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2018 Legal Secretaries and Administrators' Conference

June 14-15, 2018


1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 600, Alexandria, VA 22202

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Registration​  | Program & Schedule | Hotel


Don't miss this opportunity to hear an Update on the America Invents Act! 

The Conference

This conference, co-sponsored by AIPLA and the United States Patent & Trademark Office, has been an ongoing outreach program since 1979 and has been a source of help and information for hundreds of legal secretaries and administrators.

This conference is provided to offer legal secretaries and administrators from private corporations and law firms training in Patent & Trademark Office operations, services and procedures.

Ask Questions in Advance

If you have any specific questions for USPTO personnel in advance of the session, please email Dale Shaw at, so they can be handled in the classroom for the full benefit of all. 

For any specific questions regarding program registration, please contact Jacinta Greene at 703.412.1303 or

Topics of Discussion*
  • America Invents Act: Overview and Current Changes that Have Taken Place

  • Information Dissemination Organization

  • Management Information Systems

  • Office of Finance

  • Office of Petitions

  • Ombudsman Program

  • Overview of PCT & Prosecuting International Applications

  • Overview of the Patent Process

  • Patent Application Processing

  • Patent Legal Administration

  • Technology Center Operations

*Topics of Discussion Subject to Change

Hotel Information


Crowne Plaza Washington National Airport

1480 Crystal Drive

Arlington, VA 22202

Residence Inn Arlington Capital View
2850 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington, VA 22202
Rennaissance Arlington Capital View
2800 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington, VA 22202
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Hilton Garden Inn
2020 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Crystal City Marriott
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
The Westin Crystal City
1800 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202