AIPLA Comments on Proposed Continuing Legal Education Guidelines
January 8, 2021AIPLA filed a response to the USPTO’s request for comments on proposed continuing legal education guidelines objecting to ongoing efforts by the USPTO to institute a de facto federal CLE requirement and reporting system, noting that the biennial registration requirements and reporting systems are unnecessary and may lead to an active practitioner fee. AIPLA also expressed concern that the proposal would eventually result in a mandatory CLE program requiring a costly infrastructure which would ultimately result in fees increases to support it. AIPLA expressed further concern that the rulemaking efforts may not have complied with rulemaking requirements.
AIPLA Congratulates Lisa K. Jorgenson on her appointment as a Deputy Director General at WIPO
December 6, 2020On December 3, 2020 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Daren Tang announced the newly appointed Deputy Directors General and Assistant Directors General, including former AIPLA Executive Director Lisa K. Jorgenson who will serve as Deputy Director General, Patents and Technology Center. Ms. Jorgenson will assume her new duties beginning January 1, 2021. For more information about WIPO, please visit www.wipo.int
AIPLA Saddened to Learn of Passing of Former Executive Director Q. Todd Dickinson
May 6, 2020The American Intellectual Property Law Association is saddened to learn of the passing of Q. Todd Dickinson, former AIPLA Executive Director and former Director of the USPTO.
AIPLA Announces Leadership Update
March 26, 2020After serving as Executive Director for more than five years, Lisa K. Jorgenson is leaving AIPLA. In the time she has served us in that capacity, she has worked tirelessly to connect with AIPLA members—not only across the country but around the world—and to understand and address the challenges that IP practitioners are facing.
AIPLA Asks Supreme Court to Hold That Willful Infringement Not Be Required for Disgorgement of Profits Under Lanham Act
September 20, 2019AIPLA argues that that proof of willfulness should not be required for an accounting of profits under Section 35(a) of the Lanham Act.
AIPLA Asks Supreme Court to Hold That § 314(d) Allows Appeal of PTAB Institution Decisions
September 10, 2019The American Intellectual Property Law Association filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court today in Thryv, Inc. v. Click-to-Call Technologies, LP, No. 18-916, a case involving which issues can be appealed in inter partes review proceedings.
Leading Global IP Associations Discuss Policy Considerations for Providing Intellectual Property Protection for Artificial Intelligence for the Public Benefit
April 29, 2019AIPLA, AIPPI and FICPI jointly organized a high-level colloquium on Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a focus on AI and Patent, Copyright and Trade Secret protection in Turin, Italy on 28-29 March 2019.
Senate Confirms Andrei Iancu As Next Director of US Patent And Trademark Office
February 5, 2018
American Intellectual Property Law Association 2017 Annual Meeting to Draw Thousands
September 27, 2017
White House Nominates Andrei Iancu as USPTO Director
August 25, 2017