Newsletter – November 5, 2017

Dear SIPLA,

We enjoyed seeing everyone at the second EOP last Wednesday, thank you all for coming out to hear a really interesting discussion about some of the recent and current Supreme Court IP cases! Also, thank you to everyone who voted for the IPEL constitution, which garnered a 100% approval. The constitutional amendment will now go to the SBA for final approval. We will keep everyone informed.

Please also see the following announcements below:

(1) Fall Interview Prep Session

(2) IP Speaker Series – Jacob S. Sherkow “University Patent Licenses in the CRISPR Era”

(3) Patents in Telecomm Conference

(4) International Trademark Association Career Panel and Leadership Conference

(5) Job Opportunities

(6) SIPLA Spotlight – Robert (Levent) Herunger

If you haven’t joined our Facebook group, please do so at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gwsipla/.

(1) Fall Interview Prep Session

SIPLA is proud to announce it will be hosting its Fall Interview Prep Session on Monday Nov 6th from 7:30-8:30 PM in L401. This is an incredibly practical and informative program that will discuss the types of questions employers ask and the hallmarks of good answers/pitfalls to avoid, along with resources available to search for the perfect summer internship. There will be free pizza and soft drinks.
(2) GW IP Speaker Series – Jacob S. Sherkow “University Patent Licenses in the CRISPR Era”

Please join the IP department on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 12 – 1:30 PM in the SCC (second floor Lisner) for this month’s IP Speaker series. Jacob S. Sherkow, professor at New York Law School, will be discussing “University Patent Licenses in the CRISPR Era.”

(3) Patents in Telecoms Conference

GW Law and the University College London, along with ETSI and GSMA will be hosting a Patents in Telecoms Conference Thursday, Nov. 9 – Friday, Nov. 10 from 8:45 AM – 4:45 PM in the Jack Morton Auditorium.

(4) International Trademark Association Career Panel and Leadership Conference

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is hosting a free panel discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 2:30 – 4:00 PM at the Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 12 (900 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, 20001). The panel is designed specifically for law students and will feature legal professionals sharing their thoughts and advice about the numerous career opportunities in the field of trademark law. Students are invited to sit in on the panel and then attend INTA’s Leadership Meeting ceremony and welcome reception. Interested students should register HERE. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

(5) Job Opportunities

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch, and Birch is accepting applications for a summer 2018 law clerk. Please email Hailey Bureau (hbureau@law.gwu.edu) with your resume to apply or for additional information.

Below are several job opportunities for all class years. In addition, students looking for a summer 2018 job should continue to check CORE as applications continue to be uploaded.

Spring & Summer 2018 Law Clerkship
The Nature Conservancy | Arlington – VA
Application Deadline: 12/20/2017, 11:59 PM

Internship
Smithsonian Institution, Office of General Counsel | Washington DC
Application Deadline: 1/15/2018, 11:59 PM

2018 IP Summer Associate
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP | Cleveland – OH
Application Deadline: 3/30/2018, 11:59 PM

1L, 2L or 3L Law Students
Levine Bagade Han LLP | Palo Alto – CA
Application Deadline: 5/31/2018, 11:59 PM

Public Policy/Legal Internship
ACT | The App Association | Washington DC – DC
Application Deadline: 10/21/2018, 11:59 PM

(6) SIPLA Spotlight – Robert (Levent) Herunger

SIPLA Spotlight is a Newsletter segment where we feature 2L or 3L SIPLA members every newsletter. The purpose of SIPLA Spotlight is to introduce the 1L SIPLA members to upperclassmen who are interested in varying aspects of IP Law and have many different backgrounds. 1Ls, if an upperclassmen has a similar background as you, is interested in the same practice area as you, has interned where you want to intern, etc., please feel free to reach out to them via email (you can reach anyone in the law school by searching their name in the recipients line of an email). They have all been in your shoes and are more than wiling to give you some advice!
Levent was born here in Richmond, but then grew up in Istanbul, Turkey, where he took the natural science International Baccalaureate track in High School. In college, he studied Computer Science/Engineering with a minor in Business at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.

During his 1L summer, Levent worked at the USPTO as part of their Patent Experience Program, where he helped draft office actions in response to patent applications. He then spent this past summer as a Summer Associate with Jones Day here in their D.C. Office. Levent is interested in patent litigation because of his ability to use his computer science background to help him analyze disputes while also using his more outgoing skills as an advocate. Further, his deep interest in technology, including his interest in working with and learning new inventions and innovations, led him to patent prosecution. Therefore, Levent is returning to Jones Day full time after graduation to focus on various patent matters.

Levent is involved with Law Review, the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and the International Law Society with the law school. Outside of law school, Levent is a big sports fan (specifically soccer and basketball), tech geek (keeping up with the latest gadgets, modifying them, and even coding his own programs when he has the time), and musician (playing the guitar and DJ-ing whenever possible).

– Have a great week,

Newsletter – October 30, 2017

Dear SIPLA,

We hope everyone had an eerily fun Halloween weekend! We are looking forward to the second EOP of the year on Wednesday (more details below) and hope everyone won’t be too spooked to come (OK I’m done with the awful Halloween jokes now).

Please also see the following announcements below:

(1) Constitutional Amendment Officially Recognizing IPEL Blog – ACTION REQUIRED

(2) Employer Outreach Program, Nov. 1

(3) Munich Summer Program Info Session

(4) Fall Interview Prep Session

(5) IP Speaker Series – Jacob S. Sherkow “University Patent Licenses in the CRISPR Era”

(6) Patents in Telecomm Conference

(7) Job Opportunities

(8) SIPLA Spotlight – Ashley Cade

If you haven’t joined our Facebook group, please do so at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gwsipla/.

(1) Constitutional Amendment Officially Recognizing IPEL Blog – ACTION REQUIRED

The Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law (IPEL) Blog is seeking official SBA sponsorship and in the process it was discovered that SIPLA’s constitution does not officially recognize the blog although it is a part of SIPLA organization. As such, IPEL’s executive board has drafted a constitutional amendment, which has been passed by SIPLA’s executive board. Per Article IV of SIPLA’s constitution, a constitutional amendment requires an affirmative vote by at least 2/3 of SIPLA’s voting membership. I have attached both the SIPLA Constitution and the proposed Constitutional Amendment for reference. We need EVERYONE to vote on the amendment HERE by Friday, 11/3 at 5PM.

The amendment is very short and it will only take a couple minutes to look over and cast a vote. This is critically important to IPEL’s functioning so please take a couple of minutes and cast your vote.

(2) Employer Outreach Program, Nov. 1

On Wednesday, Nov. 1st, from 5:00 – 7:30 PM in the SCC, SIPLA will host its second Employer Outreach Program of the year. Representatives from several law firms will take part in a panel on “IP at the Supreme Court.” We will also be hosting a networking event before and after the panel.
There will be free food and drinks. Alcohol will be available via a ticket system for individuals over the age of 21 with a valid, government-issued ID.
Dress Code: Business Professional

Participating firms*:
Fried Frank

Foley & Lardner

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

Morrison & Foerster

Pillsbury Winthrop
*The firms in attendance will not be collecting resumes or any sort of credentials from 1Ls, as it is against NALP guidelines to collect them at this time.

(3) Munich IP Summer Study Abroad Info Session

Students interested in learning more about intellectual property law while also traveling to Germany are encouraged to attend the Munich IP Summer Study Abroad info session on Wednesday Nov. 1 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in Stockton 305. Program Directors Robert Brauneis, Dean Whealan, and Katie White, as well as previous years’ students will provide more information about the program. This is an excellent opportunity for all students and especially for 1L students to demonstrate their interest in IP law to employers at on campus interviews in August. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

(4) Fall Interview Prep Session

SIPLA is proud to announce it will be hosting its Fall Interview Prep Session on Monday Nov 6th from 7:30-8:30 PM in L401. This is an incredibly practical and informative program that will discuss the types of questions employers ask and the hallmarks of good answers/pitfalls to avoid, along with resources available to search for the perfect summer internship. There will be free pizza and soft drinks.
(5) GW IP Speaker Series – Jacob S. Sherkow “University Patent Licenses in the CRISPR Era”

Please join the IP department on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 12 – 1:30 PM in the SCC (second floor Lisner) for this month’s IP Speaker series. Jacob S. Sherkow, professor at New York Law School, will be discussing “University Patent Licenses in the CRISPR Era.”

(6) Patents in Telecoms Conference

GW Law and the University College London, along with ETSI and GSMA will be hosting a Patents in Telecoms Conference Thursday, Nov. 9 – Friday, Nov. 10 from 8:45 AM – 4:45 PM in the Jack Morton Auditorium.

(7) Job Opportunities

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch, and Birch is accepting applications for a summer 2018 law clerk. Please email Hailey Bureau (hbureau@law.gwu.edu) with your resume to apply or for additional information.

Below are several job opportunities for all class years. In addition, students looking for a summer 2018 job should continue to check CORE as applications continue to be uploaded.

Summer Associate
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. | Alexandria – VA
** Note – now open to additional practice areas, not limited to those in
original job description.
Application Deadline: 10/31/2017, 11:59 PM

Spring & Summer 2018 Law Clerkship
The Nature Conservancy | Arlington – VA
Application Deadline: 12/20/2017, 11:59 PM

Internship
Smithsonian Institution, Office of General Counsel | Washington DC
Application Deadline: 1/15/2018, 11:59 PM

2018 IP Summer Associate
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP | Cleveland – OH
Application Deadline: 3/30/2018, 11:59 PM

1L, 2L or 3L Law Students
Levine Bagade Han LLP | Palo Alto – CA
Application Deadline: 5/31/2018, 11:59 PM

Public Policy/Legal Internship
ACT | The App Association | Washington DC – DC
Application Deadline: 10/21/2018, 11:59 PM

(8) SIPLA Spotlight – Ashley Cade

SIPLA Spotlight is a Newsletter segment where we feature 2L or 3L SIPLA members every newsletter. The purpose of SIPLA Spotlight is to introduce the 1L SIPLA members to upperclassmen who are interested in varying aspects of IP Law and have many different backgrounds. 1Ls, if an upperclassmen has a similar background as you, is interested in the same practice area as you, has interned where you want to intern, etc., please feel free to reach out to them via email (you can reach anyone in the law school by searching their name in the recipients line of an email). They have all been in your shoes and are more than wiling to give you some advice!
Ashley graduated from University of Michigan with degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry, with a small focus on bionanotechnology and a larger focus on green chemistry. During undergrad, she spent a few summers working with the FDA remediation team at Terumo Cardiovascular Group, a medical device company based in Ann Arbor.

For Ashley’s 1L summer, she returned to Terumo, where she worked extensively with the in-house patent prosecution team doing a lot of prior art and freedom to operate searching. During her 2L year, she worked at the Department of Justice Intellectual Property Section, which is part of Civil Litigation Division, working mostly on copyright issues but also some patent work. This past summer, Ashley worked at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York with their life sciences patent litigation group. She enjoyed her experience there and plans to return after graduation. During this year, Ashley is also interning at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims here in D.C.

Ashley was the SIPLA Mentoring Chair last year, and has also been one of the Captains of the Softball Team since her 1L year. She also plays softball with real adults both with the Michigan Alumni Team from spring to summer and an adult co-ed league in Arlington in the fall.

– Have a great week,

Newsletter – October 23, 2017

Dear SIPLA,

Congratulations to the 1Ls for taking your first law school exam! We hope you had a relaxing break after!

Please also see the following announcements below:

(1) Employer Outreach Program, Nov. 1

(2) Patent Bar Info Session

(3) Munich Summer Program Info Session

(4) IP Speaker Series – Jacob S. Sherkow “University Patent Licenses in the CRISPR Era”

(5) Patents in Telecomm Conference

(6) Small and Medium Law Firm Networking Reception

(7) MoFo 1L Patent Prosecution and Litigation Reception

(8) Job Opportunities

(9) SIPLA Spotlight – Akkad Moussa

If you haven’t joined our Facebook group, please do so at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gwsipla/.

(1) Employer Outreach Program, Nov. 1

On Wednesday, Nov. 1st, from 5:00 – 7:30 PM in the SCC, SIPLA will host its second Employer Outreach Program of the year. Representatives from several law firms will take part in a panel on “IP at the Supreme Court.” We will also be hosting a networking event before and after the panel.
There will be free food and drinks. Alcohol will be available via a ticket system for individuals over the age of 21 with a valid, government-issued ID.
Dress Code: Business Professional

Participating firms*:
Fried Frank

Foley & Lardner

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

Morrison & Foerster

Pillsbury Winthrop
*The firms in attendance will not be collecting resumes or any sort of credentials from 1Ls, as it is against NALP guidelines to collect them at this time.
(2) Patent Bar Info Session
If you are a student with an undergrad degree (or at least two years of coursework) in engineering, computer sciences or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, some related fields), and are interested in becoming a Patent Agent or Attorney, Practicing Law Institute (PLI) invites you to a presentation by John White, Academic Director of PLI’s Patent Office Exam Course. The information session will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in Stockton 305 and will discuss:

The latest info on the Patent Office Exam
Who can take it,
How it works, now that it’s on computer and “on demand,”
When you should take it (you don’t need to…and probably shouldn’t…wait until you graduate),
How the America Invents Act is impacting the Exam, and
Recommendations on when and how to study for this very difficult Exam
Scholarships to PLI’s other IP programs will also be discussed.

Please visit PLI’s website for a wealth of information and resources:

www.PatentOfficeExamCourse.com www.pli.edu

(3) Munich IP Summer Study Abroad Info Session

Students interested in learning more about intellectual property law while also traveling to Germany are encouraged to attend the Munich IP Summer Study Abroad info session on Wednesday Nov. 1 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in Stockton 305. Program Directors Robert Brauneis, Dean Whealan, and Katie White, as well as previous years’ students will provide more information about the program. This is an excellent opportunity for all students and especially for 1L students to demonstrate their interest in IP law to employers at on campus interviews in August. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

(4) GW IP Speaker Series – Jacob S. Sherkow “University Patent Licenses in the CRISPR Era”

Please join the IP department on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 12 – 1:30 PM in the SCC (second floor Lisner) for this month’s IP Speaker series. Jacob S. Sherkow, professor at New York Law School, will be discussing “University Patent Licenses in the CRISPR Era.”

(5) Patents in Telecoms Conference

GW Law and the University College London, along with ETSI and GSMA will be hosting a Patents in Telecoms Conference Thursday, Nov. 9 – Friday, Nov. 10 from 8:45 AM – 4:45 PM in the Jack Morton Auditorium.

(6) Small and Medium Law Firm Networking Reception

Don’t miss the Small and Medium Law Firm Networking Reception on Monday, Oct. 23, in the Marvin Center. 5 to 7 PM. RSVP on CORE.

The following IP firms* will be participating:
Haug Partner
Bookoff McAndrews PLLC
Cahn & Samuels, LLP
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider
*Note, resumes will be accepted from upper class law students only.

(7) MoFo 1L Patent Prosecution and Litigation Reception

Please join Morrison and Foerster on Wednesday Nov. 29 from 6-8:30 PM at Rosa Mexicano (575 7th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20004) to learn to learn more about their 1L Patent Prosecution & IP Litigation Two-Summer Program. MoFo’s Two-Summer Patent Programs were created to develop you into the next successful MoFo IP attorney. The firm will immerse summer associates in their Patent Prosecution Group or Patent Litigation Group over two full summers, help guide professional development and pay for the USPTO exam fee. Student associates will also attend MoFo’s unique Patent Boot Camp training program, be mentored by our leading IP partners and receive a $15,000 bonus upon successful completion of the program.

Email Jeniea Howard to RSVP by Monday, November 20th.

(8) Job Opportunities

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch, and Birch is accepting applications for a summer 2018 law clerk. Please email Hailey Bureau (hbureau@law.gwu.edu) with your resume to apply or for additional information.

Below are several job opportunities for all class years. In addition, students looking for a summer 2018 job should continue to check CORE as applications continue to be uploaded.

Summer Associate
The Webb Law Firm | Pittsburgh – PA
Application Deadline: 10/25/2017, 11:59 PM

Summer Associate
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. | Alexandria – VA
** Note – now open to additional practice areas, not limited to those in
original job description.
Application Deadline: 10/31/2017, 11:59 PM

Spring & Summer 2018 Law Clerkship
The Nature Conservancy | Arlington – VA
Application Deadline: 12/20/2017, 11:59 PM

Internship
Smithsonian Institution, Office of General Counsel | Washington DC
Application Deadline: 1/15/2018, 11:59 PM

2018 IP Summer Associate
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP | Cleveland – OH
Application Deadline: 3/30/2018, 11:59 PM

1L, 2L or 3L Law Students
Levine Bagade Han LLP | Palo Alto – CA
Application Deadline: 5/31/2018, 11:59 PM

Public Policy/Legal Internship
ACT | The App Association | Washington DC – DC
Application Deadline: 10/21/2018, 11:59 PM

(9) SIPLA Spotlight – Akkad Moussa

SIPLA Spotlight is a Newsletter segment where we feature 2L or 3L SIPLA members every newsletter. The purpose of SIPLA Spotlight is to introduce the 1L SIPLA members to upperclassmen who are interested in varying aspects of IP Law and have many different backgrounds. 1Ls, if an upperclassmen has a similar background as you, is interested in the same practice area as you, has interned where you want to intern, etc., please feel free to reach out to them via email (you can reach anyone in the law school by searching their name in the recipients line of an email). They have all been in your shoes and are more than wiling to give you some advice!
Akkad graduated from Cornell University with a degree in chemistry, focusing on organic and analytical chemistry. He spent one summer doing research in Jülich Germany with Research Internships in Science Engineering (RISE), and the fall of his Senior year working with the chemistry team for the E.&J. Gallo Winery in Modesto, California.

During his 1L Summer, Akkad worked with the Chemistry & Life Sciences team at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP here in Washington, D.C. He is continued working there during his 2L year, mostly on prosecution, and then split his 2L summer between Kilpatrick Townsend and Baker Botts LLP in New York, doing prosecution and litigation with Baker Botts’ Life Sciences team. After graduation, he’ll be staying in DC and working at Kilpatrick Townsend.

In case you haven’t seen him, Akkad is very involved in SIPLA, as the Vice President last year and the President this year. He is also involved with Law Review and LAMBDA within the law school, and volunteers with Spark the Wave (feel free to reach out and ask him about it!), where he helps teach kids how to become service leaders in their communities, as well a number of other non-profit organizations. In his free time, Akkad enjoys the simple pleasures, such as cooking, listening to podcasts, and reading, as well as hiking and going to museums.

– Have a great week,

Newsletter – October 16, 2017

Dear SIPLA,

Good luck to the 1Ls on their midterm this week. If you need any help with studying or anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of the board members.

Please also see the following announcements below:

(1) A. Sidney Katz Lecture – The Honorable Judge Linn

(2) UPDATE – AIPLA Annual Meeting

(3) MoFo 1L Patent Prosecution and Litigation Reception

(4) Job Opportunities

(5) SIPLA Spotlight – Maleena Paal

If you haven’t joined our Facebook group, please do so at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gwsipla/.
(1) A. Sidney Katz Lecture – The Honorable Judge Linn
On Wednesday October 18th from 5:30 – 8 PM, the GW IP department will host the Honorable Judge Linn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the FCC (5th floor Burns).

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(2) UPDATE – AIPLA Annual Meeting

AIPLA’s annual meeting is October 19th-21st at the Marriot Wardman Park in Washington DC. Student registration is only $55 (the student discount is available to student members – students can become members here for $25, which includes admission into the New Members Reception) The meeting is a great opportunity to hear from practitioners (including Partners, In-House Counsel, Federal Circuit Judges, PTO leaders and others), and to network. You can register here.

Additionally, this year, The Law Student’s Committee, New Lawyer’s Committee and Law Practice Management Committee will be hosting Pathways to Success on October 18th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 at the Marriot. There will be a series of panels on different career paths with speakers from in-house counsel, outside counsel and the government. Registration is free. More info can be found here. There will be a networking reception sponsored by Fish & Richardson after the panels.

(3) MoFo 1L Patent Prosecution and Litigation Reception

Please join Morrison and Foerster on Wednesday Nov. 29 from 6-8:30 PM at Rosa Mexicano (575 7th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20004) to learn to learn more about their 1L Patent Prosecution & IP Litigation Two-Summer Program. MoFo’s Two-Summer Patent Programs were created to develop you into the next successful MoFo IP attorney. The firm will immerse summer associates in their Patent Prosecution Group or Patent Litigation Group over two full summers, help guide professional development and pay for the USPTO exam fee. Student associates will also attend MoFo’s unique Patent Boot Camp training program, be mentored by our leading IP partners and receive a $15,000 bonus upon successful completion of the program.

Email Jeniea Howard to RSVP by Monday, November 20th.

(4) Job Opportunities

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch, and Birch is accepting applications for a summer 2018 law clerk. Please email Hailey Bureau (hbureau@law.gwu.edu) with your resume to apply or for additional information.

Below are several job opportunities for all class years. In addition, students looking for a summer 2018 job should continue to check CORE as applications continue to be uploaded.

Summer Associate
The Webb Law Firm | Pittsburgh – PA
Application Deadline: 10/25/2017, 11:59 PM

Summer Associate
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. | Alexandria – VA
** Note – now open to additional practice areas, not limited to those in
original job description.
Application Deadline: 10/31/2017, 11:59 PM

Spring & Summer 2018 Law Clerkship
The Nature Conservancy | Arlington – VA
Application Deadline: 12/20/2017, 11:59 PM

Internship
Smithsonian Institution, Office of General Counsel | Washington DC
Application Deadline: 1/15/2018, 11:59 PM

2018 IP Summer Associate
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP | Cleveland – OH
Application Deadline: 3/30/2018, 11:59 PM

1L, 2L or 3L Law Students
Levine Bagade Han LLP | Palo Alto – CA
Application Deadline: 5/31/2018, 11:59 PM

Public Policy/Legal Internship
ACT | The App Association | Washington DC – DC
Application Deadline: 10/21/2018, 11:59 PM

(5) SIPLA Spotlight – Maleena Paal

SIPLA Spotlight is a Newsletter segment where we feature 2L or 3L SIPLA members every newsletter. The purpose of SIPLA Spotlight is to introduce the 1L SIPLA members to upperclassmen who are interested in varying aspects of IP Law and have many different backgrounds. 1Ls, if an upperclassmen has a similar background as you, is interested in the same practice area as you, has interned where you want to intern, etc., please feel free to reach out to them via email (you can reach anyone in the law school by searching their name in the recipients line of an email). They have all been in your shoes and are more than wiling to give you some advice!
Maleena graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Material Science & Engineering. After that, she spent a couple of years working for business consulting firms before working as an intellectual property clerk at a law firm. The clerk position solidified her desire to attend law school and her interest in IP law.

Maleena was a Summer Associate at Baker & McKenzie during her 1L and 2L summer. She was based out of the D.C. office, but she spent part of this past summer working out of Baker’s London office. Maleena plans to return to Baker & McKenzie after graduation to focus on patent law and international trade.

Maleena is also president of the South Asian Law Student Association, on the executive committee of the Moot Court Board, and a member of the AIPLA Quarterly Journal and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. In her free time Maleena likes to travel over breaks and takes a lot of weekend trips to visit new places or to meet friends and family. She also likes to cook and tries to test out a new recipe once a week.

Newsletter – October 8, 2017

Dear SIPLA,

It was great to see everyone at last week’s Employer Outreach Program! We hope to see you at the next EOP on Novermber 1st (more details to come in the next few weeks).

Please also see the following announcements below:

(1) GW IP Speaker Series – Clark D. Asay “Patenting Elasticities”

(2) A. Sidney Katz Lecture – The Honorable Judge Linn

(3) AIPLA Annual Meeting

(4) Job Opportunities

(5) SIPLA Spotlight – Samuel Cockriel

If you haven’t joined our Facebook group, please do so at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gwsipla/.

(1) GW IP Speaker Series – Clark D. Asay “Patenting Elasticities”

Please join the IP department on Wednesday, October 11th from 12 – 1:30 PM in the SCC (second floor Lisner) for this month’s IP Speaker series. Clark D. Asay, professor at Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School, will be discussing “Patenting Elasticities.”
(2) A. Sidney Katz Lecture – The Honorable Judge Linn
On Wednesday October 18th from 5:30 – 8 PM, the GW IP department will host the Honorable Judge Linn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the FCC (5th floor Burns).

(3) AIPLA Annual Meeting

AIPLA’s annual meeting is October 19th-21st at the Marriot Wardman Park in Washington DC. Student registration is only $55. The meeting is a great opportunity to hear from practitioners (including Partners, In-House Counsel, Federal Circuit Judges, PTO leaders and others), and to network. You can register here.

Additionally, this year, The Law Student’s Committee, New Lawyer’s Committee and Law Practice Management Committee will be hosting Pathways to Success on October 18th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 at the Marriot. There will be a series of panels on different career paths with speakers from in-house counsel, outside counsel and the government. Registration is free. More info can be found here. There will be a networking reception sponsored by Fish & Richardson after the panels.

(4) Job Opportunities

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch, and Birch is accepting applications for a summer 2018 law clerk. Please email Hailey Bureau (hbureau@law.gwu.edu) with your resume to apply or for additional information.

Below are several job opportunities for all class years. In addition, students looking for a summer 2018 job should continue to check CORE as applications continue to be uploaded.

Summer Associate
The Webb Law Firm | Pittsburgh – PA
Application Deadline: 10/25/2017, 11:59 PM

Summer Associate
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. | Alexandria – VA
** Note – now open to additional practice areas, not limited to those in
original job description.
Application Deadline: 10/31/2017, 11:59 PM

Spring & Summer 2018 Law Clerkship
The Nature Conservancy | Arlington – VA
Application Deadline: 12/20/2017, 11:59 PM

Internship
Smithsonian Institution, Office of General Counsel | Washington DC
Application Deadline: 1/15/2018, 11:59 PM

2018 IP Summer Associate
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP | Cleveland – OH
Application Deadline: 3/30/2018, 11:59 PM

1L, 2L or 3L Law Students
Levine Bagade Han LLP | Palo Alto – CA
Application Deadline: 5/31/2018, 11:59 PM

Public Policy/Legal Internship
ACT | The App Association | Washington DC – DC
Application Deadline: 10/21/2018, 11:59 PM

(5) SIPLA Spotlight – Samuel Cockriel

SIPLA Spotlight is a Newsletter segment where we feature 2L or 3L SIPLA members every newsletter. The purpose of SIPLA Spotlight is to introduce the 1L SIPLA members to upperclassmen who are interested in varying aspects of IP Law and have many different backgrounds. 1Ls, if an upperclassmen has a similar background as you, is interested in the same practice area as you, has interned where you want to intern, etc., please feel free to reach out to them via email (you can reach anyone in the law school by searching their name in the recipients line of an email). They have all been in your shoes and are more than wiling to give you some advice!
Sam graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. During his 1L year, Sam participated in the Strain PLLC Patent Law Training Program, and during the following summer, he worked for Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein, & Fox prosecuting mechanical device and design applications.

During his 2L year, Sam was a Judicial Extern at the Court of the Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Judge O’Malley’s chambers, a Writing Fellow for the LRW program, Secretary of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, and a finalist in the Rothwell Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition. This past summer, Sam split his time between Knobbe, Martens, Olson, & Bear in Irvine, CA and Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein, & Fox in D.C. After graduation, Sam will return to Knobbe Martens as a full-time associate.

This year, Sam is an Articles Editor for the George Washington Law Review, a Dean’s Fellow for the LRW program, a member of the Moot Court Board, and a Research Assistant for Dean John Whealan. Sam will also be representing GW Law at the Giles Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition this year with Emma Frank. Outside of law school, Sam loves hiking, playing tennis, and trying new restaurants with his wife.

Newsletter – October 1, 2017

Dear SIPLA,

It was great meeting everyone at the meet and greet last week. We hope to see everyone at our first Employer Outreach Program on Tuesday (see announcement below for more details)!

Please also see the following announcements below:

(1) Employer Outreach Program, Oct. 3

(2) No Patent? No Problem! – Soft IP Mixer

(3) Job Opportunities

(4) SIPLA Spotlight – Gabrial Mitchell

If you haven’t joined our Facebook group, please do so at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gwsipla/.

(1) Employer Outreach Program, Oct. 3
On Tuesday, October 3rd, from 5-7:30 PM in the SCC, SIPLA will host its first Employer Outreach Program of the year. Representatives from several law firms will take part in a panel on”Finding Your Path in IP.” We will also be hosting a networking event before and after the panel.
There will be free food and drinks. Alcohol will be available via a ticket system for individuals over the age of 21 with a valid, government-issued ID.
Dress Code: Business Professional

Participating firms*:
Akin Gump
Banner & Witcoff
Cooley
McDermott Will & Emery
Orrick
Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
*The firms in attendance will not be collecting resumes or any sort of credentials from 1Ls, as it is against NALP guidelines to collect them at this time.

(2) No Patent? No Problem! – Soft IP Mixer
SIPLA has coordinated with IPEL, ALES, and ESPLA to organize a mixer for students interested in soft IP (copyright, trademark, trade secrets; fashion, arts, media, entertainment). The mixer will be October 4th, from 6:30–8:30pm at Froggy Bottom Pub* (on K St). Come out and meet some upperclassmen to learn more about soft IP!

*Alcohol will be available via cash bar for individuals 21 and over with a valid, government issued ID.

(3) Job Opportunities

Below are several job opportunities for all class years. In addition, students looking for a summer 2018 job should continue to check CORE as applications continue to be uploaded.

Summer Associate
The Webb Law Firm | Pittsburgh – PA
Application Deadline: 10/25/2017, 11:59 PM

Summer Associate
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. | Alexandria – VA
** Note – now open to additional practice areas, not limited to those in
original job description.
Application Deadline: 10/31/2017, 11:59 PM

Spring & Summer 2018 Law Clerkship
The Nature Conservancy | Arlington – VA
Application Deadline: 12/20/2017, 11:59 PM

Internship
Smithsonian Institution, Office of General Counsel | Washington DC
Application Deadline: 1/15/2018, 11:59 PM

2018 IP Summer Associate
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP | Cleveland – OH
Application Deadline: 3/30/2018, 11:59 PM

1L, 2L or 3L Law Students
Levine Bagade Han LLP | Palo Alto – CA
Application Deadline: 5/31/2018, 11:59 PM

Public Policy/Legal Internship
ACT | The App Association | Washington DC – DC
Application Deadline: 10/21/2018, 11:59 PM

(4) SIPLA Spotlight – Gabrial Mitchell

SIPLA Spotlight is a Newsletter segment where we feature 2L or 3L SIPLA members every newsletter. The purpose of SIPLA Spotlight is to introduce the 1L SIPLA members to upperclassmen who are interested in varying aspects of IP Law and have many different backgrounds. 1Ls, if an upperclassmen has a similar background as you, is interested in the same practice area as you, has interned where you want to intern, etc., please feel free to reach out to them via email (you can reach anyone in the law school by searching their name in the recipients line of an email). They have all been in your shoes and are more than wiling to give you some advice!

After growing up in the “middle of nowhere” in Ohio, Gabby graduated from Kenyon College, a small liberal arts school in Ohio in 2015, where she doubled majored in anthropology and dance. During her 1L summer, Gabby attended the GW Summer Intellectual Property program in Munich and worked remotely as a research intern for a small firm in DC. During her 2L spring, Gabby worked at National Public Radio (NPR) on their copyright and licensing issues. As of her 2L summer, Gabby works at the Association of American Publishers, the major trade association for book publishers. She is also a research assistant for Professor Robert Brauneis (apparently because she dislikes free time).

Gabby is interested in soft intellectual property, primarily copyright. Her interest in copyright began with her studies of Labanotation, a written form of dance, and a concern for the legal protections of choreography. Along with being the soft IP chair of SIPLA, Gabby is also the senior managing editor of IPEL, SIPLA’s soft IP blog. Additionally, she is the president of the Art Law and Entertainment Society, a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, and on the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Journal. In her (clearly excessive) free time, Gabby reads (for fun), watches Netflix, bakes, and goes to brunch as often as possible.

– Have a great week!

Newsletter- September 24, 2017

Dear SIPLA,

We hope everyone has had a relaxing weekend, and we can’t wait to see everyone at the Meet and Greet tomorrow at Elephant and Castle! See the announcement below for more details.

Please see the following announcements below:

(1) 1L SIPLA Representatives

(2) Fall Meet and Greet: Tomorrow!

(3) IPEL Applications

(4) IPR Roundtable

(5) Employer Outreach Program, Oct. 3
(6) No Patent? No Problem! – Soft IP Mixer

(7) Job Opportunities

(8) SIPLA Spotlight – Emma Frank

If you haven’t joined our Facebook group, please do so at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gwsipla/.

(1) 1L SIPLA Representatives

We are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 1L/LLM SIPLA Representatives:

Cardozo: Preeti Rangaraj
Jackson: Andrew Brown
Jay: Hailey Bureau
Marshall: Jeanel Sunga
O’Connor: Jessie Delacenserie

LLM: Noor Hasan

Congratulations to all of you! Please note we are still looking for a representative from Brandeis Inn and a transfer student representative. Please email sipla@law.gwu.edu if you are interested.

(2) Fall Meet and Greet: Tomorrow!

Mentors, pairs were announced this weekend – if you signed up to be a mentor but haven’t been paired, reach out to Divesh. Mentees, be on the lookout for an email from your mentors this week. If you haven’t heard from your mentor by the end of the week, please email us at sipla@law.gwu.edu.

SIPLA will be hosting its annual mentor-mentee meet and greet on Monday September 25 at 5 pm at Elephant & Castle (900 19th St NW). This is a great opportunity to meet your mentor/mentee, other SIPLA members, as well as some of the IP faculty.

(3) IPEL Applications

The Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Brief (IPEL), SIPLA’s soft IP (copyright and trademark) blog where students have the opportunity to write a short blog post each semester, is seeking applications from 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLM students. Interested students should email gwipbrief@gmail.com to obtain the application or to find more information. The application will be due September 27 at 10 pm.

Note: Although this application is only open to upperclass students, 1Ls will be encouraged to apply later this semester.

(4) IPR Roundtable

On Thursday September 28, the GW IP department will be hosting a Roundtable discussion from 12-6 pm in the FCC. The topic will be on the current state of inter-parte review (IPR) and covered business method (CBM) proceedings.

(5) Employer Outreach Program, Oct. 3
On Tuesday, October 3rd, from 5-7:30 PM in the SCC, SIPLA will host its first Employer Outreach Program of the year. Representatives from several law firms will take part in a panel on”Finding Your Path in IP.” We will also be hosting a networking event before and after the panel.
There will be free food and drinks. Alcohol will be available via a ticket system for individuals over the age of 21 with a valid, government-issued ID.
Dress Code: Business Professional

Participating firms*:
Akin Gump
Banner & Witcoff
Cooley
McDermott Will & Emery
Orrick
Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
*The firms in attendance will not be collecting resumes or any sort of credentials from 1Ls, as it is against NALP guidelines to collect them at this time.

(6) No Patent? No Problem! – Soft IP Mixer
SIPLA has coordinated with IPEL, ALES, and ESPLA to organize a mixer for students interested in soft IP (copyright, trademark, trade secrets; fashion, arts, media, entertainment). The mixer will be October 4th, from 6:30–8:30pm at Froggy Bottom Pub (on K St) and will have a cash bar. Come out and meet some upperclassmen to learn more about soft IP!

(7) Job Opportunities

Below are several job opportunities for all class years. In addition, students looking for a summer 2018 job should continue to check CORE as applications continue to be uploaded.

2018 Summer Associate – Chemical, Biotech, and Pharmaceutical Group
Foley Lardner
Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking second-year JD students interested in intellectual property to join the 2018 Summer Associate Program, supporting our Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice Group. Candidates must have a background in a biological or chemistry-related discipline. An MS or PhD is required. If you are interested, please submit your resume, law school transcript, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Career Services. Foley & Lardner LLP is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / M / F / Vet / Disabled Employer.

2018 Summer Associate – Mechanical and Electromechanical Group
Foley Lardner
Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking second-year JD students interested in intellectual property to join the 2018 Summer Associate Program in our Washington, DC office, supporting our Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice Group. Candidates must have a background in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering/Science, or related discipline. If this sounds like you, please e-mail your resume, law school transcript, and undergraduate (and graduate, if applicable) transcript to Kristin Kissiah Willig, Legal Recruiting Manager, atkwillig@foley.com. Please reference the Electronics summer associate position in the subject line. Foley & Lardner is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / M / F / Vet / Disabled Employer.

Entry Level Associate – Mechanical and Electromechanical Group
Foley Lardner
Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking third-year JD students interested in intellectual property to join us as 2018 first-year associates in our Washington, DC office, supporting our Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice Group. Candidates must have a background in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering/Science, or related discipline. If this sounds like you, please e-mail your resume, law school transcript, and undergraduate (and graduate, if applicable) transcript to Kristin Kissiah Willig, Legal Recruiting Manager. Please reference the Electronics summer associate position in the subject line. Foley & Lardner is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / M / F / Vet / Disabled Employer. Apply via GW’s CORE website.

Trademark Attorney/Advisor
US PTO
Applications are open for an Attorney Advisor – Entry Level Position, in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Click here for more information and to apply.
Note: 2017 graduates who are sworn in to a bar by December 8, 2017 will qualify to apply.

1L, 2L or 3L Law Students or Patent Associate
Levine Bagade Han LLP, Palo Alto, CA
Application Deadline: 5/31/2018, 11:59 PM

2018 IP Summer Associate (New York, NY)

Paul Hastings LLP
Application Deadline: 9/30/2017, 11:59 PM

2018 IP Summer Associate (Palo Alto, CA)

Paul Hastings LLP
Application Deadline: 9/30/2017, 11:59 PM

2018 IP Summer Summer Associate (Washington, DC)

Paul Hastings LLP
Application Deadline: 9/30/2017, 11:59 PM

Internship

Smithsonian Institution, Office of General Counsel
Application Deadline: 1/15/2018, 11:59 PM

Administrative, Environmental, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Tax, Tort Law/Product Liability/Personal Injury

2018 New York 2L Summer Associate Program – Intellectual Property Group

Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Application Deadline: 9/29/2017, 11:59 PM

Intern or Extern Spring 2018, possible Summer 2018

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Office of Chief Counsel
Application Deadline: 9/25/2017, 11:59 PM

Government Contracts, Intellectual Property

2018 IP Litigation Summer Associate

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Application Deadline: 9/29/2017, 11:59 PM

Patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition, copyright infringement, false advertising, and trade secret misappropriation.

(8) SIPLA Spotlight – Emma Frank

SIPLA Spotlight is a Newsletter segment where we feature 2L or 3L SIPLA members every newsletter. The purpose of SIPLA Spotlight is to introduce the 1L SIPLA members to upperclassmen who are interested in varying aspects of IP Law and have many different backgrounds. 1Ls, if an upperclassmen has a similar background as you, is interested in the same practice area as you, has interned where you want to intern, etc., please feel free to reach out to them via email (you can reach anyone in the law school by searching their name in the recipients line of an email). They have all been in your shoes and are more than wiling to give you some advice!

Emma graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s in Biology (focusing in infectious disease and immunology), as well as a minor in public policy. During her 1L and 2L summers, Emma returned to Boston as a summer associate at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., focusing on patent litigation. After graduation, she will be joining their litigation practice full-time as an associate.

During her 2L year, Emma was a finalist in the Rothwell Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition and will be representing GW Law at the Giles Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition this year. This fall, as a 3L, Emma is interning at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Judge O’Malley’s chambers.

Emma served as Regulatory Chair of SIPLA during her 2L year. In addition to remaining active in SIPLA this year, she is also the Director of the Law Revue Show (cue jazz hands), a member of Promissory Notes (the law school a cappella group), and an associate on The George Washington Law Review (no jazz hands). When she’s not at school, Emma enjoys baking for her friends and spending time with her cat, Milo.

– Have a great week,

Newsletter – September 17, 2017

Dear SIPLA,

We were excited to see everyone at the general body meeting last week. If you weren’t able to make it to the meeting, you can check out the recording here.

Please see the following announcements below:

(1) Mentor/Mentee Sign Up

(2) 1L SIPLA Representatives

(3) IPEL Applications

(4) Fall Meet and Greet

(5) Job Opportunities

(6) Volunteer Opportunity – GW Privacy and Security Forum

(7) SIPLA Spotlight – Conor Hansen

If you haven’t joined our Facebook group, please do so at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gwsipla/.
(1) Mentor/Mentee Sign Up
SIPLA is happy to announce that it is continuing its mentorship program. This program provides 1L, transfer students, and LLMs with the opportunity to receive candid advice from upperclassmen about how to succeed in law school, in particular for those interested in IP.

1Ls – sign up for a mentor here!

But the mentorship program is nothing without mentors! Interested upperclassmen can sign up to be a mentor by completing the form here.

Deadline to sign up for/to be a mentor is Wednesday September 20. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Divesh Patel (dpatel1@law.gwu.edu) As always, we will be hosting a mentor-mentee meet & greet. See the announcement below for more details.

(2) 1L SIPLA Representative Application

SIPLA is seeking 1L representatives from each section as well as a transfer student and LLM student representative to help the executive board prepare for and spread the word about SIPLA’s events. This is an extremely important leadership position and a great way for students to get involved. Please fill out the form here to apply. Applications are due Friday September 22 at 5pm. We will announce the results in next week’s newsletter.

(3) IPEL Applications

The Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Brief (IPEL), SIPLA’s soft IP (copyright and trademark) blog where students have the opportunity to write a short blog post each semester, is seeking applications from 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLM students. Beginning September 20, interested students should email gwipbrief@gmail.com to obtain the application or to find more information. The application will be due September 27 at 10 pm.

Note: Although this application is only open to upperclass students, 1Ls will be encouraged to apply later this semester.

(4) Fall Meet and Greet

SIPLA will be hosting its annual mentor-mentee meet and greet on Monday September 25 at 5 pm at Elephant & Castle (900 19th St NW). This is a great opportunity to meet your mentor/mentee and other SIPLA members as well as some of the IP faculty.

(5) Job Opportunities

Below are several job opportunities for all class years. In addition, students looking for a summer 2018 job should continue to check CORE as applications continue to be uploaded.

Trademark Attorney/Advisor
US PTO
Applications are open for an Attorney Advisor – Entry Level Position, in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Click here for more information and to apply.
Note: 2017 graduates who are sworn in to a bar by December 8, 2017 will qualify to apply.

1L, 2L or 3L Law Students or Patent Associate
Levine Bagade Han LLP, Palo Alto, CA
Application Deadline: 5/31/2018, 11:59 PM

2018 IP Summer Associate (New York, NY)

Paul Hastings LLP
Application Deadline: 9/30/2017, 11:59 PM

2018 IP Summer Associate (Palo Alto, CA)

Paul Hastings LLP
Application Deadline: 9/30/2017, 11:59 PM

2018 IP Summer Summer Associate (Washington, DC)

Paul Hastings LLP
Application Deadline: 9/30/2017, 11:59 PM

Internship

Smithsonian Institution, Office of General Counsel
Application Deadline: 1/15/2018, 11:59 PM

Administrative, Environmental, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Tax, Tort Law/Product Liability/Personal Injury
2018 New York 2L Summer Associate Program – Intellectual Property Group

Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Application Deadline: 9/29/2017, 11:59 PM

Intern or Extern Spring 2018, possible Summer 2018

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Office of Chief Counsel
Application Deadline: 9/25/2017, 11:59 PM

Government Contracts, Intellectual Property
2018 IP Litigation Summer Associate

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Application Deadline: 9/29/2017, 11:59 PM

Patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition, copyright infringement, false advertising, and trade secret misappropriation.

(6) Volunteer Opportunity – GW Security and Privacy Forum

Professor Solove is hosting a Privacy and Security Forum at the Marvin Center October 4-6 and is looking for volunteers to help set up the conference, run the registration table, and film the sessions in exchange for a gree entry into the exciting education and networking event. Volunteers are asked to sign up for two or three one-hour long slots. In addition, volunteers must attend a 30-minute training session. There are expected to be a large number of volunteers so the amount of work for any one person will be limited, giving vounteers ample free time to enjoy the event. Please email Kayvan Farchadi (kfarchadi@law.gwu.edu) if you interested in volunteering. More information about the conference can be found here.

(7) SIPLA Spotlight – Conor Hansen

SIPLA Spotlight is a Newsletter segment where we feature 2L or 3L SIPLA members every newsletter. The purpose of SIPLA Spotlight is to introduce the 1L SIPLA members to upperclassmen who are interested in varying aspects of IP Law and have many different backgrounds. 1Ls, if an upperclassmen has a similar background as you, is interested in the same practice area as you, has interned where you want to intern, etc., please feel free to reach out to them via email (you can reach anyone in the law school by searching their name in the recipients line of an email). They have all been in your shoes and are more than wiling to give you some advice!

Connor graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2015 with a BS in Biological Systems Engineering with a Biomedical Engineering Emphasis. Prior to law school, he worked at NUtech Ventures, the technology transfer entity for the University of Nebraska system, where he determined whether technology invented by professors and students was patentable and whether the University could profit from commercializing or licensing the inventions.

Connor worked at Strain PLLC his 1L summer doing mostly mechanical patent prosecution. This past summer, Connor worked at Finnegan, focusing on patent litigation with the mechanical engineering group, and he plans to return there after graduation. Connor’s degree encompasses Biological Sciences and Mechanical Engineering, so he has been trying to find work that allows him to experience both areas without being funneled into one technology area.

This year, Connor continues to be an active member of SIPLA and Lambda Law, as well as being the Executive Production Editor of the AIPLA Quarterly Journal. Connor also took the patent bar this past week and has two upcoming publications. Outside of law school, Connor likes to workout and spend time with his friends, but most of his free time these days is spent with his new puppy Tito.

Newsletter – September 5, 2017

Dear SIPLA,

We hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day! SIPLA will be tabling tomorrow during the Student Organization Fair – stop by to say hi!

Please see the following announcements below:

(1) SIPLA Fall Semester Events

(2) Sign Up to Become a SIPLA Mentor
(3) Job Opportunity – Ropes & Gray Summer Associate (DC, NY, and Silicon Valley)

(4) Job Opportunity – Wilson Sonsini Summer Associate (Austin and LA)

(5) Job Opportunity – Wiley Rein Law Clerk

(6) Job Opportunity – Alston & Bird Summer Associate (Dallas)

(7) Job Opportunity – White & Case Summer Associate (DC)

If you haven’t joined our Facebook group, please do so at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gwsipla/.

(1) SIPLA Fall Semester Events
We are happy to announce we have finalized the dates for the following SIPLA’s fall semester events.
Sept. 13, 7pm-8pm – General Body Meeting
Sept. 25, 5pm-7pm – Mentor-Mentee Meet & Greet
Oct. 3, 5pm-7:30pm – Employer Outreach Program 1
Nov. 1, 5pm-7:30pm – Employer Outreach Program 2
Further details about these events will be discussed at next week’s general body meeting.

(2) Sign Up to Become a SIPLA Mentor!
SIPLA is happy to announce that it is continuing its mentorship program. This program provides 1L, transfer students, and LLMs with the opportunity to receive candid advice from upperclassmen about ow to succeed in law school, in particular for those interested in IP. But the mentorship program is nothing without mentors! Interested upperclassmen can sign up to be a mentor by completing the form here.

As always, we will be hosting a mentor-mentee meet & greet for mentees to meet their mentors on Sept. 25 at Elephant & Castle. Further details will be provided as the meet & greet approches.

(3) Job Opportunity – Ropes & Gray Summer Associate (DC, NY, and Silicon Valley)

Ropes & Gray has openings in their Washington, DC, New York, and Silicon Valley offices for 2018 IP summer associates. See CORE for application details — deadline is September 13, 2017.

(4) Job Opportunity – Wilson Sonsini Summer Associate (Austin and LA)

The Patent Litigation groups in WSGR’s Austin and Los Angeles offices are looking for summer associate candidates to join WSGR’s 2018 summer program. Please appy via CORE.

Austin: Electrical engineering, physics or computer science background preferred, but chemical or mechanical engineering also considered. Excellent academic credentials, verbal, written and interpersonal skills and technical background. For the life sciences group, a background in chemistry, biology, or other life sciences is required and Hatch-Waxman/ANDA litigation experience preferred. Excellent academic credentials, verbal, written and interpersonal skills are required.

Los Angeles: Electrical engineering, physics or computer science background preferred, but chemical or mechanical engineering also considered. Excellent academic credentials, verbal, written and interpersonal skills and technical background.

(5) Job Opportunity – Wiley Rein Law Clerk

Wiley Rein LLP is currently accepting applications for an enthusiastic law student interested in making a valued contribution as a part-time law clerk in our highly regarded Intellectual Property practice. This candidate will perform legal research, prepare memoranda, and provide assistance in drafting briefs and other legal documents.

The candidate will also assist attorneys in preparing for depositions and trials, along with other litigation support. Opportunity to gain significant responsibility as well as get first‐hand experience working with practice group leaders in a fast‐paced law firm. All candidates should have excellent academic credentials and references. In addition, all candidates should have an undergraduate degree in chemistry, biology, electrical engineering, computer science, or a similar technical field.

To apply, please click here – https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/lc_supp_jobpost.aspx?%40Pl3%3cKWEX%40=3N4&%3db8=8_CG.

(6) Job Opportunity – Alston & Bird Summer Associate (Dallas)

The Dallas office of Altson & Bird has an opening for a summer associate in their 2018 program. 2L and 3LE students with a technical background in computer science, chemical, electrical or mechanical engineering, chemistry, and physics are encouraged to apply.

If interested, please send resume, cover letter and law school transcript to :

Stephanie C. Denney, Attorney Hiring Manager

Stephanie.Denney@alston.com

(7) Job Opportunity – White & Case Summer Associate (DC)

White & Case’s Washington, DC office offers law students an opportunity to gain experience and training from an international law firm. Each summer associate is employed for a ten-week period during the summer. The assignments and responsibilities of a summer associate are similar to those of a newly hired first year associate.

JD candidates interested in a position as a summer associate should submit their cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a ten-page writing sample. We recruit summer associates continuously.

We look for highly motivated individuals with excellent academic credentials, who hold degrees in EE, CE, CS, and/or Physics (and related technical degrees), significant personal achievements and a strong commitment to the practice of law in a global and diverse law firm. We are interested in interviewing students who want to spend their legal careers in the US as well as students who would like to eventually transfer to an overseas office. Fluency in any second language is a plus, including, Arabic, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Newsletter- August 27, 2017

I hope everyone had a great summer and is excited for another great year! Just a few announcements to get the year started:

(1) Job Opportunity – Wiley Rein Law Clerk
(2) Job Opportunity – Alston & Bird Summer Associate (Dallas)
(3) Job Opportunity – White & Case Summer Associate (DC)
(4) Important Fall Semester Dates

If you haven’t joined our Facebook group, please do so at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gwsipla/.
(1) Job Opportunity – Wiley Rein Law Clerk
Wiley Rein LLP is currently accepting applications for an enthusiastic law student interested in making a valued contribution as a part-time law clerk in our highly regarded Intellectual Property practice. This candidate will perform legal research, prepare memoranda, and provide assistance in drafting briefs and other legal documents.

The candidate will also assist attorneys in preparing for depositions and trials, along with other litigation support. Opportunity to gain significant responsibility as well as get first‐hand experience working with practice group leaders in a fast‐paced law firm. All candidates should have excellent academic credentials and references. In addition, all candidates should have an undergraduate degree in chemistry, biology, electrical engineering, computer science, or a similar technical field.

To apply, please click here – https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/lc_supp_jobpost.aspx?%40Pl3%3cKWEX%40=3N4&%3db8=8_CG.
(2) Job Opportunity – Alston & Bird Summer Associate (Dallas)
The Dallas office of Altson & Bird has an opening for a summer associate in their 2018 program. 2L and 3LE students with a technical background in computer science, chemical, electrical or mechanical engineering, chemistry, and physics are encouraged to apply.

If interested, please send resume, cover letter and law school transcript to :
Stephanie C. Denney, Attorney Hiring Manager

Stephanie.Denney@alston.com
(3) Job Opportunity – White & Case Summer Associate (DC)

White & Case’s Washington, DC office offers law students an opportunity to gain experience and training from an international law firm. Each summer associate is employed for a ten-week period during the summer. The assignments and responsibilities of a summer associate are similar to those of a newly hired first year associate.

JD candidates interested in a position as a summer associate should submit their cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a ten-page writing sample. We recruit summer associates continuously.

We look for highly motivated individuals with excellent academic credentials, who hold degrees in EE, CE, CS, and/or Physics (and related technical degrees), significant personal achievements and a strong commitment to the practice of law in a global and diverse law firm. We are interested in interviewing students who want to spend their legal careers in the US as well as students who would like to eventually transfer to an overseas office. Fluency in any second language is a plus, including, Arabic, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

(4) Important Fall Semester Dates

We are happy to announce we have finalized the dates for the Fall Employer Outreach Programs! Our first EOP will be October 3rd and the second EOP will be on November 1st. More details to come.

The SIPLA General Body Meeting will be held on September 13.

Mentor meet-up will be on September 25. Please click on the link below to sign up to be a mentor.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchwwIAihUfxW91dNp7EKVXDj2q0GN85tl7YbBpCrJf-l0bMg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Have a great first week of classes!