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Need IP relevant CLE credits? Want to meet new IP colleagues? Join us in strengthening the intellectual property community of Minnesota!

From attending events to planning them - MIPLA welcomes all levels of member involvement.


Upcoming events

    • 13 Feb 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Reserve (7th floor) in the Wells Fargo Center at 90 South 7th Street

    You are cordially invited to join the Women in Intellectual Property Law Association for a Valentine's Cookie Decorating Party on Monday, February 13th from 5-7 PM at the Reserve (7th floor) in the Wells Fargo Center at 90 South 7th Street.

    This fun and festive event will be led by the talented bakers at Burnt Goods (check out their amazing creations on Instagram). Burnt Goods will be preparing pre-made Valentine's designs for beginners to learn the art of cookie decorating, and all cookies, icing, and supplies will be provided.

    Whether you're a seasoned pro or a cookie decorating novice, this is sure to be a sweet and enjoyable event. Don't miss out on this opportunity to unleash your creativity, learn some new techniques, and enjoy some delicious treats with fellow IP law enthusiasts.

    Please note that space is limited, so be sure to RSVP as soon as possible to secure your spot. If you do RSVP, please make sure to let us know if you need to cancel so that we can offer your spot to someone on the waitlist.

    Please contact Sheila Niaz at if you have any questions.

    We hope to see you there!

    • 23 Mar 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Downtown Minneapolis

    Please save the date for the USPTO China IP Road Show, to be conducted March 23, 2023, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM in downtown Minneapolis

    Panel discussions will be provided, with the overall theme “Strategies for Protecting Intellectual Property in China: What Minnesota Businesses Need to Know.” A networking lunch will be provided and a networking dinner is planned afterwards. Minnesota CLE is applied for.

Past events

19 Jan 2023 MIPLA Trivia Bowl
12 Jan 2023 MIPLA Patent Prosecution Section Roundtable: DOCX
16 Nov 2022 Account Management: Leveraging Your Client Relationships for Value and Growth | November 16, 12:00pm
09 Nov 2022 Patent Agents Committee Social Hour | November 9, 5:00pm
05 Oct 2022 Come and meet other Patent Agents and provide input on future direction of the group - Cancelled
12 Sep 2022 MIPLA Annual Golf Social - Cancelled
01 Aug 2022 IP and Ice Cream
10 May 2022 MIPLA Annual Meeting
10 May 2022 2022 MIPLA STAMPEDE Tuesday, May 10th
21 Apr 2022 WIPLA Nails & Networking
19 Apr 2022 2022 MIPLA Curling Event
07 Apr 2022 AIPLA Women in IP Networking Event
24 Feb 2022 Women in IP invite – Brazilian Truffle Party
16 Feb 2022 2022 Virtual MIPLA Bowl
10 Feb 2022 Patent Agents Committee Meeting
27 Jan 2022 AIPLA Women in IP Speed Networking
25 Jan 2022 EPO Update #1: Novelty and Inventive Step at the EPO - How to Provide Convincing Arguments Followed by a Virtual Happy Hour.
09 Dec 2021 MIPLA Holiday Happy Hour
16 Nov 2021 Pro Bono Program Update for MIPLA Members
27 Oct 2021 St. Thomas SIPLA and MIPLA Happy Hour
19 Aug 2021 WIPLA Happy Hour
15 Jul 2021 You Are Invited to Attend “Own the Zoom” Virtual CLE Event
17 May 2021 2021 MIPLA STAMPEDE Monday, May 17th – Thursday, May 20th
21 Apr 2021 MIPLA International Law Section Invites You to Recent Changes to Chinese Patent Law
21 Apr 2021 Patent Agents Committee Meeting
26 Feb 2021 MIPLA Members Moonlit Snowshoe & Bonfire at Lebanon Hills Regional Park - Jenson Lake Trailhead
23 Feb 2021 Advanced Patent Searching: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know
19 Feb 2021 New Date - MIPLA Members Moonlit Snowshoe & Bonfire at Theodore Wirth Regional Park - Chalet Parking Lot
28 Jan 2021 2021 MIPLA Bowl
22 Jan 2021 MIPLA Patent Agent Happy Hour | January 22 4:30-6:00 PM
10 Nov 2020 Navigating Brexit Virtual Presentation, 10 Nov 2020
06 Oct 2020 MIPLA & LCL CLE Event: Ethics and Mental Health: Coping During Challenging Times
30 Sep 2020 25th Annual MIPLA Golf Social
16 Sep 2020 Protecting Confidential Information in the Evolving Workplace: Strategies for Avoiding the Loss of Company Secrets
25 Aug 2020 Event Announcement – 2 CLE credits available (including 1.0 Elimination of Bias) - POSTPONED
14 Aug 2020 MIPLA-sponsored virtual networking event August 14, 2020
05 Aug 2020 MIPLA Sponsored Event: USPTO Updates: PTAB Changes and Pilot Programs Useful During COVID-19
04 Aug 2020 Putting Down the Shield and Picking Up the Sword: Generating Value from Patents in an Economic Downturn
27 May 2020 May Patent Agents Committee Virtual Meeting - Playing to Win: Policeability as IP Strategy
12 May 2020 2020 MIPLA Stampede - Cancelled
27 Apr 2020 Patent Agent Committee Virtual Meeting - Playing to Win: Policeability as IP Strategy - CANCELLED
21 Apr 2020 MIPLA Curling Championships 2020 - Cancelled
19 Mar 2020 Reception to Follow the China IP Road Show - POSTPONED
19 Mar 2020 USPTO China IP Road Show - POSTPONED
18 Mar 2020 MIPLA Patent Agents Committee Meeting - Postponed
03 Mar 2020 Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium - USPTO- March 3, 2020
23 Jan 2020 MIPLA Bowl
22 Jan 2020 MIPLA Patent Agents Committee Meeting
05 Dec 2019 Save the Date - 2019 MIPLA Holiday Happy Hour
30 Oct 2019 MIPLA Patent Agents Committee Meeting
17 Oct 2019 Discover IP Japan Seminar 2019
11 Sep 2019 Meet-and-Greet with Mary Denison, Commissioner of Trademarks, United States Patent and Trademark Office
10 Aug 2019 Science Museum of Minnesota

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