President's Update 

  Dear IPLAC Friends and Members:

This is my first letter as President of IPLAC. Let me open by thanking the members and the Board for bestowing me with this great honor. I promise to work hard during the next year to justify your trust. If there is anything I can do to assist any member with IPLAC, please feel free to contact me or any member of the Board.

During the past few months we have had a number of successes at IPLAC. In addition to several wonderful programs by our committees, many of us enjoyed a great day of golfing and tennis at our annual Field Day. A special thanks to Serena Pruitt and Betsy Derwinski for organizing another great Field Day. Also, on June 2, 2014, the Supreme Court specifically recognized IPLAC's claim construction book in its Nautilus decision. A special thanks to Edward Manzo and the other book authors as well as the Amicus Committee who made this recognition possible.

As I close this first letter, I want to repeat the challenge I issued at the Annual Dinner: Be active and get involved. Join a committee, attend events and become an important part of our truly great organization.

Warmest regards,

Garret Leach


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There are many benefits to IPLAC Membership.  First and foremost, IPLAC provides an unmatched opportunity to network with intellectual property professionals in the Chicago area.  IPLAC also offers intellectual property professionals an opportunity to be an active advocate in the development and protection of intellectual property law.

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What is IPLAC?

IPLAC is the oldest intellectual property law association in the United States, operating since 1884.  It is highly respected by both local and the national judiciary.

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