Upcoming Events

    • March 28, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • GoToMeeting

    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

    11:30pm - 12:30pm EST

    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.

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

    2017 AIPF Annual Meeting
    Marriott Fisherman's Wharf Hotel - San Francisco, California
    September 13 - 15, 2016

    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.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2017 Annual Meeting are available here. Please contact admin@aipf.com if you have any questions or for more information.


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