The Intellectual Property (IP) Committee provides resources and a voice for in-house counsel who work to protect, acquire and enforce corporate IP rights. The committee provides information on key IP topics, including trademark protection on the Internet and copyright issues in the digital age.
Special Announcement: ACC IP Committee USPTO Day
Greetings ACC IP Committee Members,
As part of the ACC "Meet the Regulator" series, the ACC Intellectual Property Committee would like to invite you to attend a meeting with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 11AM – 4PM EST (reception to follow from 4:30 - 5:30) in Alexandria, Virginia. This meeting will provide you with the exclusive opportunity to glean insights from the USPTO on issues at the forefront of every IP practitioner's mind. The "off-the-record" setting will allow you to participate in an array of discussions from patent quality initiatives to improvements in Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) examination processes. Committee sponsor, Kilpatrick Townsend, will be on hand to help walk members through some of the more technical aspects of the USPTO's guidelines and practices.
This meeting will take place at the USPTO's headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. If you are interested in attending, please click here to provide us with your information. There is no cost to attend the event. Attendance will be capped at 50 participants, so don't delay in securing your seat!
Questions? Please contact Paul Goatley at +1 202.349.1533 or Goatley@acc.com.
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