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Program Preview as of 05.04.18

AIPLA Members and Friends: With the arrival of Springtime comes AIPLA’s Spring Meeting, May 15-17 in downtown Seattle, WA. We are pleased to share this preview of our program, which you’ll see features an impressive slate of speakers and CLE sessions, as well as those invaluable, in-person networking opportunities.
We’re pleased to have as our featured luncheon and keynote speakers throughout the meeting: The Honorable Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office; The Honorable David P. Ruschke, Chief Judge for the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (PTAB); The Honorable Susan Illston, United States District Court for the Northern District of California; and AIPLA Member and Corporate Practice Committee Chair, Phyllis T. Turner-Brim, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel Intellectual Property and Technology, Starbucks, Inc. See a more comprehensive list of our featured speakers on the speaker page.
We recognize private law firms, corporations and practitioners alike are reducing budgets and imposing new guidelines on professional memberships and meeting attendance. In response, we have implemented some group registration discounts and are offering discounts to our Solo/Small Firm Practitioner members. Get all the details on the registration page.
Thinking about bringing a special someone or your family with you? Seattle offers activities for every age and interest! In addition to the city’s many cultural and sporting activities, you can hike, bike, and explore spectacular outdoor venues. Learn more on our website. And, be sure to look at our Spouse/Guest tours.
When making your plans to attend, invite a colleague or client to attend along with you! Our meetings offer an ideal venue to meet face-to-face with peers, partners and outside counsel from around the country and the world. Don’t forget… first-time Corporate Counsel attendees are eligible for a complimentary registration.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out directly to our Meetings staff for answers and any assistance you may need. Email them at We look forward to connecting with you in Seattle!
Myra H. McCormack
Barbara Fiacco
Officer-in-Charge, 2018 Spring Meeting
First Vice-President