Newsletter—January 19, 2016

(1) SIPLA Spring 2016 Events Schedule

2/9/16 – Interview Prep #2, 6​:00​–7​:00​ PM

2/24/16 – Employer Outreach #4, 5​:00–​7:30 PM

3/9/16 – Employer Outreach #5, 5​:00​–7:30 PM

(2) Upcoming IP Department Events

Wednesday, January 20th: IP Speaker Series
W. Nicholson Price II, University of New Hampshire School of Law
“Trade Secrets, Regulation, and the FDA”
12:00pm–1:30pm, Student Conference Center, Second Floor, Lisner

Wednesday, February 3rd: IP Speaker Series
Irina Manta, Maurice A. Deane School of Law
“Branded”
12:00pm–1:30pm, Student Conference Center, Second Floor, Lisner

Thursday, February 11th: IP Networking Fair
5:00pm–7:00pm, Marvin Center Grand Ballroom, 800 21st Street NW, Third Floor

(3) Knobbe Martens Trademark Cocktail Reception

On Thursday, February 25, from 5:30–7:30 PM, Knobbe Martens is holding a cocktail reception at Co Co Sala (929 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20004) for 1L, 2L, and 3L students with technical degrees and a demonstrated interest in trademark prosecution.

To RSVP, email candice.lee@knobbe.com with a resume by Friday, February 19th.

(4) Summer Internship/Externship Opportunities

The following are summer internship/externship opportunities for those of you who are also interested in Cyber Law:

(A) Facebook (DC Office) Public Policy Externship: This externship is available to undergraduates, grad students, and law students. These positions require the ability to commit to a full time (30 – 40 hrs per week) position based in our Washington D.C. Office for the Summer 2016 term. The deadline to submit applications for this position is 01/31/2016.

• Available to: Undergrad, Grad, and Law Students
• Location: Washington D.C.
• Term: Full Time; Summer 2016
• Duration: June-August
• Application Deadline: 01/31/2016

(B) Facebook (DC Office) Privacy Externship: This externship is available to law students specializing in Privacy issues. These positions require the ability to commit to at least 20-30 hours per week in our Washington D.C. Office. The deadline to submit applications for this position is 01/31/2016.

• Available to: Law Students
• Location: Washington D.C.
• Term: Part Time/Full Time; Summer 2016
• Duration: June-August
• Application Deadline: 01/31/2016

Please Note for (A) & (B): Because of the high volume of applications, Facebook is unable to respond directly to each candidate. If an applicant is selected for an interview, he/she will be contacted directly by our externship coordinator. For any other questions, applicants are encouraged to email DC-Externships@fb.com.

(C) Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University 2016 Summer Internship Program:

Law students: please find application instructions and important additional information here.

The application deadline is Friday, February 12, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

(5) Loyola Patent Law Interview Program: Registration and Info Session

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment. The 2016 Patent Law Interview Program will be held on Thursday, August 4 & Friday, August 5, in Chicago, Illinois.

Only law students are eligible to participate in the Patent Law Interview Program. It is not required that students be patent bar eligible to register for the program; however, many employers require patent bar eligibility. Student registration for the Loyola Patent Law Program will begin on Monday, February 8 and end on Thursday, March 10. Check out http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_schools.html for more information on this year’s program.

We highly recommend that all students interested in a career in Intellectual Property law register for this recruiting event because it is where most SIPLA members find their 2L summer jobs.

On that note, don’t miss the Career Center’s Loyola Patent Law Interview Program Information Session on Thursday, February 4th, from 2:45 PM to 3:40 PM in Lerner 302! During the program, 2L SIPLA members will talk about their experience at Loyola and give some helpful advice regarding interviews and applications.

Newsletter — January 4, 2016

(1) Spring General Body Meeting this Wednesday

On Wednesday, January 6, from 6:00–7:00 PM, we will have our Spring General Body Meeting to go over SIPLA’s agenda, events, and meetings for this semester. We ask that all SIPLA members attend.

The location for the meeting will be emailed out within the next two days. Free pizza and drinks will be available!

(2) SIPLA Spring 2016 Events & Meetings Schedule

1/6/16 – Spring General Body Meeting, 6​:00–​7​:00​ PM​

1/13/16 – Employer Outreach #3, 5​:00–7:30 PM

2/9/16 – Interview Prep #2, 6​:00​–7​:00 ​PM

2/24/16 – Employer Outreach #4, 5​:00–​7:30 PM

3/9/16 – Employer Outreach #5, 5​:00​–7:30 PM

(3) Finnegan Networking Reception – January 28 

Finnegan will be hosting​ its ​annual Attorney/Law Student Networking reception on Thursday, January 28 at 5:30 p.m.​ ​in ​its​ DC office.​ We highly recommend that students attend; particularly if you intend on applying for a 1L summer position with the firm.

(4) Apple Summer Legal Internship Opportunity

​T​he following​ Summer Legal ​Internship opportunity​ at Apple is currently posted on Symplicity:

Intellectual Property & Licensing Group (Job ID: 35975)

​1L ​students are​highly encouraged to apply​ on Symplicity and must do so by 1/29/16.

(5) Morrison & Foerster 1L Summer Job Opportunities

Morrison & Foerster is actively recruiting 1L students for a variety of programs for summer 2016.  All positions are currently listed on Symplicity.

For more information regarding these positions, see the attached bulletins or visit
http://www.mofocareers.com/current-openings/index.html​.​

1L Diversity Fellowship

​Morrison & Foerster will be awarding up to ten fellowships to highly motivated first-year law students who are members of a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic minority group. Fellowship recipients will receive a paid position as a summer associate in a U.S. office following their first year of law school with a guaranteed position as a second year summer associate assuming satisfactory performance. Applications are due​ ​Friday, January 8, 2015.

Two-Summer Patent Program for Patent Strategy & Prosecution

Morrison & Foerster is one of the only large, international, general-practice law firms with a full-service patent strategy & prosecution practice. ​Its unique Two-Summer Patent Program for Patent Strategy & Prosecution is aimed at developing you into the next successful MoFo Patent Prosecutor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis.

Two-Summer Patent Program for Patent Litigation

Morrison & Foerster’s patent litigation practice is among the best in the nation. ​It​ ha​s​litigated, tried, and won patent cases in key jurisdictions throughout the U.S., and have managed patent litigation cases in courtrooms around the globe.  ​The firm’s unique Two-Summer Patent Program for Patent Litigation is aimed at developing you into the next successful MoFo Patent Litigator. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis.