AIPLA President Barbara A. Fiacco

Event Calendar

We hold a variety of events and webinars to educate IP law practitioners. From the Annual Meeting to our Trade Secret Law Summit and Women in IP Law Global Networking Event, the American Intellectual Property Law Association works year-round to grow and shape the future of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law.

Coming Events


Phoenix, AZ

20/20 Vision – How Will the IP System Adapt to a Changing World?

Join a diverse, global community of law firms, companies, and institutions involved in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and other unfair competition laws at AIPLA's Mid-Winter Institute at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, AZ.

The next decade will bring waves of emerging technology stretching the bounds and constructs of our IP system, and sparking new regimes of IP specialization. What are the challenges we will face and how will the IP system adapt? Technology will not only challenge the IP system, but will also enhance it with tools such as big data, AI, blockchain and others that will transform our practice.

Taking a step back from a more traditional discussion of specific areas of IP practice, Mid-Winter 2020 will consider the challenges and opportunities in a look ahead from the perspectives of the bench, government agencies, industry and IP practitioners.

Registration Opens November 15, 2019!

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Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

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Single/Double Room Rate: $289 plus tax
Room Cut Off - January 6, 2020

The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is designed to be an authentic representation of the Gila River Indian Community’s heritage and culture.  Conveniently located 11 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on the Gila River Indian Community, the resort offers guests a full recreational, cultural and inspirational experience.  The architecture, art and legends of the Pima and Maricopa people are celebrated in every detail imaginable, indoors and out.  Located in the Sonoran Desert on an expanse of rugged Arizona landscape where ancient vistas, mountains and roaming wild horses remain untouched, this unique resort includes 36-holes of championship Troon® Golf, Arizona’s only spa located on a Native American reservation, Forbes Four-Star Aji spa, featuring Native American-inspired treatments and Koli, an onsite equestrian center.  

A true destination resort, the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass offers four restaurants including the signature restaurant Kai, meaning “Seed” in Pima, which is the only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star dining experience in Arizona. Guests can also enjoy the many swimming pools with cascading waterfalls, a waterslide designed after the ancient Casa Grande Ruins, kayaking and other Riverboat Adventures on the Gila River and a boat cruise to nearby attractions.

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