8/31 Newsletter

(1) SIPLA Meet & Greet Tonight at Elephant & Castle
Tonight is our Fall Meet & Greet Happy Hour event at Elephant & Castle on 19th & I from 5-7p. This will be a great opportunity to meet IP faculty, current SIPLA members, alumni, and your mentors (for those who signed up for the mentor program). We hope to see you there!
Alcohol will be available via a ticket system for individuals over the age of 21 with a valid, government-issued ID.
(2) Upcoming SIPLA Events

9/21/15 – Soft IP Mixer sponsored by IPEL, 5-7 PM, Black Rooster Pub
10/7/15 – SIPLA Employer Outreach Series, 5-7:30 PM, FCC
10/28/15 – SIPLA IP Interview Training, 5-6 PM, LL102
11/4/15 – SIPLA Employer Outreach Series, 5-7:30 PM, FCC
(3) Music Business Internship
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the non-profit record label of the Smithsonian Institution, is seeking applicants for a Music Business Internship that is designed to offer law students an opportunity to gain experience with copyright issues, licensing, contracts, and other matters related to the acquisition and publication of music in the context of a non-profit museum. Please see attached for more details.Students may apply through Symplicity job posting number 34590.
(4) Finnegan Job Posting

Finnegan’s Washington and Reston offices are seeking Student Associates with a background in Mechanical Engineering to draft and prosecute patent applications on a full-time basis.

Mechanical Engineering degree preferred.  Candidates must be in the top 25% of their class and must either be in the evening program or meet their school’s criteria for part-time status.  Patent prosecution experience is preferred.  PTO registration number is a plus.

Only law students in an evening law school program will be considered — J.D. Class of 2017, 2018, and 2019 preferred.

Responsibilities of Student Associates include: preparing patent applications for filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office; evaluating the underlying technology of inventions; opinion writing; client counseling; litigation support; and providing technical assistance on projects.

Apply via Symplicity:  Job Posting # 32475

8/19 Newsletter

(1) Fall 2015 SIPLA Calendar

8/25/15 – Fall General Body Meeting, 5-6 PM, LL101
8/31/15 – Fall Meet and Greet, 5-7 PM, Elephant & Castle on 19th St.
9/21/15 – Soft IP Mixer sponsored by IPEL, 5-7 PM, Black Rooster Pub
10/7/15 – SIPLA Employer Outreach Series, 5-7:30 PM, FCC
10/28/15 – SIPLA IP Interview Training, 5-6 PM, LL102
11/4/15 – SIPLA Employer Outreach Series, 5-7:30 PM, FCC
​(2) First General Body Meeting – August 25th
Just a reminder that our first General Body Meeting will be on Tuesday, August 25th at 5:00 PM in LL101. There is a lot to go over, so we hope you can make it. Pizza and drinks will be provided!
​(3) Transfer Student Roundtable with Dean Whealan
We are organizing a brown bag lunch round table with Dean Whealan for IP transfer students on August 27th from 12:00-1:00 PM in E112. This will be a great opportunity for new students to learn about the resources available to them through the IP Department and SIPLA. If you know any students who have recently transferred to GW Law that are interested in IP, please let them know about this event. Light food and drinks will be provided!
Please email Erik Beith at eabeith@law.gwu.edu to RSVP.
(4) 2015 SIPLA Mentoring Program​
SIPLA is seeking students interested in volunteering as mentors for the 2015-2016 school year. The SIPLA mentoring program is a valuable resource for new students and an important part of what distinguishes GW Law in the eyes of IP employers. All 2L, 3L, and 4L students are encouraged to apply to be a SIPLA mentor.

If you have any questions, please email our mentoring chair Nicole Sharer at nsharer@law.gwu.edu.

Link to Mentor Application:


(5) Fanelli Haag – Paid Internship Opportunity
Fanelli Haag PLLC, an intellectual property focused law firm, is currently accepting resumes for its 2015-2016, student internship program. This program is open to second, third and fourth year law students.​​
This is a paid internship. Students will be compensated for their participation on an hourly basis and the level of compensation will be determined based on the level of experience of the student.
Interested students should provide resumes and a short cover letter to Jeff Mills, jmills@fanellihaag.com; 202.706.7910.
​(6) Alumni Job Opportunity​ – IP and Licensing Counsel
Pieris AG, a biotech company based in Munich, Germany, has a job opening

​f​or an IP and Licensing Counsel in the Boston area. Their CEO is GW Law alum, Steve Yoder.  He is first looking to the GW Law alumni network to fill this position.
​Pieris AG is a fast-growing startup that just went public.
If you are interested to work in an exciting environment please send your pertinent application documents to Pieris Pharmaceuticals’ CFO, Ms. Darlene Deptula, hr.usa@pieris.com.​
(7) AIPLA Membership
​We highly encourage all our members to join the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)!