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2018 Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Management Professionals

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ALA's Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Management Professionals is the only IP-focused forum for administrators working in a legal practice setting. Held over two days, the forum features:
1. Specialized solutions and education that address changes to the shifting IP landscape
2. Seasoned experts and industry leaders at the forefront of IP law
3. Opportunities to share ideas and explore trends in profitability, innovation, strategy and leadership
4. Unique networking opportunities with peers and business partners in this niche field
5. Continuing education credits

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2018 Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Management Professionals

  1. 1. alanet.org/ip-conference @ALABuzz September 27-28, 2018 The Capital Hilton Washington, D.C.
  2. 2. alanet.org/ip-conference Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Management Professionals @ALABuzz Addresses changes and solutions to the shifting IP landscape Engage with industry leaders who are at the forefront of IP law Networking opportunities with peers and business partners in this niche field Share ideas and explore trends Sessions led by seasoned experts The only IP-focused forum for legal management professionals working in an IP setting
  3. 3. Thursday, September 27 Welcome & Conference Kick-Off PCT Training — Success for the Future (Part I) Future of IP Prosecution Final Transition Steps to Paperless/Fileless IP Office alanet.org/ip-conference Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Management Professionals @ALABuzz PCT Training — Success for the Future (Part II)
  4. 4. Friday, September 28 IP Support Staffing Trends, Hiring and Retention Strategies Closing Remarks Legal Considerations Applicable to Non-Exempt Staff Working Remotely Patents Ombudsman Program & USPTO Director’s Message/Vision for the USPTO alanet.org/ip-conference Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Management Professionals @ALABuzz
  5. 5. Preconference Workshop— Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management White Belt Certification Course alanet.org/ip-conference Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management White Belt Certification Course @ALABuzz
  6. 6. Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management White Belt Certification Course You are faced with new challenges and opportunities to help your firm deliver greater value. There is increasing pressure to be more efficient, develop and employ strategies and tactics based on the client perspective, and reconnect costs to the value received. Legal Lean Sigma® and project management are not just about doing more with less; they are about doing the right things and doing them right. alanet.org/ip-conference Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management White Belt Certification Course @ALABuzz
  7. 7. Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management White Belt Certification Course alanet.org/ip-conference Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management White Belt Certification Course @ALABuzz • Examine how process improvement helps to carry out tasks to produce efficiency, excellent quality & service, high probability of successful outcomes, predictability, and greater satisfaction. • Use best processes and apply them to actively manage projects and deliver what is most critical for success. • Designed to advance the legal management profession through the development of a comprehensive system of codes, a taxonomy that encompasses the wide variety of processes needed to support the practice of law.
  8. 8. Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Management Professionals “This is a great networking and continuing education event. Nice to be around people who can understand our needs and talk our language of IP.” Loretta Hoi, CPA, CGA Bereskin & Parr LLP Independent Chapter Member Since 2014 alanet.org/ip-conference Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Management Professionals @ALABuzz
  9. 9. Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Professionals “At my first ALA IP Conference I quickly realized the value of gathering with like-minded individuals who can discuss the same challenges, initiatives and best practices of our field. The ALA IP Conference provides me with an opportunity to learn from and share ideas about IP specific operations, policies and practice with Managers and Business Partners specializing in Intellectual Property.” Mary Munro Borden, Ladner, Gervais LLP Ottawa Chapter Member Since 2015 alanet.org/ip-conference Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Management Professionals @ALABuzz Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Management Professionals
  10. 10. alanet.org/ip-conference Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Management Professionals @ALABuzz Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Management Professionals

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