The Austin Intellectual Property Law Association is a non-profit, professional organization for individuals interested in intellectual property issues. Our members are attorneys who practice in intellectual property law, engineers and business people who are interested in both the legal and business aspects of intellectual property, and law students who are interested in a career in intellectual property law.
The association was formed to promote the understanding of intellectual property and related areas of law as well as to provide a local forum for the discussion of intellectual property issues and for the exchange of ideas on such issues. We typically have five general meetings a year to discuss topics in intellectual property law. Most of these meetings have a guest speaker to provide us with information on recent developments in patent, trademark, or copyright laws, or on other related topics.
On the Docket
- MAY MEETING & CLE LUNCHEON: The May meeting and CLE Luncheon will be held Tuesday, May 19. Jose Villareal of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati will present Patent Damages. Online registration available.
- COMING UP: 2015 meeting dates are as follows: Tuesday, June 16, No Meeting in July, August 18, September 22, & October 20
- USPTO Roundtable
On Friday, March 13, 2015, the White House Business Council, jointly with the Austin Intellectual Property Law Association, the Austin Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, and the Austin Chamber of Commerce held an afternoon roundtable discussion with Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Michelle K. Lee. Deputy Director Lee shared her vision for the USPTO's Texas Regional Satellite Office, highlighted the role of intellectual property (IP) in driving innovation, and discussed several key USPTO initiatives, including the recently announced Patent Quality Initiative aimed at enhancing the quality of patents across the board. Pictured (left to right) are - Amber Hagy, Deputy Director Michelle K. Lee, Brian Nash & Roger Williams.
- World IP Day: On Tuesday, April 21, several Austin law firms and the American Intellectual Property Law Association will host the first local celebration of World IP Day with a free, public event at the LBJ Library in Austin, TX. The event kicks off at 3 p.m. More information is available in the following two links: Austin: Born & Raised! World IP Day Celebration and Austin Law Firms Get Behind World IP Day with Austin Event.
- E-Discovery CLE: The Review of Litigation invites the Austin Intellectual Property Law Association to participate in their Spring 2015 Continuing Legal Education Program: “E-Discovery: Evidence, Ethics, and Enigmas.” This year’s CLE will provide participants with an overview of the current state of e-discovery, its future, and its impact on case management and ethics. Sessions will include two panel discussions as well as a keynote address from University of Texas School of Law Adjunct Professor Craig Ball. The program will take place Friday, April 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the University of Texas School of Law, Room TNH 2.140. Attendees will receive 3 hours of CLE credit and 1 hour of ethics credit. Breakfast and coffee will be provided. To reserve a spot, please RSVP at: www.thereviewoflitigation.org/rsvp.
- AIPLA Dues: Online registration for our 2015 Membership year is now available at Eventbrite
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