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Since 1934, LAIPLA has been educating and connecting members of the local intellectual property legal community.

Here's what we bring for 2018:

900

Members

30

Member Firms

15

Networking and Education Events Annually

The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) is one of the nation’s premier intellectual property law associations. Since 1934, LAIPLA has been educating and connecting members of the local  intellectual property legal community.

With more than 900 members, and 30+ Member Firms, LAIPLA represents a mix of in-house, large and small firm, and government attorneys; solo practitioners; and law students and professors who specialize in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and entertainment and technology law.

Our organization awards an annual Distinguished Public Service Award to a member who has made a significant contribution to the public good. Past recipients include Judge George H. Wu and Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal.

LAIPLA created the Diversity Fellowship in 2014 to increase diversity in the Intellectual Property Bar, awarded to Law Students who through the donation of generous sponsors are able to receive a stipend over the summer. This annual award is announced at our annual Judges’ Night Gala.

We offer a diverse array of programming, including three full-day seminars that cover legal issues relevant to patent, copyright, trademark, trade secrets and other areas of IP. We also provide programs geared toward bringing together the judiciary and the local IP bar, with our Judges’ Night Gala and our LAIPLA Goes to Court Program. We additionally have initiated specific programs targeted to membership sub-groups such as Young Lawyers, Women in IP, and Small Firm and Solo Practitioners.

As a non-profit organization that is continually growing to meet the needs of its membership, LAIPLA relies on the financial support of our Member Firms. This support has become vital to our ability to continue offering high caliber, top notch programing.

State Bar of California approved MCLE provider

The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider (#2083). LAIPLA maintain copies of the MCLE sign-in sheets for a period not to exceed five (5) years. While LAIPLA provides Certificates of Attendance to each Attendee, it is the Attendee’s responsibility to verify his/her attendance at the Seminar by signing the LAIPLA’s MCLE sign-in sheet for each day of seminar attendance.