Log in

Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association

become a member and Get Involved

Need IP relevant CLE credits? Want to meet new IP colleagues? Join us in strengthening the intellectual property community of Minnesota!

From attending events to planning them - MIPLA welcomes all levels of member involvement.


Upcoming events

    • 07 Jun 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Pinstripes - 3849 Gallagher Dr, Edina, MN 55435-5251

    Register for the 2023 MIPLA Stampede, being held in-person only on Wednesday June 7, 2023 at Pinstripes (3849 Gallagher Dr, Edina, MN 55435). Attendees may receive up to 6.0 CLE credits including 1.0 ethics credit (MN CLE course code: 486250).  Join colleagues from the IP community for this popular and long-running annual event.  Once again, this is sure to be one of the most fun and informative IP CLE programs of the year.

    Event registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and a reception/cocktail hour with bocce ball at the close of the event.  The MIPLA annual meeting will be held during the lunch. MIPLA members can attend the annual meeting via a limited registration, without having to register for the full CLE event. 

    Download the agenda here. Click here for complete session details!


    • The “Right to Repair” – Katherine Moerke, Minnesota Office of the Attorney General
    • Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the USPTO (1.0 ethics credit to be applied-for) – Dahlia A. George, USPTO Office of Enrollment & Discipline
    • Panel Discussion on Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Immunity in IP Matters – moderated by Felicia Boyd and featuring as panelists Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Cowan Wright, Aaron Myers, Chad Snyder, Cyrus Morton, and Anne Murphy
    • Top Patent Cases Roundup – Lauren Barta & Tim Grimsrud
    • Top Trademark & Copyright Cases Roundup - Cynthia Moyer & John Pickerill
    • Updates and Perspectives on the Current State of Patent Eligibility - Theresa Stadheim & Larina Alton
    • The IP and Other Legal Implications of Using AI-generated Materials – Joey Balthazor


    • $175 for MIPLA members; become a member here  
    • $250 for non-MIPLA members
    • Free for student MIPLA members; become a student member here
    • Annual meeting only - free for MIPLA members (with pre-registration)

    Registration Deadline: In order to reserve a lunch, you must register for the event by May 30, 2023.

    Parking information: Free parking is available in the ramp along the side of The Container Store, adjacent to Pinstripes, and in the small surface lot next to Pinstripes.

    • 30 Jun 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • A-Side Public House, 754 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102

    The Patent Agent Committee will hold a summer Happy Hour at 5:00 pm on June 30th at A-Side Public House. Please join us to catch up with your fellow committee members and meet the incoming Patent Agent Committee co-chairs, Jorden Johnson and Alina Zdechlik of Mueting Raasch Group. Drinks and light bites will be provided.

    Please RSVP by June 15th to

    Location: A-Side Public House, 754 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102

    Time: 5:00-7:00pm

    • 11 Jul 2023
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Second Harvest Hartland 7101 Winnetka Ave N Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

    MIPLA Members and their children ages 8+ are invited to participate in a service project benefiting Second Harvest Heartland.

    At their Brooklyn Park Volunteer Center, volunteers assist with sorting, labeling, weighing and packing various food items to meet immediate needs and help feed our hungry neighbors. The projects vary from day to day and volunteers regularly work with fresh produce, dry goods, bread, and other food donations. This volunteer position requires volunteers to be able to twist and bend down, stand for the duration of their shift, and lift up to 5 pounds. Some, but not many, positions require the ability to lift 40 pounds. We do have a limited number of seated positions available; please let us know if you need accommodations.

    Space is limited! 

    Tuesday, July 11, 2023

    3:30-5pm (please plan to arrive 15 mins early)

    Second Harvest Heartland
    7101 Winnetka Ave N
    Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

    Click here to register you and any participating children (please note the youth waiver form attached). The registration deadline is July 7th.

Past events

02 May 2023 2023 MIPLA Curling Event
23 Mar 2023 USPTO China IP Road Show
09 Mar 2023 USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program: Pathways to Inclusive Innovation
07 Mar 2023 The Unified Patent Court and System
02 Mar 2023 Virtual Patent Agents Committee Meeting
13 Feb 2023 Valentine's Cookie Decorating Party!
19 Jan 2023 MIPLA Trivia Bowl
12 Jan 2023 MIPLA Patent Prosecution Section Roundtable: DOCX
16 Nov 2022 Account Management: Leveraging Your Client Relationships for Value and Growth | November 16, 12:00pm
09 Nov 2022 Patent Agents Committee Social Hour | November 9, 5:00pm
05 Oct 2022 Come and meet other Patent Agents and provide input on future direction of the group - Cancelled
12 Sep 2022 MIPLA Annual Golf Social - Cancelled
01 Aug 2022 IP and Ice Cream
10 May 2022 MIPLA Annual Meeting
10 May 2022 2022 MIPLA STAMPEDE Tuesday, May 10th
21 Apr 2022 WIPLA Nails & Networking
19 Apr 2022 2022 MIPLA Curling Event
07 Apr 2022 AIPLA Women in IP Networking Event
24 Feb 2022 Women in IP invite – Brazilian Truffle Party
16 Feb 2022 2022 Virtual MIPLA Bowl
10 Feb 2022 Patent Agents Committee Meeting
27 Jan 2022 AIPLA Women in IP Speed Networking
25 Jan 2022 EPO Update #1: Novelty and Inventive Step at the EPO - How to Provide Convincing Arguments Followed by a Virtual Happy Hour.
09 Dec 2021 MIPLA Holiday Happy Hour
16 Nov 2021 Pro Bono Program Update for MIPLA Members
27 Oct 2021 St. Thomas SIPLA and MIPLA Happy Hour
19 Aug 2021 WIPLA Happy Hour
15 Jul 2021 You Are Invited to Attend “Own the Zoom” Virtual CLE Event
17 May 2021 2021 MIPLA STAMPEDE Monday, May 17th – Thursday, May 20th
21 Apr 2021 MIPLA International Law Section Invites You to Recent Changes to Chinese Patent Law
21 Apr 2021 Patent Agents Committee Meeting
26 Feb 2021 MIPLA Members Moonlit Snowshoe & Bonfire at Lebanon Hills Regional Park - Jenson Lake Trailhead
23 Feb 2021 Advanced Patent Searching: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know
19 Feb 2021 New Date - MIPLA Members Moonlit Snowshoe & Bonfire at Theodore Wirth Regional Park - Chalet Parking Lot
28 Jan 2021 2021 MIPLA Bowl
22 Jan 2021 MIPLA Patent Agent Happy Hour | January 22 4:30-6:00 PM
10 Nov 2020 Navigating Brexit Virtual Presentation, 10 Nov 2020
06 Oct 2020 MIPLA & LCL CLE Event: Ethics and Mental Health: Coping During Challenging Times
30 Sep 2020 25th Annual MIPLA Golf Social
16 Sep 2020 Protecting Confidential Information in the Evolving Workplace: Strategies for Avoiding the Loss of Company Secrets
25 Aug 2020 Event Announcement – 2 CLE credits available (including 1.0 Elimination of Bias) - POSTPONED
14 Aug 2020 MIPLA-sponsored virtual networking event August 14, 2020
05 Aug 2020 MIPLA Sponsored Event: USPTO Updates: PTAB Changes and Pilot Programs Useful During COVID-19
04 Aug 2020 Putting Down the Shield and Picking Up the Sword: Generating Value from Patents in an Economic Downturn
27 May 2020 May Patent Agents Committee Virtual Meeting - Playing to Win: Policeability as IP Strategy
12 May 2020 2020 MIPLA Stampede - Cancelled
27 Apr 2020 Patent Agent Committee Virtual Meeting - Playing to Win: Policeability as IP Strategy - CANCELLED
21 Apr 2020 MIPLA Curling Championships 2020 - Cancelled
19 Mar 2020 Reception to Follow the China IP Road Show - POSTPONED
19 Mar 2020 USPTO China IP Road Show - POSTPONED
18 Mar 2020 MIPLA Patent Agents Committee Meeting - Postponed
03 Mar 2020 Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium - USPTO- March 3, 2020
23 Jan 2020 MIPLA Bowl
22 Jan 2020 MIPLA Patent Agents Committee Meeting
05 Dec 2019 Save the Date - 2019 MIPLA Holiday Happy Hour
30 Oct 2019 MIPLA Patent Agents Committee Meeting
17 Oct 2019 Discover IP Japan Seminar 2019
11 Sep 2019 Meet-and-Greet with Mary Denison, Commissioner of Trademarks, United States Patent and Trademark Office
10 Aug 2019 Science Museum of Minnesota

5775 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 700 | St. Louis Park, MN 55416 

© 2023 Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association. All rights reserved.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software