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Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association

The Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association (RIPLA) is an organization composed mainly of attorneys actively engaged in the practice of patent, trademark, or copyright law, as well as associate members who devote substantial time to intellectual property law causes. Most of our members are from the greater Rochester area or have a former affiliation with Rochester. Our membership includes private practitioners and practitioners employed by local corporations.

RIPLA’s primary objectives include the promotion of science, industry, and the useful arts by promoting proper administration of the patent, trademark, and copyright laws; to originate, discuss, and aid improvements in such laws; and to cultivate social opportunities among its members and with other intellectual property law associations.

Our annual events include the Inventor of the Year ceremony honoring a local inventor, an educational seminar covering intellectual property law developments and issues, and a luncheon speaker series.

RIPLA Inventor of the Year

Inventor of the Year

Since 1976, RIPLA has recognized as “Distinguished Inventor of the Year” an individual or team of individuals from the local community for their contributions to the useful arts.

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RIPLA Continuing Legal Education

Fall CLE Seminar

Every year, RIPLA organizes a CLE seminar in the Fall where we cover several developing and trending topics in intellectual property.

RIPLA Membership


If you are interested in joining the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association then please complete the membership form and email it to Alana M. Fuierer.