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AIPLA is actively involved in the international intellectual property community. Below are some of the international progams AIPLA has participated in.

  • AIPLA/FICPI International Colloquium on Patent Offices Backlog Crisis
    Edinburgh, Scotland, June 17-18, 2010
    Over two days last month FICPI hosted jointly with AIPLA, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, a successful colloquium in Edinburgh, Scotland for the patent community on the major problem of the backlog in pending applications in many patent offices.  The severity of the problem may be readily pictured from the estimate that each additional year’s pendency of patent applications before the EPO, JPO and USPTO has a cost to the global economy of £7.6 billion. (more)
    Transcripts of the working sessions and presentations are now available by clicking HERE.
  • AIPLA/FICPI International Colloquium: “A Comprehensive Approach to Patent Quality” - Amsterdam, The Netherlands; June 8-9, 2007
    On 8/9June 2007, FICPI and AIPLA invited officials from Patent Offices, sister organizations and user groups to Amsterdam to discuss patent quality and patent prosecution. (more)
    Transcripts of the working sessions and presentations are now available by clicking HERE.
  • Industry Trilateral - 2007
    • Letter requesting the formation of a working group to study certain substantive issues, September 28, 2007 (PDF)
    • Joint resolution supporting the use of common databases by each of the Trilateral Offices as well as the mutual exchange of strategies developed for searching such common databases for counterpart applications filed in the Trilateral Offices (PDF)
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Trilateral Cooperation - Understandings reached by the USPTO, EPO, and JPO at the November 18, 2005, meeting in Munich. (PDF)
  • Roundtable of NGOs on Patent Law Harmonization — London, England; November 10 – 11, 2003
    sponsored by AIPLA and the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (HTML)
  • AIPLA/FICPI International Colloquium: Nice, France; April 8-9, 2003
    "Patent Cooperation Treaty: Where We Are and Where We Are Going" (HTML)
  • AIPLA/ICC Symposium: Paris, France, Friday, September 13, 2002
    "The Future of TRIPS: Impact of the Doha Public Health Declaration" (HTML)
  • AIPLA/FICPI Symposium: Rome, Italy; November 18 & 19, 2001
    "Colloquium on Pendency Reduction" (HTML)
  • AIPLA/ICC Symposium: Paris, France; February 15 & 16, 2001
    "Protecting IP Assets in the New Millennium" (HTML)

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