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The CHICAGO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ALLIANCE is a group of organizations working together that
PROMOTES Chicago as a vibrant center for the development and management of IP
LINKS those with interests in intellectual property
PROVIDES quality educational programs in IP
HIGHLIGHTS regional expertise in intellectual property
COMMUNICATES new developments in IP law and practice
ENABLES access to and exchange with professionals in IP
UNDERSCORES opportunities in the Chicago region in the IP arena

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Chicago-Kent Launches Supreme Court IP Review
The Honorable James B. Zagel, judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, will be a featured panelist. The program will be held in Chicago-Kent's Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium on September 30.

Summer Networking Event
The attendees enjoyed a beautiful evening on DePaul’s outdoor terrace and were treated to Judge Holderman’s prose and poetry about the creation and importance of intellectual property. 

Mentorship Program
CIPA’s newest program is designed to provide mentorship to Chicago’s next generation of IP attorneys.  The program matches interested and motivated second-year law students with practicing IP lawyers. 

Science Fair Awards
Law students from CIPA founders Chicago-Kent, DePaul and Loyola Universities teamed with attorneys from CIPA law firms and corporations for the seventh straight year to judge Chicago Science Fair Projects for the CIPA "Most Inventive" awards

Officers Elected
CIPA elected new officers at its Annual Meeting. Joseph T. Nabor, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, is the new President.

Dolores Hanna Named to IP Hall of Fame
Dolores Hanna, one of the CIPA founders, has been elected to the IP Hall of Fame for 2008.

The formal ceremony was part of the annual IP Business Congress™ in Chicago, 22 June 2009.

IP Day in Chicago
CIPA hosted a very successful program on IP in the global economy at IP Day in Chicago in November 2009.

CIPA now on LinkedIn
A CIPA group has been established on the LinkedIn website. This should facilitate communication about CIPA activities.

At the invitation of the Alliance, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sat in Chicago during the week of 7 November 2005.


Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
The Eclipse Group
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
K & L Gates
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun
McAndrews Held & Malloy
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Neal & McDevitt
Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson
Husch Blackwell Sanders Welsh & Katz
Wallenstein & Wagner, Ltd.
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Loyola University School of Law
Northwestern University School of Law

Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)

Affiliate News
Banner & Witcoff

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg

DePaul University College of Law

The John Marshall Law School


Founder and Affiliate Activities
Announcements of Program and Conference Activities of CIPA Founders and Affiliates

CIPA Mission Statement
The Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance (CIPA) is a 501(c)(3) not for profit entity that identifies and promotes Chicago, the Midwest and its committed intellectual property practitioners, law schools, associations and businesses as the intellectual property center for new ideas, programs and education.

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