While the MIPLA By-Laws were incorporated on September 28, 1977, our association dates back to our first president, Frank A. Whitley, in 1941. Our mission has remained unchanged.

MIPLA was established to maintain the honor and dignity of the practice of intellectual property law, to promote the development and administration thereof, to promote and enhance the professional competance of the members, to cooperate with other intellectual property law associations, and to cultivate professional associations among the Members.