Committee Meetings & Events

All times listed are Central Daylight 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 Designs
  • IP Practice in Israel
  • IP Practice in Japan
  • New Lawyers
  • Patent Agents - post event, see below
  • Professional Programs (will conduct regular monthly virtual meeting)

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022  | 7:45 - 8:45 am
  • Online Programs Business Meeting - Location: CHAMBER 1
  • Special Committee on Pro Bono Business Meeting - Location - CONTI Room, mezzanine
  • IP Practice in Europe Business Meeting - Location - LaFITTE Room, mezzanine

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022  | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Committee on Nominations (committee members only) - Location - CHAMBER 1

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022  |  5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Emerging Technologies – Launch of the Internet of Things Subcommittee and Discussion of Emerging IoT Issues - Location - Cresent City Ballroom
  • IP Practice in the Far East - Meeting old members, and recruiting new members for the IP Practice in the Far East Committee, particularly those physically in the Far East - Location - CONTI Room, Mezzanine
  • Law Practice Management - Come and join the Law Practice Management Committee to discuss upcoming projects and desired content. Location - LaFITTE Room, mezzanine
  • Patent Law Committee Business Meeting - cancelled

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Wednesday, May 18 2022 | 7:45 - 8:45 am

  • Amicus Committee (Committee Members Only) - CHAMBER 1

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Wednesday, May 18 2022 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

  • AIPLA Fellows Business Meeting - Location - Pontalba Room, mezzanine
  • Harmonization (Committee Members Only) Business Meeting, Location  - LaFitte Room, mezzanine
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty Issues (PCT) Business Meeting, Location - Saenger Room
  • PTAB Committee, CHAMBERS 1

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Wednesday, May 18 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm

  • AIPPI-US - Location - Salon 2-5
  • IP Practice in Latin America   - Educational Program - Location - Crescent City Ballroom

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Wednesday, May 18 2022 | 5:00 - 6:00 pm

  • Mentoring Speed Networking - The Mentoring Committee is pleased to announce our Networking Event at the Spring Meeting is in person! Mentorship is critical to growth whether you are a law student, junior, or seasoned legal professional, so please join us and expand your network!  Sponsored by: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC - LOCATION - CONTI Room, Mezzanine
  • Biotech/Chem Practice Committee Networking Event - sponsored in part by Barnes & Thornburg, Forresters, and Harris Beach - LOCATION - Bienville Room, Mezzanine

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Post Spring Meeting Committee Events

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Meeting, information TBD
  • Patent Agents, May 26, 12 noon - 1:30 pm Eastern, virtual networking event

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    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!

     

    Tuesday, May 17
     

    6:45 - 8:45 AM

    • Corporate Practice Committee Breakfast Meeting (For Corporate In-House Practitioners Only)
      Program details coming soon!   LOCATION: CHAMBERS 2&4
      Sponsored by Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC

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    2:15 - 3:15 PM

    • CONCURRENT TRACK 1 - Patent Practice - SALONS 2-5
      Hosted by Chemical Practice and Food & Drug Law Committees
    • CONCURRENT TRACK 2 - International Practice - Crescent City Ballroom
      Hosted by AIPPI-US, PCT Issues, and Mergers & Acquisitions Committees

    Wednesday, May 18

    6:45 - 8:45 AM CT
    Women in IP Law Committee Breakfast LOCATION: CHAMBERS 2&
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    ponsored by Knobbe Martens

    • Implicit Bias in the Law and Law Firms  

      Implicit biases are an unconscious product of our encounters from childhood through adulthood, influenced by everything from geographic location to social class, mental abilities, profession, age, gender, family and marital status. These ingrained impressions are further colored by our own observations, the media and stereotypes.  Implicit biases have been proven to be an impediment to companies’ well-meaning diversity, equity and inclusion goals.  This training will educate AIPLA's members on the science behind implicit (unconscious) bias and teach strategies for reducing its impact in the law firms in the areas of recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and performance evaluations.  In addition, Kathlyn will discuss the business case for strengthening DEI, and provide information on trends in law firm DEI initiatives and client demands for measurable DEI goals and commitments.  
      Speaker: Kathlyn G. Perez, Perez Law LLC, New Orleans, LA

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    9:00 - 10:00 AM

    • CONCURRENT TRACK 1 - International Trade Commission Practice - SALONS 2-5
      Hosted by International Trade Commission and Patent Litigation Committees

    • CONCURRENT TRACK 2 - Trademark/Copyright/Industrial Design - Crescent City Ballroom
      Hosted by Copyright Law, Industrial Designs, and Trademark Law Committees