Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association

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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

    • 21 Apr 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtually via Zoom

    The next Patent Agents Committee meeting will be a Zoom meeting on Wednesday April 14th, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.

    Brad Wright will lead a discussion of best practices in foreign patent prosecution.  We will especially consider recent developments in EP, CN, and JP and how they may interact with US practice.

    The zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6513071660?pwd=czNvaDkrMmZGRVgvdjlEczJxWUJwUT09

    • 21 Apr 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    Join us for a discussion of recent amendments in Chinese Patent Law due to take effect in June, including increased patent term and damages. We will also discuss Chinese Utility Model practice.


    • Aaron Wininger is a senior attorney and the Director of China Intellectual Property Practice at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P.A.
    • Gordon Gu is the Director of International Affairs with Hangzhou Yuyang IP Group. 

    Credits: 1 CLE credit is applied for.

    This event is available to MIPLA members only - Renew Your Membership Here!

    A link to access the event will be included in the event confirmation email and a reminder email that will be sent the day before the event. 

    • 17 May 2021
    • 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • 20 May 2021
    • 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    Registration is now open for the Virtual 2021 MIPLA Stampede, which will be held over May 17-20, 2021. Individuals may receive up to 7 CLE credits with over 10 hours of CLE programming (credits to be applied for)!

    The event will conclude on Thursday, May 20th with keynote speaker Dara Kendall of Proctor & Gamble followed by our annual meeting. As we cannot meet in person for our annual lunch, each Stampede registrant will receive a $30 gift card to Grubhub to purchase the meal of their choosing to enjoy during the annual meeting. Additional scheduled programs include:


    • General Sessions: May 17th-19th, 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm Central Time
    • Keynote Address: May 20th, 11:30am - 12:30pm CT, “Uncommonly Together in Law and Life,” Dara Kendall, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Global Fabric & Home Care, The Procter & Gamble Company
    • MIPLA Annual Meeting: May 20th, 12:30pm – 1:00pm CT


    • Introduction to Trademarks
    • Fraudulent Trademark Filings
    • European Priority Claims
    • Music Modernization Act
    • Maximizing Value When Acquiring or Divesting Patents for Assertion
    • Panel discussion on the Patent Trial & Appeal Board and Fast Track Appeal
    • Surviving & Thriving in Challenging Times: Bias and Trauma (elimination of bias)
    • USPTO Judge Janet Gongola
    • In-house counsel from The Procter & Gamble Company, Target, Ecolab, and Polaroid.
    • And more!


    • $75 for MIPLA members with auto-renewed membership
    • $100 for MIPLA members with manually renewed membership
    • $200 for non-MIPLA members, become a member here!

    A link to access the event virtually will be emailed the week before the event.

    Past events

    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
    30 Jun 2020 MIPLA CLE* Event & ANNUAL MEETING
    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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