Newsletter – October 30, 2017

Dear SIPLA,

We hope everyone had an eerily fun Halloween weekend! We are looking forward to the second EOP of the year on Wednesday (more details below) and hope everyone won’t be too spooked to come (OK I’m done with the awful Halloween jokes now).

Please also see the following announcements below:

(1) Constitutional Amendment Officially Recognizing IPEL Blog – ACTION REQUIRED

(2) Employer Outreach Program, Nov. 1

(3) Munich Summer Program Info Session

(4) Fall Interview Prep Session

(5) IP Speaker Series – Jacob S. Sherkow “University Patent Licenses in the CRISPR Era”

(6) Patents in Telecomm Conference

(7) Job Opportunities

(8) SIPLA Spotlight – Ashley Cade

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

(1) Constitutional Amendment Officially Recognizing IPEL Blog – ACTION REQUIRED

The Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law (IPEL) Blog is seeking official SBA sponsorship and in the process it was discovered that SIPLA’s constitution does not officially recognize the blog although it is a part of SIPLA organization. As such, IPEL’s executive board has drafted a constitutional amendment, which has been passed by SIPLA’s executive board. Per Article IV of SIPLA’s constitution, a constitutional amendment requires an affirmative vote by at least 2/3 of SIPLA’s voting membership. I have attached both the SIPLA Constitution and the proposed Constitutional Amendment for reference. We need EVERYONE to vote on the amendment HERE by Friday, 11/3 at 5PM.

The amendment is very short and it will only take a couple minutes to look over and cast a vote. This is critically important to IPEL’s functioning so please take a couple of minutes and cast your vote.

(2) Employer Outreach Program, Nov. 1

On Wednesday, Nov. 1st, from 5:00 – 7:30 PM in the SCC, SIPLA will host its second Employer Outreach Program of the year. Representatives from several law firms will take part in a panel on “IP at the Supreme Court.” We will also be hosting a networking event before and after the 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*:
Fried Frank

Foley & Lardner

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

Morrison & Foerster

Pillsbury Winthrop
*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.

(3) Munich IP Summer Study Abroad Info Session

Students interested in learning more about intellectual property law while also traveling to Germany are encouraged to attend the Munich IP Summer Study Abroad info session on Wednesday Nov. 1 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in Stockton 305. Program Directors Robert Brauneis, Dean Whealan, and Katie White, as well as previous years’ students will provide more information about the program. This is an excellent opportunity for all students and especially for 1L students to demonstrate their interest in IP law to employers at on campus interviews in August. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

(4) Fall Interview Prep Session

SIPLA is proud to announce it will be hosting its Fall Interview Prep Session on Monday Nov 6th from 7:30-8:30 PM in L401. This is an incredibly practical and informative program that will discuss the types of questions employers ask and the hallmarks of good answers/pitfalls to avoid, along with resources available to search for the perfect summer internship. There will be free pizza and soft drinks.
(5) GW IP Speaker Series – Jacob S. Sherkow “University Patent Licenses in the CRISPR Era”

Please join the IP department on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 12 – 1:30 PM in the SCC (second floor Lisner) for this month’s IP Speaker series. Jacob S. Sherkow, professor at New York Law School, will be discussing “University Patent Licenses in the CRISPR Era.”

(6) Patents in Telecoms Conference

GW Law and the University College London, along with ETSI and GSMA will be hosting a Patents in Telecoms Conference Thursday, Nov. 9 – Friday, Nov. 10 from 8:45 AM – 4:45 PM in the Jack Morton Auditorium.

(7) Job Opportunities

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch, and Birch is accepting applications for a summer 2018 law clerk. Please email Hailey Bureau (hbureau@law.gwu.edu) with your resume to apply or for additional information.

Below are several job opportunities for all class years. In addition, students looking for a summer 2018 job should continue to check CORE as applications continue to be uploaded.

Summer Associate
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. | Alexandria – VA
** Note – now open to additional practice areas, not limited to those in
original job description.
Application Deadline: 10/31/2017, 11:59 PM

Spring & Summer 2018 Law Clerkship
The Nature Conservancy | Arlington – VA
Application Deadline: 12/20/2017, 11:59 PM

Internship
Smithsonian Institution, Office of General Counsel | Washington DC
Application Deadline: 1/15/2018, 11:59 PM

2018 IP Summer Associate
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP | Cleveland – OH
Application Deadline: 3/30/2018, 11:59 PM

1L, 2L or 3L Law Students
Levine Bagade Han LLP | Palo Alto – CA
Application Deadline: 5/31/2018, 11:59 PM

Public Policy/Legal Internship
ACT | The App Association | Washington DC – DC
Application Deadline: 10/21/2018, 11:59 PM

(8) SIPLA Spotlight – Ashley Cade

SIPLA Spotlight is a Newsletter segment where we feature 2L or 3L SIPLA members every newsletter. The purpose of SIPLA Spotlight is to introduce the 1L SIPLA members to upperclassmen who are interested in varying aspects of IP Law and have many different backgrounds. 1Ls, if an upperclassmen has a similar background as you, is interested in the same practice area as you, has interned where you want to intern, etc., please feel free to reach out to them via email (you can reach anyone in the law school by searching their name in the recipients line of an email). They have all been in your shoes and are more than wiling to give you some advice!
Ashley graduated from University of Michigan with degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry, with a small focus on bionanotechnology and a larger focus on green chemistry. During undergrad, she spent a few summers working with the FDA remediation team at Terumo Cardiovascular Group, a medical device company based in Ann Arbor.

For Ashley’s 1L summer, she returned to Terumo, where she worked extensively with the in-house patent prosecution team doing a lot of prior art and freedom to operate searching. During her 2L year, she worked at the Department of Justice Intellectual Property Section, which is part of Civil Litigation Division, working mostly on copyright issues but also some patent work. This past summer, Ashley worked at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York with their life sciences patent litigation group. She enjoyed her experience there and plans to return after graduation. During this year, Ashley is also interning at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims here in D.C.

Ashley was the SIPLA Mentoring Chair last year, and has also been one of the Captains of the Softball Team since her 1L year. She also plays softball with real adults both with the Michigan Alumni Team from spring to summer and an adult co-ed league in Arlington in the fall.

– Have a great week,

Newsletter – October 23, 2017

Dear SIPLA,

Congratulations to the 1Ls for taking your first law school exam! We hope you had a relaxing break after!

Please also see the following announcements below:

(1) Employer Outreach Program, Nov. 1

(2) Patent Bar Info Session

(3) Munich Summer Program Info Session

(4) IP Speaker Series – Jacob S. Sherkow “University Patent Licenses in the CRISPR Era”

(5) Patents in Telecomm Conference

(6) Small and Medium Law Firm Networking Reception

(7) MoFo 1L Patent Prosecution and Litigation Reception

(8) Job Opportunities

(9) SIPLA Spotlight – Akkad Moussa

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

(1) Employer Outreach Program, Nov. 1

On Wednesday, Nov. 1st, from 5:00 – 7:30 PM in the SCC, SIPLA will host its second Employer Outreach Program of the year. Representatives from several law firms will take part in a panel on “IP at the Supreme Court.” We will also be hosting a networking event before and after the 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*:
Fried Frank

Foley & Lardner

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

Morrison & Foerster

Pillsbury Winthrop
*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.
(2) Patent Bar Info Session
If you are a student with an undergrad degree (or at least two years of coursework) in engineering, computer sciences or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, some related fields), and are interested in becoming a Patent Agent or Attorney, Practicing Law Institute (PLI) invites you to a presentation by John White, Academic Director of PLI’s Patent Office Exam Course. The information session will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in Stockton 305 and will discuss:

The latest info on the Patent Office Exam
Who can take it,
How it works, now that it’s on computer and “on demand,”
When you should take it (you don’t need to…and probably shouldn’t…wait until you graduate),
How the America Invents Act is impacting the Exam, and
Recommendations on when and how to study for this very difficult Exam
Scholarships to PLI’s other IP programs will also be discussed.

Please visit PLI’s website for a wealth of information and resources:

www.PatentOfficeExamCourse.com www.pli.edu

(3) Munich IP Summer Study Abroad Info Session

Students interested in learning more about intellectual property law while also traveling to Germany are encouraged to attend the Munich IP Summer Study Abroad info session on Wednesday Nov. 1 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in Stockton 305. Program Directors Robert Brauneis, Dean Whealan, and Katie White, as well as previous years’ students will provide more information about the program. This is an excellent opportunity for all students and especially for 1L students to demonstrate their interest in IP law to employers at on campus interviews in August. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

(4) GW IP Speaker Series – Jacob S. Sherkow “University Patent Licenses in the CRISPR Era”

Please join the IP department on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 12 – 1:30 PM in the SCC (second floor Lisner) for this month’s IP Speaker series. Jacob S. Sherkow, professor at New York Law School, will be discussing “University Patent Licenses in the CRISPR Era.”

(5) Patents in Telecoms Conference

GW Law and the University College London, along with ETSI and GSMA will be hosting a Patents in Telecoms Conference Thursday, Nov. 9 – Friday, Nov. 10 from 8:45 AM – 4:45 PM in the Jack Morton Auditorium.

(6) Small and Medium Law Firm Networking Reception

Don’t miss the Small and Medium Law Firm Networking Reception on Monday, Oct. 23, in the Marvin Center. 5 to 7 PM. RSVP on CORE.

The following IP firms* will be participating:
Haug Partner
Bookoff McAndrews PLLC
Cahn & Samuels, LLP
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider
*Note, resumes will be accepted from upper class law students only.

(7) MoFo 1L Patent Prosecution and Litigation Reception

Please join Morrison and Foerster on Wednesday Nov. 29 from 6-8:30 PM at Rosa Mexicano (575 7th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20004) to learn to learn more about their 1L Patent Prosecution & IP Litigation Two-Summer Program. MoFo’s Two-Summer Patent Programs were created to develop you into the next successful MoFo IP attorney. The firm will immerse summer associates in their Patent Prosecution Group or Patent Litigation Group over two full summers, help guide professional development and pay for the USPTO exam fee. Student associates will also attend MoFo’s unique Patent Boot Camp training program, be mentored by our leading IP partners and receive a $15,000 bonus upon successful completion of the program.

Email Jeniea Howard to RSVP by Monday, November 20th.

(8) Job Opportunities

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch, and Birch is accepting applications for a summer 2018 law clerk. Please email Hailey Bureau (hbureau@law.gwu.edu) with your resume to apply or for additional information.

Below are several job opportunities for all class years. In addition, students looking for a summer 2018 job should continue to check CORE as applications continue to be uploaded.

Summer Associate
The Webb Law Firm | Pittsburgh – PA
Application Deadline: 10/25/2017, 11:59 PM

Summer Associate
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. | Alexandria – VA
** Note – now open to additional practice areas, not limited to those in
original job description.
Application Deadline: 10/31/2017, 11:59 PM

Spring & Summer 2018 Law Clerkship
The Nature Conservancy | Arlington – VA
Application Deadline: 12/20/2017, 11:59 PM

Internship
Smithsonian Institution, Office of General Counsel | Washington DC
Application Deadline: 1/15/2018, 11:59 PM

2018 IP Summer Associate
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP | Cleveland – OH
Application Deadline: 3/30/2018, 11:59 PM

1L, 2L or 3L Law Students
Levine Bagade Han LLP | Palo Alto – CA
Application Deadline: 5/31/2018, 11:59 PM

Public Policy/Legal Internship
ACT | The App Association | Washington DC – DC
Application Deadline: 10/21/2018, 11:59 PM

(9) SIPLA Spotlight – Akkad Moussa

SIPLA Spotlight is a Newsletter segment where we feature 2L or 3L SIPLA members every newsletter. The purpose of SIPLA Spotlight is to introduce the 1L SIPLA members to upperclassmen who are interested in varying aspects of IP Law and have many different backgrounds. 1Ls, if an upperclassmen has a similar background as you, is interested in the same practice area as you, has interned where you want to intern, etc., please feel free to reach out to them via email (you can reach anyone in the law school by searching their name in the recipients line of an email). They have all been in your shoes and are more than wiling to give you some advice!
Akkad graduated from Cornell University with a degree in chemistry, focusing on organic and analytical chemistry. He spent one summer doing research in Jülich Germany with Research Internships in Science Engineering (RISE), and the fall of his Senior year working with the chemistry team for the E.&J. Gallo Winery in Modesto, California.

During his 1L Summer, Akkad worked with the Chemistry & Life Sciences team at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP here in Washington, D.C. He is continued working there during his 2L year, mostly on prosecution, and then split his 2L summer between Kilpatrick Townsend and Baker Botts LLP in New York, doing prosecution and litigation with Baker Botts’ Life Sciences team. After graduation, he’ll be staying in DC and working at Kilpatrick Townsend.

In case you haven’t seen him, Akkad is very involved in SIPLA, as the Vice President last year and the President this year. He is also involved with Law Review and LAMBDA within the law school, and volunteers with Spark the Wave (feel free to reach out and ask him about it!), where he helps teach kids how to become service leaders in their communities, as well a number of other non-profit organizations. In his free time, Akkad enjoys the simple pleasures, such as cooking, listening to podcasts, and reading, as well as hiking and going to museums.

– Have a great week,

Newsletter – October 16, 2017

Dear SIPLA,

Good luck to the 1Ls on their midterm this week. If you need any help with studying or anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of the board members.

Please also see the following announcements below:

(1) A. Sidney Katz Lecture – The Honorable Judge Linn

(2) UPDATE – AIPLA Annual Meeting

(3) MoFo 1L Patent Prosecution and Litigation Reception

(4) Job Opportunities

(5) SIPLA Spotlight – Maleena Paal

If you haven’t joined our Facebook group, please do so at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gwsipla/.
(1) A. Sidney Katz Lecture – The Honorable Judge Linn
On Wednesday October 18th from 5:30 – 8 PM, the GW IP department will host the Honorable Judge Linn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the FCC (5th floor Burns).

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(2) UPDATE – AIPLA Annual Meeting

AIPLA’s annual meeting is October 19th-21st at the Marriot Wardman Park in Washington DC. Student registration is only $55 (the student discount is available to student members – students can become members here for $25, which includes admission into the New Members Reception) The meeting is a great opportunity to hear from practitioners (including Partners, In-House Counsel, Federal Circuit Judges, PTO leaders and others), and to network. You can register here.

Additionally, this year, The Law Student’s Committee, New Lawyer’s Committee and Law Practice Management Committee will be hosting Pathways to Success on October 18th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 at the Marriot. There will be a series of panels on different career paths with speakers from in-house counsel, outside counsel and the government. Registration is free. More info can be found here. There will be a networking reception sponsored by Fish & Richardson after the panels.

(3) MoFo 1L Patent Prosecution and Litigation Reception

Please join Morrison and Foerster on Wednesday Nov. 29 from 6-8:30 PM at Rosa Mexicano (575 7th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20004) to learn to learn more about their 1L Patent Prosecution & IP Litigation Two-Summer Program. MoFo’s Two-Summer Patent Programs were created to develop you into the next successful MoFo IP attorney. The firm will immerse summer associates in their Patent Prosecution Group or Patent Litigation Group over two full summers, help guide professional development and pay for the USPTO exam fee. Student associates will also attend MoFo’s unique Patent Boot Camp training program, be mentored by our leading IP partners and receive a $15,000 bonus upon successful completion of the program.

Email Jeniea Howard to RSVP by Monday, November 20th.

(4) Job Opportunities

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch, and Birch is accepting applications for a summer 2018 law clerk. Please email Hailey Bureau (hbureau@law.gwu.edu) with your resume to apply or for additional information.

Below are several job opportunities for all class years. In addition, students looking for a summer 2018 job should continue to check CORE as applications continue to be uploaded.

Summer Associate
The Webb Law Firm | Pittsburgh – PA
Application Deadline: 10/25/2017, 11:59 PM

Summer Associate
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. | Alexandria – VA
** Note – now open to additional practice areas, not limited to those in
original job description.
Application Deadline: 10/31/2017, 11:59 PM

Spring & Summer 2018 Law Clerkship
The Nature Conservancy | Arlington – VA
Application Deadline: 12/20/2017, 11:59 PM

Internship
Smithsonian Institution, Office of General Counsel | Washington DC
Application Deadline: 1/15/2018, 11:59 PM

2018 IP Summer Associate
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP | Cleveland – OH
Application Deadline: 3/30/2018, 11:59 PM

1L, 2L or 3L Law Students
Levine Bagade Han LLP | Palo Alto – CA
Application Deadline: 5/31/2018, 11:59 PM

Public Policy/Legal Internship
ACT | The App Association | Washington DC – DC
Application Deadline: 10/21/2018, 11:59 PM

(5) SIPLA Spotlight – Maleena Paal

SIPLA Spotlight is a Newsletter segment where we feature 2L or 3L SIPLA members every newsletter. The purpose of SIPLA Spotlight is to introduce the 1L SIPLA members to upperclassmen who are interested in varying aspects of IP Law and have many different backgrounds. 1Ls, if an upperclassmen has a similar background as you, is interested in the same practice area as you, has interned where you want to intern, etc., please feel free to reach out to them via email (you can reach anyone in the law school by searching their name in the recipients line of an email). They have all been in your shoes and are more than wiling to give you some advice!
Maleena graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Material Science & Engineering. After that, she spent a couple of years working for business consulting firms before working as an intellectual property clerk at a law firm. The clerk position solidified her desire to attend law school and her interest in IP law.

Maleena was a Summer Associate at Baker & McKenzie during her 1L and 2L summer. She was based out of the D.C. office, but she spent part of this past summer working out of Baker’s London office. Maleena plans to return to Baker & McKenzie after graduation to focus on patent law and international trade.

Maleena is also president of the South Asian Law Student Association, on the executive committee of the Moot Court Board, and a member of the AIPLA Quarterly Journal and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. In her free time Maleena likes to travel over breaks and takes a lot of weekend trips to visit new places or to meet friends and family. She also likes to cook and tries to test out a new recipe once a week.

Newsletter – October 8, 2017

Dear SIPLA,

It was great to see everyone at last week’s Employer Outreach Program! We hope to see you at the next EOP on Novermber 1st (more details to come in the next few weeks).

Please also see the following announcements below:

(1) GW IP Speaker Series – Clark D. Asay “Patenting Elasticities”

(2) A. Sidney Katz Lecture – The Honorable Judge Linn

(3) AIPLA Annual Meeting

(4) Job Opportunities

(5) SIPLA Spotlight – Samuel Cockriel

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

(1) GW IP Speaker Series – Clark D. Asay “Patenting Elasticities”

Please join the IP department on Wednesday, October 11th from 12 – 1:30 PM in the SCC (second floor Lisner) for this month’s IP Speaker series. Clark D. Asay, professor at Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School, will be discussing “Patenting Elasticities.”
(2) A. Sidney Katz Lecture – The Honorable Judge Linn
On Wednesday October 18th from 5:30 – 8 PM, the GW IP department will host the Honorable Judge Linn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the FCC (5th floor Burns).

(3) AIPLA Annual Meeting

AIPLA’s annual meeting is October 19th-21st at the Marriot Wardman Park in Washington DC. Student registration is only $55. The meeting is a great opportunity to hear from practitioners (including Partners, In-House Counsel, Federal Circuit Judges, PTO leaders and others), and to network. You can register here.

Additionally, this year, The Law Student’s Committee, New Lawyer’s Committee and Law Practice Management Committee will be hosting Pathways to Success on October 18th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 at the Marriot. There will be a series of panels on different career paths with speakers from in-house counsel, outside counsel and the government. Registration is free. More info can be found here. There will be a networking reception sponsored by Fish & Richardson after the panels.

(4) Job Opportunities

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch, and Birch is accepting applications for a summer 2018 law clerk. Please email Hailey Bureau (hbureau@law.gwu.edu) with your resume to apply or for additional information.

Below are several job opportunities for all class years. In addition, students looking for a summer 2018 job should continue to check CORE as applications continue to be uploaded.

Summer Associate
The Webb Law Firm | Pittsburgh – PA
Application Deadline: 10/25/2017, 11:59 PM

Summer Associate
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. | Alexandria – VA
** Note – now open to additional practice areas, not limited to those in
original job description.
Application Deadline: 10/31/2017, 11:59 PM

Spring & Summer 2018 Law Clerkship
The Nature Conservancy | Arlington – VA
Application Deadline: 12/20/2017, 11:59 PM

Internship
Smithsonian Institution, Office of General Counsel | Washington DC
Application Deadline: 1/15/2018, 11:59 PM

2018 IP Summer Associate
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP | Cleveland – OH
Application Deadline: 3/30/2018, 11:59 PM

1L, 2L or 3L Law Students
Levine Bagade Han LLP | Palo Alto – CA
Application Deadline: 5/31/2018, 11:59 PM

Public Policy/Legal Internship
ACT | The App Association | Washington DC – DC
Application Deadline: 10/21/2018, 11:59 PM

(5) SIPLA Spotlight – Samuel Cockriel

SIPLA Spotlight is a Newsletter segment where we feature 2L or 3L SIPLA members every newsletter. The purpose of SIPLA Spotlight is to introduce the 1L SIPLA members to upperclassmen who are interested in varying aspects of IP Law and have many different backgrounds. 1Ls, if an upperclassmen has a similar background as you, is interested in the same practice area as you, has interned where you want to intern, etc., please feel free to reach out to them via email (you can reach anyone in the law school by searching their name in the recipients line of an email). They have all been in your shoes and are more than wiling to give you some advice!
Sam graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. During his 1L year, Sam participated in the Strain PLLC Patent Law Training Program, and during the following summer, he worked for Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein, & Fox prosecuting mechanical device and design applications.

During his 2L year, Sam was a Judicial Extern at the Court of the Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Judge O’Malley’s chambers, a Writing Fellow for the LRW program, Secretary of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, and a finalist in the Rothwell Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition. This past summer, Sam split his time between Knobbe, Martens, Olson, & Bear in Irvine, CA and Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein, & Fox in D.C. After graduation, Sam will return to Knobbe Martens as a full-time associate.

This year, Sam is an Articles Editor for the George Washington Law Review, a Dean’s Fellow for the LRW program, a member of the Moot Court Board, and a Research Assistant for Dean John Whealan. Sam will also be representing GW Law at the Giles Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition this year with Emma Frank. Outside of law school, Sam loves hiking, playing tennis, and trying new restaurants with his wife.

Newsletter – October 1, 2017

Dear SIPLA,

It was great meeting everyone at the meet and greet last week. We hope to see everyone at our first Employer Outreach Program on Tuesday (see announcement below for more details)!

Please also see the following announcements below:

(1) Employer Outreach Program, Oct. 3

(2) No Patent? No Problem! – Soft IP Mixer

(3) Job Opportunities

(4) SIPLA Spotlight – Gabrial Mitchell

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

(1) Employer Outreach Program, Oct. 3
On Tuesday, October 3rd, from 5-7:30 PM in the SCC, 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.
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*:
Akin Gump
Banner & Witcoff
Cooley
McDermott Will & Emery
Orrick
Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
*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.

(2) No Patent? No Problem! – Soft IP Mixer
SIPLA has coordinated with IPEL, ALES, and ESPLA to organize a mixer for students interested in soft IP (copyright, trademark, trade secrets; fashion, arts, media, entertainment). The mixer will be October 4th, from 6:30–8:30pm at Froggy Bottom Pub* (on K St). Come out and meet some upperclassmen to learn more about soft IP!

*Alcohol will be available via cash bar for individuals 21 and over with a valid, government issued ID.

(3) Job Opportunities

Below are several job opportunities for all class years. In addition, students looking for a summer 2018 job should continue to check CORE as applications continue to be uploaded.

Summer Associate
The Webb Law Firm | Pittsburgh – PA
Application Deadline: 10/25/2017, 11:59 PM

Summer Associate
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. | Alexandria – VA
** Note – now open to additional practice areas, not limited to those in
original job description.
Application Deadline: 10/31/2017, 11:59 PM

Spring & Summer 2018 Law Clerkship
The Nature Conservancy | Arlington – VA
Application Deadline: 12/20/2017, 11:59 PM

Internship
Smithsonian Institution, Office of General Counsel | Washington DC
Application Deadline: 1/15/2018, 11:59 PM

2018 IP Summer Associate
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP | Cleveland – OH
Application Deadline: 3/30/2018, 11:59 PM

1L, 2L or 3L Law Students
Levine Bagade Han LLP | Palo Alto – CA
Application Deadline: 5/31/2018, 11:59 PM

Public Policy/Legal Internship
ACT | The App Association | Washington DC – DC
Application Deadline: 10/21/2018, 11:59 PM

(4) SIPLA Spotlight – Gabrial Mitchell

SIPLA Spotlight is a Newsletter segment where we feature 2L or 3L SIPLA members every newsletter. The purpose of SIPLA Spotlight is to introduce the 1L SIPLA members to upperclassmen who are interested in varying aspects of IP Law and have many different backgrounds. 1Ls, if an upperclassmen has a similar background as you, is interested in the same practice area as you, has interned where you want to intern, etc., please feel free to reach out to them via email (you can reach anyone in the law school by searching their name in the recipients line of an email). They have all been in your shoes and are more than wiling to give you some advice!

After growing up in the “middle of nowhere” in Ohio, Gabby graduated from Kenyon College, a small liberal arts school in Ohio in 2015, where she doubled majored in anthropology and dance. During her 1L summer, Gabby attended the GW Summer Intellectual Property program in Munich and worked remotely as a research intern for a small firm in DC. During her 2L spring, Gabby worked at National Public Radio (NPR) on their copyright and licensing issues. As of her 2L summer, Gabby works at the Association of American Publishers, the major trade association for book publishers. She is also a research assistant for Professor Robert Brauneis (apparently because she dislikes free time).

Gabby is interested in soft intellectual property, primarily copyright. Her interest in copyright began with her studies of Labanotation, a written form of dance, and a concern for the legal protections of choreography. Along with being the soft IP chair of SIPLA, Gabby is also the senior managing editor of IPEL, SIPLA’s soft IP blog. Additionally, she is the president of the Art Law and Entertainment Society, a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, and on the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Journal. In her (clearly excessive) free time, Gabby reads (for fun), watches Netflix, bakes, and goes to brunch as often as possible.

– Have a great week!