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US IP conferences for EU based IP professionals

by Andrew Watson on 4 September 2008

The United States is generally quite a leader in IP – based in large part upon the size and sophistication of the companies located there and on the frequency of litigation (thus making for more decisions to dissect and frequent adjustments to the law around current practice). As a result, it can be quite important to keep up with the latest trends and news in IP from the across the Atlantic.

So I’ve been doing some research and putting out some feelers for what both US and EU based intellectual property professionals consider the most worthwhile of conferences and events to attend. After-all, even with a weaker dollar it is still an expensive proposition to make the trek to the US for any conference – and not to mention the large time commitment and joys of transatlantic travel.

October 2008 – two week IP extravaganza

This year the European traveller could have a two week, multi-state IP adventure and attend three well-regarded IP conferences: the LES and AIPLA 2008 annual meetings and the Ocean Tomo Fall 2008 IP Conference – all from October 19th to 30th.

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