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
Annual Meeting and Election of Officers: Join us Thursday, January 15, 2009 at the Westwood Country Club for our Annual Meeting and election of 2009 AIPLA officers and directors. Guest speaker Q. Todd Dickinson, Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association will present "Changing Times: What Does A New Administration and a New Congress Mean for the Future of Intellectual Property?". See the Events Page for details. Register online here.
Looking Ahead: Our February luncheon CLE will be February 17, 2009, featuring Paul Janicke's presentation on "Inequitable Conduct". Register Online. On March 24, 2009, join us for a presentation on "Patentable Subject Matter After In re Bilski". Register Online.
AIPLA Dues: Annual Dues remain $35 per calendar year if pre-paid by December 31,
2008 and $40 if paid after December 31, 2008. Members may now pay their renewal dues online. Current Members receive discounts at each luncheon, and are invited to attend the Annual Holiday Luncheon.
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