MEMBERSHIP

LAIPLA offers high caliber, top notch programing, including these signature events

Spring Seminar

Judges' Night Gala

Washington in the West

TechTainment

Holiday Experience

Welcome Back Mixer

For more than 80 years, the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) has been one of the nation’s premier intellectual property law organizations, serving the needs of the local IP community. We have over 900 members that range from law firms, to solo practitioners, to government and in-house attorneys alike.

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. For the past three years, LAIPLA has been a vanguard in promoting diversity in the IP legal community, by awarding annually the LAIPLA Diversity Fellowship which provides a $5,000 stipend for a law student to work for 10 weeks in an in-house legal department at a participating company.

LAIPLA is a non-profit organization that is continuingly growing to meet the needs of its membership

LAIPLA relies on the financial support of our Members and Member Firms. This support has become vital to our ability to continue offering high caliber, top notch programing, including:

Spring Seminar

The premier LAIPLA event of the year, featuring panel discussions on the latest developments in intellectual property law.  Spring Seminar also provides excellent networking opportunities at cocktail receptions and dinners, and allows sufficient time for relaxation and enjoyable outdoor activities, including a golf outing organized specifically for LAIPLA attendees.

Judges’ Night Gala

Our biggest night of the year, honoring those members of the judiciary who handle intellectual property matters and featuring an interactive discussion of current topics with a panel of prominent judges. LAIPLA announces at this Gala its Public Service Award presented to a California Federal or State judge who has made a significant contribution to the public good.

Washington in the West

One-day seminar for patent prosecutors, now in its 22nd year. This program affords patent prosecutors a unique forum to discuss issues directly with USPTO representatives.

TechTainment

Full-day seminar (offered in conjunction with Loyola Law School) that combines the burgeoning new areas of Technology + Entertainment.

LAIPLA Goes to Court

A dialogue with Central District of California judges at the new courthouse.

Members Only Holiday Experience

A unique and fun holiday extravaganza for members and spouses/significant others.

Women in IP

Programs geared toward the advancement of women and promoting networking within our Women IP membership.

Members Only Welcome Back Bash

Our annual kick-off event creating community building and opportunities for extensive networking.

Young Lawyers Events

Programs geared toward attorneys practicing 10 years or less. YL events provide training and networking opportunities for new lawyers.

Law School Outreach

Every year, we visit Loyola Law School, Pepperdine, Southwestern, USC, UCLA and UC Irvine law schools to outreach to future IP attorneys.

Small Firm and Solo Practitioner Events

Programs geared toward attorneys working in a solo practice or small firm environment, offering networking and training.

As a LAIPLA Member, you will enjoy the following additional benefits:

  • You will receive pricing discounts for all of our events. This averages to be a $30–$100 discount per member per event, totaling over $500 a year per member!
  • Members are invited to Members-Only events, including the magical Members-Only Holiday Party and Welcome Back Mixer.

Join LAIPLA Today!

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Intellectual Property Law Association

900+ Members

30+ Member Firms

15+ Networking and Educational Events Annually

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.