IPLAC's Purpose & Mission

Being a member of IPLAC means that you act with intention and purpose to serve your community and serve others.

IPLAC's northstar is to amplify intellectual property issues and adjacent practice areas in the Chicago community. IPLAC does this by:

  • Offering cutting edge continuing education opportunities so you can stay ahead of the curve
  • Creating a best-in-class membership base that promotes networking and relationship development among its professionals
  • Promoting ethics and professionalism among its members, the bar and the Chicago community

IPLAC's mission is to serve YOU.  IPLAC stands out because of its membership base, and our strategic mission is to provide the most value to every member, every day. Here's how:

  • Virtual events -- lots of social events to get to know others + even more CLE events to stay current
  • Advocacy -- we're the only bar organization of our kind in Chicago that routinely files amicus curie briefs with SCOTUS
  • Leadership opportunities -- make yourself known in Chicago and build a strong reputation in the community by engaging in one of the many ways IPLAC offers
  • People -- our members make us special and different and these are the folks with tomorrow's job openings and the beat on what's new

Calling all Privacy Practitioners  

Data collection and data sharing are at the heart of innovation, and we want YOU to join the conversation.

Privacy experts have a place in IPLAC to connect with other like-minded experts, and to educate and lead in the Chicago community.

Come join us at the table to help cultivate a deeper and wider understanding of how privacy concerns shape innovation decisions.


We're Looking at YOU, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Experts

If you are a lawyer, patent agent or paralegal working in the areas of AI and Machine Learning, we want you to be included in the conversation.

As the Chicago and national tech scene matures, many companies are investing heavily in these areas, which present unique issues for legal departments.

This is an open invitation to lead in the area of counseling best practices and to dive deep into practicing in these forward-thinking areas.