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About AIPLA


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 represents individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly 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 15,000 members involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law.

  • Q. Todd Dickinson serves as the Executive Director. Prior to joining AIPLA, Dickinson was Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office.

  • The association's signature events include the Annual Meeting, Mid-Winter Institute, Spring Meeting featuring speakers on the latest IP topics

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