Report of the Economic Survey

A definitive exploration of the professional characteristics of intellectual property attorneys and patent agents. Conducted every other year, the survey examines the economic aspects of intellectual property law practice, including individual billing rates and typical charges for representative IP law services. The next Economic Survey will be released in the middle of September 2019.

The Economic Survey is one of the premier and most sought-after publications of the Association. The Economic Survey’s results are often cited in judicial opinions, analyzed by research firms, and used by law firms alike.

All AIPLA members receive a free online copy of the Report at the time of publication and can have a print copy shipped for a nominal fee. 

Note: The online edition of the Report is protected from copying, editing, and printing. If you are in need of unprotected pages, please contact, and state your reasons along with a list of desired pages numbers.



Upcoming Events

  • 2019 Annual Meeting

    October 24 to 26, 2019

    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 Annual Meeting at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC.
  • Artificial Intelligence & IP Road Show

    November 12, 2019 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)

    The AIPLA AI Road Show is a first of its kind CLE practicum where business and legal leaders gather for hand-on learning on AI-related business and legal issues.