Newsletter—September 25, 2016

Please find the latest announcements below:
(1) Congratulations to the New SIPLA Representatives
(2) Employer Outreach Program and Preparatory Lunch with E-Board
(3) “Intellectual Property & Global Prosperity” Conference at George Mason

(4) 2L Job Opportunity: Alston & Bird
(5) IP Speaker Series
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(1) Congratulations to the New SIPLA Representatives
Thank you to those who submit candidacy statements this week to fill the remaining open positions for representatives to the SIPLA E-Board. The new representatives are as follows:
1L Representative for Brandeis Inn: Grace Tuyiringire
Transfer Representative: Robert Herguner
As a reminder, the remaining representatives are as follows:
1L Representative for Marshall InnGianna Cresto
1L Representative for Jackson InnSteven Dirks
1L Representative for O’Connor InnEliza Strong
1L Representative for Cardozo InnSohrab Hajarian
1L Representative for Jay InnShirley Tan
LLM Representative: Niharika Swaroop
Congratulations to the new representatives of the SIPLA E-Board. We all look forward to getting to know you all and to working together this year.
(2) Employer Outreach Program and Preparatory Lunch with E-Board

On Wednesday, October 5th, from 5-7:30 PM, SIPLA will host its first Employer Outreach Program of the year. Representatives from several law firms will take part in a panel on“Finding Your Path in IP.” 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*:

Desmarais LLP
Cooley LLP
Baker Botts LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

*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.

Students should also feel free to join the SIPLA exec board and upperclassmen for a brown bag lunch with coffee and cookies. Come hang out and destress from your LIA, ask any questions you might have ahead of the first EOP next week, and generally just get to know us! We’ll be in S304 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM on Wed. Sept. 28 so please stop by at your convenience!

(3) “Intellectual Property & Global Prosperity” Conference at George Mason

On October 6-7, the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason Law will be hosting our Annual Fall Conference: “Intellectual Property & Global Prosperity.”

The conference will feature a keynote address from Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, the first wearable insulin pump, and many other inventions secured by more than 440 patents, as well as panels of IP experts from industry, academic and policy fields.

To view the conference agenda and to register (registration is free for students), please visit the conference website at: http://cpip.gmu.edu/conferences/2016-fall-conference/.

(4) 2L Job Opportunity: Alston & Bird
Alston & Bird has an opening for a 2L, for the summer of 2017, in their IP litigation practice. Science degree required, except for biology. Do not apply directly to the firm. If interested, send your resume and law school transcript to Katie White, kwhite@law.gwu.edu, by Tuesday, September 27.
(5) IP Speaker Series
On Wednesday, October 12, the IP Department will be hosting the second installment of the IP Speaker Series. Join the Intellectual Property Law Program as they host Laura Pedraza-Fariña, Assistant Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, for her discussion “Beyond Market Failure Analyses of Innovation: Taking account of Social Network Failures.”

Newsletter—September 18, 2016

Please find the latest announcements below.

(1) Congratulations to the New SIPLA Representatives

(2) Fall Meet & Greet: Elephant & Castle Happy Hour

(3) “Intellectual Property & Global Prosperity” Conference at George Mason

(4) 2L Job Opportunity: Alston & Bird

(5) Sports Law Conference

If you haven’t joined our Facebook group, please do so at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gwsipla/ .

(1) Congratulations to the New SIPLA Representatives

The E-Board has read through all the candidacy statements that we have received, and we have voted. The new representatives are as follows:

1L Representative for Marshall InnGianna Cresto

1L Representative for Jackson InnSteven Dirks

1L Representative for O’Connor InnEliza Strong

1L Representative for Cardozo InnSohrab Hajarian

1L Representative for Jay InnShirley Tan

LLM Representative: Niharika Swaroop

Congratulations to the new representatives of the SIPLA E-Board. We all look forward to getting to know you all and to working together this year.

Please note that there are still open positions for the 1L Representative for Brandeis Inn as well as the Transfer Representative. Anyone interested should send a candidacy statement tosipla@law.gwu.edu as soon as possible.

(2) Fall Meet & Greet: Elephant & Castle Happy Hour

SIPLA will be hosting it’s fall meet and greet Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Elephant & Castle (900 19th St NW). The meet & greet has been scheduled to span two class sessions. Feel free to come late or leave early if you need to!

The meet and greet is a great place for mentors and mentees to meet each other as well as for all SIPLA members to get to know each other and some of the IP faculty members. By now, all the mentors and mentees have been paired. If you have yet to hear from your mentor, please reach out to acade@law.gwu.edu.

Alcohol will be available via a ticket system for individuals over the age of 21 with a valid, government-issued ID.

(3) “Intellectual Property & Global Prosperity” Conference at George Mason

On October 6-7, the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason Law will be hosting our Annual Fall Conference: “Intellectual Property & Global Prosperity.”

The conference will feature a keynote address from Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, the first wearable insulin pump, and many other inventions secured by more than 440 patents, as well as panels of IP experts from industry, academic and policy fields.

To view the conference agenda and to register (registration is free for students), please visit the conference website at: http://cpip.gmu.edu/conferences/2016-fall-conference/.

(4) 2L Job Opportunity: Alston & Bird

Alston & Bird has an opening for a 2L, for the summer of 2017, in their IP litigation practice. Science degree required, except for biology. Do not apply directly to the firm. If interested, send your resume and law school transcript to Katie White, kwhite@law.gwu.edu, byTuesday, September 27.

(5) Sports Law Conference

The Entertainment and Sports Law Association has asked us to spread word about the Sports Law & Entrepreneurship Conference. The first panel explores how IP relates to sports and branding — this is a great opportunity for those interested in copyright and trademark to learn more about possible practice areas!

Click here to learn more about the conference and to register. If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please click hereThere will be free food and alcohol (at the networking event at the end) and the ability to network with sports/IP attorneys. Also, we really would like students to register for the event so we can get a head count so if you could emphasize that, that would be great!

Newsletter—September 11, 2016

Please find the latest announcements below.

(1) Open Positions on the SIPLA E-Board

(2) Sign Up for the SIPLA Mentorship Program!

(3) Fall Meet & Greet: Elephant & Castle Happy Hour

(4) Web Designer Needed for IPEL

If you haven’t joined our Facebook group, please do so at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gwsipla/ .

(1) Open Positions on the SIPLA E-Board

There are a number of positions that remain open on SIPLA E-Board, and new members are encouraged to submit their candidacy! Joining the SIPLA E-Board is a great way to demonstrate your interest in IP to employers.

Open positons are:

1L Representative for Marshall Inn

1L Representative for Jackson Inn

1L Representative for O’Connor Inn

1L Representative for Cardozo Inn

1L Representative for Brandeis Inn

1L Representative for Jay Inn

Transfer Representative

LLM Representative

We have extended the deadline to submit candidacy statements. Anyone interested should submit a candidacy statement to sipla@law.gwu.edu by Friday, Sept. 16. 

(2) Sign Up for the SIPLA Mentorship Program!

SIPLA is very happy to be continuing its mentorship program. The program matches upperclassmen with new students, and mentors are another great resource for new students to informally get information about how to flourish both at school and with job prospects.

We’re already hard at work matching up everyone who signed up for the program, and you will likely be hearing soon about whom you’ve been paired with. But it’s not too late to request a mentor. Anyone interested in signing up to be a mentee, fill out the form here.

Upperclassmen – the mentorship program is nothing without its great mentors. If you have yet to sign up to be a mentor, fill out the form here.

Questions? Reach out to our Mentoring Chair, Ashley Cade.

(3) Fall Meet & Greet: Elephant & Castle Happy Hour

SIPLA will be hosting it’s fall meet and greet Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Elephant & Castle (900 19th St NW). The meet and greet is a great place for mentors and mentees to meet each other as well as for all SIPLA members to get to know each other and some of the IP faculty members.

Please note that the time and date of the event has been changed since the previous newsletter.

Alcohol will be available via a ticket system for individuals over the age of 21 with a valid, government-issued ID.

​ (4) Web Designer Needed for IPEL

IPEL, the online blog within SIPLA that focuses on copyright and trademark issues, is looking for someone with web design experience to help update their online presence. For more information regarding the responsibilities and compensation, reach out to Nate Ranns.

Newsletter—September 5, 2016

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new members of SIPLA. Whether you’re a 1L, a transfer student, an LLM, or an upperclassman who’s decided to join, we’re excited to have you with us and excited for all the great events we have planned for the year.

Please find the latest announcements below.

(1) Treasurer Election Results: Congratulations Anderson To!

(2) Open Positions on the SIPLA E-Board

(3) General Body Meeting

(4) Sign Up for the SIPLA Mentorship Program!

(5) Fall Meet & Greet: Elephant & Castle Happy Hour

If you haven’t joined our Facebook group, please do so at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gwsipla/ .

(1) Treasurer Election Results: Congratulations Anderson To!

The results from the treasurer election are in, and Anderson To has been elected to be the new SIPLA treasurer. Congrats, Anderson!

(2) Open Positions on the SIPLA E-Board

There are a number of positions that remain open on SIPLA E-Board, and new members are encouraged to submit their candidacy! Joining the SIPLA E-Board is a great way to demonstrate your interest in IP to employers.

Open positons are:

1L Representative for Marshall Inn

1L Representative for Jackson Inn

1L Representative for O’Connor Inn

1L Representative for Cardozo Inn

1L Representative for Brandeis Inn

1L Representative for Jay Inn

Transfer Representative

LLM Representative

Anyone interested should submit a candidacy statement to sipla@law.gwu.edu by Sunday, Sept. 11.

(3) General Body Meeting

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 7pm to 8pm in LL102 SIPLA will be having its Fall General Body Meeting to go over SIPLA’s agenda, events, and meetings for this semester. We ask that all SIPLA members attend. Pizza and drinks will be available!

(4) Sign Up for the SIPLA Mentorship Program!

SIPLA is very happy to be continuing its mentorship program. The program matches upperclassmen with new students, and mentors are another great resource for new students to informally get information about how to flourish both at school and with job prospects.

Anyone interested in signing up to be a mentee, fill out the form here.

Upperclassmen – the mentorship program is nothing without its great mentors. If you have yet to sign up to be a mentor, fill out the form here.

(5) Fall Meet & Greet: Elephant & Castle Happy Hour

SIPLA will be hosting it’s fall meet and greet Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Elephant & Castle (900 19th St NW). The meet and greet is a great place for mentors and mentees to meet each other as well as for all SIPLA members to get to know each other and some of the IP faculty members.

Alcohol will be available via a ticket system for individuals over the age of 21 with a valid, government-issued ID.