AIPLA 2022 Spring Meeting

AIPLA 2022 Spring Meeting

May 17 to 19, 2022

Location

The Roosevelt

New Orleans, LA

Tentative Schedule*


*schedule subject to change



MONDAY, May 16, 2022
9 - 12 noon - AIPLA Board of Directors Meeting
1 - 4 pm - AIPLA Board/Committee Leadership Meeting
4 - 7 pm - Pre-Registration Opens for Individuals Registered in Advance
6:60 - 8 pm - AIPLA Board/Committee Leadership Networking Event

TUESDAY, May 17, 2022
6:45 - 8:45 am - Corporate Practice Committee Breakfast
7:45 - 8:45 am - AM Committee Meetings, schedule TBD
9:00 - 10 am - OPENING PLENARY
10:15 am - Noon - CONCURRENT TRACKS
TRACK 1 - Patent Prosecution - Amendment Practice at the USPTO and EPO Patent Prosecution
TRACK 2 - Copyright/Trademark
12 - 12:30 pm - Luncheon Reception
12:30 - 2 pm - LUNCHEON (tickets required)
2:15 - 3:45 pm - CONCURRENT TRACKS
TRACK 1 - Chemical Patent Language Workshop: The Global Quest for Reasonable Certainty - Hosted by the Chemical Practice Committee
TRACK 2 - International Practice - WIPO Green Initiatives, also Tech Transfer Agreements in the Age of Remote Collaboration
4 - 5 pm - Titans of the IP Bar
5:15  - 6:15 pm - PM Committee Meetings
6:30 - 7:30 pm - New Member/First-Time Attendee Welcome Reception
7:30 - 9:00 pm - Opening Night Reception (tickets required)

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2022
6:45 - 8:45 am - Women in IP Law Committee Breakfast
7:45 - 8:45 am - AM Committee Meetings, schedule TBD
9:00 - 10 am - CONCURRENT TRACKS
TRACK 1 - An ITC Primer - Hosted by the ITC and Patent Litigation Committees
TRACK 2 - Avoiding Conflicts Between Design Patents and Copyright and Between Utility Patents and Advertising Including the Purpose of Obtaining Trade Dress Registrations
10:15 am - Noon - CONCURRENT TRACKS
TRACK 1 - Cross-Border Issues in IP Litigation
TRACK 2 - Corporate Practice/Litigation
12 - 12:30 pm - Luncheon Reception
12:30 - 2 pm - LUNCHEON (tickets required)
2:15 - 3:45 pm - CONCURRENT TRACKS
TRACK 1 - Ethics - Responsibility of Attorneys to Develop and Maintain Tech Knowledge; Professional Consequences for Social Media Activity; and Protecting Your Clients and Your Firm's Secrets From Cybersecurity Threats/Ransomware
TRACK 2 -Updates in Trademark Dilution Law; Best Practices in Trademark Litigation in Federal Courts; and Best Practices for Using Experts in TTAB Proceedings
4 - 6 pm - PM Committee Meetings
7- 9 pm - Dinner Celebration (tickets required)

THURSDAY, May 19, 2022
7:30 - 8:30 am - AM Committee Meetings, schedule TBD
8:30 - 12 noon - CLOSING PLENARY - Ethics of Moving Forward
12:30 - 4 pm - AIPLA Board of Directors Meeting

VENUE: The Roosevelt, New Orleans, LA


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The Roosevelt New Orleans
A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70112
ph: 504-648-1200
Reservation Information Coming Soon!

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