomes him back this year to review the accomplishments and challenges of his first year and set out his future goals for the Office.  In a departure from AIPLA’s usual format, following his remarks, Director Kappos will engage in a Q&A discussion with Todd Dickinson, AIPLA Executive Director.  Mr. Dickinson will be asking his own questions as well as questions submitted by others in the weeks leading up to the Annual Meeting.  

Other highlights of this year’s AIPLA Annual Meeting include:
  • Friday Luncheon Remarks from The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa, Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  •  A panel discussion on “De-mystifying the Amicus Process and its Practical Impact on a Case,” featuring The Honorable Randall R. Rader, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals  for the Federal Circuit