2024 AIPLA Virtual Corporate Practice Institute

January 9 to 16, 2024




Up to 360 Minutes of CLE


Fee: See Below

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Join the AIPLA Corporate Practice Committee on January 9th and 16th for the Virtual AIPLA Corporate Practice Institute!

This online, CLE-program spans two half-days, from Noon – 5:00 pm Eastern and include 3 one-hour CLE sessions and a one-hour networking session each day.

The Corporate Practice Institute is not a bootcamp. The programming has been designed to appeal to corporate practitioners of all experience levels and all corporate sizes, including practitioners in any technology field from small/mid-size and large companies. Private practitioners who are interested in learning more about the issues and challenges faced by their corporate clients are also welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Institute is designed for Corporate in-house counsel, including attorneys and patent agents. 


Topics include:

  • Ethics/Elimination of Bias
  • Confidentiality
  • Working with Product Counsel, including product-related contracts
  • Working with universities, including contracts and working with non-attorney managers
  • Data Privacy
  • Trade Secrets

We offer a special discounted rate for Corporate Counsel, $99.  To register at this rate, please use the SPECIAL REGISTRATION FORM found HERE

Registration Rates:

In-House Corporate Counsel: $99
Non-Corporate Counsel - AIPLA Member: $295
Non-Corporate Counsel - Non-Member: $695


  • Parker Dupree, Lynn

    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP | Partner

    Lynn Parker Dupree, leader of Finnegan’s privacy practice, focuses on privacy compliance, governance, and counseling for clients navigating the dynamic legal and regulatory privacy landscape. Her years of privacy experience in government and the private sector provide her with the sharp ability to provide actionable privacy advice and guidance, and a keen understanding of the ways technology can be used to protect individual privacy. Prior to joining the firm, she served as chief privacy officer of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In that role, Lynn was responsible for advising the secretary of homeland security on matters involving privacy for the department and ensuring the department complied with privacy laws, regulations, and federal guidance.
  • Fiacco_Barbara200 Fiacco, Barbara A.

    Foley Hoag, LLP | Co-Chair, Patent Litigation Practice

    Barbara Fiacco is Co-Chair of the Patent Litigation Practice and represents clients in complex intellectual property and patent litigation matters. Her technology-related practice focuses on the biomedical field, including counsel to companies with activities focusing on recombinant DNA, monoclonal antibodies, small molecule compounds, drug delivery, molecular diagnostics, and medical devices. She has defended pharmaceutical and life sciences clients in significant patent infringement lawsuits that have resulted in summary judgment or other favorable outcomes for her clients. Barbara is also the Immediate Past President of AIPLA
  • Ergmann200 Ergmann, Jessica

    Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard's Office of Strategic Alliances | Associate Director

    Jess Ergmann is an experienced patent and transactional attorney who is passionate about supporting the development of life saving medical technologies. She has spent the last 12 years developing business focused IP strategies for early stage and large, global companies and VCs in the life sciences field. Jess is currently the Associate Director of Legal at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a research organization dedicated to understanding the root cause of disease, where she focuses on negotiating strategic collaboration and license agreements, developing IP strategies, and managing legal operations. She is also passionate about mentoring and currently serves as the Chair of the Mentoring Committee of AIPLA. Jess is also the past Chair of AIPLA's Corporate Practice Committee.
  • Salomon, Louisa

    Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures | Patent Counsel

    Louisa has been providing IP counsel to JHTV since 2012. Much of her practice includes preparation and prosecution of new technologies for inventors from the JHU School of Engineering. She is an accomplished patent attorney with over 15 years of in-house and law firm experience in building and protecting high-value patent portfolios. She is a graduate of Washington University’s School of Engineering with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and University of Miami School of Law.
  • Eller, Brian

    North Carolina State University | Assistant Director of Licensing, Physical Sciences

    Brian leads a team of licensing professionals focused on commercializing innovations in the physical sciences. Brian has been with ORC since 2011 and has negotiated and had responsibility for the entire technology transfer life cycle, including drafted a wide variety of contractual agreements with licensees. He also personally manages a select portfolio of inventions arising from the Wilson College of Textiles, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the Nonwovens Institute, and the College of Natural Resources. He also manages a portfolio of traditional copyrights.
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