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2017 Mid-Winter Institute Committee Meetings

Several of AIPLA's Committees will meet at the upcoming 2017 Mid-Winter Institute. Set for Feb. 1-4 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, FL, this is the first of three annual stated meetings offering an opportunity for AIPLA's Committees to meet face-to-face.

AIPLA Committee Meetings

(As of 12-6-16, schedule is subject to change. Please confirm date and time with Committee leadership.)

2018 Mid-Winter Institute Planning Committee Meeting
(Planning Committee Members Only)
Saturday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

AIPLA Fellows (Committee Members Only)
Thursday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

AIPPI-US Meeting
TBD

Alternative Dispute Resolution (Committee Members Only)
Thursday, 8:00 – 9:00 AM

American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (AIPLEF)
(Foundation Trustees Only)
Thursday, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Amicus (Committee Members Only)
Friday, 8:00 – 9:00 AM

Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy/Trademark Internet/Trademark Law/Trademark Litigation/Trademark-Relations with the USPTO
(Joint Meeting)
Friday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM (meeting)
5:00 – 5:30 PM (reception)
Reception Sponsored by: Kelly IP

During the meeting, we will discuss ongoing and future projects by the various trademark committees. We will also discuss strategies for increasing membership engagement and outreach to trademark professionals, including new initiatives relating to programming at stated meetings, as well as developing “local” programing and events for trademark committee members who may not be able to attend the stated meetings.

Biotechnology/Food and Drug (Joint Session) (90 Minutes of CLE)
Thursday, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Antitrust Law
Will not meet

Chemical Practice (90 Minutes of CLE)
Friday, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Education/Online Programs (Joint Session)
Friday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Want to expand your professional network, stay updated on hot IP topics, and contribute to your profession? Attend the joint meeting of AIPLA’s Online Programs and Education Committees. AIPLA’s Online Programs Committee manages nearly all online programming and the Education Committee focuses on projects like the Law School Outreach webinar program, the Patent Prosecution Boot Camp, and outreach/coordination with law professors. We are looking for highly motivated IP practitioners to join our teams of coordinators, and we invite you to attend our committee meeting. We will discuss the status of upcoming webinars, brainstorm topics for future webinars, and discuss potential new projects.

Content and Branding Leadership Group
(Leadership Group Members Only)
TBD

Copyright Law
Thursday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

The committee will conduct a general business meeting, including updates on case law, legislation, international issues and pending matters before the Copyright Office. We will have a guest speaker who will present a topic of current interest, for roundtable discussion. Please come join us!

Corporate Practice (Breakfast Meeting)
(Corporate In-House Counsel Only)
Thursday, 7:00 – 9:00 AM
Sponsored by: Baker Botts, LLP

Best Practices for Fostering and Managing an IP Protection and Enforcement Program: Bring your thought-provoking ideas and best practices for: creating company cultures that foster innovative idea generation; initiating and maintaining successful in-house/outside counsel relationships; cost effectively securing high quality patents and trademark registrations; meeting your annual IP Budget; managing IP Litigation costs; and protecting trade secrets to the 2017 Mid-Winter Institute Corporate Practice Committee Breakfast for a lively best practices discussion.

Diversity in IP Law
Thursday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Education Task Force
(Committee Members Only)
TBD

Electronic and Computer Law (90 Minutes of CLE)
Thursday, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Emerging Technologies
Friday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

We will review the Spring Meeting joint CLE session with the Biotechnology Committee and discuss program ideas for the Annual meeting. Come and join the conversation!

Food and Drug
See Biotechnology

Global IP Leadership Group
(Leadership Group Members Only)
TBD

Harmonization Task Force/IP Practices in Europe
(Joint Meeting)
Friday, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Industrial Designs/IP Practice in Latin America
(Joint Session) (90 Minutes of CLE)
Thursday, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

International and Foreign Law
Will not meet

International Education/IP Practice in China
(Joint Meeting)
Thursday, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

We will discuss Summer Section 101 Webinar for China; seeking volunteers from IPP in China committee to liaise to ACPPA (and/or other CN IP associations) to promote the webinar to their members.

International Trade Commission
Will not meet

IP Law Associations
(Committee Members Only)
Friday, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

The committee will hold a business meeting to discuss upcoming activities, including plans for the local/regional roundtables to be held in Spring/Summer 2017.

IP Practice in Europe
See Harmonization Task Force

IP Practice in the Far East
Thursday, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

We plan to discuss the details of the 2017 committee trip to Korea and Taiwan, and also other committee business.

IP Practice in Israel
Thursday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

The committee will meet to discuss committee business updates and to plan our 2018 delegation trip to Israel. Committee membership is not required for participation.

IP Practice in Japan (90 Minutes of CLE)
Friday, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

IP Practice in Latin America
See Industrial Designs

Law Practice Management
Will not meet

Law Students
Will not meet

Legislation
(Committee Members Only)
Friday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Licensing in Management of IP Assets
Friday, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

The committee will hold a brief meeting to review committee projects, educational programs, and to solicit ideas for additional projects and programs. Please join us if you’d like to know more about our committee and get involved. We have opportunities for both experienced practitioners as well as new lawyers.

Membership
Thursday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

The committee will be discussing the progress on our for 2016 - 2017, the most recent membership development efforts and any new proposed projects.

Mentoring
Friday, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Mergers and Acquisitions
Friday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

New Lawyers
Friday, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Online Programs
See Education

Patent Agents/Patent-Relations with the USPTO
(Joint Meeting)
Friday, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Navigating Challenges during Patent Prosecution: The USPTO Patent Ombudsman Program and More; The committees have invited a member of the USPTO Ombudsman Program to inform members about this program and how practitioners can best utilize this valuable Patent Office resource to advance prosecution efforts.

Patent Cooperation Treaty Issues
Will not meet

Patent Law
Thursday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

All are welcome! Join the committee as we discuss the recent and planned activities of the committee and its subcommittees including programming, newsletter, §101, §112, ex parte PTAB, and other patent law issues. Anyone seeking to get involved is encouraged to attend.

Patent Litigation
Thursday, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

The committee will discuss ongoing projects (e.g., patent-agent privilege protection), as well as provide updates related to the various subcommittees (jury instructions, damages, subject-matter eligibility, diversity, professional programs, and committee website). The meeting will provide insight into such efforts and an opportunity to get involved, as well as an opportunity for members to propose additional efforts.

Patent-Relations with the USPTO
See Patent Agents

Patentable Subject Matter Task Force
(Committee Members Only)
Friday, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Professional Programs
Thursday, 8:00 – 9:00 AM

The committee will discuss the planning status of the 2017 Spring Meeting, and continue planning for the upcoming 2017 Annual Meeting. Participation in the Committee is a great way for members to get more involved in AIPLA and provides numerous opportunities to work alongside leaders in the IP industry, including judges, in-house counsel, professors, and lawyers from law firms of all sizes.

Professionalism and Ethics (Committee Members Only)
Friday, 8:00 – 9:00 AM

PTAB Trial
Friday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

The committee will provide a report on Committee activities, a report from the PTAB looking into the future, and a presentation entitled “The Administrative Procedure Act (APA): What PTAB Practitioners Need to Know about Administrative Law” by Peter Ayers.

Public Appointments
Will not meet

Public Education
Thursday, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

The committee will meet to discuss current outreach initiatives including those in conjunction with the USPTO and WIPO.

Special Committee on Judges
Will not meet

Special Committee on Pro bono
Will not meet

Special Committee on Publications
Thursday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Sponsorship Task Force
Will not meet

Standards and Open Source
Thursday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Please join us to discuss on-going projects and developments in standards and open source. Everyone is welcome!

Trade Secret Law (90 Minutes of CLE)
Friday, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Trademark Internet
See Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy

Trademark Law
See Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy

Trademark Litigation (Joint Meeting)
See Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy

Trademark-Relations with the USPTO
See Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy

Trademark Treaties and International Law
Friday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Formulating an AIPLA vision of the future development of the Madrid System; Anticipating Canadian accession to the Madrid Protocol; TPP and NAFTA reconsidered?; Structure and future work of the TT&IL Committee; Open discussion.

US Bar/EPO Liaison Council (Council Members Only)
Friday, 8:00 – 9:00 AM

US Bar/JPO Liaison Council (Council Members Only)
Thursday, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

US Bar/SIPO Liaison Council
Will not meet

Women in IP Law (Breakfast Meeting)
Friday, 7:00 – 9:00 AM​​
Sponsored by: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto


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