“We are delighted that Al is rejoining the AIPLA, and commend him for generously dedicating a portion of his career to public service at the USPTO,” said AIPLA Executive Director Todd Dickinson. “We are very fortunate to have someone of Al’s talent and background returning to our Senior Staff, where he has proven himself to be a great asset to the Association and its members.”
As Deputy Executive Director for International and Regulatory Affairs, Tramposch will be a senior advisor to the Executive Director, and have principal day-to-day responsibility for all international intellectual property and regulatory issues of concern to the Association.
In his position at the USPTO, Mr. Tramposch served as a policy advisor to Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, and oversaw USPTO domestic and international IP policy-related operations. He earlier served as Director of Industrial Property Law at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, where he headed the WIPO team for the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of the Patent Law Treaty in 2000, and was responsible, inter alia, for the Standing Committee on Trademarks, the Standing Committee on Patents, and the Advisory Committee on Enforcement.
In addition to the private practice of intellectual property law, he previously administered programs in intellectual property at George Mason University School of Law and John Marshall Law School, and served as law clerk to the Honorable Pauline Newman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has also acted as consultant to the Presidency of the European Union on matters relating to intellectual property and global challenges.
Mr. Tramposch received an A.B. from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, a J.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, and is registered to practice before the USPTO.