On Friday, June 3, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) will hold a panel discussion on Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Intellectual Property.

The program will cover the use of trademarks by Indigenous nations for economic development, the protection

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (“IPLAC”) and the Illinois Intellectual Property Alliance (“ILIPA”) will host World IP Day 2022.  This year’s theme: IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future focuses on how young inventors, creators and entrepreneurs can use IP

On Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) Agents Committee is hosting a virtual event focusing on a new professional role which has emerged to address the problems that require both legal subject matter and technical expertise: Legal Engineers.  Eric DeChant, founder of

The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) Creator of the Year Committee is seeking nominations for its 2022 Creator of the Year Award.  The Award honors those who have made a significant creative contribution in one or more of the following substantive areas of intellectual property law:

  • Patent Law: An invention or group of

On February 9, 2022 from 12-1pm CT, the IPLAC U.S. Patents Committee is hosting a virtual discussion on how to protect new software technologies using web and desktop interfaces.  The event featured speakers include:

  • Jason Skinder, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel in Connected Enterprise at Honeywell;
  • Tracy-Gene G. Durkin, Partner and Practice Leader of Sterne Kessler

On Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (“IPLAC”) and the Illinois Intellectual Property Alliance (“ILIPA”) will present A Conversation with Professor Ed Lee About NFTs.  This virtual event will discuss NFTs, who owns the copyrights and what that means from a legal

On Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT the IPLAC’s Women in IP Committee and the Chicago Women in IP are hosting a joint webinar on Navigating Personal Development in the Workplace.  The panel will be moderated by Laura Schaefer, Leydig, Voit & Mayer.

The panel members include:

  • Erin Lothson, Uber

On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT, the Membership and Mentoring Committees of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (“IPLAC”) are hosting a virtual Intro to IPLAC.  The event featured speakers include:

  • Tiffany Gehrke, IPLAC President-Elect;
  • Ritu Chander, IPLAC Board of Managers; and
  • Kenny Matuszewski, Membership Committee Chair.

The

The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) Board of Managers is excited to present a series of speed networking events.  The first virtual speed networking event will be hosted by IPLAC Board member Karen Hwang on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT.

The event is free for Members and