Peter Schechter Elected Vice Chair of AIPPI-US Division of AIPLA

HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Peter C. Schechter, who joined Osha Liang LLP as a partner in January 2014, was elected vice chair of the AIPPI-US Division of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the international intellectual property law firm announced today.

Mr. Schechter’s election at the AIPLA annual meeting in Washington D.C. last week came midway through his two-year appointment to the organization’s steering committee.

AIPPI-US is one of the more than 100 national and regional Groups that comprise the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. (AIPPI is the acronym of the French name of the Switzerland-domiciled “Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle.)

Mr. Schechter said, “It is no longer good enough to be an American or French or German or Australian intellectual property attorney. With the globalization of business and the continuing trend towards global harmonization of IP laws, we must all become international IP lawyers.I’m truly honored and encouraged to continue fostering that process through my new AIPPI-US position.”

John Osha, managing partner of Osha Liang LLP, and currently AIPPI’s deputy reporter general, said, “Peter has once again been recognized for the exceptional knowledge, experience, and leadership that he brings to Osha Liang’s practice in service of both its international clients doing business in the United States and its U.S. clients doing business abroad.We couldn’t be more pleased that he joined our rapidly growing patent litigation, post-grant patent challenge, and IP counseling team.”


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