10 Best Conferences for Your IP Practice in 2024

The new year brings new technologies, advancements, insights, and opportunities to the world of patent prosecution.

Here are some of the best legal conferences for patent professionals to attend this year. And if you see us there, please say hi!


1. Legalweek

January 29-February 1, 2024
New York Hilton Midtown
New York

Although Legalweek addresses many topics in the legal industry, legal tech features prominently in its programs.

From the Leaders in Tech Awards to sessions covering best data practices, artificial intelligence, new technologies, and security, Legalweek offers opportunities for IP professional to advance their practice.



February 14-17, 2024
Hyatt Regency Chicago

Billed as the best conference for bringing lawyers and technology together, ABA TECHSHOW offers a variety of CLE programming and the chance to demo products from over 100 technology vendors.

This year’s program starts with a start-up pitch competition and features sessions on implementing document automation at your firm, generative AI, and what to do in the event of a cyberattack, among others.


3. 2024 ACC Legal Ops Con

April 14-16, 2024
Hyatt Centric Magnificent Mile

ACC Legal Ops Con promises to transform the way legal operations are conducted.

Offering experiential learning sessions, networking opportunities, and speeches from industry pioneers, Legal Ops Con provides tools and resources to shape the future of legal operations.


4. 2024 ABA-IPL Annual Meeting

April 17-19, 2024
Bethesda North Marriott 
Bethesda, MD

IPLSPRING features CLE sessions, networking events, wellness programs, and business meetings.

The programming focuses on practice in patent, trademark, or copyright laws. Sessions will cover legislative updates, managing malpractice risks, steering your practice portfolio, and more.


5. Women in Tech Global Conference

April 23-25, 2024

WTGC is the largest global conference for women in tech.

WTGC features over 700 speakers, industry-specific summits, 1:1 networking opportunities, workshops, and more.


6. IP Counsel Café

May 7-9, 2024
Crowne Plaza Palo Alto
Palo Alto

IP Counsel Cafe’s “Upheavals Ahead: Preparing  Your IP Department for Tectonic Shifts” focuses on the changing world and how to handle new challenges IP and Legal Departments will face in 2024.

Attendees will discuss various issues, including threats to data privacy, protecting U.S. innovation, and AI and new legal technologies.


7. AIPLA Spring Meeting and AIPLA Annual Meeting

May 16-18, 2024
Hilton Austin

October 24-26, 2024
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, MD

AIPLA's Spring Meeting and Annual Meeting are two of the premiere events for IP professionals. Stay tuned for more programming details.



May 19-22, 2024
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center

Focused on the legal management professional, ALACONF24 offers a variety of educational and breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and the chance to see new products and solutions from vendors.


9. IPBC Global 2024

June 10-12, 2024
Palace Hotel
San Francisco

IPBC Global bills itself as “the world’s foremost gathering of over 600 senior thought-leaders and decision-makers operating in the global IP market.”

This year the event will feature Kathy Vidal, director of the USPTO, as keynote speaker. 


10. IPO Annual Meeting

September 22-24, 2024
Hyatt Regency Chicago

The IPO Annual Meeting offers educational programming from leaders in the IP industry. This global event brings patent and IP professionals together to discuss strategy and best practices. 

Programming details are currently limited.


We're excited to attend some of these great conferences, so if you see us, please say hi! If you can't wait to learn more about Juristat, schedule a demo today.

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