The Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) is an association of intellectual property attorneys, patent agents, and law students from across the State of Michigan who are interested in patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property issues.


During this COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that all MIPLA members are staying safe. Please note that we have canceled this year’s Judge’s Banquet due to the pandemic, but we fully expect to have the event resume in 2021.

Please stay tuned for updates regarding upcoming meetings, and please save the date for our Spring Fling boat cruise on June 4, 2021.

Upcoming Events

On Wednesday, November 11 2020, 12:00PM - 1:00PM, November MIPLA Luncheon

On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Adrian Cyhan and Nicole Nan of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP will be presenting “Negotiation Ethics: Principles and Practice.”

This presentation is focused on fostering ethical negotiations between parties – whether or not the participants are attorneys – and related considerations and practices. Through various hypotheticals and real-life scenarios, the speakers will examine how ethical behavior can lead to better, more productive outcomes and avoid higher costs down the road. The presenters will also explore ethical aspects of negotiations and transactional practice in general, as well as how to create and foster more ethical negotiations in various situations.

We will be hosting this meeting virtually on Zoom. Please email Andrea Arndt at your RSVP by November 10th and Andrea will send you a link to the meeting a few hours before the meeting starts (so that it does not get lost in your inbox).

Please contact Frank Smith at with any questions concerning these meetings or visit We look forward to virtually seeing you!

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