Welcome to the Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court!
Established in 2010, the Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn fosters collegiality between intellectual property attorneys from all corners of the profession, including law firms, industry, law school, academia, and the judiciary. The Atlanta IP Inn of Court is a member of the American Inns of Court. The Inn's calendar year runs from September through May and membership is by invitation only. Additional information about becoming a member can be found here.
The Linn Inn Alliance
In 2010, the Atlanta IP Inn became the 10th member of the Linn Inn Alliance, an organization of IP-focused inns across the country and around the world. The Atlanta IP Inn's founding satisfied Judge Richard Linn's goal of establishing 10 IP-focused Inns across the country by 2010. Since then, not only has the number of Inns in the Linn Inn Alliance grown, the Atlanta IP Inn's size has doubled and is currently at maximum capacity.
The Atlanta IP Inn of Court regularly hosts members of inns in the Linn Inn Alliance. If you are visiting from out of town and would like to join us for a meeting please contact us. If you are a member of the Atlanta IP Inn and would like to visit other Inns around the country, we encourage you to contact them directly. A full list of other members of the Linn Inn Alliance can be found here.
Our Members & Membership Levels
The Inn strives to diversify its membership across age groups, the type of IP practice (e.g.., trademark, copyright, patent, litigation, transactional, etc.), and the type of employer (inhouse, big firm, small firm, solo practitioners, academia, judges, law clerks, and other government agencies).
Inn members are generally separated into four different levels based on the number of years those members have been in practice as follows:
Pupils - current law student members, typically 2Ls or 3Ls.
Associates - new attorneys that have been in practice from 1 to 7 years.
Barristers - attorneys that have been in practice from 8 to 15 years.
Masters - attorneys that have been in practice longer than 15 years.
The Inn also allows our more senior and long-contributing members to request emeritus status, which waives our attendance requirement.
The Mission of the American Inns of Court is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. The Atlanta IP Inn extends that mission to Georgia attorneys that practice in the intellectual property field.