IPO 45th Annual Meeting

San Francisco
17-19 September 2017
www.ipo.org/am2017
The Annual Meeting offers a mix of educational programs, committee meetings, networking opportunities and exhibits.

Parallel sessions on patent and trademark/copyright topics are offered throughout the meeting, including an ethics presentation.

Session descriptions, speakers, committee activities, networking functions, hotel information, meeting sponsors, and exhibitors are included in the brochure.

To view the brochure and to register, click here
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