15 Reasons AIPLA 2015 is a Can’t Miss Event for IP Professionals

Monday, October 5, 2015

The American Intellectual Property Law Association Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, DC this year, from October 22-24.

Here are 15 reasons this is a can’t-miss event for IP professionals.

  1. You can network with 2,000 colleagues from around the world. You might find your next client, your next associate, or your next job.
  2. You can painlessly earn up to 16.5 hours of CLE in just three days. Programs include “Putting the FUN in FUNctional: The Status of Functional Claiming and Effects of Nautilus Re: Indefiniteness.” You’ll get a post-meeting CD/DVD you can bring back home with lots of material to share in-house.
  3. The opening night reception theme is “Around the World,” “sampling the best food, music, and fun each country has to offer.”
  4. You can collect swag and check out the latest in legal tech at the Expo Hall. Come say hello to us at booth #42 & #43! Drop your card in our bowl and be entered to win an iPad!
  5. You can tweet about it at #aiplaAM15.
  6. The registration fee is waived for in-house IP counsel attending their first AIPLA event!
  7. If you’ve been in practice for less than two years, you can shape up at a two-day pre-meeting Patent Prosecution Boot Camp.
  8. You might get the chance to take a selfie with Michelle Lee, Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office.
  9. The black-tie-optional dinner dance gives you an excuse to dress up in your best formal wear.
  10. While you’re taking notes and exchanging business cards, your spouse or guest can be going on an organized tour of the National Gallery or the mansions of Washington.
  11. You can buy a Washington Redskins t-shirt – for a limited time only?
  12. Washington is lovely in October. It’s expected to be in the low 70s and sunny during the meeting. You can see the leaves changing color in Shenandoah National Park.
  13. When you’re not at the Meeting, you can enjoy local events like the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, the Maryland Renaissance Festival, Above and Beyond: The Ultimate Interactive Flight Exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum, or Barn Night at the Washington International Horse Show.
  14. You can relive the ‘80s with the Commodores, Joe Jackson or Michael McDonald in concert.
  15. Everyone needs to get out of the office once in a while. Attending AIPLA and other work related events is easy when you can access your IP information anywhere. Anaqua’s mobile apps are designed for on-the-go attorneys, managers, and IP staff who need fast access to IP information whenever and wherever.

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