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2017 Legal Secretaries and Administrators' Conference


June 1-2, 2017
1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 600
Arlington, VA


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.

Many thanks to our AIPLA Past President's Conference Center Sponsors!

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