STAMFORD, CT – October 24, 2017

Diserio Martin is proud to announce that partner Matthew C. Wagner has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), at its recent Annual Meeting, held in Washington, DC, from October 19-21, 2017.  Matt is Chair of Diserio Martin’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and has been an active AIPLA member since 2010.  Most recently, Matt held leadership roles in AIPLA’s Copyright Law Committee, as Chair from 2015-2017, Vice Chair from 2013-2015 and Chair of the Subcommittee on Legislative and Government Affairs from 2012-2013.  Under Matt’s leadership as Chair, the Copyright Law Committee was also awarded the prestigious “Committee of the Year” at AIPLA’s 2017 Annual Meeting.  Matt has also been active on the Trademark Law Committee, Trademark Litigation Committee, and Professional Programs Committee, among others.  He has been a speaker at AIPLA conferences numerous times on various topics in copyright law and intellectual property litigation, including the Copyright Mid-Year in Review at AIPLA’s Spring meeting in 2016.  As a member of the Board of Directors, Matt will continue to be active in AIPLA’s substantive committees, and serve as Board Liaison to the Copyright Law Committee and the Industrial Designs Committee, as well as the Special Committee for Pro Bono.  He is also Chair of the Proposal Committee for AIPLA’s recently approved Copyright and Designs Boot Camp, which will debut in 2018.

The American Intellectual Property Law Association was founded in 1897 and is a national bar association of approximately 14,000 members who are primarily lawyers engaged in private or corporate practice, government service, and the academic community. AIPLA members represent a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies, and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property. Our mission includes helping to establish and maintain fair and effective laws and policies that stimulate and reward invention and authorship while balancing the public’s interest in healthy competition, reasonable costs, and basic fairness.  More information is available at

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