Divisions, Sections & Committees


The HNBA Intellectual Property Law Section is intended to serve HNBA members and the profession by furthering the development and improvement of intellectual property law, educating HNBA members in intellectual property legal matters and related professional responsibilities, and helping members to serve their clients competently, efficiently and professionally.

The HNBA IP Section serves as a pipeline to Alumni of the HNBA Intellectual Property Law Institute (“IPLI”) for their continued interest in intellectual property law and involvement as a member of the HNBA.

The IP Law Section is empowered and expected to:

  • Provide a forum for interested HNBA members to share knowledge and study cutting-edge issues concerning patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing arrangements and other intellectual property matters.
  • Provide a venue for HNBA members with intellectual property practices to engage in meaningful networking and exchanges of ideas.


Luiz Miranda
HNBA Intellectual Property Law Section Chair​
Mayer Brown LLP
Chicago, IL
E: lmiranda@mayerbrown.com

Kenneth Guerra
HNBA Intellectual Property Law Section Programs Chair
Washington, DC
E: kenneth.guerra@finnegan.com