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    Welcome to the Intellectual Property Law Section
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    Intellectual Property Law Section Celebrates 25 Years
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    IP Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions Online Video CLE (IP Section program recorded November 2015) - Special price for IP Section members! (click image for details)
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    2018 Annual Meeting | January 22-26, 2018
  • Events
    • October 3, 2017 - Slowing Down, Getting Ahead

      Slowing Down, Getting Ahead:
      Living Mindfully, working Efficiently, and Obtaining Balance

      Tuesday, October 3, 2017
      6:00PM - 8:30PM
      1515 Broadway, NYC

      Registration is $50 for NYSBA Intellectual Property Section members. Other attendees will be charged $70.


      Join your fellow NYSBA Intellectual Property Section members to learn about the benefits of mindful  living and eating, and to share advice for building and maintaining an effective and successful career.  Health Coach Tina Corrado ( will lead an insightful discussion on mindful living and eating, and explore practical ways to incorporate change into our personal and professional lives.  Building on this platform, we’ll turn our discussion outward, calling on all attendees’ experiences to share practical tips for time management, professional organization, business networking, and anything else that increases efficiency, decreases stress, and moves you toward accomplishing your goals.

    • November 9, 2017 - Around the Edges of IP

      Around the Edges of IP
      Thursday, November 9, 2017
      Kramer Levin Naftalis & Franklin LLP
      1177 Avenue of the Americas, NYC

      Presented Live and Webcast

      Intellectual property law has become an increasingly specialized area of practice, with lawyers and entire law firms focused solely on specific aspects or forms of IP.  Yet as businesses grow, change, and adapt to the rapid globalization of trade, clients are increasingly looking to their IP attorneys to appreciate and consider the impact of decisions made with respect to IP across a variety of legal disciplines. 

      Appropriate for both new associates and seasoned practitioners, this program will explore the intersection of IP with other areas of law, including tax, bankruptcy, trusts and estates, securitization, and franchising.  Our cross-disciplinary panel of speakers will discuss key concepts in non-IP fields that may impact IP practice, facilitate issue spotting, and offer practical advice for considering IP issues in a broader and more holistic context. 

      Program Topics Include:
      - Taxation of Intellectual Property Rights
      - Complexities of IP in Bankruptcy
      - Treatment of Digital Assets and Other Forms of IP in Estate Planning 
      - The Business of IP: Monetization and Trading IP Assets
      - Franchising and IP: What You Need to Know in the U.S. and Latin America
      - Ethical Considerations

      Save the Date - Registration information will be available in the coming weeks.

    • Recorded Section Program: IP Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions

      IP Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions 

      Recording now available!

      Total Credits: 6.5 (Professional Practice 2.0, Skills 3.0, Ethics 1.5) 

      IP Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions, presented by the Intellectual Property Law Section, was held November 10, 2015.

      Topics include:

      • Considering the deal
      • Asset review
      • Licenses
      • Drafting representations and warranties, indemnification obligations
      • Preparation of IP schedules, assignment and other IP-related documents
      • Ethical considerations

      NYSBA Member price: $215 | Non-Member Price: $325
      Intellectual Property Law Section Member Price: $125
      Not a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section? Dues are only $30 per year with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! (Join online or call the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm)


      (recorded November 10, 2015)

    • January 23, 2018: Intellectual Property Law Annual Meeting & Luncheon

      Mark Your Calendar!

      Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Meeting MCLE Program & Luncheon
      Tuesday, January 23, 2018

      New York Hilton Midtown, NYC

  • About

    The Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association introduces members of our Association to the interesting and growing areas of law which make up Intellectual Property Law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and Internet intellectual property law issues. We provide educational programs, other activities and invite the participation of attorneys, law students and non-lawyer members of the business community. We invite our members to take advantage of substantive legal research through our Law Watch search results, to discuss issues and ideas in our discussion groups, and to participate fully in the e-community of the site.

    Erica Klein

    Meet the Chair
    Erica D. Klein, Esq.

    Executive Committee Roster | IP Section Bylaws

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    IP SEction Photo Galleries

    Women in IP 2012  Women in IP 2013 2014 IP Section Annual Meeting

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    Women in Intellectual Property Law Photos > 20152014 | 2013 |  2012
    Read more about the 2015 Women in IP program 

    2014 Annual Meeting Photos >

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    20th Anniversary Photos >


    The Intellectual Property Law Section extends its gratitude to the following for their significant sponsorship over the past year:

    Brooks Brothers
    Cahn Litigation Services
    Davis & Gilbert LLP
    Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
    Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.
    FTI Consulting
    Hiscock & Barclay LLP
    Kilpatrick Townsend
    Stout Risius Ross

    Micro Strategies
    NYLS Institute for Information Law and Policy
    Park IP Translations
    Physique 57
    Pryor Cashman LLP
    Reckitt Benckiser
    Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
    Thomson Reuters/Thomson CompuMark
    Tory Burch

  • Bright Ideas

    Bright Ideas

    The Intellectual Property Law Section Newsletter (Bright Ideas) features peer-written, substantive articles about current issues in intellectual property law, including social media, patents, copyrights and trademarks. Also included are recent cases and updates on Section programs and events. Bright Ideas is published three times per year by the Intellectual Property Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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  • Online Communities

    intellectual property Law Section PRIVATE ONLINE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY

    We are pleased to announce the launch of an Internet-based private online professional Community for the Intellectual Property Law Section. We invite you to participate. Members of our Section run the gamut from law students and newly admitted attorneys who are just finding their way to well-seasoned and experienced attorneys in the Intellectual Property field. We want all of you to share your experiences and your knowledge while also being free to ask questions of others in the Section and participating in the intellectual discourse we hope to generate. 

    The Community is private for Intellectual Property Section members only. (Not a member? Dues are only $30/year with NYSBA membership: Join here.) Commercial search engines are excluded and only Corporate Counsel members can search the site or identify other members.    

    Learn about NYSBA's private online professional Communities (video)