The Austin Intellectual Property Law Association is a non-profit, professional organization for individuals interested in intellectual property issues. Our members are attorneys who practice in intellectual property law, engineers and business people who are interested in both the legal and business aspects of intellectual property, and law students who are interested in a career in intellectual property law.
The association was formed to promote the understanding of intellectual property and related areas of law as well as to provide a local forum for the discussion of intellectual property issues and for the exchange of ideas on such issues. We typically have nine general meetings a year to discuss topics in intellectual property law. Most of these meetings have a guest speaker to provide us with information on recent developments in patent, trademark, or copyright laws, or on other related topics.
On the Docket
- MARCH LUNCH AND CLE: Our March CLE Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Westwood Country Club. Heather Flanagan of Fish & Richardson will present "Ethics in Patent Prosecution: The Long Arm of the OED." Online Registration available here. Online registration available here.
- APRIL LUNCH AND CLE: Our April CLE Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2017 at Westwood Country Club. Tom Stoll, Legislative Consultant, Intellectual Property Law Section, American Bar Association, will present "2017 Congressional Intellectual Property Legislation Outlook." Online registration available here.
- ANNUAL JUDGES DINNER: The 2016-17 Austin IPLA Annual Judges' Dinner will be held on Wednesday night, April 12, 2017. The Austin IPLA is honored to welcome the Honorable Kara F. Stoll of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as our keynote speaker at the dinner. As in the past, the judges and our sponsors will be invited to an exclusive reception held prior to the dinner. For more information, see the Judges' Dinner page. Online registration available here
- COMING UP: 2017 meeting dates are March 29, April 26, May 24, June 28, August 23, September 27, & October 25.