Newsletter – October 16, 2017


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:
(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 ( 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

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.

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