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 in 2021
  • Fireside Chat with Judge Kathleen O'Malley on Jan. 28th
  • IPLAC Break Time - Ask Me Anything on Feb. 4th
  • Careers in IP for STEM Students on Feb. 8th
  • IPLAC - JPAA Joint Event on Feb. 17th
  • Self-Defense Class on Feb. 23rd
  • Drafting US Applications With Foreign Filings In Mind and Responding to Foreign Office Actions on Feb. 26th
  • Trade Secrets Summit - Part I on March 18th
  • Joint Event with The Linn Inn on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion on March 18th
  • Harmonizing Individual Decision-Making Differences on March 24th
  • Book Discussion on We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates on March 31st
  • Virtual Patent Law Career Planning event on April 14th

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

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