Section of Intellectual Property Law

From its strength within the American Bar Association, the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) advances the development and improvement of intellectual property laws and their fair and just administration. The Section furthers the goals of its members by sharing knowledge and balanced insight on the full spectrum of intellectual property law and practice, including patents, trademarks, copyright, design, and trade secrets. 

Join the ABA-IPL Section

ABA lawyer and associate members can join the ABA-IPL Section for $105. FREE for law students.

Join Us for the 2021 Mark T. Banner Award Virtual Program

The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law honors these stars of intellectual property law who have risen to the top of the profession.

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Opioid Summit II: Addressing Legal Barriers to Addiction Care and Treatment

Virtual Zoom Summit | May 13-14, 2021 | Experts & practitioners from law and medicine working with and for people with substance use disorders will identify legal barriers to treatment and craft meaningful change for lawmakers, agencies, and law enforcement in an interactive panel format. Register by May 10, 2021.

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Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

ABA-IPL Section encourages you to contribute to the efforts of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program.

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Special Member Benefit!

All ABA-IPL Section live webinars are FREE to Section members through August 31, 2021. Don’t forget to sign-up and check them out.

Advertise with LANDSLIDE ®

LANDSLIDE® magazine is a unique intellectual property law source for the members of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law.

IPL Connect

Join this new, exclusive online community site for ABA-IPL Section members to connect and interact through interactive discussions, content sharing and much more.

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IP is All Around Us® Video Series

The IP Is All Around Us® series highlights patent, trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property in real life situations. Produced by ABA-IPL's Young Lawyers.

Interested in joining an ABA-IPL Committee?

Section members can join any committee. Participate in one or more substantive committees and gain a deeper understanding of current issues.

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eNews

Stay informed on the latest projects, initiatives, and activities of the Section and our committees through this monthly e-newsletter, including information on opportunities for you to get involved.

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May 2021 - Issue

Practice Forward Amid COVID-19

Move your practice and the legal profession forward during the pandemic and beyond with continually updated tools and resources.

Leadership Portal

Section Leadership Resources