The Maurice Klitzman Award was created to help young corporate patent practitioners continue their learning. The Award provides for a junior corporate attorney or corporate patent agent the opportunity to attend the AIPLA Annual Meeting (with most expenses paid), and the opportunity to be paired with a mentor during the meeting.


Click here to access the 2020 Application


The winner of this Award receives:

  • Complimentary Registration for the AIPLA Annual Meeting, October 22-24, 2020
  • Roundtrip coach airfare or train fare
  • Hotel accommodations at the conference hotel
  • Tickets to all functions and incidental ground transportation

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If you have difficulty with the application process or need assistance with your AIPLA member number, please contact us at or 703-415-0780.

About Maurice Klitzman

The award was established as a lasting and appropriate memorial to Mr. Klitzman for his active service to AIPLA. His heart and soul were dedicated to training young patent attorneys and helping them to develop a broad approach to IP Law with a conviction to moral principles and ethics. His career was a unique blend of corporate IP law, heart-felt support for the inventor, and shaping the mindset of future IP leaders.

Mr. Klitzman served as a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Amicus Committee. He also took an active role in educating many new patent attorneys, both as a senior corporate patent counsel and as an adjunct law professor. ​ ​​​​