Regular Meetings

PIPLA meets six times per year, in the fall and the spring, in convenient locations throughout the city. Our membership consists of intellectual property attorneys at law firms, companies, and organizations of all sizes.  Law students at Pittsburgh’s two law schools who are interested in pursuing careers in intellectual property also add to the membership.

Our meetings feature presentations from leading jurists, practitioners, academics, and other experts, providing members access to important continuing legal education and networking opportunities in the field of intellectual property.

2021-2022 Regular Meeting Schedule

**Please see below for PACLE e-Payment**

October 21, 2021 – Monthly Meeting

We cordially invite you to PIPLA’s first 2021-2022 Distance Learning CLE via Zoom on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 5:00pm.  Please note our October meeting is on a Thursday and not a Wednesday as usual.  See link below.

Presented by Jim Toupin, Mediator for WIPO and the US Federal Circuit
Jim Toupin is former deputy general counsel of the ITC, former general counsel of the USPTO, and is now a mediator for WIPO and the US Federal Circuit along with an adjunct professor at Washington College of Law.

Title: “A DC Career in Federal Agencies and IP: The Continuing Issues”
1 hr. Substantive Credit
CLE: 5:00pm-6:00pm

November 17, 2021 – Monthly Meeting

We cordially invite you to PIPLA’s November 2021-2022 Distance Learning CLE via Zoom on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 12:00pm.  Please note our October meeting is on a Thursday and not a Wednesday as usual.

Presented by Mayor William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh:

Mayor Peduto has served as the mayor of Pittsburgh since 2014. Prior to that, he was a member of the Pittsburgh City Council. Mayor Peduto will speak on his role in attracting and retaining high-tech companies and workers within the Pittsburgh region.  Following his presentation, Mayor Peduto will be joined by PIPLA members Lynn Alstadt and Michael Madison for a panel discussion on the transformation of Pittsburgh from a legacy industrial city to a world-class environment for high-tech companies.  We anticipate a lively and engaging dialogue, and questions from the PIPLA membership are welcomed.

Title: “Pittsburgh – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”
1 hr. Substantive Credit
CLE:  12:00pm-1:00pm

Please note, there is no deadline to RSVP or CLE pre-payment required.

To receive credit for PACLE Distance Learning, complete the CLE Registration Form HERE and email to PIPLA@webblaw.com or U.S. mail (address below) along with CLE payment via check or credit card on our website: www.piplaonline.org. Please send completed CLE Form and payment after attendance of the CLE!

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