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Chemical Practice

The business of chemistry is essential to our everyday lives and worldwide in scope.  Advances in chemistry spur new products that benefit our health, productivity, and safety and chemical innovations drive economic growth.  As such, our mission is to serve our members whose work provokes and hastens ground-breaking discoveries in chemistry and launches them into emerging technologies.  We strive to help our members achieve their business goals through education, mentoring and providing variety of resources.  We seek to assist our policy leaders in maintaining an intellectual property system that stimulates and rewards innovation, and works in harmony, on a global level, with other economic systems.  We strive to serve the public by promoting healthy competition and basic fairness in all we do.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Please see our committee leadership cornercommittee activities​, and our committee announcements and calendar (below) for additional information about the AIPLA Chemical Practice Committee.

The AIPLA Chemical Practice Committee is organized into a number of Subcommittees (a link to each subcommittee subpage is provided below):

For updates to the Chemical Practice Committee microsite, please contact Microsite Subcommittee Chair Wan Chieh (Jenny) Lee (

 Committee Announcements

Announcement Description

On behalf of the Newsletter Subcommittee, this is a call for submissions for the 2018 Spring Chemical Practice Committee Newsletter to be published in May 2018.

We are looking for news and information concerning upcoming events, summaries of legal decisions, articles, and any other information that may be relevant to our committee members. Please send your contributions to Dolly Kao (; +1 (416) 509-7447) by no later than ***April 14, 2018***.  If you have any questions, please contact Dolly Kao and/or Jenny Lee (; 212-619-6000, ext. 205).

For additional information, please see the Chemical Practice Commmittee's Newsletter Subcommittee Page:​

2018 AIPLA Spring Meeting, Westin Seattle, Seattle Washington​

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Chemical Practice / Patent Agents Committees Joint CLE Educational Session

Welcome to The Machine: The Impact of The Application of Computational Techniques and Artificial Intelligence to The Chemical Arts

Part I: The Current State of the Technical Art of Computational Chemistry, Virtual Reactors and Simulated Biological Systems

Part II: Invention and Inventorship Using AI:  What is the “Invention,” When Does It Occur, and Who Owns It?

Part III: AI and Patentability - Understanding the Relationship Between Patent Eligibility, Predictability vs. Obviousness, Enablement and Written Description in the Chemical Arts

Part IV: The Challenges of AI Inventions:  A Moderated Panel Discussion

For additional details, please see the Chemical Practice Professional Programs Subcommittee Page.​
2018 AIPLA Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
Friday, October 26, 2018 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Chemical Practice, Emerging Technologies and Electronics and Computer Law Committees Joint CLE Educational Session

Powering Our Future with the Future of Power: Emerging Trends in Charging Technologies

This session will address electrical energy storage technologies and related IP legal issues.

For additional details, please see the Chemical Practice Professional Programs Subcommittee Page.

 Committee Calendar

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  Submissions for the 2018 Spring Newsletter Due