Michigan Intellectual Property

Inn of Court

2022-2023 Meeting Dates

November 15, 2022 (Tuesday) – IN PERSON for Game Night!

Changes in MPEP since COVID hit and relevant court decisions since Jan. 2020.

Time: 5:30 pm-6:30pm GAMETIME!/ 6:30-7:30pm Networking

Location: Valentine Distilling (161 Vester Ave, Ferndale MI 48220)

Parking: Lot 15 on East Breckenridge St (156 E Breckenridge St) or Public Parking on Vesper Ave (141 Vester Ave) or limited street parking

December 2022 – Community Outreach Event. Location and date: TBA

January 26, 2023 (Thursday) – 3 rd Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Foreign Associate Panel AND 101 Deep Dive.

Location: Virtual

March 20, 2023 (Monday) – 4 th Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Judge’s Event.

Location: Wayne State Law School / Virtual Option

May 24, 2023 (Wednesday) – Annual Dinner beginning with cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m.

Location: TBA


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Michigan IP Inn of Court has been awarded the “Platinum” Achieving Excellence

The Achieving Excellence program recognizes Inns for effective practices in five core competencies: administration, communications, programs, mentoring, and outreach.

This honorable distinction, awarded to only 1 in 4 Inns nationwide, is a testament to our Inn’s leadership for the past 5 years and the diligence of our members. Congratulations! And many thanks to President Bill Abbatt and President-Elect Eric Dobrusin, who fervently advocated on our behalf for this recognition.

The Michigan Intellectual Property Inn is comprised of practicing attorneys, judges, and students. There are four categories of active membership, (1) Masters, (2) Barristers, (3) Associates and (4) Students. Total active membership (i.e., all categories of membership other than Honorary and Emeritus Members) shall be approximately 80-100.

About Our Organization

The Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court was founded in September 2012 and is a part of the Richard Linn Inn Alliance.

Become a Member

Each year, the Inn looks to add potential members. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our membership chair.

Sponsor Opportunities

From September through May, the Inn hosts member meetings on various educational topics.

Sponsorships are available for each meeting and can accept donations for each meeting. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact us.