September 13, 2012 by IPAlchemist
So, APAA is coming up. It will be my first time to visit. I have wanted to go for the longest time, but previously the “one observer per non-member firm” rule made it impossible for me. Of course, as a UK-based UK and European Patent Attorney, I am not eligible to be a member of APAA.
Never before will I have seen so many patent attorneys in one place, with the possible exception of a party that I went to at AIPPI in Geneva. So I am really looking forward to it.
Of course I am looking forward to meeting old friends from Japan, but the really amazing aspect is the opportunity to meet so many attorneys from countries which I have not had a chance to visit yet (which is all except Japan, Singapore and New Zealand, and my trip to NZ was a holiday, so I didn’t meet any patent attorneys… Actually the Singapore visits were both very brief, so I didn’t see much other than the fascinating Jurong Island.)
If you chance by my blog and are going to APAA, look me up and say hi to the IP Alchemist!