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SFIPLA works to:

  • educate its members and the public about developments in intellectual property law;
  • instill a high standard of ethics among members; and
  • foster a sense of community.


The San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA ) is one of the oldest and largest intellectual property law associations in the western United States, and currently serves more than 700 active members. The SFIPLA was founded in 1927 and originally named the San Francisco Patent and Trademark Law Association. In 1995, the name of the organization was changed to SFIPLA.