11/24 Newsletter

(1) 1L Summer Application Start Date – December 1st

We would like to remind all 1Ls that, in accordance with NALP guidelines, you may begin applying to summer positions starting December 1st! Although we recommend that you all focus on your finals, it is important to note that many employers offer 1L positions on a rolling basis, so the earlier you get your applications in, the better.

That being said, if you have not done so already, we recommend that you order your official undergraduate/graduate transcripts (as they normally take several days to arrive). Additionally, if you have the time, begin working on your resume, cover letter, and writing sample. That way you will be ready to quickly submit some of your applications starting December 1st.

Please feel free to email us, or Katie White at the Career Center, should you have any questions.

(2) 3L Job Opportunity – European Patent Office Investigator

The European Patent Office is seeking a candidate to fill a permanent position as an investigator at the EPO’s seat in Munich, Germany, or its sub-office in The Hague, Netherlands. The position does require language skills, so it may be best suited to international students.

Interested candidates are asked to apply online at: http://www.epo.org/about- us/jobs/vacancies/other/int-ext-5918.html.

(3) Be a Judge for the DC STEM Fair!

The DC STEM Fair is the premier student competition in the District of Columbia. The secondary fair is open to 6th–12th grade public, public charter, parochial, private, and home school students. This event brings together students from all eight wards to create, problem-solve, and innovate. Join DC STEM in celebrating these students’ success and choose a DC representative for the Intel Science and Engineering Festival in Phoenix, Arizona.

Secondary Fair Date: March 19, 2016

Please follow this LINK for more information on how to volunteer to be a judge. It is a fun and good way to give back to the DC community!

(4) Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

Fish & Richardson is pleased to announce its 1L Diversity Fellowship Program for 2016. The program, which offers fellowships to diverse first year law students, is a key component of ​the firm​’s​ initiative to recruit, retain, and advance attorneys who will contribute to the diversity of ​its​ practice and of the legal profession.

​The 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is comprised of four components: a paid summer associate position in one of Fish & Richardson’s domestic offices, mentoring by members of the firm, participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program, and up to a $10,000 scholarship.

Candidates must be in good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school; demonstrate a record of academic and professional achievement; contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the firm and legal community; and have a sincere interest in Fish & Richardson and our practice areas.

Applications for the 2016 1L Diversity Fellowship will be accepted from December 1, 2015, through January 10, 2016.

For more information about the Fellowship or to print out an application and a checklist of required support materials, please click here.

To learn more about Fish, please visit www.fr.com.

11/11 Newsletter

(1) Morrison & Foerster 1L Patent Reception

Morrison & Foerster will be hosting its second annual 1L Patent Prosecution & IP Litigation reception at Mission Restaurant in Dupont Circle (1606 20th Street, NW Washington, DC) on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, from 6:00–8:00 PM. This event is targeted towards first year law students who are interested in MoFo’s two-summer patent program in either IP Litigation or Patent Prosecution for their Washington, DC, Northern VA, San Diego, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, or San Francisco offices. We highly recommend that interested students attend this event.

Please RSVP by Friday, November 20th to Casey Romero at caseyromero@mofo.com.

To learn more, go to careers.mofo.com.

(2) Entertainment Law Lunch and Learn
When: Tuesday, Nov. 17th at Noon
Where: Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
Please RSVP here.

GW Law Alum Dan Black, Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s West Coast Entertainment and Media practice, will discuss his career and answer student questions about entertainment law practice. More info about Dan here.

Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by ALES, ESPLA, and SIPLA.

(3) Copyright Academic Showcase

The Copyright Academic Showcase will take place on Monday, November 16 from 3:00–5:00 PM at the Pauline Murray Conference Room on the first floor of the Howard Law School. This event is free and open to the public.

You can find more information and RSVP here.

(4) Copyright Policy Breakfast

The Copyright Policy Breakfast will take place on Tuesday, November 17 from 8:30 AM–12:00 PM at the Martin Luther King Library in Penn Quarter. There will be a variety of government officials, association heads, and creators talking about copyright in the digital age, the future of copyright, etc. This event is free and open to the public. Breakfast is included!

You can find more information and RSVP here.

(5) International Entrepreneur-Lawyers Event

For those of you with interests outside of IP Law, please see the following event invitation from the Entrepreneurship & Law Society:
Want to learn more about the experiences of International Entrepreneur-Lawyers? Interested in Latin American pharmaceutical law? Come join the Entrepreneurship & Law Society for a panel discussion with Benny Spiewak and Dean Susan Karamanian on Friday, November 13 at 1 P.M. in Lerner Hall, L202.

Benny Spiewak is a Senior Partner at Zancaner Costa, Bastos e Spiewak Advogados in São Paulo, Brazil and a Brazilian representative on the Global Committee at the Food and Drug Law Institute. Dean Susan Karamanian is the GW Law Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies and the Burnett Family Professorial Lecturer in International and Comparative Law and Policy. LL.M. student Gustavo Swenson Caetano will be moderating the discussion and asking your questions to the panelists.

Lunch will be provided to all guests in attendance. Please submit your questions in advance by posting on the Facebook event page or by tweeting your questions to @elsgw.

RSVP by replying that you are attending to the Facebook event page here or by emailing els@law.gwu.edu.

11/2 Newsletter

(​1​) ​Reminder: Nov​ember​ 4th SIPLA Employer Outreach Program #2

On Wednesday, November 4th, from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM, SIPLA will host its second Employer Outreach Program of the year. Several law firms will take part in a panel on “Non-Practicing Entities and Patent Law.” We will also be hosting a networking event before and after the panel. This event 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.

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*:

Cooley LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

KramerAmado PC

Morrison & Foerster LLP

*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.

Last year’s Employer Outreach  Programs saw on average more than 100 law students in attendance and hosted several attorneys and recruiting personnel.  We anticipate this year’s programs will be even more popular, and hope to see you all there.



The George Washington University Law School

716 20th Street Northwest,

Washington DC

Faculty Conference Center

Jacob Burns Law Library, 5th Floor

​(2) Apply: USPTO Site Visit

USPTO Site Visit (Alexandria Campus​ ​- Transportation Provided)

Nov. 10, 20 minute app​ointments​

Be at the intersection of progress and innovation! GW students can sign up for a one-on-one conversation with a leader at the USPTO. These 20 minute conversations will allow you to discuss careers, industry, resumes, interviewing, etc.

Students must RSVP​ (through the Symplicity link provided above)​
for a specific time slot. Appointments will be held in Colonial Crossroads on the fifth floor of Marvin Center. U.S. citizenship is required for positions at USPTO.

Some of the benefits of working for the United States Patent and Trademark Office:
– Enjoy a cutting edge career while enjoying the rewards of public service.
– Benefit from one of the best work-life balance programs around at a premier Agency          with nearly 10,000 top minds in science, engineering and law.
– Highly competitive salaries, benefits packages, potential promotions and job stability
– Flexible and alternative work schedules on a beautiful campus in Alexandria, Va.

​(3)​ Entertainment Law Lunch and Learn
GW Law Alum Dan Black, chair of Greenberg Taurig’s West Coast Entertainment and Media Law practice, will discuss his career and answer student questions about entertainment law practice. More info about Dan here.

Lunch will be provided.​This event is co-sponsored by ALES, ESPLA, and SIPLA.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 17th at Noon

Where: Jacob Burns Moot Court Room

Please RSVP here.

(​4​) Upcoming IP Department Events

November 5th – 6th, Patents in Telecoms Conference
University College London & GW Law in cooperation with ETSI and GSMA
8:45am-4:45pm, Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St NW
Note:  Dean Whealan may be able to receive some complementary tickets for students.  If you are interested, please email his assistant Kristen at: kpallmeyer@law.gwu.edu.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, November 11: IP Speaker Series
Stephanie Bair, Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
“Employee Creativity: To Promote the Progress of Science and Useful Arts in the Firm”
12:00pm – 1:30pm, The Great Room, First Floor, Burns Building