IPLAC's Purpose & Mission

Being a member of IPLAC means that you act with intention and purpose to serve your community and serve others.

IPLAC's northstar is to amplify intellectual property issues and adjacent practice areas in the Chicago community. IPLAC does this by:

  • Offering cutting edge continuing education opportunities so you can stay ahead of the curve
  • Creating a best-in-class membership base that promotes networking and relationship development among its professionals
  • Promoting ethics and professionalism among its members, the bar and the Chicago community

IPLAC's mission is to serve YOU.  IPLAC stands out because of its membership base, and our strategic mission is to provide the most value to every member, every day. Here's how:

  • Virtual events -- lots of social events to get to know others + even more CLE events to stay current
  • Advocacy -- we're the only bar organization of our kind in Chicago that routinely files amicus curie briefs with SCOTUS
  • Leadership opportunities -- make yourself known in Chicago and build a strong reputation in the community by engaging in one of the many ways IPLAC offers
  • People -- our members make us special and different and these are the folks with tomorrow's job openings and the beat on what's new
Join Us For A Holiday Season of Fun & Development
  • Cocktails & Candy Canes on December 2nd 
  • Annual Symposium on December 3rd
  • AI and Machine Learning on December 8th
  • The Big 3 - Antivirals, Antibodies & Anti-Inflammatories

A Warm & Heartfelt Thank YOU to Our 2020 Annual Symposium Sponsors

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Haynes & Boone
McAndrews Held & Malloy
McDonald Hopkins
Torchman IP