Gen X, Y & Boomers at Law; Legal OnRamp; Billing Practices; Conflicts & Liability In Patent Practice


  • October 22, 2008
  • Held jointly with George Mason University School of Law
  • You are invited to attend a program dealing with some intriguing aspects of the business of IP law.
  • You will have access to a line up of experienced and interesting individuals who will deal with matters that affect us all in the daily practice of law and have a significant impact on firm competitiveness, productivity, client relationships and revenue.

Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Start Time: 11:00 AM Eastern (Light lunch will be provided)

End Time: 4:45 PM Eastern

Place: George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia

Overnight Accommodation October 21: Conference rate at nearby hotel has been arranged

CLE Eligible

Full Agenda, Speaker Profiles & Registration Information To Follow

Fee: $350 plus optional CLE Credit Administration (if you apply for CLE credit); APLF Member attorneys only ( — No charge

Outline of Agenda:

  • Legal OnRamp, the next new thing? “Be Small, Win Big: How Web 2.0 Collaboration allows small and mid-sized firms to deliver more value and earn the loyalty of large and small clients.” Paul Lippe — COO, Legal OnRamp (
  • Managing Clients — Billing Practices: The Good The Bad And The Ugly. Panel Discussion — In house General/Patent Counsel
  • Gen X, Gen Y and Boomers colliding in a law firm. Understanding their views on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — How to turn intergenerational pressure into a productive, competitive and revenue generating opportunity. You will also hear how to keep your star associates
  • Conflicts & Liability In Patent Practice

(Final Agenda subject to change)

The Association of Patent Law Firms ( is an international association of independent specialty law firms that devote a majority of their practice to patent law, trademark law and copyright law. The mandate of the APLF is to constantly strengthen the capability of the IP specialty law firm at all levels and in all functions while ensuring recognition of the advantages of these capabilities by businesses, industries and law schools worldwide.