IP17-HeaderIntellectual Property Conference for Legal Professionals

October 5-6, 2017
Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, Illinois

ALA’s Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Professionals is the only IP-focused forum for administrators working in a legal practice setting.

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ALA Community Service Event

Greater Chicago Socks Drive

Donate and Network


The Greater Chicago Chapter is collecting 250 pairs of colorful socks. Chicago members can drop their socks off at the Palmer House Hilton by October 4.


One sock will be given to an attendee, the matching one to a business partner. The goal is for the attendee and the exhibitor to match the socks. Once matched, socks will be placed in the Exhibit Hall for donation.

where and when

ALA Specialty Conferences 
Palmer House Hilton 
17 E Monroe St, Chicago
October 5-7.


Spread a Little Warmth

Not from Chicago? We'd like out of town attendees to still bring socks to donate. All socks will be taken to the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago, a shelter that helps the homeless.

Held over two days, the forum features:

  • Specialized solutions and education that address changes to the shifting IP landscape
  • Seasoned experts and industry leaders at the forefront of IP law
  • Opportunities to share ideas and explore trends in profitability, innovation, strategic and leadership
  • Unique networking opportunities with peers and business partners in this niche field
  • Continuing education credits

This conference is co-located with Human Resources Conference for Legal Professionals and Finance and Law Practice Management Conference for Legal Professionals.

At my first ALA IP Conference I quickly realized the value of gathering with like-minded individuals who can discuss the same challenges, initiatives and best practices of our field. The ALA IP Conference provides me with an opportunity to learn from and share ideas about IP specific operations, policies and practice with Managers and Business Partners specializing in Intellectual Property.
Mary Munro, IP Operations Manager, Borden, Ladner, Gervais LLP, Ottawa Chapter, Member Since 2015

The ALA Intellectual Property conference is by far the legal industry's best opportunity to hear, share and learn what others in the Intellectual Property community are experiencing. The open discussions with peers, sharing of ideas and problem solving are extremely unique to the Intellectual Property group. Whether you are new to the practice of Intellectual Property or a seasoned veteran you leave this conference enriched and rejuvenated.
Charly Doe, MBA, CLM, Executive Director, TraskBritt, PC, Utah Chapter, Member Since 1996


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