The Association of Corporate Patent Counsel (ACPC) is a membership association of Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of businesses operating in the United States.  ACPC was created in 1966 to provide a forum for Chief Intellectual Property Counsel (or equivalent) to share best practices related to intellectual property management, operations, strategies and the issues and challenges faced on the job. The Association strives to achieve this by holding two national meetings per year which focus on (i) networking with in-house peers, (ii) having presentations from high quality speakers covering current topics for continuing legal education, and (iii) sharing insights into best practices through benchmarking



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Registration is Now Open for the ACPC 2021 Winter Meeting

January 25-27, 2021

12:00-4:15 PM EST

Register today for the ACPC 2021 Virtual Winter Meeting.

ACPC is pleased to bring together our Chief Patent Counsel community for an exciting three days of learning, information sharing, and networking. 

This year's Winter Meeting offers five outstanding professional programs, two informative company presentations and our first-ever diversity and inclusion panel discussion.

In addition to educational sessions, our Virtual Winter Meeting program includes three exciting networking opportunities to engage with Chief Patent Counsel colleagues from around the country.

Programs start at noon each day, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, January 25-27, beginning at 12pm EST, and end with interactive programs designed to start the year with some informative networking and a little fun too.

Start the year off right.  Join your ACPC colleagues this January 25-27.  REGISTER TODAY!



Dear ACPC Member,

The Association of Corporate Patent Counsel has a rich history of building a strong national network of chief intellectual property counsel and providing forums for networking and professional education.  As much of the world is changing and responding to new environments, so is our association.  

ACPC continues to offer its brand of unique professional programs, valuable benchmarking studies, and intentional opportunities for networking and national and regional connections.  In addition, ACPC has grown in the following key areas:

  • expanded its offerings to include more virtual programs and meetings;
  • increased it use of technology to connect and engage members and leaders in our field;
  • established a diversity and inclusion committee to keep ACPC at the forefront of matters related to diversity and inclusion in our profession and social injustice and equity; 
  • conducted more surveys to acquire member input on the direction of ACPC and member needs and interests; and 
  • continues to take a critical look at opportunities for local and special interest engagement.

Our members make the difference in everything we do.  For that, I thank each of you for being a part of ACPC, sharing your ideas, and participation in our professional programs.  

Our national network is a terrific resource of professional experience and knowledge. I wish you continued success, and hope your connection with ACPC has made a difference in some way.

Warm regards,
Krish Gupta


ACPC's Diversity and Inclusion Statement

ACPC believes that every person is entitled to be treated with dignity, fairness and respect. ACPC joins with leaders in the corporate and legal communities worldwide to affirm our support of and commitment to justice and equality for all regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. Let us lead by example by standing strong together to make a difference in our communities. These are challenging times for our nation, but we are confident that peace and understanding will ultimately prevail and that we will emerge stronger, more unified and with a greater appreciation for the diversity among us.

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To apply for ACPC membership, please click below to fill out an application and submit to info@acpcnet.org.

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