In-House Perspectives: When and Why Inside-Outside Collaborations Thrive.

Our next event is September 26, 2019
6 – 9 pm.

San Diego-in-house patent attorneys describe their IP responsibilities—including working with inventors, general counsel, and boards—and share views on how outside counsel can contribute to in-house success.

Apply for the Mock Markman Competition

The SDIPLA and The United States District Court for the Southern District of California


The 2019 Mock Markman Competition
October 30, 2019

Open to attorneys with four years or less in practice, participants will be assigned into teams of two to brief and argue the construction of four claim terms before judges of the United States District Court.
Participants will be scored on their written submissions and oral argument, with awards for team and individual performance.
  • The competition is open to the first 48 attorneys to register.
  • Registration due by August 14
  • Team assignments and distribution of the competition materials on August 27.
  • Opening briefs due on September 18.
  • Responsive briefs due on October 2.
  • Oral arguments will take place at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California on October 30, 2019.

Our Sponsors:

Foley & Lardner LLP
Kilpatrick Townsend
Knobbe Martens
Morrison Foerster

The SDIPLA has two primary aims: (1) connect local IP practioners with each other, and (2) provide topical, meaningful continuing legal education.


SDIPLA provides a forum in which members meet monthly to exchange ideas and engage in stimulating discussions concerning the cutting-edge IP issues we all face. It also allows our members the opportunity to network and simply make friends or contacts with others sharing this worthy profession.

In addition, SDIPLA provides valuable opportunities to earn CLE credits at a very reasonable price in a relaxed atmosphere.

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