2020 IPO Virtual Annual Meeting

/2020 IPO Virtual Annual Meeting
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Registration Fees

IPO Member $250 early bird before Sept. 1
$350 on/after Sept. 1
Non-member $500 early bird before Sept. 1
$700 on/after Sept. 1
IPO Member
Group Discount
Any member organization that has 5 paid attendees can send additional employees for free. Contact meetings@ipo.org to confirm you have 5 paying attendees before registering additional employees. If you would like to register all 5 attendees with one payment option, click here for a Group Registration Form.

Contact meetings@ipo.org with questions about registration or the meeting.

We are looking forward to bringing our members together in a new and innovative way this year for the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting on a secure and engaging virtual platform.

The IPO Annual Meeting offers a mix of educational programs featuring leaders in the IP industry, committee meetings, networking opportunities, exhibits, and more. This must attend event brings together IP professionals from around the world to discuss strategies, trends, and best practices. More than 30 education sessions will be offered on patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, and -new this year! – operations. In addition to the sessions planned by IPO’s Program Committee, several sessions are being organized by IPO’s Standing IP Committees. Organizing committees are noted in the session descriptions in the brochure.

All sessions will be available on-demand for attendees to view anytime, anywhere. In the sessions descriptions that begin on page 6 of the brochure, IPO indicates which sessions will be live and on-demand as well as just on-demand. Dates and times for the live sessions will be announced in the coming weeks.

In addition to excellent education sessions, IPO’s annual meeting is also known for our networking opportunities. We have designed the program with this in mind. Attendees will have the ability to reconnect with friends and build new connections through one of our many networking opportunities:

  • Themed Breaks and Gatherings
  • Workshops hosted by IPO Committees
  • Networking Receptions
  • Women in IP Gathering
  • Virtual Fitness
  • Virtual IP Expo Hall

Keynote Address by
Poppy Crum

Chief Scientist
Dolby Laboratories

Interactive Sessions, Networking, and More! Click on the brochure below for more information.









The program will be updated periodically, so please check back often.

The IPO Virtual Annual Meeting offers:

  • Diversity & Inclusion Practical Guide Workshop
  • Lessons in Leadership from Chief IP Counsel Workshop
  • Effective Communication – Teaming for Success Workshop
  • 30+ Education Sessions
  • Themed Breaks and Gatherings
  • Virtual Networking and Discussion Forums
  • Women in IP Gathering
  • Virtual Fitness
  • IP Expo Hall and Demonstrations

Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information or to view the Sponsorship Kit, contact Clara Stanfield. 

Sessions Sponsor
Welcome Reception
Closing Reception
Women in IP & Sessions

Media Partners

IP Expo Hall

For more information about IPO’s expo hall or to become an exhibitor contact Clara Stanfield.

The IP Virtual Expo Hall is open to IPO members only. Visit IPO’s membership page for more information.

Committee Activities

Committees play an integral role in policy development at IPO by researching and providing analysis on current IP issues and producing recommendations for the Board of Directors.

Many of IPO’s Standing IP Committees will hold Business Meetings preceding the Virtual Annual Meeting. Below is a list of committees and their meeting times.

Meeting are open to registered attendees of the annual meeting. You do not have to be a member of the committee to attend.

Check back regularly for updates.


Wednesday, September 16

10:00am-11:00am ET

  • AI & Other Emerging Technologies
  • Asian Practice
  • International Patent Law & Trade

12:00pm-1:00pm ET

  • Corporate IP Management & Operations
  • European Practice
  • U.S. Post Grant Patent Office Practice
  • Women in IP Law

2:00pm-3:00pm ET

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Next Generation Leaders
  • Patent Licensing
  • Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Issues
  • Software Related Inventions
  • Trade Secrets
  • US Patent Law

4:00pm-5:00pm ET

  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Canadian Practice
  • Copyright & Anti-Piracy
  • Industrial Designs
  • International Trademark Law & Practice
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • U.S. Patent Office Practice
  • U.S. Trademark Law

CLE Info

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be applied for. When registering, attendees will note which states they plan to submit for CLE.
For questions about CLE, please contact Susan Lusk at susan@ipo.org.


The IPO Annual Meeting is now virtual. If you had previously made your hotel reservation at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, please cancel your reservation directly with the hotel.

Manchester Grand Hyatt
1 Market Place, San Diego, California 92101
Central Reservation: + 1 (800) 233-1234


Attendee List Policy

Registration constitutes agreement by registrant for IPO to list registrant name, organization, and location on the attendee list. The attendee list is available to registrants on the first day of the meeting via the meeting platform.

Meeting Photo Waiver and Release Policy

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, IPO meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant for IPO to use and distribute (both now and in the future), the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs and audio/filming of such events and activities. These photos, audio, or film are for IPO use only and may appear on the IPO Website, newsletter, conference brochures, social media outlets, or other future IPO promotional material. This also includes photos uploaded by attendees using the IPO meeting platform or use of the public chat and forum platforms. For concerns about your image or likeness being used in this manner, please contact meetings@ipo.org.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to meetings@ipo.org. Cancellations received by Monday, August 31, will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after August 31, 2020. These deadlines for cancellation apply to all registrants. Course materials via the Meeting Platform will be available to those unable to attend who cancel on or after August 31. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Please note that fees are not transferable to another IPO meeting. Sharing materials or user’s access to the IPO Annual Meeting Platform is strictly prohibited. IPO reserves the right to cancel this event without liability, and the total amount of any and all liability of the organizers will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.