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Serving as a connecting hub, the ILIPA highlights key events of interest to Illinois creators, protectors and enablers of intellectual property.

Plus Opportunities to Volunteer


Date and Time:   Fall, 2022 for Spring Event

Organization:  Invention Convention for Illinois and Chicago
Event:   As the Chicago Student Invention Convention makes plans to expand statewide, they are currently recruiting a pilot cohort of educators across Illinois who would be invited to participate in the program this year before it officially launches statewide in SY23-24. Learn more and sign up for this exciting pilot here!  For questions about the pilot or if you are interested in other ways to support our expansion efforts, reach out to Nicole Rodriguez at


Date and Time:   Wednesday, 14 September, 4-5:30 p.m., ET, online

Organization:   United States IP Alliance
Event:   Entertainment, Arts, & Sports Virtual IP Roundtable Panel Discussion

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Date and Time:   Wednesday, 19 October, 4-8 p.m. in person

Organization:   Illinois IP Alliance
Event:   ILIPA Social EventIP Happy Hour in the 'Burbs

Just Come:  126 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, IL; 630-501-1519

Open to All in the Chicagoland IP Community

Contact:  Matthew Kelly -

OCT 27

Date and Time:   Thursday, 27 October 2022, 11-12:30 ET hybrid

Organization:   UMASS Lowell Global Entrepreneurship Exchange
Event:   Debate on the Potential Value & Utility of Crypto Currency

Information and Registration


Date and Time:   Wednesday, 2 November 2022, 12-1 p.m., CT; virtual

Organization:   Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
Event:   Patents & the Public Interest Speaker Series:  Starting a Patent Policy NonProfit with Alex Moss, Public Interest Patent Law Institute

Information and Registration

NOV 11

Date and Time:   Friday, 11 November 2022, 7:30-5 in person & remote

Organization:   UIC Law Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law
Event:   66th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference

Information and Registration

NOV 30

Date and Time:   Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 4-6 in person

Organization:   Illinois IP Alliance 
Event:   ILIPA Social Event

Save-the-Date More Information Coming

Date and Time:   Wednesday, 7 December 2022; 6-10 p.m., in person at National Building Museum, Washington, DC

Organization:   IPO Education Foundation 

Event:   IPOED Awards Celebration, including Inventor of the Year--from Peoria,  Illinois, Luke Haverhals & Aaron Amstutz, Natural Fiber Welding

Information & Registration



Date and Time:   TBA; online

Organization:   Illinois IP Alliance 
Event:   Illinois Business Spotlight:  Herb & Alchemy Coffee

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Title:  Illinois IP Alliance and IPLAC:  Fun with Non-Fungibles:  What Can NFTs Do for Me?    

Date:   Wednesday, July 15, 2021  
Featuring:  Zach Smolinski, Rumi Morales, and Alex Karana

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Title:  Illinois IP Alliance:  IP Policy and Innovator Perspective on Artificial Intelligence:  A Virtual Chat with the USPTO and entigenlogic(r)

Date:  June 30, 2021   

Featuring:    Charles Kim, Dennis Roberson,  and Pete Prommer
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Title: ILIPA Creators' Roundtable:  IP Supports Innovation, But Does It Support Innovators?
Date: October 20, 2020
Featuring: Prof. James Conley, Josh Malone, Calvin Flowers, Peter Prommer

Title: Overview of the WIPO Guide on Using Inventions in the Public Domain
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Date: July, 2020
Featuring: Prof. James Conley

Title: Online, on track:  Designing IP Teaching for Online Learning

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Date: July, 2020
Featuring: International Panels of IP Faculty (university-level)

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