2019 Annual Meeting AM19 by the numbers

Connect with 1900+ peers to learn, share, and grow.

The AIPLA Annual Meeting is a three-day, multi-track conference to help 1900+ intellectual property practitioners supercharge their skills and careers.

Join us on October 24, 25, and 26 in the Washington DC Area as a global group of intellectual property practitioners from corporations, law firms, government, and academia, come together to teach, learn and explore at the premier intellectual property law conference.





Speakers + Live Hearings



Get inspired by the brightest, most innovative IP law leaders in the world. 

What kind of speakers can you expect at the premier intellectual property law conference in the world? The best, brightest, and most accomplished.

AIPLA partners with patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret thought-leaders. Our keynote speakers are Dara M. Kendall, The Procter & Gamble Company, and The Honorable Alan Albright, United States District Court, Western District of Texas. Stay tuned as we unveil our first speaker lineup in the coming weeks!

This year’s meeting will give attendees a chance to sit-in and experience a two live hearings, one before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and one before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  Be in the “courtroom” and see first-hand:

• A pre-hearing summary of issues, including a “bench memo”, 
• The live oral argument by skilled advocates, and 
• A post-hearing panel that will discuss the case and the advocacy techniques.



Featured Speakers

Dara Kendall

Dara M. Kendall

The Procter & Gamble Company

Alan Albright

The Honorable Alan Albright

United States District Court, Western District of Texas





Events & Activities



3 Concurrent Tracks

3 Concurrent Tracks


2.5 days of presentations covering cutting-edge topics in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets law.

Meeting Materials

Meeting Materials


All meeting registrants will have advanced access to meeting materials online and in the app.



2019 Partnering in Patents

2019 Partnering in Patents

Add On

Immerse yourself in this USPTO/AIPLA pre-conference program packed with practical takeaways related to patent examination.


Lunch Receptions


Participate in a variety of networking opportunities at our mid-day receptions and our committee-sponsored events.








Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center 

AIPLA connected with the Gaylord National Resort to bring attendees a beautiful space designed to enhance collaboration, heighten your sense of belonging within our professional community, and bring you the quiet moments you need to concentrate on meaningful work while you're away from the office.

The Gaylord National Resort is conveniently located close to Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) and near the US Patent & Trademark Office.

Venue & Hotel Accommodations: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Make Your Reservation Online: https://book.passkey.com/go/cc5340f3

Special Room Rate: Single/Double $279 per night

Reservation Deadline: September 20, 2019

Gaylord National Resort



Sponsors and Exhibitors

Our generous sponsors and exhibitors make the 2019 Annual Meeting possible.