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PatGuy
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Re: NPAA Membership
« Reply #5 on: Mar 5th, 2006, 12:38pm »
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I guess, AIPLA should restructure its organization to accomodate patent agents and patent examiners!
 
They should probably amend their by-laws!  Just a suggestion!
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Re: NPAA Membership
« Reply #6 on: Nov 6th, 2006, 3:36pm »
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on Mar 2nd, 2006, 1:01pm, Wiscagent wrote:
"... AIPLA amended its bylaws to allow patent agents to join as an affiliate.  However, you cannot vote or hold office in AIPLA. "
 
I got an application (again) in the mail yesterday for AIPLA.  As a patent agent, I have no interest in paying the full membership dues just to be an affiliate.  Without further consideration, the application went into the recycle bin.
 
Richard Tanzer

 
If we put aside the issue of patent agents not being able to vote or hold office, is membership in AIPLA of any use to a new patent agent to justify the $?  E.g., networking, job posts, additional training...?
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Re: NPAA Membership
« Reply #7 on: Nov 6th, 2006, 5:38pm »
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Here is a related discussion that may provide you some insight:
 
http://www.intelproplaw.com/Forum/Forum.cgi?board=patent_career;action=d isplay;num=1157949230;start=4#4
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Re: NPAA Membership
« Reply #8 on: Nov 6th, 2006, 9:37pm »
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on Nov 6th, 2006, 5:38pm, Jonathan wrote:
Here is a related discussion that may provide you some insight:
 
http://www.intelproplaw.com/Forum/Forum.cgi?board=patent_career;action=d isplay;num=1157949230;start=4#4

 
 
Hi, Your link brings me right back to this post.
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Re: NPAA Membership
« Reply #9 on: Nov 6th, 2006, 9:48pm »
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on Nov 6th, 2006, 9:37pm, smgsmc wrote:

 
 
Hi, Your link brings me right back to this post.

 
Oh sorry, Jonathan, it is a different, but almost identical post.  But the main complaint there is also that patent agents don't get to vote and don't get to hold office.  So my initial question still stands.  If I'm not concerned about being a second class member, are there benefits helpful for a brand new agent?
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