2023 IPO Annual Meeting

/2023 IPO Annual Meeting
2023 IPO Annual Meeting 2023-09-06T14:00:37-04:00

Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA
September 10-12, 2023

REGISTRATION FEES ($USD)

Member Type By July 31  By September 8 After September 8
IPO Member $1,100 $1,300 $1,500
Non-Member $2,200 $2,500 $3,000
Government/Academic/Emeritus
No other discount applies.
$550 $650 $750
IPO Member Group Discount*
$750 $750 N/A
Guest Pass** $250 $250 $250

Registration fees include all education sessions; CLE Credit to applicable states; networking luncheons, breakfasts, and breaks on Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 11-12); Sunday Welcome Reception (Sept. 10); Monday Evening Reception (Sept. 11), and access to the IP Expo Hall (Sept. 11-12). IPO does not provide a refund if an attendee chooses not to participate in any of the functions included with their registration fees. 

*IPO Member Group Discount: Any IPO member organization that pays for 5 or more employees to attend the annual meeting will receive a rate of $750 per registrant. Complimentary registrations do not count towards the 5 minimum required to receive this discount. No other discounts apply. Click here for the Member Group  Discount Registration Form (a fillable PDF).

**Guests Pass: Registrants may register for a guest pass for $250 USD per person. The fee includes access to the Sunday welcome reception, continental breakfast on Monday and Tuesday, and the Monday evening reception. A guest is defined as a spouse, significant other, family member, or friend whose occupation is unrelated to the intellectual property profession. A co-worker or associate within the profession is not eligible for a guest pass.

Questions? Contact meetings@ipo.org

Join IPO at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts for the 2023 IPO Annual Meeting!

The IPO Annual Meeting offers a mix of educational programs featuring leaders in the IP industry, committee meetings, networking opportunities, sponsors, exhibitors, and more. This must-attend event brings together IP professionals from around the world to discuss strategies, trends, and best practices. We look forward to seeing you in Boston, MA in September!

Program

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Sponsors

Monday Evening Reception
Welcome Reception
Monday's Breakfast & Breaks and Meeting App
WiFi Sponsor
Hotel Keycards & Meeting App
Fun Run & Walk
Networking Social Hosted by the Women in IP Committee
Signage Sponsor
Networking Event Hosted by the DE&I Committee
Lanyards
Badge Ribbon Center
Social Event Sponsor
Social Event Sponsor
General Sponsor
General Sponsor

Media Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship information or questions, contact Clara Stanfield. 

Exhibitors

Exhibitor Opportunities

For exhibitor information or questions, contact Clara Stanfield. Please note that exhibit opportunities are open to IPO members only. For more information on joining IPO, click here.

Committee Activities

The following Standing IP Committees will hold business meetings during IPO’s Annual Meeting. Business meetings are open to all registered attendees of the annual meeting. You do not need to be a member of the committee to attend.  This gives attendees a look into what committees do and will help members decide if they want to join a committee themselves. 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. To learn more about IPO’s committees, visit the Committee page.

Sunday, September 10

2:15PM              Committee Business Meetings
 3:15PM

  • Anti-Counterfeiting & Anti-Piracy
  • Asian Practice (note: this committee meeting is scheduled from 2:15-4:15pm)
  • Copyright & Related Rights
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • International Trademark Law & Practice
    • Guest Speaker: David Muls, Senior Director, Brands and Designs Sector, Madrid Registry, WIPO
  • Latin American Practice
  • Pharmaceutical & Biotechnologies Issues
  • Software Related Inventions
  • U.S. Patent Law
  • U.S. Post Grant Patent Office Practice

3:30PM              Committee Business Meetings
4:30PM             

    • AI & New Emerging Technologies
    • Canadian Practice
    • Corporate IP Management & Operations
    • European Practice
    • Industrial Designs
    • IP Licensing & Related Issues
    • Leadership Development
    • Patent Agent
    • Patent Litigation & Remedies
    • Trade Secrets
    • U.S. Patent Office Practice
    • U.S. Trademark Law
    • U.S. Trademark Office Practice
    • Women in IP Law

Monday, September 11

12:00PM             Committee Business Meeting
1:00PM

    • International Patent Law and Trade
      • Guest Speaker: Matt Bryan, Director, Patents and Technology Sector, PCT Legal and International Affairs Department, PCT Legal and User Relations Division, WIPO

CLE Info

IPO will apply for up to 10.5 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit hours for the IPO Annual Meeting.

Additional CLE information will be provided to attendees on the IPO Annual Meeting App and during the meeting in Boston, MA.

The workshops, keynotes, and opening session do not qualify for CLE credit.

For questions about CLE, please contact meetings@ipo.org.

Accommodations

Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton St., Boston, MA 02199
Online Reservation Link 

THE IPO ROOM BLOCK IS NOW CLOSED. You can click on the reservation link above to manage a current reservation or contact them to make changes to your hotel reservation. Additional nearby hotels are listed below.

IPO has reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Boston Hotel  – which is connected to the Hynes Convention Center, where IPO’s Annual Meeting is taking place. In order to receive the IPO group rate of $309/night + taxes for a single/double room, reservations must be made by August 18th or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first. After August 18th, rooms will be subject to availability at the standard hotel rate, if available. IPO’s official room block is at the Sheraton Hotel. If you need a room on dates the Sheraton is sold out, below is a list of additional hotels nearby the Hynes Convention Center. IPO does not have a room block at these hotels.

– Hilton Boston Back Bay
– Boston Marriott Copley Place

Please note: IPO does not use a third-party reservation service. If you are contacted by a third-party claiming to be IPO or the hotel to make a room reservation – do not give out your information. Please report any incidents to IPO Meetings.

IPO MEETING POLICIES

Attendee List Policy

Registration constitutes an agreement by the registrant for IPO to list the registrant’s name, organization, and location on the attendee list. The attendee list is available to registrants via the IPO Annual Meeting App, which will open to attendees about 2 weeks prior to the start of the meeting. An email with attendee’s unique username/password for the Annual Meeting App will be emailed to attendees.

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.

Health & Safety

Please be advised that travel to and attendance at in-person events involve the risk of contracting communicable diseases. We ask that you not attend the IPO Annual Meeting if you are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID or other communicable diseases or have tested positive within five days of the meeting. Be sure to take note of the IPO Know Before You Go email prior to traveling – this will contain the latest updates and information as to what is expected on-site. The email will be sent to registered attendees approximately two weeks prior to the meeting.

Registration and Badge Ethics. Only persons registered for this conference (live or virtual) are admitted access to the sessions, materials, and Meeting App and platform. Sharing of badges and/or materials is prohibited.

Cancellation Policy. Cancellations received by Friday, August 18, 2023, will be subjected to a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after August 19, 2023. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel/travel arrangements and cancellations. These deadlines for cancellation apply to all registrants. Course materials via the mobile app will be available to those unable to attend who cancel on or after August 19. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. If a registrant is unable to attend, another person may substitute upon written request. Please note that fees are not transferable to another IPO meeting. Name badge sharing or splitting 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. Any fees associated with the cancellation of travel or housing reservations are the exclusive responsibility of conference attendees.

Please be advised that travel to and attendance at in-person events involve the risk of contracting communicable diseases. We ask that you not attend the IPO Annual Meeting if you are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID or other communicable diseases or have tested positive within five days of the meeting. Be sure to take note of the IPO Annual Meeting Know Before You Go email prior to traveling – this will contain the latest updates and information as to what is expected on-site. The email will be sent to registered attendees approximately two weeks prior to the meeting.