Directors Dick Kirk and Ashley Stitzer attended the 24th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference sponsored by the ABA’s Section of IP Law. The conference was held in Arlington, VA April 1-4, 2009. They joined approximately 500 other lawyers for three days of seminars and presentations on hot topics in intellectual property law, including ones on the patent reform movement and on litigating multi-party, multi-patent cases. On April 2, Dick Kirk attended a reception at the historic Dolley Madison House near the White House, which is the formal home of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Both directors renewed contacts with colleagues in the IP field.