The Association of Intellectual Property Firms, or AIPF, is an international association of independent specialty firms that devote a majority of their practice to patent, trademark and copyright law. We are dedicated to supporting the unique needs of the IP boutique to better serve clients by providing resources and a forum for international collaboration.
Our vision is to be the primary resource IP boutiques around the world trust for support and insight on all issues pertaining to their unique practice.
AIPF facilitates access to an international network of in-house IP and patent counsel, business owners and member attorneys.
Members develop programming and host webinars on subjects of high interest to in-house counsel, patent, trademark, copyright and licensing portfolio managers.
An important resource with links to member firms, blogs, and updates focused on legal and business developments that affect the IP legal community.
AIPF provides a forum for IP law firms to address issues that specifically relate to the practice and business of IP law, including:
Member firms regularly refer matters to other members.
An opportunity for networking and education with presentations specifically focused on issues of interest to IP business and law practices. Highlights of our Annual Meetings include:
- Corporate, in-house, and international speakers,
- Legislative and global updates, and
- AIPF's Boutique Practice Committee programs.
The AIPF Brand of Excellence® will stand for law firms that care about being well run organizations committed to continuing improvement in order to serve their clients better and their own professional satisfaction.
It will also extend services to specific needs and personnel in the member firms. It will help its members address business and management issues that are specifically relevant to patent/IP firms, including: