It was great to meet so many of you at this week’s IP Networking Event at Tonic. We are excited to announce a number of employment opportunities, as well as unveil the fall edition of the SIPLA Employer Outreach Series.

(1) SIPLA Employer Outreach Series
(2) SIPLA Registration help!
(3) Kilpatrick Townsend: Patent Litigation Summer Associate Position
(4) Quarles & Brady: 2L Patent Litigation Summer Associate Position (Chicago)
(5) #LegalHack CopyNight Returns: October 15 Edition!
(6) WBA – IP Law – ITC/Diversity Event

(1) SIPLA Employer Outreach Series: October 21st, 5:00 – 7:30 PM- Tasher Great Room

SIPLA has changed the way we hold law firm events this year in an effort to maximize opportunities for employers and our members. Our next Employer Outreach Program will host several law firms to take part in a panel on the various paths in Intellectual Property, as well as a networking event before and after the panel. This benefits each firm by dramatically increasing the number of attendees, and benefits the students by allowing them to meet multiple firms at once and by having an educational panel.

Participating Employers:

Morrison & Foerster
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Foley & Lardner
Rothwell, Figg, Ernst, & Manbeck
Shearman & Sterling

(2) SIPLA Registration Assistance

Do you know other GW Law students and alumni interested in keeping up on the latest SIPLA news and events? Please fill out our Registration Form and join our Facebook Group to receive updates on the latest SIPLA news and job postings! We are proud to announce that our registration form now automatically adds you to the SIPLA email distribution list.

(3) Kilpatrick Townsend: Patent Litigation Summer Associate Position

Kilpatrick has openings in their patent litigation summer program for 2Ls to work in our DC, Denver, and Silicon Valley offices. Our DC and Denver positions are for our Electronics & Software team and the Silicon Valley position is for our Patent Litigation team.

Excellent academic record (top 25%) preferred;
Law Review / Law Journal or Moot Court / Mock Trial preferred;
Leadership roles in extra-curricular activities;
Interest in patent litigation, technical backgrounds are required, specifically in EE, ME, Computer Science, Physics and Biomedical Engineering.

Apply via Symplicity. (Job will be posted on Tuesday.) Please submit a resume and unofficial transcripts (from law school and undergrad).

(4) Quarles & Brady: 2L Patent Litigation Summer Associate Position (Chicago)

Quarles & Brady is seeking a second year law student with a strong interest in IP Litigation to participate in the 2015 Chicago Summer Program. The ideal candidate should have an interest in litigating disputes involving patents, trade secrets, and trademarks. Candidates with an undergraduate technical degree, or who are patent bar eligible, are preferred. Excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills are a must. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript online at

(5) #LegalHack CopyNight Returns: October 15 Edition!

DC Legal Hackers is the DC Chapter of a growing movement of more than twenty legal hacking, technology, or innovation groups around the country. A legal hacker is someone who cares about the intersection of law and technology and seeks to improve legal practice through technology while simultaneously using legal skills to promote technological innovation and exploration. Our CopyNight in September was awesome, and there was a lot of interest in doing it regularly, so:

Join us on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 to legal hack copyright and bring back CopyNight to DC! We will discuss a broad range of recent copyright issues (see, e.g., our list from last time)

(6) WBA – IP Law – ITC/Diversity Event

On behalf of the Intellectual Property law forum of the WBA, I wanted to invite the students of George Washington Law School to an upcoming event.

On October 28, 2014, the WBA is having a lunch time event at the International Trade Commission. Judge Lord and Director Macdonald will be discussing the topic is Diversity in Patent Practice: Litigating before the ITC in Section 337 Investigations. The panel is being moderated by Barbara Murphy of Foster, Murphy, Altman & Nickel, PC.