Welcome to the Intellectual Property Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. We are dedicated to furthering the knowledge of our members in the law of patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, licensing, technology, privacy, entertainment, and sports.
California is a world leader in intellectual property. The IP Law Section of the CLA keeps its 6,000 + members on the leading edge of federal and state legal and policy developments in this dynamic practice. Learn more about our Section by clicking through the tabs or read this informative brochure.
The Intellectual Property Law Section of the California Lawyers Association expresses its deepest condolences to the family of George Floyd, and to the families of other individuals needlessly killed as a result of unlawful and excessive force by police officers across the United States. George Floyd’s death, and the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others, are a compelling reminder of the legal community’s responsibility to demand and take action to ensure equality and diversity in and access to the practice of law.
Though we as a Section have made strides in our diversity, inclusion, equity, and access efforts, we are committing to doing more. We are dedicated to ensuring that our webinar panelists, in-person speakers, and authors of Section publications reflect the diverse society in which we live. We are committed to developing programs that create opportunities for those in underserved communities, such as mock trials, diverse student mentoring, and inclusive speaking engagements. We are committed to increasing outreach to legal affinity groups and bar associations to improve the diversity of our section membership and the ideas that flow through our Section. We are devoted to listening to our members, our community leaders and those who have been historically marginalized, so that we may improve our programs to serve those communities.
Our Executive Committee is taking steps to create measurable goals and action items in furtherance of these efforts. In the meantime, we invite Section members to join our conversations and share ideas with us, as we move forward in supporting anti-racism efforts and diversity in the law and society. We encourage you to reflect on these goals and make a personal commitment to pursue them in your professional practice and everyday life.
Announcing the official launch of our podcast, Intangible Assets!
Intangible Assets is the official podcast of the Intellectual Property Law Section. It is a monthly interview show featuring conversations with attorneys, academics, and other influential people in all areas of IP law. New episodes will come out on the first Tuesday of every month.
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Intellectual Property Law Section
California Lawyers Association
400 Capitol Mall, Suite 650
Sacramento, CA 95814