Newsletter – October 8, 2017


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:

(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 ( 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 – 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.

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