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 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.


  • Get free online access to each edition of the Report of the Economic Survey on all of your devices.
  • Can purchase a print copy of the Report for a $75.


  • Can purchase a print copy of the Report for a $495.
  • Can get online access to the Report by becoming a member for $395.



Upcoming Events



AIPLA Annual Meeting goes VIRTUAL

July 14, 2020.  Given the current pandemic, the spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, related governmental orders, guidance from the World Health Organization and the CDC about social distancing and avoiding large gatherings, we find ourselves again having to make the difficult decision to move away from an in-person conference for AIPLA’s 2020 Annual Meeting.  Instead, we are announcing that this year’s AIPLA Annual Meeting will go virtual! 

We were able to successfully host the Spring Meeting as a virtual conference, and we will offer a stellar virtual experience for everyone in October.  The Professional Programs Committee has again put together an excellent line-up of educational offerings.  In addition to those programs, we are developing creative online networking events, informal meet-ups to discuss programs, and the ability to arrange one-on-one connections with meeting attendees.  Building on our momentum and experience of the Spring Meeting, and benefiting from the advancements in online learning technology, the Annual Meeting promises to be even better than our successful Virtual Spring Meeting.  We will provide updated information about plans for the virtual Annual Meeting as soon as possible. 

AIPLA continues to look for ways to support you and provide you effective and rewarding ways to connect with your colleagues and friends in the AIPLA community during this unusual and challenging time. Look for our upcoming virtual events, webinars, committee conference calls, and other virtual meetings to stay connected and up-to-date on IP law and practice.

Please let us know if you have ideas for activities, virtual meetings or other events with members of the AIPLA community that could deepen our support of and ties with each other. As we have already shown through this pandemic, I am confident that we can continue to find ways to strengthen the AIPLA community we share.

Thank you for your continued support of the Association and of each other as we face these professional and personal challenges together.

Sponsorship Opportunities  - We will be updating information soon on opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors soon!





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