From its inception in 2002, IIPSJ has conducted programs to reach out to the bench and bar and to government officials through workshops and seminars as well as through participation in professional organizations such as the Giles Rich Inn of Court and the American Intellectual Property Association. One of IIPSJ’s earliest conferences was a continuing legal education program designed for lawyers and judges. The CLE has been done annually ever since.

Over the years IIPSJ has sponsored or participated in various outreach initiatives and programs to educate undergraduates and community members about IP and its opportunities. This aspect continues to grow through partnering with the NAACP, the USPTO, Sramani, and with other organizations for particular programs.

IIPSJ at Howard University School of Law (HUSL) is designed to provide interested students with the tools needed to succeed as IP attorneys and advocates. IIPSJ at HUSL supports the IP curriculum, mentors students academically and professionally, supports student IP and entertainment law organizations, and sponsors outside speakers for various informational student programs.