NAPP Annual Meeting & Conference 2020

Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago, Illinois - July 19-21, 2020

Dear NAPP Colleague,

The 2020 Annual Meeting & Conference (AMC) Committee is proud to announce that Early-Bird Registration for the 2020 AMC in Chicago is officially open! This conference is 100% focused on patent practice and patent law. We encourage you to take advantage of our earliest registration opening in the last 10 years!!

Based on the extremely positive feedback from last year’s AMC (where NAPP partnered with the University of Washington School of Law), NAPP is again partnering with a local law school for the 2020 AMC—the Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology.  

The exciting and value-filled multiday conference will start on Sunday afternoon, July 19, 2020, with presentations on foreign practice featuring Mavis Gallenson, Bruce Young, David Dickerson, and Jeremy Smith, where Sunday’s program will conclude with NAPP’s Annual Meeting and Board Elections. After the Annual Meeting on Sunday, attendees will be invited to a reception in Chicago-Kent Law School’s lobby, and following the reception, attendees will be encouraged to form dinner groups at select nearby restaurants.

Monday’s program on July 20th will focus on current issues in IP and feature many well-known industry experts including Lisa Edelson, Q. Todd Dickenson, Emily Tate, Gene Quinn, John White, Kevin Noonan, Mike Borella, Jessie Suen, Chris Carani, and Marc Kaufman. After Monday’s program, attendees and speakers will be invited to NAPP’s yearly social event—a combination of an architectural river cruise and a sunset lake cruise, with drinks and food included! This is THE social event you will surely not want to miss!!! 

Tuesday’s program on July 21st will focus on additional IP and practice areas including ethics, and will conclude the traditional conference program portion of the 2020 AMC.

NAPP is also proud to announce its cooperation with the USPTO for an optional, one-day USPTO-centric program on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. The content of this program will include select subjects from the 3-day attorney/agent STEPP course and vILT webinars. This is a great opportunity to strategically learn about how the USPTO trains its examiners!

Regarding accommodations, NAPP has secured a block of 30 rooms, at very attractive rates, for Sunday and Monday night, and a block of 15 rooms for Saturday and Tuesday night at the Club Quarters Hotel, which is only a 15-minute walk from the Chicago-Kent Law School. The hotel registration link is available on the conference registration page.

This Early-Bird Registration will close on April 19, 2020, so be sure to act quickly to take advantage of this great opportunity! Registration and room blocks are going fast!

2020 AMC Agenda

NAPP's 24th Annual Meeting And Conference Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology RATES

$645 Member- early-bird registration

$745 Member-regular registration

$345 Member-one day registration

$845 Non-member early-bird registration

$945 Non-member-regular registration

$445 Non-member-one-day registration

$200 Member/Non-member-Wednesday USPTO day

$55 Academia/Student registration

Free to USPTO personnel

2020 AMC discounts (please contact the NAPP office for the discount code)

1] 10% discount for solo practitioner

2] 15% discount for practitioner with Reg No starting at 75,000. Attorneys in earlier other practice do not qualify.

3] 35% discount for any NAPP member who enlists a non-NAPP member or a NAPP member who has not attended AMC in the past 5 years.

4] 35% discount for third and subsequent member from the same firm when two members register at full price. Discount applies to NAPP and non-NAPP members.

To register as a regular attendee, please click HERE

Sponsorship options HERE. To register as a sponsor, please click HERE

Secure your hotel room HERE. CLUB QUARTERS HOTEL, CENTRAL LOOP - 111 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603, Chicago, IL 

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Thank you to our 2020 AMC Sponsors! 

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NAPP was pleased to have Andrei Iancu, Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director as our 2018 AMC Address speaker. Please click here to view the video. PW is: napp123$
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