Section of Intellectual Property Law

From its strength within the American Bar Association, the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) advances the development and improvement of intellectual property laws and their fair and just administration. The Section furthers the goals of its members by sharing knowledge and balanced insight on the full spectrum of intellectual property law and practice, including patents, trademarks, copyright, design, and trade secrets. All ABA-IPL Section live webinars are FREE to Section members through August 31, 2021. 

Join the ABA-IPL Section

ABA lawyer and associate members can join the ABA-IPL Section for $105. FREE for law students.

Coming Directly to You – IPL Spring Virtual

The ABA-IPL Section is proud to present IPL Spring Virtual and the 2021 ABA-IPL Section Annual Meeting, April 7 – 16, 2021. Eight days of governance meetings, CLE education, presentations by the world’s expert speakers, and multiple networking opportunities – all on a new online platform that will offer you the most dynamic and interactive experience.

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21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge ©

On February 8, the ABA Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council has launched their “ABA-Wide 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge ©,” and will continue every day for the remainder of Black History Month. This Challenge is “ABA-Wide” because the syllabus includes submissions of relevant resources, including ABA-published ones, from several Sections, Divisions, Forums, and Commissions. This version of the Challenge represents collaboration and collective engagement across the ABA’s entities on the topic of racial equity.

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Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

ABA-IPL Section encourages you to contribute to the efforts of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program.

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Special Member Benefit!

All ABA-IPL Section live webinars are FREE to Section members through August 31, 2021. Don’t forget to sign-up and check them out.

Advertise with LANDSLIDE ®

LANDSLIDE® magazine is a unique intellectual property law source for the members of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law.

IPL Connect

Join this new, exclusive online community site for ABA-IPL Section members to connect and interact through interactive discussions, content sharing and much more.

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IP is All Around Us® Video Series

The IP Is All Around Us® series highlights patent, trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property in real life situations. Produced by ABA-IPL's Young Lawyers.

Interested in joining an ABA-IPL Committee?

Section members can join any committee. Participate in one or more substantive committees and gain a deeper understanding of current issues.

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Stay informed on the latest projects, initiatives, and activities of the Section and our committees through this monthly e-newsletter, including information on opportunities for you to get involved.

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February 2021 - Issue

Practice Forward Amid COVID-19

Move your practice and the legal profession forward during the pandemic and beyond with continually updated tools and resources.

Leadership Portal

Section Leadership Resources