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Diversity in IP Law

Mission Statement 

Our goal is to effectively serve AIPLA members from diverse backgrounds, to encourage the professional growth of our members, and to embrace and celebrate the diversity of our membership. We intend to develop content to facilitate our members' professional development, to promote our members within AIPLA, and to provide awareness and understating of diversity within the IP profession, in general, and AIPLA in particular.

Diversity in IP Law Committee Report and Workplan- October 2017



Our goal is to provide opportunities to facilitate our members' professional development and encourage members' engagement.  To meet our goal, each of the subcommittees listed below performs the following tasks.

Professional Development Subcommittee:

•    Plan and maintain a speaker bank - Click here to access the speaker bank survey
•    Plan and schedule webinar speakers for committee meetings
•    Coordinate our Liaison program
Please visit this subcommittee page for more information.

Outreach Subcommittee: 

•    Help plan committee events for AIPLA stated meetings
•    Develop outreach events to engineering/law schools in connection, where possible, with AIPLEF other AIPLA committees, and other affinity bar associations.
•    Coordinate Social Media (Linked In, Newsletter, Facebook) communications.

Please visit this subcommittee page for more information.



2018 Spring Meeting:
Please join the Diversity in IP Law Committee for a guided  fun run/walk during AIPLA Spring Meeting in Seattle.  Participants will meet in the lobby on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 am for a guided 5K run or 3K walk on a path around the hotelParticipation is at your own risk!

Multi-City Happy Hour - June 7, 2018

On June 7, 2018, attorneys from diverse backgrounds in various cities around the United States will come together to celebrate diversity in IP Law.

Our 2018 host cities include:

o   Minneapolis (sponsored by Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A)

o   San Jose (sponsored by Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A)                

o   New York (sponsored by Baker Botts)

o   San Francisco (sponsored by Ropes & Gray LLP)

o   Houston (sponsored by sponsored by McGlinchey Stafford)

o   New Orleans (sponsored by McGlinchey Stafford)                                         

o   Washington, DC (sponsored by Morrison & Foerster)  

o   Indianapolis (sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg, LLP)  

Learn more.


Celebrating Diversity in 2018!!!

Committee  - Fun Run - Palm Springs, CA 

2017 spring fun run 2.jpg

The Diversity in IP Law Committee had  a  fun run/walk during AIPLA Mid-Winter Meeting in Palm Springs, CA. Groups of runners/walkers met at the health club for a fun run/walk around the golf course at La Quinta resort. 


 Committee Documents

Diversity Committee Report and Workplan - January 2017.docx
1/25/2017 11:16 AMNo presence informationArlene Neal
2/8/2016 2:28 PMNo presence informationArlene Neal
Photos from Diversity Committee Mid-Winter Institute 2016 Fun Run.pdf
1/25/2017 11:58 AMNo presence informationArlene Neal
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1/25/2017 11:27 AMNo presence informationArlene Neal

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