Intellectual Property Owners Association

Serving the Global Intellectual Property Community


2015 IPO Annual Meeting


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Join your colleagues at this premier event!

IPO’s Annual Meeting offers a mix of educational programs
led by distinguished presenters, committee meetings,
exhibits, and networking functions.



IPO Members $975
Non-members $1,475
Gov’t/Academic $500
Early Bird Discount $100 by 7/31

Additional fees for lunches and guests.

 – Program – 

Monday Luncheon Tuesday Luncheon
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Hon. Sharon Prost
Chief Judge
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Herbert C. Wamsley
Executive Director
Intellectual Property Owners Association

In addition to the educational sessions, IPO hosts a number of networking events.  The Welcome Reception will be held on Sunday evening from 6-8pm.  Additionally, IPO is hosting its second Networking Brunch for Women in IP on Sunday from 11am-12:30pm, and is open to all women registered to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting.  Join your peers on a guided 5K Fun Run or 3K Walk through Millennium Park or along the Lake Michigan Trail. The run/walk is open to all 2015 Annual Meeting attendees and all skill levels are welcome. It is not a race.

Renew acquaintances and make new friends by attending the Monday Dinner Reception at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI).  MSI is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.  The Museum is housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition.  Guests will be able to explore the Museum’s many interactive exhibits, including Science Storms, Robot Revolution, Inventing the Future, Genetics and Yesterday’s Main Street, while they enjoy Chicago cuisine throughout the venue. 

- Cancellation Policy and Attendee Lists -

Cancellations received by September 4, 2015 will be subject to a $100 processing fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after September 5, 2015.  These deadlines for cancellation apply to all registrants.  Course materials via the mobile app will be available to those unable to attend, but who cancel on or after Sept. 5.  IPO regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.  If a registrant is unable to attend, another person may substitute upon written request.  Please note that fees are not transferable to another IPO meeting.  Name badge sharing or splitting is strictly prohibited.

IPO reserves the right o cancel this event without liability, and the total amount of any and all liability of the organizers will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.  Any fees associated with cancellation of travel or housing reservations is the exclusive responsibility of conference attendees.

In order to be listed on the Attendee List, you must be fully registered as of Friday, September 4, 2015.  Anyone who registers after this date will be listed on the Final Attendee List, which will be available on our conference website after the meeting.

- CLE & General Inquiries -

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is being requested in every state in which attendees are licensed to practice that has a mandatory CLE requirement.  The number of credit hours will vary depending on the requirements of the individual state.  IPO’s Hardship Policy is available upon request.  IPO expects most state swill award 10-14 CLE hours, including 1-2 hours of ethics.

For general inquiries, email or call 202-507-4500.