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"AI + IP = ?"

The IP Awareness Summit® is the only annual event that examines the impact of IP awareness on innovation, creative expression, commerce and society – and the strategies for improving it. 


IPAS 2024 hosts are the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) and Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Kellogg School of Management. This year’s theme is ‘AI + IP = ?' The conference will look at artificial intelligence's impact on creation, creators, innovation, content, IP rights and competition. ​

IPAS 2024 will provide those who attend an excellent opportunity for discussion and networking in a conducive setting.

Sample topics include:

  • Accelerate, regulate or leave it alone - Responding to the AI challenge

  • IP rights and AI bots - Turning adversaries into partners 

  • Back to basics: Identifying and nurturing good AI-IP behavior

  • Fostering diversity and entrepreneurship through IP and AI

          IPAS 2024 includes a keynote and featured speaker, plus two
          discussion breakouts led by panelists, lunch and a networking reception


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IPAS 2022

Foster Positive Awareness

Learn about the ways businesses, IP professionals and others are conveying the relevance of IP, IP rights and A.I. 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

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What to Expect:

Two renowned keynotes, several timely panels, 20+ prominent speakers and numerous attendees. You will also find 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 and attitudes affecting IP, IP rights  and A.I. 

A light lunch will be served and a reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres following the final panel, will provide opportunities to meet the speakers and fellow attendees. A nominal fee to cover costs will be charged on a sliding scale. Included are two discussion breaks. In-person registration and livestream access are limited.

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