(1) AIPLA Japan Committee Meeting Oct. 17-18, 2017:  The most important annual meeting held in North America concerning Japanese patent practice occurs in Washington, D.C., October 17-18, as part of the Annual AIPLA meeting.  This writer looks forward to participating in this meeting and joining experts from overseas.

(2) Paris Convention pitfalls (Updated Paper):   Thanks to everyone for suggestions for revisions of the earlier paper. A final revision is attached, “Paris Convention Priority Pitfalls when Seeking Overseas Protection  under the Leahy Smith America Invents Act (Sept. 16, 2016).