2024 IPO Annual Meeting

/2024 IPO Annual Meeting
2024 IPO Annual Meeting 2024-07-19T10:48:50-04:00

Hyatt Regency Chicago
September 22-24, 2024


Member Type By July 31 August 1 to September 20 After September 20
IPO Member $1,100 $1,300 $1,500
Non-Member $2,200 $2,600 $3,000
No other discount applies.
$650 $750 $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. 23-24); Sunday Welcome Reception (Sept. 22); Monday Evening Reception (Sept. 23), and access to the IP Expo Hall (Sept. 22-24). 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 legal 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 Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois for the 2024 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 Chicago, IL this September!

View Sessions by Track

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Large Language Models (LLMs) as a Prior Art for Patents and Patent Applications
  • AI Blind Spots in Licensing Agreements
  • Use of AI for Patent Information (including Searching and Analyzing)
  • Guidance for Protecting AI Inventions
  • IP Protection for Complex Technologies Using AI
  • Trade Secret Protection with AI & Data Protection Trends
  • AI, Branding, and the Blame Game
  • AI as a Designer
  • Ethics
Patents/Trade Secrets

  • The Future of Clean Energy Driven by IP
  • Patent Term Adjustment Around the World
  • License Comparability
  • Patent Continuation Practice
  • Recent Patent Case Law Update
  • Recent Developments in Patent Prosecution Before the USPTO
  • Recent Developments at the PTAB
  • Talking Trade Secrets with Business Clients

  • Global Trademark Strategies for the Digital Age
  • Off the Court: Sports Implications on IP
  • Greenwashing and Navigating the FTC’s Green Guides
  • Social Media Pitfalls and Best Practices
Industrial Designs

  • Right to Repair from an International Perspective
  • Enforcement of Design Rights Across Multiple Venues
  • Design Law Updates

  • Making Room for Diversity:
    You Belong

  • Getting the Most out of a USPTO Examiner Interview
  • Insights from the 2024 IPO Corporate IP Management Survey
  • Using the USPTO’s Federal Trademark Search System


Monday Evening Reception & Hotel Keycard Sponsor
Board of Directors & Special Guest Dinner
WiFi Sponsor
Monday's Breakfast & Breaks and Meeting App
Fun Run & Walk
Charging Devices Sponsor
Signage Sponsor
DEI & WIIP Luncheon
WIIP & DEI Luncheon
WIIP & DEI Luncheon
Badge Ribbon Center
Social Event Sponsor
Social Event Sponsor
General Sponsor

Media Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship information or questions, contact Clara Stanfield.  Sponsorship opportunities are open to IPO Members only. For more information about joining IPO, click here.


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

IPO’s Standing IP Committees host 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 22

Committee Business Meetings To Be Announced!


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 Chicago, IL.

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

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


Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601 USA
Online Reservation Link

IPO has reserved a block of rooms at Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel , where IPO’s Annual Meeting is taking place. In order to receive the IPO group rate of $289/night + taxes for a single/double room, reservations must be made by August 27, 2024 or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first. After August 27th,  rooms will be subject to availability at the standard hotel rate, if available. Hotel Cancellation Policy: 72 hours prior to 11:59pm local time the day of arrival to check in to avoid one night fee.

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.


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 per CDC Guidelines. 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 are admitted access to the sessions, materials, and Meeting Platform. Sharing of badges and/or materials is prohibited.

Cancellation Policy. Cancellations received by Friday, August 23, 2024, will be subjected to a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after August 23, 2024. 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.