Committee Meetings & Events

All times listed are Central Time, unless otherwise noted

Committee Meetings & Networking Event

We have a number of Committee business meetings and networking events throughout the meeting.  See details and links to join below.

Will Not Meet

  • Industrial Design
  • Patentable Subject Matter Task Force - virtual call after SM24
  • Law Practice Management
  • Professional Program (regular monthly call)

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Thursday, May 16, 2024  | 7:45 - 8:45 am

  • Harmonization Committee (Committee Members only) USPTO Representative Invited - Meeting Room 615 A, 6th Floor
  • Amicus Committee (Committee Members only) - Meeting Room 615 B, 6th Floor

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Thursday, May 16, 2024  | 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Content & Branding Joint Committee Meeting - Meeting Room 615 B, 6th Floor
  • Emerging Technologies: Understanding Blockchain in IP - Track 2 Room - Salons J-K, 6th Floor
  • Joint Reception - IP Law Associations, Texas IP Alliance, and ChIPs - AUSTIN TACO PROJECT, Lobby Level - Sponsored by McKool Smith and Kennedy Lenart Spraggins
  • IP Practice in Latin America - Meeting Room 415 AB, 4th Floor
  • Membership - Meeting Room 616 B, 6th Floor
  • Mentoring Speed Networking Event- Meeting Room 400/402, 4th Floor - Sponsored by Nixon Peabody
  • Online Programs - Meeting Room 619, 6th Floor
  • Patent-Relations with the USPTO - A conversation with the Texas Regional IP Office Director - Meeting Room 416 AB, 4th Floor
  • PTAB Trial - Meeting Room 615 A, 6th Floor

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Friday, May 17, 2024 | 7:45 - 8:45 am

  • IP Practice in Europe - Meeting Room 615 A, 6th Floor

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Friday, May 17, 2024 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

  • Diversity in IP Law - Continuation of Track 2 Roundtable discussions - Salons J-K, 6th Floor
  • IP Practice in Japan - Meeting Room 616 B, 6th Floor
  • IP Practice in the Far East - Meeting Room 415 AB, 4th Floor
  • Legislation Committee - Meeting Room 615 B, 6th Floor
  • Patent Law - Meeting Room 616 A, 6th Floor

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Friday, May 17, 2024 | 5:00 - 6:00 pm

  • Committee on the Profession - LIVE SPEAKER SERIES - Track 1 Room, Salons FG, 6th Floor
  • Fellows - Meeting Room 417  AB, 4th Floor
  • IP Practice in China/AIPPI-US Joint Meeting - Meeting Room 415 AB, 4th Floor
  • New Lawyers Committee - Meeting Room 616 A, 6th Floor
  • Pro Bono - Key Players + Events in IP Pro Bono: Pro Bono Advisory Council, USPTO, and Pathways to Inclusive Innovation-  Guest Speakers: Grant Corboy, Patent Pro Bono Program Administrator, Office of Enrollment and Discipline, USPTO; Morris Newman, Executive Director, Pro Bono Advisory Council; Track 2 Room, Salons JK, 6th Floor

    Concurrent Tracks & Committee Educational Sessions

    In addition to business meetings, networking events, and some of the tracks coordinated by committees, we will list additional educational programs below. Stay tuned for more information!

     

    Thursday, May 16
     

    6:45 - 8:45 AM

    • Corporate Practice Committee Breakfast Meeting (For Corporate In-House Practitioners Only)  - Tryin’ to Throw Your Arms Around the World: Tips for Efficiently Implementing Global Patent Strategies for Emerging Technologies
      LOCATION: Meeting Room 417AB, 4th Floor (updated location)
      Sponsored by Fox Rothschild

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    3:15 - 4:00 PM

    • CONCURRENT TRACK 2 - Patent Prosecution Practice:  Beyond Prep & Pros: Evolving Roles of Patent Agents, Elevating the Profession, and Managing the Privilege - LOCATION: Salons J-K, 6th Floor
      Hosted by Patent Agents Committee

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    Friday, May 17

    6:45 - 8:45 AM
    Women in IP Law Committee Breakfast  - Thriving Under Pressure: Unconventional Strategies for the Modern Legal Professional
    LOCATION: Meeting Room 400/402, 4th Floor
    Sponsored in part by Foley Hoag and Knobbe Martens

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    11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

    • CONCURRENT TRACK 1 - UPC Roadmap: The Quick Version! An Update for Prosecution and Litigation - LOCATION: Track 1 Room - Salons FG, 6th Floor
      Hosted by the IP Practice in Europe Committee

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    2:15 - 3:00 PM

    • CONCURRENT TRACK 1 - Tensions Between AI-Related Inventions in Biotechnologoy and Enablement; Duty to Disclose and Human-Machine Inventive Contributions -
      LOCATION:  Salons FG, 6th Floor

      Hosted by the Biotechnology and the Emerging Technologies Committees
    • CONCURRENT TRACK 2 - Patent Litigation Hot Topics: FRAND Around the World -
      LOCATION: Salons JK, 6th Floor
      Hosted by the Patent Litigation Committee

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    3:15 - 4:00 PM

    • CONCURRENT TRACK 1 - Patent Subject Matter Eligibility: Hope Springs Eternal-
      LOCATION:  Salons FG, 6th Floor
      Hosted by the Patent Law Committee

    3:15 - 5:00 PM

    • CONCURRENT TRACK 2 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Elimination of Bias in Intellectual Property- LOCATION: Salons JK, 6th Floor - NOTE - This session runs until 5 PM.
      Hosted by the Diversity in IP Law Committee