The Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF) is an international association of independent specialty law firms which devote the majority of their practice to patent law, trademark law and copyright law. Memberships for AIPF are through law firms and not individuals, except in the case of the following:
Membership provides access to programs specifically designed to develop, facilitate and implement initiatives that strengthen the capabilities of our members as practitioners and leaders of their firms. At the same time, we actively promote to corporations, industries, other professionals and law schools the clear business advantages of working with our membership.
To be eligible for AIPF Membership, the applicant law firm must specialize in Intellectual Property Law according to one of the following criteria:
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.