LAIPLA offers high caliber, top notch programing, including these signature events
Judges' Night Gala
Washington in the West
Welcome Back Mixer
For more than 80 years, the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) has been one of the nation’s preeminent 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 the judiciary and the local IP bar together, with our Judges’ Night Gala and our LAIPLA Goes to Court Program. We additionally have initiated programs targeted to membership sub-groups such as Young Lawyers, Women in IP, and Small Firm and Solo Practitioners.
For the past four years, LAIPLA has been a vanguard in promoting diversity in the IP legal community, by awarding annually the LAIPLA Diversity Fellowship which provides a $6,000 stipend for a law student to work for 10 weeks in an in-house legal department at a participating company.
We have expanded our membership offering and now offer free memberships to the following categories: Law Students, Government Attorneys, Paralegals in addition to In-House Attorneys, Judicial Officers and Professors. In addition, we have created a deep discount for Small Firms (with under 25 lawyers in all offices) and Young Lawyers (lawyers who graduated from law school ten years ago or less). And of course, we continue to offer a discount to brand new Member Firms.
LAIPLA is a non-profit organization that is continually growing to meet the needs of its membership
LAIPLA relies on the financial support of our Members and Member Firms. This support is vital to our ability to continue to offer high caliber, top notch programming, including:
Judges’ Night Gala
Washington in the West
LAIPLA Goes to Court
Members Only Holiday Experience
Members Only Welcome Back Bash
Young Lawyers Events
Law School Outreach
Small Firm and Solo Practitioner Events
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.
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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.