Our membership year runs from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. Next year’s renewal runs July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.


Individual Memberships

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.

As a non-profit organization that is continuingly 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, 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 Member, you will enjoy the following 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!
  • Member are invited to Members-Only events, including the magical Members-Only Holiday Party and Welcome Back Mixer.

As a special promotion, we are offering $250 off the yearly membership for your firm if you renew by August 31, 2017.


Attorneys: $125, after 8/31/2017, $175
Non-Attorneys: $250, after 8/31/2017, $350
Government Attorneys: $75, after 8/31/2017, $100
Paralegals: $75, after 8/31/2017, $100
Law Students: $40, after 8/31/2017, $40
In-House Attorneys: Free
Judicial Officers: Free
Professors: Free

Renewal has never been easier

To renew or join please click the “Join LAIPLA” button below.



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