Upcoming Events

    • January 25, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • GoToWebinar

    Larry Ashery, Partner, Caesar Rivise PC


    It’s a dilemma – corporations are seeking more patent protection than ever before, yet corporate counsel are under constant pressure to keep costs as low as possible. How are these conflicting objectives addressed?  One important aspect of cost-effective patent protection is with regard to After Final Strategy. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO’s) provides numerous options that may be chosen when a patent application receives a Final Rejection.  In this webinar, we will be reviewing all of the choices that are available, explaining the strategies, and discussing the pros and cons of each option. An explanation of  how the PTO’s internal productivity measurement system may affect outcome will also be provided. Different procedures that will be discussed  include amendment, traversal, Request for Continued Examination, After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) 2.0, Post Prosecution Pilot (P3) and Appeal. 


    Larry Ashery is a partner with the intellectual property law firm Caesar Rivise located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has more than twenty five years of experience prosecuting patent applications.  During his career he has procured more than 4000 patents, and a  substantial amount of his practice has included close collaboration with companies in Asia where he has lectured frequently.  Larry has a degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and practices in a wide variety of technologies including the electrical, computer and mechanical arts.  He is a frequent columnist for The Legal Intelligencer and Law 360.

    • September 13, 2017
    • September 15, 2017
    • 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

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