October 2019 | ISSUE 28





2019 Annual Meeting Recap

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AIPF Executive Office

The AIPF held its 2019 Annual Meeting, entitled “The IP Firm’s Workspace 3.0: The Future is Now,” on Sunday, September 22, to Tuesday, September 24, at the Embassy Suites in Alexandria, Virginia.

The meeting featured a diverse group of intellectual property professionals including in-house counsel, legal strategists, and international IP practitioners. Sessions were structured to cover the ...


Calculating Damages for Patent Infringement in Different Jurisdictions

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Special Feature by AIPF Patent Committee

A patent owner often enters patent litigation with the aim of preventing the infringing conduct of the defendant. However, they may also wish to obtain compensation for the damage already caused by the infringer. Patent litigation is often multi-jurisdictional, so the patent owner will very likely need to consider the amount of damages that might be awarded in a number of countries. This article provides guidance ...


Introducing AIPF’s 2020 Board!

AIPF is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Lunn as President, Christopher Agrawal as Vice-President, Lynn Jordan as Treasurer, and Carlos Olarte as Secretary.


Brett Lunn

FB Rice


Christopher Agrawal

Bookoff McAndrews


Lynn Jordan

Kelly IP


Carlos Olarte

Olarte Moure

AIPF is also pleased to announce the election of six members to the Board of Directors: Matthew Stark from Price Heneveld, Blair Barbieri from Hovey Williams, Jenny Colgate from Rothwell Figg, Ken Philp from Macpherson Kelley, Diego Cervieri from Cervieri Monsuarez & Asociados, and Alberto Giordano from Martegani and Partners.

Warm thanks to our outgoing Board members: Cheryl Burbach from Hovey Williams and Felix Klopmeier from Lang & Rahmann.

For more information regarding our Board of Directors, visit our webpage at aipf.com/Board-of-Directors.

Welcome New Members!

AIPF is pleased to welcome the following firms to the association:

For more information on our current members, or to get in contact with one of our members, click the “Current Members” button below!


2020 Annual Meeting


Sept. 23-25, 2020 | Westin | San Diego, CA, USA

Sponsorship Opportunities Available Now!

The 2020 Annual Meeting offers excellent opportunities to engage partners, senior attorneys, and business decision-makers through our interactive programming and networking functions. Sponsorship is also an exceptional source for visibility to an active and diverse legal community dedicated to intellectual property law.

For more information, click the “View Now” button below!



Caesar Rivise         

IP Lawyer Douglas Panzer Rejoins Caesar Rivise as a Partner

Caesar Rivise, PC is pleased to announce that Douglas Panzer has rejoined the firm as a partner. He will practice out of both the firm’s Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley offices.

Click here to read more.

Antequera Parilli & Rodriguez         

Antequera Parilli & Rodriguez and Lega Law Firms Join Forces

As of June 30, 2019, Antequera Parilli & Rodriguez (AP&R) announced a new alliance with general practice firm Leĝa to obtain expedited judicial decisions for trademark and patent owners with matters pending before the Venezuelan Registry of Industrial Property.

Click here to read more.

Antequera Parilli & Rodriguez         

Updates in Venezuela Sanctions from the U.S. Government and its Implications on IP Rights

Ricardo Enrique Antequera H. and Ricard Alberto Antequera H. share updates in Venezuela sanctions from the U.S. Government through the issuance of a new executive order, and its implications to the acquisition and maintenance of IP rights in Venezuela.

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Trying to Register a Trademark Without Counsel
is Discounting its Value

iPelton Blog

October 1, 2019

Erik M. Pelton

New Zealand Increases Patent Fees

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FB Rice Blog

October 1, 2019

Paul Whenman and David Herman

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PTAB Stands by Decision to Institute Trial
on Challenge By Unified Patents

Erise IP Blog

September 27, 2019

Erise IP


Advanced Partners | Aird & McBurney | Allen Dyer Doppelt & Gilchrist
Antequera Parilli & Rodriguez | Aperio IP Attorneys | Arochi & Lindner | B&R Latin America IP

Backstrom & Co. Attorneys | Barger, Piso & Partner | Batavia Patentservis Asia

Bookoff McAndrews| Breiner & Breiner | Canaan Solicitors | Cervieri Monsuarez & Asociados

Creativa IP Law | de Chalains | Deeth Williams Wall| Dumont | Endurance Law Group

Erik M. Pelton & Associates | Erise IP | FB Rice | Ferraiuoli LLC | Finnian & Columba

Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva| Gow Victor & Co. | Groser & Groser | Guerra IP

Hernandez Marti Abogados | Hofbauer Professional Corporation | Hovey Williams LLP

IPWatchdog | Kelly IP | KETNER, Legal Consultancy, Representation and Protection | Kim IP

Lang & Rahmann | Law Office of Karen Dana Oster | Law Office of Michael Antone

Leichtman Law| Lex Intels | Lext Intellectual Property | LSP Partnership | M.J.P. Deans

Macpherson Kelley | Magellan IP | Martegani & Partners | MBM Intellectual Property

McClure, Qualey & Rodack | Michael Buck IP | Mottet Et Associes

Mumcuoglu & Ark Patent and Trademark Consultancy | O’Conor & Power | Olarte Moure | PGG

Price Heneveld | Robic | Rothwell Figg | Simoes Intellectual Property | Sughrue Mion

Thomas/Horstemeyer | Thrive IP | Trung Thuc | Vanrell IP | Watson Intellectual Property Group Worldwide IP Solutions

NOT A MEMBER? Register at aipf.com/Join-AIPF and become a member today*!

To be eligible for AIPF membership, the applicant law firm must specialize in intellectual property law according to one of the following criteria:

-At least 50% of the firm’s attorneys are registered to practice before the USPTO or before their home country’s Patent and Trademark Office


-The firm devotes a majority of its practice to intellectual property law

*AIPF annual membership runs from January 1 to December 31 and is prorated from January 1. Membership is by firm, not by individual.

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