AIPLA Announces New Board Members and Award Recipients at 2022 Annual Meeting

Written November 1, 2022

ARLINGTON, Virginia, November 1, 2022 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) hosted the  2022 Annual Meeting from October 27-29, 2022 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, where new board members were sworn in for the 2022-2023 year and eight awards were presented to deserving recipients.

AIPLA is pleased to announce the following new board members for the 2022-2023 year:

  • Brian H. Batzli, AIPLA President
  • Patrick Coyne, Immediate Past President
  • Ann M. Mueting, President-Elect
  • Kimberly N. Van Voorhis, AIPLA First Vice President
  • Salvatore Anastasi, AIPLA Second Vice President
  • W. Todd Baker, Treasurer
  • Mark Guetlich, Secretary
  • Melissa Buss, Board Member
  • Marc Hubbard, Board Member
  • Jennifer Nall, Board Member
  • Margaret Polson, Board Member

AIPLA also recognized eight recipients at this year's annual awards presentation during the Meeting. Congratulations to the following award winners:

  • Excellence Award: Honorable Kathleen O'Malley
  • President's Outstanding Service Award: William L. LaFuze
  • Jan Jancin Award: SaiPranay Vellala 
  • AIPLA Past President's Award: Brandon Tuell
  • Robert C. Watson Writing Competition Award: Kelsey Weinman
  • Coordinator of the Year: Stanton Weinstein
  • Committee of the Year: IP Practice in Europe
  • Women Innovators Award: Procter & Gamble


For more information about the 2022 AIPLA Annual Meeting, visit the AIPLA website or reach out to Ariella Gordon at



The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), was founded in 1897 to maintain a high standard of professional ethics, to aid in the improvement in laws relating to intellectual property and in their proper interpretation by the courts, and to provide legal education to the public and to its members on intellectual property issues. AIPLA is a national bar association constituted of professionals in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community.