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AIPLA Annual Meeting Program

 

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​Tuesday, Oct. 22

​Pre-Meeting Events

​8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Trade Secret Law Summit
​9:00 am - 5:00 pm
IP Practice in Japan Committee Pre-Meeting
​9:00 am - 5:00 pm ​Standards and Open Source Program (This has been cancelled due to the government shutdown.)

​Wednesday, Oct. 23

​8:00 am - 12:00 pm Partnering in Patents (at USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, VA)
​9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IP Practice in Japan Committee Pre-Meeting
​12:00 - 4:00 pm ​2013 Partnering in Patents (USPTO headquarters)
​1:00 - 5:00 pm ​Board/Committee Leadership Meeting
​4:00 - 7:00 pm ​Pre-Registration

​Thursday, Oct. 24

​6:30 - 8:30 am Corporate Practice Breakfast Meeting
​7:00 - 8:00 am ​Committee Meetings
​7:00 am - 6:00 pm ​Registration and Exhibit Hall Open
​8:00 - 9:00 am ​Opening Plenary Session
​9:00 am - 12:00 pm

​Concurrent Morning Tracks

​Track 1: Navigating the Brave New World: Charting a Course Through the PTAB and the Federal Courts in the Wake of the America Invents Act
​Track 2: America Invents Act: Prosecution in the New Frontier
​Track 3: Divergent Theories of Trademark Fair Use: Nominative Fair Use and Aesthetic Functionality
​12:00 - 12:30 pm ​Lunch Reception
​12:30 - 2:00 pm ​Luncheon -- Speaker: The Honorable Teresa Stanek Rea, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting Director of the USPTO
​2:00 - 3:30 pm

​Concurrent Afternoon Tracks

​Track 1: Trademarks, Goodwill and Free Speech: Does the First Amendment Give You the Right to Create a Trademark and Associated Goodwill, and Where Does That Right End?
​Track 2: The Hague Agreement is Coming: What You Don't Know Will Hurt You (or your client)
​Track 3: IP Issues Facing Government R&D Contractors
​3:30 - 5:30 pm Committee Meetings
​3:30 - 5:30 pm

​Committee Educational Sessions

Alternate Dispute Resolution/Antitrust/Food & Drug/ADR/Chemical Practice (joint session)
Corporate Practice/Mergers and Acquisitions (joint session)
Electronic and Computer Patent Law/Patent Law (joint session)
​IP Practice in China
5:30 - 6:30 pm Reception for New Members and First-Time Attendees
​6:30 - 7:30 pm ​LGBT Reception
​7:30 - 9:00 pm
​Opening Night Reception - "AIPLA Under the Big Top"

​Friday, Oct. 25

​6:45 - 8:45 am

​Women in IP Law Breakfast (SOLD OUT)

​7:45 - 8:45 am ​Committee Meetings
​7:45 am - 6:00 pm
​Registration and Exhibit Hall Open
​8:45 - 11:45 am

​Concurrent Morning Tracks

​Track 1: Evolving IP Rights in China
​Track 2: Terra Terror and Traveling Tricks - Developments in Cybersecurity, US and International Trade Secret Law
​Track 3: The Latest Thinking about Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs)
​11:45 - 12:15 pm ​Lunch Reception
​12:15 - 1:45 pm
​Luncheon Speaker, The Honorable Radall R. Rader, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
​1:45 - 2:00 pm ​Annual Association Business Meeting
​2:00 - 3:30 pm

​Concurrent Afternoon Tracks

​Track 1: Patent Courts, Courts with Patent Rules, or Something Else Entirely? Current Attempts to Make Patent Litigation More Efficient and Cost-Effective
​Track 2: Copyright in APIs - Does Oracle v. Google Presage a Bleak Future?
​Track 3: Pruning Your Patent Portfolio - How to Make Good Choices When Resources are Scarce and Tough Decisions are Necessary
​3:30 - 5:30 pm
Committee Meetings
​3:30 - 5:30 pm

​Committee Educational Sessions

​AIPPI - US
​Biotechnology/Food and Drug (joint session)
Industrial Designs
​New Lawyers/Mentoring (joint session)
​8:00 - 10:00 pm ​Dinner & Entertainment - Celebrate the Roaring '20s
​10:00 pm - 12:00 am
​Dessert Reception

​Saturday, Oct. 26

​8:00 am - 12:00 pm
​Registration and Exhibit Hall Open
​8:00 am - 12:00 pm ​Closing Plenary Session
​12:00 - 2:00 pm ​Networking Luncheon

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