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The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), formed in 1897, is a national bar association made up of primarily lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. AIPLA members represent individuals, companies and institutions and are directly or   indirectly involved in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. 

Fast Facts

  • AIPLA has approximately 13,500 members involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

  • AIPLA publishes The Report of the Economic Survey every other year which benchmarks fees, billings, salaries, and other competitive characteristics of the IP profession.

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AIPLA is pleased to offer complimentary registration for our stated meetings, road shows, and online programs for eligible members of the press who plan to attend the event or program. Learn more!

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AIPLA Direct 
AIPLA Direct is an exclusive online information service that delivers substantive, to the point, and useful information to all AIPLA members. Substance, clarity, and brevity a​​re the hallmarks of this newsletter. Cases, rulemaking, legislation, and industry developments are carefully distilled and reported. 

AIPLA Newsstand
AIPLA Newsstand is a daily email providing AIPLA members with IP news from around the world.

Published after each of AIPLA's three annual stated meetings, the e-Bulletin includes:
  • Detailed Reports on Committee Activities
  • News from the Copyright Office  
  • Photos from the Stated Meeting
  • Clickable ads for IP service providers with hot links directly to their Websites
  • New Members and Member News ​