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Corporate Practice
The Corporate and Licensing Practice section addresses issues and the evolving law of IP transactions primarily from an in-house counsel perspective.

Section Chair
Richard Bragg  - Banner Engineering Corporation

IP Law Revision

The IP Law Revision section analyzes changes proposed by the USPTO and provides a forum for enhancing our members' understanding and relationships with the USPTO.

Section Chair

International Law
The International Law Section provides a forum to discuss evolving IP law throughout the world and issues related thereto. The Section frequently hosts foreign attorneys to provide expertise and updates on IP law in their respective countries.

Section Chair   
David Buck - Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner

Patent Agents
The Patent Agent Section provides a forum for patent agent practitioners and others to discuss relevant topics in IP law. The Section includes practitioners from all aspects of IP law, including small and large law firms, in-house patent agents, solo practitioners, universities, and students.

Section Chair   
Kristi Halloran - H.B. Fuller
Sudheer Chava - Calyx Law

Patent Litigation

The Patent Litigation Section addresses issues and best practices in all areas of patent enforcement: litigation, post-grant procedures, and ADR.

Section Chair   
Jessica Gutierrez - Robins Kaplan LLP

Patent Prosecution
The Patent Prosecution Section provides a forum to discuss best practices, current case law, and administrative changes affecting patent prosecution. 

Section Chair  
Eric Curtin - Crawford Maunu PLLC

Trademark, Copyright, and Media

The Trademark, Copyright, and Media Section provides a forum to discuss best practices and the affects of changes in these area of law on our practice.

Section Chairs  
Patrick Gallagher - Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Stephanie Gamache Tungseth - Two Harbors Investment Corp.

Women in Intellectual Property

Started as an informal lunch group in the '80's,  the Women in Intellectual Property Law (WIPLA) Section provides a forum for discussing and advancing knowledge of issues affecting women in the practice of intellectual property law. This section also provides valuable networking resources for women in the IP field.
Section Chair  
Sheila Niaz - Greenberg Traurig

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