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Our Events, Education Programs, and Updates >>

Hone your practice skills at Section programs, where leaders in the profession discuss the latest case law, legislation, and policy considerations, along with practical approaches to emerging and recurring issues in all areas of IP practice. Regularly offered programs include:

  • Our flagship annual IP Institute
  • The Patent Office Comes to California
  • The Trademark Office Comes to California
  • The Copyright Office Comes to California
  • IP in Entertainment & Media
  • IP and the Internet

Section Interest Groups offer timely updates and practice pointers via frequent webinars. The Section also offers an extensive online catalog of on-demand CLE.

Section members receive discounts on in-person programs and are given access to complimentary CLE self-study credits in ethics and other required topics. These discounts pay for Section membership many times over.

For more information on all education offered by CLA, including our free MCLE of the month, click here.

Interest Group Calls

Several of our Interest Groups have regular monthly or quarterly calls to discuss current cases and developments and work through practical hypotheticals. Interest Groups also offer opportunities to write articles, coordinate or speak on webinars, and participate in the IP Section in other ways. See a list of the upcoming interest group calls.

2020 Shelter in Place Institute—Online CLE Now Available

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In November 2020, the Intellectual Property Law Section presented its first “virtual” conference which provided attendees with up-to-date case law, practice guidance, ethics issues and MCLE to successfully navigate the practice of IP law in the COVID-19 landscape. All panels are now available for viewing as a webinar and/or listening as a podcast.

Access the 2020 Shelter in Place Institute in the CLA’s online course catalog.

2019 IP Institute—Online CLE Now Available

IP without Borders

In November 2019 the Intellectual Property Law Section convened with members, students, judges, and international practitioners in Las Vegas for the 44th Annual IP Institute: IP Without Borders.  As an in-person attendee, 12.5 hours of MCLE were offered, but now all 21 panels are available for viewing as a webinar and/or listening as a podcast – that’s 20 hours of MCLE! 

Access the 2019 IP Institute panels in the CLA’s online course catalog.

Self-Study CLE

Online articles from Section publications are available for self-study MCLE credit. Each article is worth 1 hour of self-study credit. It’s easy … read an article and then take a 20 question quiz. The answers and justifications are available immediately upon submitting the quiz. You can earn up to 12.5 hours of self-study credit per reporting period. To see our self-study offerings, go to the CLA online catalog of articles and select “Intellectual Property Law.”

Online CLE for Participatory Credit

Did You Miss One of Our Teleseminars or Webinars? Our Recent Programs Have Now Been Added to Our CLE Catalog

Take IP Section programs over the internet for participatory MCLE credit. Choose from hundreds of hours of official State Bar of California MCLE programs at both modem and broadband connection speeds. To see all programs, go to and select “Intellectual Property”.

Below are our recent additions.


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