Intellectual Property Owners Association is a trade association of companies and individuals from all industries and technology fields that own or are interested in intellectual property rights. IPO advocates for effective IP rights to legislative bodies, IP offices, and courts worldwide and hosts educational programs on the value of IP.
ITechLaw has been serving the technology law community worldwide since 197. It has a global membership base representing six continents and more than 60 countries. Members reflect a broad spectrum of expertise in the technology law field and we provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and in-depth examination of information technology and telecommunications law issues.
The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) has been educating and connecting members of the greater Los Angeles intellectual property legal community since 1934. With over 30+ Member Firms and 900+ Members, we provide top tier programming including our renowned annual Spring Seminar, Washington in The West, Judges' Night Gala and TechTainment.
Since 1985 the Los Angeles Venture Association has been providing forums where entrepreneurs and executives of start-up, emerging growth and late stage venture funded companies actively meet and learn from fellow executives, investors, bankers, financial advisors and other providers of professional services. Our extensive slate of monthly Strategic Interest Group meetings and panel discussions feature exceptional presentations by prominent members of our investment, entrepreneurial, business and academic communities. Our annual Meet the VC conference, First Look LA and the LAVA Awards Dinner are our region's premiere forums on investment capital. We also co-produce events with many of our affiliated organizations. For more information go to www.lava.org.
OCTANe drives technology industry growth and innovation in Orange County by connecting ideas and people with resources and capital. Its members represent Orange County technology executive leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, academicians, and strategic advisors, all working together to fuel innovation in the OC. The organization has helped more than 800 companies via the LaunchPad™ SBDC accelerator. LaunchPad™-certified companies have received more than $1.7 billion in investment and equity exits. OCTANe annually welcomes more than 7,000 people to its programs and events. More than 2,000 business leaders throughout the Orange County region are OCTANe members. For more information, visit www.octaneoc.org.
Plug and Play Tech Center is a global innovation platform that connects startups to forward-thinking corporations in nine different industry verticals. We invest in over 100 companies every year and were named the ‘Most Active VC in the Valley’ in 2014. We have 22 locations across the world with previous success stories that include PayPal, Dropbox, SoundHound, and Lending Club.