Legal Secretaries & Administrators’ Conference

December 3 to 4, 2018


1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 600

Arlington, VA, United States



Fee: Members - $195.00 | Non-members - $395.00

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Join AIPLA and the USPTO for the LSAC

With the way the intellectual property law is evolving, it can be hard to stay on top of the latest news, procedures, and tools. Let AIPLA and the USPTO help –  get training in Patent & Trademark Office operations, services and procedures by registering for the LSAC. 

This conference, co-sponsored by AIPLA and the United States Patent & Trademark Office, is an ongoing outreach program that debuted in 1979. It is the premiere source of help and information for hundreds of legal secretaries and administrators. 

Hosted in Arlington, VA, in the AIPLA Past President's Conference Center. Many thanks to our sponsors for creating such a beautiful events space. 

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


The registration fee is $195.00 for members and $395.00 for nonmembers.  Space is limited to the first 60 people.  It is a first sign up, first assign basis.  On-site registration is not available.  Payment must accompany your completed registration form.  You will receive a confirmation email when your registration is processed–please do not make travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation, as this program sells out quickly.
 No refunds, credits or transfers of registration fees will be given after November 16, 2018. 

Included in the registration fee:
Breakfast & Lunch on Monday & Tuesday
Coffee Breaks
“Get Acquainted” Reception
Certificate of Attendance
Seminar materials will be available for download with paid registration fee.
Printed Binder Material Cost: $75.00
2018 December LSAC Reg Form

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