Legal Secretaries & Administrators Conference

July 29 to 30, 2019

Location

AIPLA Past President's Conference Center
1400 Crystal Drive Suite 600

Arlington, VA, US

Contact

Michelle Stuckey

Registration

Fee: $195 Members/$395 Non Members

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LSAC19

July 29 - 30, 2019

This program is designed for paralegals, administrators, and other office personnel who want to learn about the ins and outs of US Patent & Trademark Office operations.


View the Tentative Agenda


As rapidly as practice before the USPTO evolves, it can be hard to stay on top of the latest news, procedures, and tools. This comprehensive two-day program is designed to provide you training in US Patent & Trademark Office operations, services and procedures. 

This conference, which has been a cooperative effort with AIPLA and the United States Patent & Trademark Office, for 40 years, is an ongoing outreach program that debuted in 1979. It is the premiere source of help and information for hundreds of office administrators, paralegals, and legal secretaries.  The event is hosted at AIPLA's headquarters in Arlington, VA, in the AIPLA Past President's Conference Center. Many thanks to our sponsors for creating such a beautiful events space. 


Topics include: *


Information Dissemination Organization
Management Information Systems
Office of Finance
Office of Petitions
Ombudsman Program
Overview of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) & Prosecuting International Applications
Overview of the Patent Process
Patent Application Processing
Patent Legal Administration
Technology Center Operations

*Topics Subject to Change
 

Registration

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 July 15, 2019. 

Included in the registration fee:
Seminar
Breakfast & Lunch on Monday & Tuesday
Coffee Breaks
“Get Acquainted” Reception
Certificate of Attendance

Additional
Seminar materials will be available for download with paid registration fee.  You may order a Printed Binder Material Cost for $75.00 and the binder will be available when you arrive onsite.

Cancellation Policy
Cancel by July 14, 2019 and receive a refund less a $50 processing fee. No refunds issued after close of business July 15, 2019. Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to meetings@aipla.org. Any refunds will be processed after the meeting.

Hotel information

AIPLA's headquarter offices are located directly adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Crystal City.  The Crystal Gateway Marriott, the Crystal City Marriott, and the  Westin Crystal City are all within walking distance.  The nearest metro station, a short walk away, is the Crystal City Metro.


 

Thank You to Our Past President's Conference Center Sponsors

 

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News

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    July 16, 2019

    The United States Patent & Trademark Office published a new examination guide titled, "Examination of Specimens for Use in Commerce: Digitally Created or Altered and Mockup Specimens."
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    July 15, 2019

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on July 10, 2019, held that General Electric Co.‘s position as a patent owner’s competitor was insufficient to establish standing to appeal a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision.
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