Newsletter—January 31, 2016

(1) SIPLA Executive Board Elections!​​

​SIPLA Executive Board Elections are upon us! ​
As promised, we have provided the elections link below. We ask that anyone interested in running for a position to fill out this form by​ Sunday​, ​February 7th at 11:59 PM. Regarding candidacy statements, a paragraph or two will be sufficient.

​Link com/forms/d/ 1PubteAOZB3YzPwZLspxaqxbYbpqDw VGgm1QoLR9fWZE/viewform.​

You can also watch the following video (taken at this semester’s General Body Meeting) of each current position-holder explaining his or her experience and responsibilities: https:// presentation/6682d96c-1858- 4e14-a7b3-75834d2cfb30. Note: the Executive Board positions discussion spans from 4:25 to 13:30 in the video.

We highly encourage all that are interested to apply for a position.

(​2​) SIPLA Spring 2016 Events Schedule

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

2/17/16 – Soft IP Lunch Series #2, 12:00–1:30 PM

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

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

(​3) IPEL General Body Meeting

The Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law (IPEL) Brief—GW Law’s student run soft IP blog—is holding our spring general body meeting this coming Tuesday, February 2nd at 8​ PM in Stuart 201.

Come enjoy free pizza and learn how you can begin contributing to the blog!

​(4)​ Upcoming IP Department Events

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

Thursday, February 11th: IP Networking Fair
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Marvin Center Grand Ballroom, 800 21st Street, NW 3rd Floor

​We highly encourage all SIPLA members to attend these events, specifically the IP Networking Fair.

(​5) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Office of General Counsel​ Interviews​

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Office of General Counsel will be on campus to interview 1L and 2LE students on Friday, February 12th—the day after the IP Networking Fair. They will also be attending the IP Fair, on Thursday, February 11th.

Students are encouraged to apply through the Spring Recruitment Program site on Symplicity.

(​6) AIPLA Quarterly Journal Student-Practitioner Partnership Program​​

Interested in improving your legal writing while networking with real practitioners in intellectual property law? The AIPLA Quarterly Journal is proud to announce​its​
student-practitioner partnership program, the AIPLAQJ CAP program! This program pairs practitioners who need research and/or writing assistance with students interested in intellectual property law. The program is open to 2L, 3L, and 4L students, and you do NOT have to be a member of AIPLAQJ to participate. AIPLA will pair students and practitioners, and the students and practitioners will then be responsible for negotiating their individual partnership terms. All participants in the program will sign a partnership contract which AIPLA will maintain on file. Articles written through the partnership program agree to give AIPLAQJ right of first refusal.

​AIPLAQJ​ currently h​as​ several practitioners from Finnegan interested in partnering with students, so this is an excellent opportunity for students interested in IP​!
Interested students should:

​(1) ​Fill out the following form a/ GETS8DI1pDymQ2dCRKyg0UjNvtrTZa ZTA9b9_A1o/viewform.

​(2) ​Email their resume, with GPA removed, to (​CC​:​ ​, subject line “AIPLAQJ CAP, Student Resume,​ [​family name​]​”

If you have any questions, please email,​ CC​:,​ ​
using the subject line “Partnership Program Inquiry​.​”

(​7)​ Munich Intellectual Property Summer 2016 Program
Study international and comparative intellectual property law in Europe’s IP Capital! You can earn up to four credits​ by choosing from six courses in the ABA-approved program. Planned courses include: Trade Secrets; Specialized Intellectual Property Courts; Internet Law; International Intellectual  Property Exhaustion; Functionality in Trademark, Copyright, and Design Law; and IP and Global Entrepreneurship. The program also includes special lectures and visits to local intellectual property institutions. Session I begins on May 23rd and ends on June 3rd, and Session II begins on June 6 and ends on June 17. Both Sessions will take place in the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center.

For more information, visit ​

(​8)​ ​Paul Hastings IP Practice Open House

​On Wednesday February 17th, at 9:30 AM, Paul Hastings​is hosting an IP Practice Open House​ in their DC Office​.​ Attorneys from both the Electronics and Pharmaceutical branches of ​the Paul Hastings ​IP group​ will​ discuss the practice and meet with students over breakfast. There will be representatives who work here in D.C. as well as attorneys from some of​Paul Hastings’​ other domestic offices. We strongly encourage all interested 1Ls with applicable backgrounds to attend.​


To RSVP, email by February 10th.

​(​9) Finnegan Trademark and Copyright Group 1L Summer Associate Position

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is currently accepting outstanding 1L applications for summer 2016 in its Trademark and Copyright group. Interested candidates should contact Finnegan’s Chief Recruitment Officer, Tim Henderson, at:

​(10) W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Summer Internship Position​

W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. is looking for several students that are interested in IP law for summer internship positions. Students will be working out of the W.L. Gore & Associates Newark, DE office. For more information, please email Laura Mack at

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