AIPF 2020 Annual Meeting

Theme: Pulling Back the Curtain: What it Takes to Succeed as an IP Boutique Firm

Date: Wednesday, September 23, to Friday, September 25, 2020

Venue: The Westin San Diego, San Diego, California


The 2020 Annual Meeting will dive deep inside the workings of an IP boutique firm. How do firms determine who will make partner and how they are compensated? What are firms doing to ensure appropriate succession plans? What are the ethics regarding attorney moves and mergers? These and other front-of-mind, but rarely addressed, topics will be analyzed and discussed, as well as ethical and practical issues when working with and hiring foreign counsel and third-party vendors. The agenda will also feature relevant topics in IP law, and will be comprised of informative lectures, panel discussions, and interactive workshops.

Early registration rates are available through August 5. For more information and updates about this event, please visit or contact the AIPF Executive Office at


About AIPF

The Association of Intellectual Property Firms, or AIPF, is an international association of independent specialty firms that devote a majority of their practice to intellectual property law. We are dedicated to supporting the unique needs of the IP boutique to better serve clients by providing resources and a forum for international collaboration. Our vision is to be the primary resource IP boutiques around the world trust for support and insight on all issues pertaining to their unique practice. Learn more at