I am going on a Law Society trade mission/networking event to LA in June. So far there are only about 5 Solicitors booked to go, of which 2-3 are IP lawyers! I am surprised there are so few going, and also surprised that such a large proportion are IP lawyers. I thought I would write this blog to let smaller practitioners know about this trip in case any of you are interested to go too. It seems an excellent opportunity to learn about the Californian legal market and establish contacts with the legal profession in the state. I am particularly interested as I have a number of relatives living in LA, so building connections with firms over there will be useful to me from a personal point of view. I am particularly hoping to identify LA small firms that will also be attending INTA. Charlotte Ford at the Law Society has suggested I put her in touch with someone at INTA so that she can try to identify such firms. Does anyone have any ideas who would be the most suitable person to put her in touch with?