WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 29, 2018) — Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that attorney Sheldon Klein has been named President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). On Oct. 27, Klein officially began his yearlong term as President of AIPLA—the premier professional organization for intellectual property attorneys nationwide and throughout the world. With approximately 13,500 members in private practice, government service, and academia, AIPLA takes an active role in shaping domestic and international IP policy through education and advocacy.
Based in Gray Plant Mooty’s Washington, D.C. office, Klein is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property, Technology, and Privacy Practice Group. For more than 30 years, Klein has assisted clients in various industries with counseling, portfolio management, litigation, licensing, and transactions in the areas of trademark, copyright, unfair competition, advertising law, and social media. Klein is a longtime and active member of AIPLA; he has served in various leadership roles, including Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and chair of numerous committees and programs.
Honored to lead the association, Klein described AIPLA as follows: “We are an association of doers. We represent—and we are—innovators. We are a powerful advocate and global leader in IP law through our commitment to education, outreach, member service, and advocacy.”
Klein outlined the following as some of his top priorities as President:
Klein will serve as President of AIPLA for one year. More information about AIPLA is available at www.aipla.org.
(Pictured left to right: Gray Plant Mooty attorneys Thomas Pacheco, Mark Kirsch, Dean Eyler, Eric Yaffe, Sheldon Klein, Loren Hansen, Iris Rosario, Kirsten Donaldson, Samuel Butler at the 2018 AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.)
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Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.