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

Spring Seminar

Judges' Night Gala

Washington in the West


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 preeminent intellectual property law organizations, serving the needs of the local IP community.  We have over 1,000 members that range from law firms, to solo practitioners, to government and in-house attorneys alike.

We offer a diverse array of programming, including 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.

LAIPLA has been at the vanguard of 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, 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:

Spring Seminar

The premier LAIPLA event of the year, Spring Seminar features 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

Traditionally held in the historic Biltmore Hotel, our biggest night of the year honors those members of the judiciary who handle intellectual property matters. It also features an interactive discussion of current topics with a panel of prominent judges. At the Gala, LAIPLA presents its Public Service Award to a member who has made a significant contribution to the public good.

Washington in the West

This program, now in its 25th year, is a one-day seminar for patent and trademark practitioners appearing in matters before the Patent Office. Typically held at a local hotel, this program affords practitioners a unique forum to discuss issues directly with USPTO representatives. 


A unique full-day seminar offered in conjunction with Loyola Law School, TechTainment focuses on how cuttingedge technology affects the entertainment industry. Now in its sixth year, this program typically takes place at the brand new LMU School of Film and Television in the heart of Silicon Beach. 

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 promoting diversity as well as the advancement of women in the legal profession and which include networking opportunities.

Members Only Welcome Back Mixer

Our annual kick-off event creating community building and opportunities for 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 an 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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Intellectual Property Law Association

1,000+ Members

30+ Member Firms and Companies

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 event by signing the MCLE sign-in sheet for each day of the event.