'The Future of Intellectual Property'

The fifth annual Intellectual Property Awareness Summit® (IPAS 2022) returned this year on April 5th to the SF-Bay Area at UC Berkeley. This year’s event took place both in-person and virtual for those unable to travel.

IPAS 2022 is a gathering of IP owners, creators, educators, lawyers, organizations and investors, all with a common goal – to explore ways to make the benefits of IP rights, and the issues surrounding them, more apparent to key audiences.


Topics addressed this year include:

  • Entrepreneurship and Diversity – Do strong IP rights help or hinder them?

  • The IP Understanding Disconnect – What is it? Why it matters. How to address it.

  • The Impact of  Web3 and ‘Virtual’ Property on IP  AI, blockchain and NFTs

  • China and Global Threats – IP’s role in maintaining an innovation edge

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The IP Awareness Summit® is the only annual event that examines the impact of IP awareness on innovation, content, people and value – and the strategies for improving it. IPAS 2022 will provide those who attend an excellent opportunity for discussion and networking in a conducive setting.


IPAS 2022 hosts are the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) and the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Institute for Business Innovation.  Additional hosting is being provided by the Tusher Initiative for the Management of Intellectual Capital. This year’s theme is ‘the Future of Intellectual Property’.

IPAS 2022 Attendees at the Haas School of Business

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Learn about the ways businesses, IP professionals and others are conveying the relevance of IP and IP rights in a knowledge-driven world. Build positive IP awareness with stakeholders.

Explore new techniques for conveying the role of patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as trade secrets, in creating jobs and fostering competition and sharing.  


Who should attend? 

  • Businesses (all types & sizes)

  • IP owners

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Inventors and Creators

  • Investors

  • Educators

  • Policymakers

  • Researchers

  • Engineers

  • IP professionals

  • IP and policy organizations

  • Students

  • Journalists

Foster Positive Awareness

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What to Expect:

2 renowned keynotes, 4 timely panels, 18 prominent speakers, lively discourse, fresh thinking and excellent networking opportunities. 

Join a select group of thought-leaders – owners, creators, educators, lawyers and investors – in exploring the issues affecting IP and IP rights. 

A light lunch will be served on the outdoor patio. A reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be held on the patio Covid permitting following the last panel. In-person and livestream registration limited.

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The safety of our guests, attendees, and staff is of the utmost importance to us as we begin to transition to in-person events. Proof of full vaccination status will be required and checked upon entry. Valid forms of proof include:

  • An actual CDC vaccination card


  • A digital photo or copy of your vaccination card

Attendees are expected to comply with current University of California and California State face-covering requirements. Lunch, a networking break, and the reception will be held on the outdoor patio. The Spieker Forum is large, high-ceilinged lecture hall with ample ventilation.