Join AIPF

Why should you join the Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF)?

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:

  • Emeritus members (i.e. individual attorneys who have retired from member firms)
  • Individual corporate attorneys and/or clients who source intellectual property related services
  • Academic memberships for law professors, students, and others in the legal education community

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:

  • At least 50% of the firm's attorneys are registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office or before their home country's Patent and Trademark Office
  • Although 50% of the firm's attorneys are not registered to practice before their Patent and Trademark Office, the firm devotes a majority of its practice to Intellectual Property Law


Membership Benefits

Professional Development

  • Access AIPF's shared knowledge base of programs and articles dedicated to enhancing members' legal skills and industry knowledge
  • Become a speaker for our WebIPHour® and Annual Meeting
  • Publish articles and IP updates in the bi-monthly IPLawBugle®

Education

  • Attend monthly member-hosted and industry focused programs
  • Participate in the Annual Meeting with presentations targeting issues in IP business and law practices
  • Stay ahead with Brand of Excellence® programs directed towards organizational efficiency and business of practicing IP

Network

  • Build your network by attending AIPF's roundtables and Annual Meeting
  • Make personal connections by participating in our various committees
  • Access and receive referrals from an international network of in-house attorneys, IP managers, business owners and member firm attorneys


Complete your membership application online or submit this form to apply for AIPF Membership.