In a recent post I reported on the forthcoming general meeting of the Israel Association of Patent Attorneys – the AIPA.
I’ve just received a reminder from them, apparently sent to all the email addresses they have, reminding us that if we haven’t paid membership, we should do so.
The email was sent to 100 addresses. Three were to the same Daniella at alternative addresses (none of them correct) and a couple to Yitzhak Rachailowich. in other words, there aren’t 100 discrete recipients.
I am aware of a couple of other practitioner’s emails that aren’t up to date because of practitioners moving firms.
Dr Ben Spungin who joined me last year from Reinhold Cohn complained to me that he wasn’t informed about the General Meeting. No doubt his former colleagues on the committee forgot to update the membership list.
What is sad about this, is that the invitation was sent out by email only. That’s fine if a genuine effort is made to keep in contact with the approximately 400 licensed practitioners that are eligible for membership. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case. then again, the elections are unconstitutional and the organization is dormant.
I am doing what I can to publicize this GM, although I don’t see the point of attending.
NOTE – Any vague similarity between the cartoon above and Dr Ed Langer, the treasurer of the AIPA, is purely coincidental.