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World IP Day 2023
April 26, 2023 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and partner organizations for a special three-hour program to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2023. This annual international event is an opportunity to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity.”
Sponsored by: Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
Location: Senate Visitor's Center Room 202/203
4:30 PM - Welcome and introduction of USPTO Director Vidal – Vincent E. Garlock, AIPLA Executive Director
4:35 PM - Opening Remarks, Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO
4:40 PM - Remarks from Members of Congress
4:45 - 5:55 PM - Panel Discussion on Women Innovators, Creators, Inventors Includes Q&A Session. -- Moderated by Samantha Aguayo, Deputy Executive Director & Chief Policy Counsel, Intellectual Property Owners Association and Brad Watts, Vice President for Patents and Innovation Policy, US Chamber Global Innovation Policy Center.
• Elizabeth Dougherty, USPTO, Empowering Women's Entrepreneurship (WE) – The Value of Her IP Initiative
• Maria Strong, Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy and International Affairs, US Copyright Office (invited)
• Rachel Kahler, General Mills
• Renae Fossum, Research Fellow, The Procter & Gamble Company
• Rachel Lee, BlueFoot
• Casey Boshae Williams, The Gentle Pit
5:55 PM - Closing remarks from US Copyright Office Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter and announcement of reception and exhibition.
Special Women in Innovation displays provided by: Procter & Gamble, General Mills, and others.
The event is coordinated with the USPTO, and many thanks to the sponsors and supporting organizations:
For more information about the World IP Organizations efforts honoring World IP Day go to https://www.wipo.int/ip-outreach/en/ipday/
There you can learn more about their World IP Day Gallery - Featuring women from around the world who are forging new horizons with their groundbreaking ideas, and learn about the winners of the World IP Day video competition. The online public vote to select the winners will run from April 13 to April 23 at 23.59 (CET). Stay tuned to cast your vote and help choose the winners!
This year’s global theme is “Women in IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity”. Under Secretary Vidal has worked throughout her tenure to increase the participation of women and underrepresented communities in the IP ecosystem through the Empowering Women's Entrepreneurship (WE) initiative. To increase the general public’s awareness about the importance and value of IP, the USPTO decided on the theme of “The Value of Her IP” which will feature prominent women with IP (creators, entrepreneurs, designers and inventors) and highlight common factors relatable to the general public that went into that woman creating and commercializing their IP. Check social media to see the featured innovators.
An Update Regarding the 2024 Mid-Winter Institute
May 24, 2023The AIPLA Board of Directors routinely reviews our meeting structure and educational offerings to ensure we are providing meaningful opportunities for our members to learn, engage, and network. At the same time, we are keenly aware of the challenges that attending a meeting can place on our members, particularly in this post-Covid world. To better respond to, and balance, our members’ needs, we are making some changes.
AIPLA Comments to the USPTO on Artificial Intelligence and Inventorship
May 17, 2023Arlington, VA. May 17, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in response to their request for comments related to the Office’s inquiry on artificial intelligence (AI) and inventorship.
AIPLA Comments on the International Trade Commission’s Investigation of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement)
May 8, 2023Arlington, VA. May 8, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments in connection with the International Trade Commission’s investigation of COVID-19 diagnostics and therapeutics in relation to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement).
AIPLA's Women in IP Law Committee Hosts Global Networking Event
May 1, 2023On April 27, 2023, AIPLA's Women in IP Law Committee hosted the 2023 Women in IP Law Global Networking Event. The theme for this year’s event was: Owning Your Voice, as an encouragement for women to fill up their space and speak up their role in the profession. Over 60 cities worldwide participated in the event, and most locations hosted live in-person meetings.
AIPLA Comments on Federal Trade Commission Non-Compete Clause
April 21, 2023Arlington, VA. April 21, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission in response to their published notice on Non-Compete Clause Rulemaking, 88 FR 3482, on January 19, 2023. The proposed rule would effectively ban the use of non-competes, with few exceptions.