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    Welcome to the Intellectual Property Law Section
  • 14th Annual Women in Intellectual Property Law
  • 2015 IP Due Diligence Slider
    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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    Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Report The 2014-15 NYSBA Annual Report is available online. View a brief overview of the IP Law Section’s accomplishments, activities and events this past year. (click image to view)
  • Events
    • 14th Annual Women in Intellectual Property Law, June 8th, NYC

      14th Annual Women in Intellectual Property Law - June 8th, NYC

      Gather with the women of the Intellectual Property Law Section for an evening of networking and the opportunity to meet some of the leading women practitioners in the field. The program is presented by the NYSBA Intellectual Property Law Section and hosted by Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, with a dessert reception sponsored by Thomson Reuters/Thomson CompuMark

      Wednesday, June 8th – 5:00 to 8:30 PM
      Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
      1177 Avenue of the Americas 
      (Between 45th and 46th Streets)
      New York, NY 10036-2714
      Attendees Must Bring a Photo ID for Security Purposes

      By Calling 1-800-582-2452

      Join our outstanding panel of speakers as they discuss topics such as Strategies for SuccessHow the IP Field has ChangedDeveloping a Client BaseMentoring Relationships and Achieving a Balance between Home and Work.

      Program Chair: Joyce Creidy, Esq., Thomson Reuters

      Gaby L. Longsworth
      , Ph.D., Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox 
      Patrice P. Jean, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP 
      Chehrazade Chemcham, Trademark Counsel, Colgate-Palmolive Company 
      Stacey Abiraj, Associate Counsel, HBO

      The evening begins with wine and hors d'oeuvres at 5:00 p.m.,followed by the MCLE program from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Coffee and dessert will be served immediately after the program, courtesy of Thomson Reuters/Thomson CompuMark.  Gift drawing sponsored by Singer, Coach, Revlon, Coty, L'Oreal, HBO, Brooks Brothers, Physique57 and more  will take place during the dessert reception. 

      Registration Fees:
      NYSBA Intellectual Property Law Section Members: $35.00
      All Others: $55.00 

      5:00 pm:  Wine and Hors D'oeuvres
      6:00 to 8:00 pm:   MCLE Program
      8:00 to 8:30 pm:  Dessert Reception with Gift Drawings  

      Questions? Contact Adriana Favreau, Section Liaison, 518-487-5669 or

    • 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)

  • 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.

    Meet the Chair
    Charles T.J. Weigell, III, Esq.

    Executive Committee Roster | IP Section Bylaws

    View 2014-2015 Annual Report >

    IP SEction Photo Galleries

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

    2015 Fall IP Due Diligence Program Photos >

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

    2014 Annual Meeting Photos >

    2013 Fall Meeting Photos >

    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.

    Read Now >

  • Coming Soon!

    Intellectual Property Law Section Community - Coming Soon!

    We are pleased to announce that the Intellectual Property Law Section will soon offer a private online professional community—for IP Law Section members only.

    NYSBA Communities offer a wide variety of options, ranging from traditional listserves to searchable directories, collaborative workspaces, member profiles and even mentoring tools.

    Stay tuned for details about the Intellectual Property Law Section Community!

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