Michigan Intellectual Property

Inn of Court

The American Inn of Court is hosting the National Advocacy Training Program in September. It is a tremendous two-and-one-half day program offering focused training in oral trial advocacy, with highly-trained instructors from the British Inns of Court. There are two programs being offered in the Washington, DC area, either September 12–14 or September 16–18. We encourage any of our Associate or Barrister members (or others who might appreciate this high-quality educational experience) to consider attending.

2018-2019 Meeting Dates

The meeting dates and times for the 2018-2019 term are as follows:

  • September 27, 2018 – New Member Orientation (3:30 pm for new members), followed by Welcome/Kick-Off Meeting with hors d’oeuvres and drinks (4:30-6:00 pm for new/returning/Honorary members). Location: TBA
  • November 14, 2018 – Program 1 (5:00 pm). Location: TBA
  • January 22, 2019 – Program 2 (5:00 pm). Location: TBA
  • March 5, 2019 – Program 3 (5:00 pm). Location: TBA
  • April 17, 2019 – Program 4 (5:00 pm). Location: TBA
  • May 16, 2019 – Annual Dinner (5:00 pm). Location: TBA

PTAB Judicial Conference

Sharing Insights: From Bench to Bar and Bar to Bench

Monday July 8, 2018

USPTO Midwest Regional Office (FDA Training Room, Suite 5900)

Click here for more information.


2018 Member Survey, Renewals, and Change of Status

Please click the above link and take a few minutes to fill out the Member Survey. The responses will be useful for knowing how many open spots are available for 2018-2019 and will provide information about potential venues for our meetings. If you have any questions, please let us know.

2018 Nominate a New Member

If you would like to nominate an individual for consideration by the Michigan IP Inn of Court, please use the above form to submit their name and information.

2018 Nominee Statement

If you have been nominated for consideration, please use the above link to provide your Nominee Statement.

Update Personal Member Info

After clicking the above link, you will taken to the National American Inns of Court website. Your login is your email address used with the Michigan IP Inn of Court.

Please select the Forgot my password. A new password will be emailed to you.

Update any information that is incorrect in the National American Inns of Court record. We will be using this information for upcoming invoices, meeting reminders, team groupings, and other communications.

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.