Newsletter—March 12, 2017

Dear SIPLA,
 
Please find the latest announcements below:
(1) Spring Semester Interview Prep Session
(2) IP Lunch Discussion 
(3) End of the Year Reception
(4) Loyola Patent Law Interview Program Deadline Extension
(5) AIPLA QJ Second Annual Symposium
(6) Kilpatrick Townsend 1L Event
(7) Paul Hastings IP Practice Open House
(8) Pillsbury Women’s Happy Hour
(9) Paul Weiss Patent Litigation 1L Open House 
(10) Sidney B. Williams Scholarship Opportunity
 
If you haven’t joined our Facebook group, please do so at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gwsipla/.
(1) Spring Semester Interview Prep Session
SIPLA will host its Spring Semester Interview Prep Session on Wednesday, March 15th from 6:30 – 8pm in LL102. This event will focus on preparation for the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program (see below) and On-Campus Interviews (OCIs) in August. There will also be a discussion about picking fall semester classes. 
(2) IP Lunch Discussion
Join the IP Law Department on Wednesday, March 15th from 12 – 1:30pm in the Tasher Great Room (Burns first floor) as they host J. Janewa Osei-Tutu of Florida International University College of Law for discussion on “IP and Cultural Boundaries.” 
 
(3) End of the Year Reception
On Friday, March 31stSIPLA and AIPLA QJ will host the 2nd Annual IP Department End of the Year Reception in the LLC. Please join us for an opportunity to celebrate another great year and network with SIPLA and AIPLA board members, GW Law Alumni, IP professors, and local practitioners in an informal setting. RSVP is required to attend, please fill out the following google form to RSVP:  https://goo.gl/forms/kJIwS5sS1PPKVYZv1

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. Please see the flyer below for more information.

(4) Loyola Patent Law Interview Program Registration Deadline Extension

The registration  deadline for the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program has been extended through Wednesday, March 15th at 11:59 PM (C.S.T.). Please visit https://patentlawregistration.luc.edu/lawstudents/ to register.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hosting the 2017 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday and Friday, August 3-4 in Chicago, Illinois.  This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, rising 2L and 3L students, and students in Intellectual Property LLM programs.

Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program.  You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students.

For more information on the program, please refer to the Loyola Patent Program website at: http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html.

There is a non-refundable $35 dollar registration fee which you must pay by credit card to complete your online registration.  Please have your credit card ready when you register.

Once you have registered, the program staff will communicate with you directly via email to the address that you entered when registering for the program. Please direct any questions about the program to Katie White kwhite@law.gwu.edu, or Ethel Badawi, ebadawi@law.gwu.edu.

(5) AIPLA QJ Second Annual Symposium 

Please join AIPLA for their second annual symposium on Friday, March 17 at the offices of Sterne Kessler. The theme this year is IP in a Globalized World, including the various ways patent, trademark, and copyright intertwine and frustrate international considerations. The keynote speaker is Commissioner Kieff of the International Trade Commission, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please see the attached flyer for the schedule. Please direct questions to aiplaqjsymposium@gmail.com.

(6) Kilpatrick Townsend 1L Event 

Kilpatrick Townsend is hosting their annual 1L event for DC area students on Tuesday, March 21st, at Bluejacket Brewery. See the attached flyer for more information.

(7) Paul Hastings IP Practice Open House 

Paul Hastings is hosting an open house on Wednesday March 22nd at 9:30 AM. There will be a networking breakfast and IP Law presentation on Navigating New Paths to Growth. Please see the flyer below for more details.

(8) Pillsbury Women’s Happy Hour
Want to know what firms look for in summer associates or what life is really like behind the attorney curtain? On Thursday, March 30th, come mix and mingle with the attorney’s of the Pillsbury Northern Virginia office and get all of your questions answered!
 
Transportation will be provided to and from campus by Pillsbury. Please RSVP here https://goo.gl/forms/GrtUtfsJSHwEa1Wl2 by Thursday, March 24thSee the attached flyer for more information.
(9) Paul Weiss Open House 
Paul Weiss is hosting a Patent Litigation 1L Open House on Wednesday, March 29th in their DC office. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
 
(10) Sidney B. Williams Scholarship Opportunity 
The Sidney B. Williams Scholarship is for $10,000 per school year (two semesters, excluding summer school semesters and intersession) beginning with the fall semester. Applications are due Wednesday March 15th. Please visit http://www.aiplef.org/scholars/sidney-b-williams-jr-scholarships/ to find more information and complete the application.

Newsletter—March 5, 2017

Dear SIPLA,

Please find the latest announcements below:

(1) Spring Semester Interview Prep Session

(2) IP Lunch Discussion 

(3) End of the Year Reception

(4) Loyola Patent Law Interview Program Deadline

(5) Kilpatrick Townsend 1L Event 

(6) Pillsbury Women’s Happy Hour

(7) SIPLA Spotlight: Nicole Sharer

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

(1) Spring Semester Interview Prep Session

SIPLA will host its Spring Semester Interview Prep Session on Wednesday, March 15th from 6:30 – 8pm in LL102. This event will focus on preparation for the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program (see below) and On-Campus Interviews (OCIs) in August.

(2) IP Lunch Discussion

Join the IP Law Department on Wednesday, March 15th from 12 – 1:30pm in the Tasher Great Room (Burns first floor) as they host J. Janewa Osei-Tutu of Florida International University College of Law for discussion on “IP and Cultural Boundaries.”

(3) End of the Year Reception

On Friday, March 31stSIPLA and AIPLA QJ will host the 2nd Annual IP Department End of the Year Reception in the LLC. Please join us for an opportunity to celebrate another great year and network with SIPLA and AIPLA board members, GW Law Alumni, IP professors, and local practitioners in an informal setting. RSVP is required to attend, please fill out the following google form to RSVP:  https://goo.gl/forms/kJIwS5sS1PPKVYZv1

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.

(4) Loyola Patent Law Interview Program Registration Deadline

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hosting the 2017 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday and Friday, August 3-4 in Chicago, Illinois.  This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, rising 2L and 3L students, and students in Intellectual Property LLM programs.

Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program.  You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students.

For more information on the program, please refer to the Loyola Patent Program website at: http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html.  Also, see attached.

Online student registration for this year’s Patent Law Interview Program will begin on Monday, February 6 and close on Friday, March 10.  Online registration is now open at https://patentlawregistration.luc.edu/lawstudents/. At this stage of registration, you will only need to enter some basic information (you will upload your resume and bid on interviews later in the semester).  Please note that our school is listed alphabetically as The George Washington University Law School on the registration form’s drop down menu of law schools.

There is a non-refundable $35 dollar registration fee which you must pay by credit card to complete your online registration.  Please have your credit card ready when you register.

Once you have registered, the program staff will communicate with you directly via email to the address that you entered when registering for the program. Please direct any questions about the program to Katie White kwhite@law.gwu.edu, or Ethel Badawi, ebadawi@law.gwu.edu.

(5) Kilpatrick Townsend 1L Event 

Kilpatrick Townsend is hosting their annual 1L event for DC area students on Tuesday, March 21st, at Bluejacket Brewery. See the attached flyer for more information

(6) Pillsbury Women’s Happy Hour

Want to know what firms look for in summer associates or what life is really like behind the attorney curtain? On Thursday, March 30th, come mix and mingle with the attorney’s of the Pillsbury Northern Virginia office and get all of your questions answered!

Transportation will be provided to and from campus by Pillsbury. Please RSVP here https://goo.gl/forms/GrtUtfsJSHwEa1Wl2 by Thursday, March 24thSee the attached flyer for more information.

(7) SIPLA Spotlight: Nicole Sharer 

Nicole is a very active and involved member of SIPLA, having served as the Mentoring Chair for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.

Nicole studied Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Before coming to law school, she worked as a Technology Consultant specializing in Big Data and predictive analytics. Nicole spent her 1L summer working for Finnegan in Washington D.C., continuing throughout her 2L year as a law clerk where she did ligation assignments for pharmaceutical clients. After her 2L year, Nicole split her summer between Finnegan in Washington D.C. and Sullivan & Cromwell in NYC.

Nicole is interested in IP Transactions — selling, buying and licensing of IP rights. She feels this practice area is the best fit for her skills gained while working in consulting. She is also interested in IP and technology aspects of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate transactions.

During 2L year, Nicole participated in the LRW program as a Writing Fellow. She also participated in and was a finalist for the the internal Rothwell IP Moot Court competition and a national semi-finalist at the Giles Rich Moot Court competition.

This year, Nicole is the Executive Notes Editor for the AIPLA QJ where she oversees the upper-level scholarly writing course for 2L members. She continues to be involved with the LRW program, this year as a Dean’s Fellow. This semester, Nicole is interning at the Federal Circuit.

This fall, Nicole plans to run her 5th Marathon….I guess you could say she likes to run.

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