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The AIPLA 2014 Spring Meeting features an amazing array of professional learning and collaborative networking opportunities. 

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*Program updated May 9, 2014
 



Schedule at a glance, as of March 10, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ​  AIPLA Cares - Community Service Project
​3:00 - 5:00 PM   ​Board/Committee Leadership Meeting
4:00 - 7:00 PM   ​AIPLA Pre-Registration

​Thursday, May 15, 2014

6:30 - 8:00 AM ​  Corporate Practice Breakfast Meeting (In-house counsel only)
7:00 - 8:00 AM   ​Committee Business Meetings
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM   ​Spouse/Guest Tour: Historical Highlights Tour and The Barnes Foundation
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM   ​Registration
8:00 - 9:00 AM ​  Opening Plenary Session
​9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ​  Board of Directors Meeting
​9:00 AM - 12:00 PM   ​Concurrent Morning Tracks

Track 1: Patent Litigation

Part 1 - Navigating Through the Shoals in Parallel Patent-Related
Proceedings in the PTO and in Litigation

Part 2 - The Developing Marketplace for IP Rights and Investing

Track 2: Patent Prosecution

Part 1 - Software and Business Method Claims Then and Now:
Perspectives and Strategies for Surviving the Courts and Hurdling Through Examination

Part 2 - An Insider's Guide to Proceedings of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board under the AIA

Track 3: Trademark/Copyright

Part 1 - The Basic Mark Requirement Under the Madrid System (AIPPI); Trademarks, Geographic Indicators and Traditional Knowledge in Current Trade/Treat Negotiations

Part 2 - Disruptive Technologies in the Digital Marketplace: Google Books, Aereo, and BitTorrent, and the Future of Online Copyright

12:00 - 12:30 PM
​  Lunch Reception
​​12:30 - 2:00 PM ​​  Luncheon
2:00 - 3:30 PM   Concurrent Afternoon Tracks
Track 1: Trademark - Protecting "Cool" - Brand Reinforcement and
Creation Using Utility Patents, Design Patents, Trademarks, Trade Dress and Copyrights
​​Track 2: Copyright Reform - Important Copyright Changes on the Horizon and How They Will Impact the Practice
​​Track 3: Licensing - Standard Essential Patents - What's it all about?
3:30 - 5:30 PM   Committee Educational Sessions
3:30 - 5:30 PM ​  Committee Meetings
5:30 - 6:30 PM   New Member/First-Time Attendee Reception
7:00 - 8:30 PM ​  Opening Night Reception - "A Taste of Philly"

​Friday, May 16, 2014

​7:00 - 9:00 AM ​  Women in IP Law Breakfast
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM ​  Registration
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM ​  Spouse/Guest Tour: City Mansions & Country Estates
​8:00 - 9:00 AM   Committee Meetings
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  ​Concurrent Morning Tracks

Track 1: International

Part 1 - The European Unitary Patent System, Global Dossier and PCT

Part 2 - Emerging Trends and Policies in Software and Business Method Patenting Around the World

Track 2: Trade Secrets

Track 3: Corporate - Life Science

Part 1 - A Deep Dive in Pharma Practice: Citizens' Petitions, Biosimilars and Second Meical Uses

Part 2 - Developing Issues for Corporate Life Science Patents

12:00 - 12:30 PM

  ​Lunch Reception

12:30 - 2:00 PM ​  Luncheon, featuring The Honorable Tom Marino
2:00 - 3:30 PM ​  Afternoon Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Litigation - What a Relief...How to Seek Monetary Awards, Injunctions, and/or Other Remedies - Practical Tips
Track 2: The Emerging World of gTLDS: How to Leverage and Protect Your Brands
Track 3: Patent Assertions Entities - Statistics
3:30 - 5:30 PM ​  Committee Educational Sessions & Committee Meetings (see preview for details)
7:00 - 9:00 PM   ​Dinner and Entertainment - "Philly Sock Hop"

​Saturday, May 17, 2014

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM   ​Closing Plenary Session
​8:00 - 8:45 AM - Presidents Forum
8:45 - 10:45 AM - Mid-Year Case Law in Review
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Ethical Pitfalls in Attorney Use ​of Social Media
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ​  2015 Mid-Winter Institute Planning Committee (Planning Committee Members Only)
12:00 - 2:00 PM ​  Networking Luncheon
12:00 - 4:00 PM
​  Board of Directors Meeting
 
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