The MIPLC Annual Alumni Conference

The MIPLC initiated the annual Alumni Conference to make use of the competences of the Alumni Network, both for the advancement of IP and competition law, as well as for the benefit of the Network's members. Since the first conference in 2012, MIPLC graduates from all over the world have been returning to Munich to share their experiences, discuss cutting-edge IP topics, meet old friends, and enlarge their professional networks. Both the conference and the dinner party offer ample opportunity for these activities.

MIPLC 15th Anniversary and 6th Annual Alumni Conference

15 years of the MIPLC cooperation project – join us for a ceremony on Friday, February 23, 2018, and the 6th Annual Alumni Conference on Saturday, February 24, 2018!

On Friday, we will celebrate the 15th anniversary of MIPLC. This festive event will include addresses from representatives of the four MIPLC institutions as well as an anniversary speech by Professor Manuel Desantes (University of Alicante), a former Vice-President of the European Patent Office and one of the founding fathers of the European Intellectual Property Institutes Network (EIPIN). The celebration will begin at 4:00 PM (registration starting from 3:00 PM) and close with a reception.

On Saturday, in order to mark the special occasion of the anniversary, the Alumni conference will bring together MIPLC alumni and faculty from across the globe. Together, they will explore "The World of IP: Caught Between Globalism and Nationalism." For more information, please refer to the conference program

The dinner party on Saturday evening will be held at Praterinsel.

How To Participate

Both events, jointly organized by the MIPLC and "Friends of the MIPLC e.V.", are open to the greater MIPLC community, including alumni, students, faculty, the different boards, internship sponsors, employers, members of "Friends of the MIPLC e.V.", and other benefactors. In mid-December, these groups received an invitation with a link to the registration page. If you do not belong to one of these groups but would like to attend, you may do so by joining "Friends of the MIPLC e.V."  

Registrations will be accepted until February 16, 2018, included.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring the MIPLC Alumni Conference is an excellent way to increase your firm's visibility with a circle of leading professionals and stakeholders in the field of IP from all around the world. The various options we offer are presented in our sponsorship brochure.

Sponsors and Supporters

We are grateful to the following persons and institutions for generously supporting this event: 


  Intel Corporation





Past Conferences

The programs and picture galleries of the previous conference are available below. Please click on the pictures.

Conference 2016
Conference 2015
Conference 2014
Conference 2013
Conference 2012