2019 ABA-IPL Annual Meeting and 34th Intellectual Property Law Conference

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April 10-12, 2019
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Arlington, VA

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Networking Events

The ABA- IPL Annual Meeting offers a variety of networking events that will maximize your conference experience. Click here to see a list of events. 



Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

The ABA group rate is $269.00 single/double occupancy. All rooms are subject to a 13.25% Virginia State Sales Tax and a 10% occupancy tax. Make your reservation online at https://book.passkey.com/e/49802668 or call the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel directly at (703) 920-3230 or (800) 228-9290. Be sure to mention the 2019 ABA-IPL Annual Meeting and 34th Intellectual Property Law Conference to receive the special group rate. 

Note: The cutoff date for the room block is Monday, March 25, 2019. But do not wait until the March 25 cutoff date, as the room block and the hotel fill up quickly. After this date, reservations can be made on a space-available basis only. The ABA will not be able to secure a room for you.

Registration Fees

Register before March 27 to receive the special discount early registration rate. 

ABA-IPL Section Member
Early-bird: $745
Regular: $795

ABA Section of Science & Technology Law Member
Early-bird: $745
Regular: $795

ABA Forum of Entertainment & Sports Law Member
Early-bird: $745
Regular: $795

Law Attorneys (FICPI) Member ABA, but not IPL or co-sponsoring section member 
(registration includes a one-year ABA-IPL Section membership)
Early-bird: $850
Regular: $900

General Attendees (not ABA member)
Early-bird: $895
Regular: $945

Solo/Small Firm
Early-bird: $345
Regular: $395

Government, Public Interest, Academic
Early-bird: $300
Regular: $350

Corporate Counsel
Early-bird: $300
Regular: $350

Law Student
Early-bird: $200
Regular: $250

Mark T. Banner Award Luncheon - $75
Reserved Table Purchase (10 tickets) - $650
Women in IP Law Luncheon-  $65

Networking Events
Conference Reception - $85
Welcome Reception - Free
Conference Connections: New Members/First-Time Attendees/Young Lawyers - Free
Reception: Opportunities for Publishing with the ABA-IPL Section - Free


ABA NEGOTIATED AIRFARE DISCOUNTS – AVAILABLE ONLINE. With ABA Egencia*, you can automatically obtain ABA negotiated airfare discounts for travel to the ABA Meetings. ABA Egencia enables you to purchase the best airfare at the time of booking, by providing you with the ability to search for and compare fares from virtually every airline serving the destination. A Travel Profile is required when booking airline reservations with ABA Egencia.

Reservations with ABA Egencia can be made online or offline. For offline reservations, call (877) 833-6285. ABA Egencia is available online via *.

Americans with Disabilities Act

If special arrangements are necessary for individuals with disabilities to attend this conference, please contact Carey Farley, at the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654, or 312-988-5595 or carey.farley@americanbar.org by March 27, 2019. 

CLE Credit

The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MS, MO, MP, MT, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV. These states sometimes do not approve a program for credit before the program occurs. This course is expected to qualify for 12.5 CLE credit hours (including 4.0 ethics hours) in 60-minute states, and 15.0 credit hours (including 4.5 ethics hours) in 50-minute states. This transitional program is approved for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys in NY.  Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. For more information about CLE accreditation in your state, visit www.americanbar.org/groups/intellectual_property_law/events_cle/spring-2019/ or contact Michael Kesler, Program Associate, michael.kesler@americanbar.org or 312-988-6278.

Special Tuition Assistance

Scholarships are available for all ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law programs with the intention of increasing involvement  by minorities, solo and small firm practitioners, government attorneys, women, and young lawyers by providing financial support to those who would otherwise be unable to participate. For programs with tuition cost over $500, qualifying attorneys will receive at least a 50% reduction in the course fee(s). To request an application or receive additional information contact Michael Kesler via email: michael.kesler@americanbar.org or phone: (312) 988-6278.
Deadline for receipt: March 27, 2019. No cases will be considered after the deadline, and all standard registration fee rates will apply after March 27. 

Cancellation Policy

Registrants who are unable to attend the conference will receive a refund less a $100 administrative fee if a written cancellation is received by March 27, 2019. Cancellation requests should be e-mailed to Michael Kesler at michael.kesler@americanbar.org. (The administrative fee for cancellation is $50 for Corporate Counsel, Law Student, and Government and Public Sector fee categories.) No refunds will be granted after March 27, 2019. Vouchers for future programs will not be provided. Proxy substitutions are acceptable. The ABA reserves the right to cancel any program and assumes no responsibility for personal expenses.

Thank You to our Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Conference sponsorship opportunities are now available. Engage and interact with conference attendees through exhibiting and networking, exposure, and marketing options. For more information, contact Carey Farley, Associate Director of Programming at carey.farley@americanbar.org or 312-988-5595. Click Here for More Information



Please call Michael Kesler, ABA-IPL Program Associate, at 312-988-6278 or michael.kesler@americanbar.org