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    • March 28, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • GoToMeeting
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    AIPF Trademark Committee Virtual Roundtable

    Join the AIPF Trademark Committee for their first 2017 virtual roundtable:

    Dealing with Descriptiveness and Non-Descriptiveness Refusals in Trademark Applications

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    11:30am - 12:30pm EDT

    Join the AIPF Trademark Committee for their first virtual roundtable of 2017 as they discuss the following live via webcam!

    • Types of non-distinctiveness refusals that can arise in trademark cases (such as mere descriptiveness, generic-ness, geographic and surname refusals)
    • Options for obtaining registration in the face of refusals

    All AIPF members are welcomed to join the session via GoToMeeting where participation is encouraged throughout the entire hour. During this interactive session questions will be answered live by visible speakers from our own Trademark Committee!

    *Log-in details for the roundtable will be shared with all registrants the day before the event.

    • April 12, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • GoToWebinar
     Thomas E. Feather  Victor Garrido
     Deeth Williams Wall LLP xxxxxxxx  Dumont Bergman Bider & Co.
     Canada  Mexico


    The presentation aims to provide AIPF members with a better understanding of the North American Patent Laws by discussing nuances between the U.S. Patent System (which most AIPF members are familiar with) and those of Canada and Mexico (which may be less familiar). Representatives from Canada and Mexico will guide the discussion. In particular, the representatives will provide: (i) perspectives as to how each patent system may be utilized; (ii) tips and tools for addressing a number of prosecution related issues at each patent office; and (iii) insights regarding the enforcement of patent rights in each country.


    Thomas E. Feather is an associate at Deeth Williams Wall LLP. He practices intellectual property and information technology law.

    Tom’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent, trade-mark and industrial design applications and the preparation of information technology agreements. Prior to attending law school, Tom worked primarily in the field of computer-based system development, generally involving large-scale signal processing and remote sensing using parallel processors. He worked as a programmer, systems engineer, project manager and v.p. of engineering. This work involved the development of various systems, including imaging (synthetic aperture) radar systems, satellite ground stations, sonar signal processors, image analysis systems and internet telephony applications. He also worked for several years as a biostatistician and was a member of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

    Víctor Garrido joined Dumont Bergman Bider & Co. as patent analyst on September 2009, and currently he heads said department. He has acquired broad experience in Industrial Property since 2001, by working for some of the most recognized local firms in the field.

    Víctor focuses his practice on matters related to the substantive examination of patents, industrial designs and utility models. Other aspects of his practice include prior art searches, clearance analysis, patentability analysis and technical opinions for litigation. As manager of the technical department, Víctor is in charge of the group of technical analysts responsible for responding office actions related to the substantive examination of patents, industrial designs and utility models, as well as maintenance of the corresponding rights.

    • May 22, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Condes Hotel, Barcelona

    AIPF Breakfast
    INTA Annual Meeting
    Barcelona, Spain

    Join us for an opportunity to network with current and prospective members during breakfast!

    MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Hotel Condes de Barcelona

    Salón Burdeos, 1st Floor 

    Passeig de Gràcia, 73, 08008 Barcelona, Spain

    $38.00 USD per person

    International Breakfast Buffet

    AIPF Executive Office

    2125 Center Avenue, Suite 406

    Fort Lee, NJ 07024

    www.aipf.com     admin@aipf.com     1.201.308.3948

    • September 13, 2017
    • September 15, 2017
    • Marriott Fisherman's Wharf Hotel, San Francisco

    2017 AIPF Annual Meeting

    An Age of Uncertainty: How do Boutique IP Firms Respond?

    September 13 - 15, 2017

    Marriott Fisherman's Wharf Hotel, San Francisco, CA

    Hotel Information

    For hotel reservations, please contact the Marriott Fisherman's Wharf Hotel: All reservations must be made individually through the hotel's Reservation Department by calling 1-800-228-9290 or visiting this link. *You must mention the AIPF Annual Meeting to receive the discounted rate of $309.00 USD for single or double occupancy per night (excluding taxes). This rate is available until the room block is sold-out or until 5:00PM on August 23, 2017, whichever occurs first.

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Past Events

February 21, 2017 A Primer on the Updated 2017 TTAB Rules in Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings
January 25, 2017 After Final Patent Prosecution Strategy
December 07, 2016 Recent Law Change Concerning Chinese Patent Infringement Disputes: Interpretations (2) of SPC
November 04, 2016 Protecting Your IP Overseas: WIPO Services and Initiatives at Salt Lake City, UT
November 02, 2016 Protecting Your IP Overseas: WIPO Services and Initiatives at San Diego, CA
October 31, 2016 Protecting Your IP Overseas: WIPO Services and Initiatives at San Jose, CA
October 26, 2016 The XYZ's of 3D Scanning: Making Reality Virtual
September 26, 2016 Patent Protection and Administrative Enforcement in China
September 14, 2016 2016 AIPF Annual Meeting
September 11, 2016 2016 IPO Annual Meeting
August 16, 2016 Non-Practicing Entities: How to Deal with Patent Trolls
July 21, 2016 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
July 14, 2016 Trademark Committee Virtual Roundtable
May 05, 2016 Technology Risk Management and Cyber Liability for Law Firms and Their Clients
April 19, 2016 Best IP Protection Strategies for Wearable Tech Development
February 23, 2016 Patent Issue-Spotting for Trademark Lawyers
January 13, 2016 Navigating Influence: The Key to Sustaining Your Legal Practice
November 19, 2015 Lessons Learned from Recent Data Breaches, and Ten Critical Steps to Reduce Your Risks of Becoming the Next Target
October 28, 2015 Ensuring Your Partner Pay Plan Works: Evaluating Contributions of Originators and Producers of Legal work and Consequential Non-revenue Producing Activities
September 30, 2015 2015 AIPF Annual Meeting
September 27, 2015 2015 IPO Annual Meeting
August 19, 2015 Innovating with Universities
July 14, 2015 Effective Office Action Responses & Discovery Conferences in TTAB Proceedings
June 17, 2015 Overview of Patent Quality with the USPTO
June 09, 2015 USPTO's Future of Urban Innovation Summit - June 9th in NYC
May 20, 2015 Trial Practice Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Part II
May 04, 2015 AIPF Breakfast at the INTA Annual Meeting
October 22, 2014 WebIP Hour: The Streisand Effect: IP Litigation in the Wild West of Social Media
September 28, 2014 AIPF 2014 Annual Meeting