ABOUT NYIPLA

ABOUT NYIPLA

The Association is a recognized leader in IP education, professional development and networking opportunities that can and will enrich your practice. Participation in the NYIPLA’s wide range of programs and committee activities will keep you up-to-date on the latest developments in intellectual property law.

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NYIPLA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

NYIPLA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Take advantage of volunteering for one of our many committees! You will have the opportunity to be part of a professionally rewarding activity and develop a strong network that will endure throughout your career.

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NYIPLA ACTIVITIES

NYIPLA ACTIVITIES

The Association has a combined total of twenty-two active Committees and Delegates, whose scope covers all aspects of intellectual property law and practice and related topics, including alternative dispute resolution, legislative oversight and amicus briefs, meetings and forums, and continuing legal education.

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NYIPLA News

ACG Patent & Trademark Policy Report, The Senate Judiciary Committee reports out the Defend Trade Secrets Act, January 29, 2016 Read More>>


ACG Patent & Trademark Policy Report, The Senate Judiciary Committee delays its markup of its trade secrets bill, January 22, 2016 Read More>>


ACG Patent & Trademark Policy Report, House hearings on TPP could begin next month, January 15, 2016 Read More>>


ACG Patent & Trademark Policy Report, Internet tax debate could delay customs bill, January 8, 2016 Read More>>


Welcome to the New York Intellectual Property Law Association

The New York Intellectual Property Law Association, or NYIPLA as it is known, is a bar association principally composed of lawyers interested in patent, trademark and copyright law who live or work in the jurisdictions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, namely New York, Connecticut and Vermont, and the District of New Jersey.

Established in 1922, NYIPLA members are in private, corporate and government practice.  They reflect a full spectrum of specialized and general law firms of all sizes, as well as many fields of industry. Members of the Judiciary are ex officio Honorary Members.

The Association promotes the development and administration of intellectual property and related laws. It provides its membership with an opportunity to make their views known and to advance the knowledge of legal professionals, the judiciary, government and the public.

Legislative Action

ACG Patent & Trademark Policy Report, The Senate Judiciary Committee reports out the Defend Trade Secrets Act, January 29, 2016 Read More>>

ACG Patent & Trademark Policy Report, The Senate Judiciary Committee delays its markup of its trade secrets bill, January 22, 2016 Read More>>

ACG Patent & Trademark Policy Report, House hearings on TPP could begin next month, January 15, 2016 Read More>>

Amicus Brief

NYIPLA Urges Supreme Court to Restore Patent Term Guaranteed by Congress, Brief of New York Intellectual Property Law Association as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner., December 17, 2015 Read More>>

Milo Shammas v. Drew Hirshfeld, Commissioner for Patents, Brief of New York Intellectual Property Law Association as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner., December 1, 2015 Read More>>

NYIPLA Urges Supreme Court to Provide Guidance on Judicial Review and Claim Construction for IPR Proceedings, NYIPLA Amicus Brief, November 9, 2015 Read More>>

The Report

"Guilty by Resemblance"? The Supreme Court Struggles to Apply the Copyright Act in the Digital Age in American Broadcasting Companies vs. Aereo, by Catherine Contino, October/November 2015 Report (1, 3-10) Read More>>

After 108 Years, The Kessler Doctrine is Alive and Kicking (Improper Patent Claims Out of Court), by Kenneth R. Adamo, Brent P. Ray, Eugene Goryunov, and Greg Polins, October/November 2015 (12-15) Read More>>

Three Shages of Gray (Goods), by William Thomashower, October/November 2015 Report (16-18) Read More>>