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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

    • 03 Mar 2020
    • 1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Room 235 of the McNamara Alumni Center, 200 SE Oak Street, Minneapolis, MN

    The University of Minnesota, Minnesota IP Law Association, ChIPs, and Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. are pleased to host a live feed of the USPTO Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium.  The live feed will take place in room 235 of the McNamara Alumni Center, 200 SE Oak Street, Minneapolis, MN, on March 3, 2020, starting at 1:45 PM Central Time.  This event is free and open to the public.

    The agenda is below:

    • 1:45 p.m. CT –  Panel Discussion: Connecting Entrepreneurs to Resources and Support
    • 2:45 p.m. CT –  Panel Discussion: Developing a Network for Success
    • 3:45 p.m. CT –  Closing Remarks
    • 4:00 p.m. CT – After the live feed, we will head over to Stub & Herbs (227 SE Oak Street, Minneapolis, MN), for a networking happy hour co-hosted by the Minnesota IP Law Association & SLW

    More details on the speakers can be found on the UPSPTO website.

    • 19 Mar 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 330 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN.

    Save the date - Strategies for IP protection in China: what Minneapolis companies need to know.  The Minnesota IP Law Association is working with the USPTO to bring you the USPTO China IP Road Show, March 19, 2020, 8:30 AM – 5 PM at 330 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN.

    The event is free of charge.  Minnesota CLE has been applied for.


    • 8:30 AM: Registration
    • 9 AM: Welcome Remarks
    • 9:10-9:40:  Where is China Going on IP? 
    • 9:40-10:45: Session 1: Overview of IP Protection in China
    • 10:45-11: Break
    • 11-12:30: Session 2: Enforcing IP in China
    • 12:30-1:40: Networking Lunch
    • 1:40-3: Session 3: Enforcing IP Rights in the United States
    • 3-3:15: Break
    • 3:15-4:30 – Session 4: IP Protection and China: the Minnesota Area Experience
    • 4:30: Closing Remarks

    Reception to Follow China IP Road Show

    Where: The Depot – Luce Line Room, 225 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55401

    When: 5:30- 7 p.m.

    Attendees, presenters and others interested in China IP practice are welcome. Beverages and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.   

    This reception will be hosted by MIPLA (Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association), Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, and Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

    • 12 May 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Radisson Blu Minneapolis

    We are pleased to announce that the 2020 edition of the MIPLA Stampede is set for Tuesday, May 12 at the Radisson Blue in Minneapolis.  Registration information will be sent in late February.  You can add a hold to your calendar by clicking here.

    Tentative agenda:
    • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM (breakfast)
    • 9:00 AM -12:00 PM (morning session)
    • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (lunch program)
    • 1:30 PM-3:30 PM (afternoon session)
    • 3:30 PM -5:30 PM (reception)


    If you are interested in presenting at the 2020 MIPLA Stampede, please send your proposal to info@mipla.net by COB Wednesday, February 5. 

    Each proposal should include:

    1. a working title
    2. 1-2 paragraph abstract
    3. name(s) of speaker and panelists. 


    MIPLA is looking for a handful of sponsorship partners for this year’s Stampede.  If you or your organization is interested, please contact info@mipla.net for more information.

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