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Public Education

The mission of the Public Education Committee is to provide access to IP knowledge to those outside of the IP community by outreach including facilitating events at universities, law schools, high schools, and through other organizations, and interfacing with substantive committees to provide website content for interested presenters and individuals. 


World IP Day - April 26, 2018

Powering Change: Women in Innovation & Creativity

> Learn more about WIPO global events​

> View schedule of AIPLA hosted events​


 Committee Documents

2012 Mid-Winter committee Report Public Education.docx
9/22/2012 9:26 PMNo presence informationMichael Stewart
2015 Annual Meeting Public Education Committee Report.docx
12/1/2015 5:01 PMNo presence informationElise Selinger
9/24/2012 4:50 PMNo presence informationMichael Stewart
9/24/2012 5:01 PMNo presence informationMichael Stewart
9/24/2012 4:49 PMNo presence informationMichael Stewart
Trade Secrets.ppt
9/24/2012 4:50 PMNo presence informationMichael Stewart
9/24/2012 4:51 PMNo presence informationMichael Stewart
Updated General IP Presentation.ppt
9/27/2012 10:06 AMNo presence informationMichael Stewart
World IP Day 2013 201209
9/22/2012 9:27 PMNo presence informationMichael Stewart
World IP Day Video Script Revised 20140416.docx
5/14/2014 5:14 PMNo presence informationMichael Stewart

 Committee Announcements

Announcement Description

The Public Education Committee thanks everyone for making World IP Day a wonderful success in Alexandria, VA, Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA, Boulder, CO, Dallas, TX, Detroit, MI, Minneapolis, MN, New York, NY, San Francsico, CA, and Washington, DC. Please contact us if you would like to add your community to the list of cities that will be celebrating World IP Day 2015.  To minimize your own work, once again the Committee will be providing a turnkey presentation for 2015.   A video of this year's presentation can be found on our site along with a video report showing the success of the various events throughout the United States. ​


Public Education Presentation Materials – Your Readymade Solution to Presenting on Intellectual Property Topics

September 27, 2012
12:30 - 1:30 PM Eastern

Today, more than ever, there is a need to educate the public on the Intellectual Property system due to the common misconceptions around the practice of Intellectual Property law.  Educating children and organizations about patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights will help reduce misinformation and stimulate interest in innovation.  If you would like to get in on this grassroots effort to defend our Intellectual Property system and share our specialized knowledge but don’t feel like you have time to prepare the presentation or even if you would just like a great starting point to use to talk at your children’s’ school, AIPLA’s Public Education Committee has the solution for you: Ready to go Intellectual Property presentations, including speaker notes!  We are your time saver.  Please join AIPLA’s Public Education Committee as we discuss the outstanding free resources available to each of you at and even help provide ideas on setting up opportunities to use them.
Presenters: Sal Anastasi, Barley Snyder
                  Michael Stewart, Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
There is no CLE available for this webinar.


We will be meeting on Thursday, October 25th between 3:30 and 4:30

Have you ever spent countless hours preparing an IP presentation for a school, a civic group, a science fair or any other public organization?  Would you offer to make more presentations if someone could help with the leg work?  The Public Education Committee has readymade presentation packets complete with speaker notes.  Join us for a rollout presentation featuring a number of IP public education packets that you can freely access for making presentations of patents, copyrights, trademarks and general IP topics.  During our committee meeting, we will highlight the packets, how to use them and where they can be accessed.  For further information about the packets please contact Elexis Jones ( or Sal Anastasi ( 


The Public Education Committee will be participating in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host the 2012 National Trademark Expo on Friday, October 19th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. at the USPTO’s headquarters in Alexandria, Va.

The free, two-day event is designed to educate the public about trademarks and their importance in the global marketplace. Last year’s Trademark Expo attracted more than 15,000 visitors of all ages.

Exhibitors will showcase their federally-registered trademarks through educational exhibits, including booths, themed displays, costumed characters, and inflatables. In addition, the Expo features educational seminars and children’s workshops and activities.  No registration is required.

For more information go to:


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