2021 Virtual Spring Meeting July 2021

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From May 10 – 14, 2021, hundreds of intellectual property practitioners from across the globe converged electronically at the AIPLA 2021 Virtual Spring Meeting. Boasting more than 26 timely and informative sessions, the 2021 Virtual Spring Meeting hosted more than 60 prestigious and honored speakers. Daily networking events and trade show hours allowed for face-to-face interaction and empowered the Association to continue ‘Keeping the AIPLA Community Connected.’

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Upcoming Events

  • AIPLA CLE Webinar: Introduction to the UPC

    February 9, 2023 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM   |   Up to 90 CLE Minutes

    June 1, 2023 is the current target date for the EU Unified Patent Court (UPC) to open and begin receiving cases. The UPC will have parallel territorial jurisdiction with national patent courts for all existing European Patents unless the patent owners “opt-out” of UPC jurisdiction. Learn all about revocation and infringement actions before the UPC as well as the respective course of these proceedings and the efficient management thereof. This webinar covers the intricacies of the different proceedings and provides strategies from a plaintiff’s and a defendant’s perspective. To put you in a position to select the jurisdiction that suits your needs best, similarities and differences between selected national proceedings and proceedings before the UPC will be pointed out.
  • CPM Webinar: Creating and Running an Ethical IP Law Firm Part 2 – Creating Firm Entity and Ownership; Determining Fees; Handling Client Money; Getting Paid; Record-Keeping Requirements; and Insurance

    February 14, 2023 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM   |   No CLE

    Welcome to Part 2 of the Guide to creating and running an ethical IP Law Firm. This 90-minute webinar has something for those interested in starting their own practice as well as for those who may want to restructure or clean up an existing practice. Our two expert speakers will address a range of topics including the different types of organizational structures for law firms; who is allowed to own or partner in a law firm (answering questions for Patent Agents too!); common operational agreements; billing and determining your firm’s fees; trust account, record-keeping and banking practices; getting paid; and insurance considerations for your IP law firm.
  • muhammad-faiz-zulkeflee-alw-CwGFmwQ-unsplash-400 AIPLA Virtual Water Cooler - February Meetup

    February 15, 2023 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    AIPLA’s Committee on the Profession is inviting you to join us around the virtual water cooler for a quick break. Drop in and catch up with colleagues old and new at this informal networking meetup. All are welcome.
  • AIPLA CLE Webinar: Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patents

    March 2, 2023 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM   |   Up to 90 CLE Minutes

    The Unitary Patent Court (UPC) will most likely enter into force in early 2023. That means that applicants and proprietors of European patent applications that have been granted European patents would need to determine their strategy for their European IP. If no action is taken, then the legal framework of the UPC will affect even the already granted EP patents. This webinar will discuss the effects of the UPC coming into force, as well as the options and decisions that the applicants and proprietors need to consider and implement.
  • AIPLA 2023 Spring Meeting

    May 10 to 12, 2023

    Join us for a great program at the Westin Seattle in Seattle, WA. Educational and Networking events are May 10-12. AIPLA Board and Leadership Meetings are May 9.