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American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

About the AIPLA


  • Founded: 1897

Mission and History

Formed in 1897, the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is the leading organization in intellectual property law focused on education, outreach, member service, and advocacy. With nearly 14,000 members, this national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community.

AIPLA serves its members by fostering their professional and leadership development and mentors intellectual property law attorneys as they advance within the profession by responding to their personal and professional needs. 

The organization serves public policy leaders who implement and maintain the intellectual property system by maintaining fair and effective global laws and policies that stimulate and reward innovation and creative works in keeping with the public interest.

AIPLA is also the US national group of the Global IP Association AIPPI, known now as the AIPPI-US Division. With a staff of 27, the AIPLA is governed by a Board of Directors and headed by an Executive Director, located in Arlington, Virginia.



Board of Directors

Barbara A. Fiacco
Boston, MA
Joseph Robert Re
Irvine, CA
Patrick J Coyne
First Vice President
Washington, DC
Brian Hughes Batzli
Second Vice President
Minneapolis, MN
Sheldon H Klein
Immediate Past President
Washington, DC
Ann Marie Mueting
Minneapolis, MN
Salvatore Anastasi
Malvern, PA
Troy Edwin Grabow
San Francisco, CA
DeAnn F Smith
Boston, MA

Contact the AIPLA

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
1400 Crystal Drive Suite 600
Arlington, 22202
Office: (703) 415-0780
Fax: (703) 415-0786

Directory of Intellectual Property Lawyers in the United States

Lawyer Legion maintains a national directory of intellectual property law attorneys which includes both AIPLA members and non-members, To help the public find the best choices when they search for an attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the AIPLA and other professional associations. This includes recognition for AIPLA members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the AIPLA.

Use this directory to find an intellectual property attorney in your local area. Start by choosing your state from the list below.

More About AIPLA


Approximately 63% of the regular members of AIPLA are in private practice, 33% of the regular members are in corporate practice, and the rest of the regular members are in the government or academia.

To become a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the applicant must be members in good standing of the Bar of a court of record of the United States or any State, the District of Columbia, or is registered to practice with the USPTO. Affiliate membership is available to IP Professionals, Technical Advisors, and Paralegals.


The American Intellectual Property Law Association publications include:

  • AIPLA Quarterly Journal - a scholarly law journal published four times a year;
  • AIPLA Bulletin - an overview of AIPLA meetings published electronically three times a year.

The organization also publishes meeting papers from the regularly scheduled conferences and nationwide seminars. Twice each year, the AIPLA publishes the Report of the Economic Survey which provides a benchmarking tool for compensation and charges in the intellectual property law field.

Members also have access to an online membership directory provided by the organizations.


Members are encouraged to take on leadership roles within the organization be joining committees including:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy
  • Antitrust Law
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Practice
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Practice
  • Diversity in IP Law
  • Education
  • Electronic and Computer Law
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Food and Drug
  • Industrial Designs
  • International and Foreign Law
  • International Education
  • International Trade Commission
  • IP Practice in China
  • IP Practice in Europe
  • IP Practice in Israel
  • IP Practice in Japan
  • IP Practice in Latin America
  • IP Practice in the Far East
  • Law Practice Management
  • Law Students
  • Licensing and Management of IP Assets
  • Membership Committee
  • Mentoring
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • New Lawyers
  • Online Programs
  • Patent Agents
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty Issues
  • Patent Law
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent-Relations with the USPTO
  • Professional Programs
  • PTAB Trial
  • Public Education
  • Special Committee on Judges
  • Standards and Open Source
  • Trade Secret Law
  • Trademark Internet
  • Trademark Law
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademark Treaties and International Law
  • Trademark-Relations with the USPTO
  • Women in IP Law

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