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Emerging Technologies

The mission of the Emerging Technologies Committee is to foster communication and education in areas of Emerging Technologies and Intellectual Property Law. Committee goals include developing and producing educational programs relating to Emerging Technologies at the Committee level and at the three national AIPLA meetings.

Green Technology and Other Current Emerging Technologies

The ETC has been asked to cover and report on green technology – including climate change -- as well as other green tech issues (accelerating green patents, etc.).

In addition to Green Technology, specific current emerging technologies identified by the ETC include:

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Open Source
  • Web 2.0/3.0
  • Biomedical
  • Second Life
  • Nanotechnology
  • Customized Stem Cells and Connectomics
  • Climate Change Technology

Subcommittees have been formed around these technologies.  However, as technologies emerge and/or mature, it is expected that the subcommittees will be updated.

Patent Board Ferret

A comprehensive data resource for the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), formerly known as the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI).  The site can be searched for specific types of data in the input fields across different types of decisions.  Please click the link below to access the site.


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 Committee Announcements

Announcement Description

Dear Emerging Technologies Committee Members,


We will be holding our monthly teleconference on Thursday February 25, 2016 at 2:00pm Eastern.  The call-in information is located at the bottom of this email.  During this meeting we will be discussing:

1.    1.   Ideas for the Annual Meeting Session – bring your thoughts and proposals for emerging tech demos! Or topics directly related to specific emerging technologies!

2.      2. Planning of the Minneapolis Spring Meeting Social Event! – to be co-hosted by the New Lawyers Committee!

3.      3. Discussion of the Spring Meeting Session – We’ll be hosting a drone demonstration and would love to give the speaker some legal “points to ponder” for the presentation and demo

4.     4.  Organization of the social media campaign

We hope you can join us! If you can’t make it, please feel free to email me at any time with your comments on the above discussion points!


The Emerging Technologies committee still has a need for liaisons! If you participate actively in another committee and are willing to serve as liaison, please let myself or the Chair, Brian Whipps know!


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February 25, 2016 2:00pm ET

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   Participant:   0167904​


​Visit the Emerging Technologies both at the upcoming AIPLA MidWinter meeting in Phoenix and see what's on the agenda for 2014 - sign up to lead a subcommittee or volunteer to be a liasion between the ET committee and another AIPLA committee.

ET chair Roberto Capriotti and vice-chair Denise Kettelberger will be there to hear your ideas about the committee's program for 2014.

See you there!


 Committee Calendar

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