Notice of ACPC 2020 Summer Meeting Cancellation
Dear ACPC Member,
We hope you and your families are all well.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National State of Emergency, travel restrictions, limits on the numbers of people who can gather, and for the health and safety of our members, your ACPC Executive Committee has made the difficult but prudent decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Meeting scheduled for June 29-July 1, 2020 in Cambridge, MD.
Extraordinary times like these underscore the importance of collaboration and information sharing. Considering the cancellation of our upcoming meeting and to ensure ACPC continues to meet our members’ needs in this moment, we are launching an ACPC interactive webinar series “Corporate Patent Perspectives” for all members free of charge. We will offer several short sessions (around 1 hour each) beginning late spring through the summer on issues related to patent/IP practice that we are facing currently, as well as some originally planned content for the cancelled meeting. We expect to use Zoom for these sessions to provide members the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences.
The first three topics the Program Committee is developing for you are:
- “Responding to Budget Directives Caused by COVID-19” April 30, 2020
- “USPTO Developments in Response to COVID-19” May 21, 2020
- “Post-COVID-19 Emerging IP Risks and Opportunities” June 11, 2020
Watch our website acpcnet.org and your email for additional information, including how to register. Please send us your ideas for webinar content. The Program Committee wants your input to produce the most valuable content possible. Please reach out to Mary Rogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-646-2036 with your ideas for programming, questions or concerns.
Thank you for your support of ACPC. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank ACPC staff, the Executive Committee, and our committee members for their dedication and commitment to ACPC by responding quickly to ensure that the organization continues to operate successfully during these challenging times.
Be safe and be well.