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10/28 - Friday AM Plenary - Celebrating 125 Years

October 28, 2022 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM


Potomac AB


no CLE

Celebrating 125 years – Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Moderator: Vincent E. Garlock, AIPLA Executive Director, Arlington, VA


David J. Kappos, Partner, Cravath Swaine & Moore, LLP and former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and former Director of the US Patent & Trademark Office, New York, NY

Mel Garner, Partner, Leason Ellis, and AIPLA Past President 

Jim Crowne, Former Deputy Executive Director, AIPLA 


  • Garlock, Vince Square200 Garlock, Vincent

    AIPLA | Executive Director

    Vince Garlock is the Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), a national bar association dedicated to improving the domestic and international IP laws and providing the highest quality of services and programs to its members. Vince is involved in various aspects AIPLA management, and is particularly involved in the shaping, development and communication of policy initiatives.
  • Kappos, David 200 Kappos, David J.

    Cravath Swaine & Moore, LLP | Partner

    David J. Kappos is a partner at Cravath. He is a leader in the field of intellectual property, including IP management and strategy, the development of global IP norms, laws and practices as well as commercialization and enforcement of innovation-based assets. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Kappos served as Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In that role, he advised the President, the Secretary of Commerce and the Administration on IP policy matters.
  • Garner, Melvin Garner, Melvin

    Leason Ellis | Partner

    Melvin Garner’s practice includes all phases of patent, trademark and copyright litigation and procurement involving various technologies. The technologies include laser applications, video circuits, telecommunications (particularly cellular phones), optics (including lenses for photolithographic equipment), sintered materials, office products, medical devices, and computer hardware and software (including gaming systems).
  • Crowne, Jim 200 Crowne, James

    AIPLA | Legal Affairs Consultant

    James D. Crowne served as the Deputy Executive Director for Legal Affairs of the American Intellectual Property Law Association until his retirement in 2017 and now serves as a legal consultant. Mr. Crowne was primarily responsible for all intellectual property (IP) issues involving the judiciary. He advised the Board of Directors, the Executive Director and senior staff of the AIPLA on substantive and procedural legal issues. In that capacity, he participated in the preparation of nearly 100 AIPLA amicus briefs filed at the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He was also responsible for communicating AIPLA policy positions to the government, to members, and to the public.