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Committee Activities

2018 AIPLA Spring Meeting, Westin Seattle, Seattle Washington
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Chemical Practice / Patent Agents Committees Joint CLE Educational Session

Welcome to The Machine: The Impact of The Application of Computational Techniques and Artificial Intelligence to The Chemical Arts

Angela Sebor, Ph.D., Tolmar, Inc., Fort Collins, CO

Part I: The Current State of the Technical Art of Computational Chemistry, Virtual Reactors and Simulated Biological Systems
Speaker: Martha S. Head (Marti), Ph.D., Director, Joint Institute of Biological Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 

Part II: Invention and Inventorship Using AI:  What is the “Invention,” When Does It Occur, and Who Owns It?
Speaker: Susan Y. Tull, Esq.Finnegan Henderson, Washington, D.C.

Part III: AI and Patentability - Understanding the Relationship Between Patent Eligibility, Predictability vs. Obviousness, Enablement and Written Description in the Chemical Arts
Speaker: Brian Roberts-Stanton, Ph.D.​Stanton Consulting Services, LLC, Alachua FL

Part IV: The Challenges of AI Inventions:  A Moderated Panel Discussion

For additional details, please see thProfessional Programs Subcommittee Page.​

2018 AIPLA Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
Friday, October 26, 2018 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Chemical Practice, Emerging Technologies and Electronics and Computer Law Committees Joint CLE Educational Session

Powering Our Future with the Future of Power: Emerging Trends in Charging Technologies

This session will address electrical energy storage technologies and related IP legal issues.

For additional details, please see the Professional Programs Subcommittee Page.

AIPLA Meet the Presidents at University of Houston Law Center
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12PM
University of Houston Law Center Room 209 BLB

Past Presidents of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Meg Boulware and Sharon Israel, spoke on March 6, 2018 at the general meeting of the Intellectual Property Student Organization at University of Houston. The program was moderated by Kyrie Cameron​ from Patterson Sheridan​​.

A summary of this event is provided on the Law Students Subcommittee Page​.
AIPLA President 1998-1999
Boulware and Valoir

AIPLA President 2014-2015
Shook, Hardy and Bacon

Moderated by Kyrie Cameron​, Patterson Sheridan​

​The event was sponsored by the law firms of Patterson Sheridan​ and Nielsen IP Law​.

Presented by AIPLA Law Students and Chemical Practice Committees with the Intellectual Property Student Organization at University of Houston.​​​​​​

2018 AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute: Thursday, January 25, 2018, 3:45PM-4:45PM
Chemical Practice CLE Educational Session

Salon de Flores 4-5, La Quinta Resort & Club, La Quinta CA

Panel Discussion: "How to Win-Win with a Unitary Patent System and Innovation In Europe"


Patentanwalt (German patent attorney)
European patent attorney
Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann -- Munich, Germany


UK chartered patent attorney
European patent attorney
Forresters -- Munich, Germany
For additional details, as well as presentation and written materials from the speakers, please see the International Education Subcommittee Page.

2017 AIPLA Annual Meeting: Friday, October 20, 2017
Chemical Practice/IP Practice in Latin America (Joint Meeting)

Panel Discussion: “Speed of Prosecution: For When You Need (or Don’t Need) Patent Rights”

Ignacio Sanchez, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Gustavo Morais, Danneman Siemsen – Sao Paulo, Brazil
Oscar Isler, Estudio Villaseca – Santiago, Chile 
Andy Harding, Forresters  London, United Kingdom
Dr. Manuel Lopez, Uhthoff  – Mexico City, Mexico


A summary of this event and presentation materials from the speakers are provided on the International Education Subcommittee Page​.