President's Letter

Dear IPLAC Members,

Soon the Chicago river will be dyed green, office pool brackets will be filled out, and our attention will turn to our Members Dinner.  This annual tradition will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2019 at the University Club and is being planned by our All-Star dinner chairs: Janet Pioli, Alisa Simmons and Patty Nelles.  At the meeting, in addition to discussing our organization’s business affairs and awarding scholarships, we will be launching a new mentorship program which Clinton Hallman will chair.

Earlier this week we made several changes to the IPLAC website, as we have upgraded to a new platform.  This new platform includes visual enhancements with better display on mobile devices.  And the new platform automates the membership renewal process.  The 2019 membership drive will start soon and you will be receiving an automated email to renew your membership with an attached invoice.  To simplify renewal, that invoice may be forwarded to a firm administrator to complete the renewal.  Please take a look the new site by visiting  Thank you to Brian Barnes and Marc Trachtenberg for overseeing these new changes.

Our committees have planned several educational and fun events for March and April, so please watch for event announcements and plan to attend.

Warmest wishes,

Adam Kelly
134th President  

The Benefits of Membership

There are many benefits to IPLAC Membership.  First and foremost, IPLAC provides an unmatched opportunity to network with intellectual property professionals in the Chicago area.  IPLAC also offers intellectual property professionals an opportunity to be an active advocate in the development and protection of intellectual property law.

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What is IPLAC?

IPLAC is the oldest intellectual property law association in the United States, operating since 1884.  It is highly respected by both local and the national judiciary.

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