IP law


EVENTS update:

OUT AND ABOUT: ADVANCING MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FLORIDA LGBTQ+ LEGAL COMMUNITY [JAN. 28, 2021]

 

AIPLA 2021 VIRTUAL MID-WINTER INSTITUTE [FEB. 1-5, 2021]

The 2021 Virtual Mid-Winter Institute brings together nationally recognized communication experts and IP leaders in a series of master classes on negotiation, persuasion, and communication. These online sessions and hands-on workshops are designed to help practitioners sharpen their skills and develop strategies to improve communications and their practice.

Whatever your role in IP and whatever your experience level, this program will give you real-world examples and tactics to communicate more efficiently – both verbally and in writing. Plus, our session and workshop on negotiating skills will help you sharpen your skills and make better deals, whether in the courtroom or the board room.

The virtual #aiplaMW21 allows the global IP community to safely share ideas and knowledge that will shape the future. Your registration includes not only the live virtual sessions, but unlimited access to the on-demand recordings as well. You’ll be able to participate in all the motivating moments of the meeting regardless of where you are. Make plans to join us for this unique program that will raise the bar on your communication skills and practice.

Complete details: Available @ aipla.org/mw21

 

VIRTUAL CONVERSATION ABOUT PRACTICING ENTERTAINMENT, ARTS & SPORTS LAW [FEB. 6, 2021]

[DEADLINE TO RSVP: FEB. 3, 2021]

 

ABA-IPL LAW STUDENT ACTION GROUP – LAW STUDENT REPORTERS [APR. 7-16, 2021]

[DEADLINE TO APPLY: JAN. 31, 2021]

The ABA-IPL Law Student Action Group is now accepting applications for Law Student Reporters (“LSR”) for the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law IPLSpring Virtual Conference April 7-16 2021!

The LSR program is a rewarding experience in which law students interact with and learn from IP practitioners from around the world. In return for this experience, law student reporters report on the educational programs and conference events by creating a social media presence at the conference, live-tweeting, posting to Facebook, etc., and publishing pre-conference and post-conference blog posts.

Students selected for the program will have complimentary registration to the conference.

Application: Available @

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRMz4S17wF5xSFySjnUP1RhIzBaVK6qulX_reNuM282fZtqw/viewform?gxids=7628

Contact: For questions please contact lawstudentreporters@gmail.com


WRITING COMPETITION update:

ENTERTAINMENT LAW INITIATIVE (ELI) WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: JAN. 4, 2021 @ 1 P.M. EST]

Topic: Identify, research, and write an essay outlining a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry

Submission guidelines: For a downloadable PDF of rules and submission instructions CLICK HERE

Complete details: Available @ grammy.com/entertainment-law-initiative

Contact: ELI@recordingacademy.com with any questions


EVENTS update:

AIPLA NEW MENTORING CLUSTERS – SIGN UP TO BE A MENTOR OR MENTEE

 

The AIPLA Mentoring Committee is excited to announce the launch of our new Mentoring Clusters Program. This program provides collaborative mentoring opportunities for AIPLA members by creating mentoring clusters among small groups of practitioners. The clusters are grouped by factors such as common practice areas, types of practice, and geographical location.

 

Within each of these clusters, members will be grouped according to various career phases including:  

  • Seasoned Stage Career
  • Mid Stage Career
  • Early Stage Career
  • Law Student

The aim of the program is to maximize the benefits of mentoring with a cross-section of experience levels. Through occasional group gatherings and more frequent organic individual communication, each cluster will facilitate the mentoring of a Mid Stage Career member by a Seasoned Stage Career member, and the mentoring of Early Stage Career and Law Student members by both Mid and Seasoned Stage Career members.

BECOME A MENTOR: SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE. PAY IT FORWARD.

    • Experienced practitioners have the opportunity to share their professional knowledge and expertise with the next generation of leaders. Mentoring clusters are formed based on common interests and by career stage.

BECOME A MENTEE: EXPERIENCED PERSPECTIVES FOR NEW PRACTITIONERS.

    • AIPLA mentoring program provides practitioners at all levels of their career with opportunities to learn, connect and grow through pairings with more seasoned practitioners. It provides practitioners with perspectives from others who have been in their shoes.

Contact: To learn more or with questions, reach out to the Mentoring Committee Chair, Jenae Gureff JGureff@cantorcolburn.com or Vice Chair, Randi Karpinia randi@sagacitylegal.com

 

INTA VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING & LEADERSHIP MEETING [NOV. 16-20, 2020]

Complete details: Available @ inta.org/events/2020-annual-meeting-leadership-meeting/

  • Platform preview: Available here

 

SPEED MENTORING [NOV. 17, 2020]

 

AIPLA WEBINAR: TAKING THE PATENT BAR EXAM – WHAT TO EXPECT [NOV. 19, 2020]

The Patent Registration Examination, often referred to as the Patent Bar Exam, is the gateway to being able to practice before the U.S. Patent Office for patent practitioners. This webinar explores the reasons why you should consider taking the exam, what qualifications you need to take the exam, what resources are available for preparing to take the exam, and some important tips, tricks, and strategies for the day of the exam.

Presented by: Rachel Kahler, Patent Agent at General Mills;  Julie Burke, U.S. Patent Prosecution Consultant;  Brian Trotter, CEO and Founder at Bishop Rock

When: 12:30 – 2 P.M. ET

Complete details and Registration: Available @ ams.aipla.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?webcode=EventInfo&Reg_evt_key=e3c3b7e0-f49e-440c-9ce2-e5e7c3257a09&RegPath

 

INTA 2020-2021 SAUL LEFKOWITZ MOOT COURT COMPETITION [DEADLINE: NOV. 20, 2020]

Important Dates:

  • November 20, 2020, 5:00 pm (EST): Registration closes
  • January 5, 2021, 5:00 pm (EST): Briefs and substitution of team members due
  • February 6, 2021: Regional Oral Argument Competitions (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco) Please note Regional Competitions will take place virtually
  • March 13, 2021: National Finals will take place virtually

Complete details & Registration: Teams interested in entering the competition must complete an online registration form by visiting inta.org/Lefkowitz

Contact: Please email competitions@inta.org with any questions you may have


EMPLOYMENT update:

 For more information and to apply to the opportunities below, please visit Symplicity and be sure to CHECK PRIOR BLOG POSTS! You can narrow your search by utilizing the “Blog post categories”

 

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL – VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP/EXTERNSHIP

SPRING 2021 [DEADLINE: DEC. 1, 2020]

SUMMER 2021 [DEADLINE: SEPT. 1, 2020 – JAN. 15, 2021]

*APPLICATIONS REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS – INTERESTED STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT EARLY WITHIN APPLICATION WINDOW

Smithsonian Institution’s Office of General Counsel is accepting applications for virtual internships/externships for Spring and Summer 2021. The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research organization. Established in 1846 with a bequest from English Scientist James Smithson, the Institution currently encompasses nineteen museums and galleries, the National Zoo and nine research centers. The Smithsonian has facilities in seven states, the District of Columbia and the Republic of Panama supporting over 6,200 employees. The Smithsonian values and seeks a diverse workforce.

The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice and representation to the entire Smithsonian. The mission of the Office of General Counsel is to provide legal advice and counseling to the Secretary and central administrators, as well as to the extensive cadre of directors and administrative staff who manage the Smithsonian’s museums and programs, and to represent the Smithsonian in adversary proceedings, in coordination with Department of Justice attorneys, in federal and state courts.

Since last Spring, the Office has successfully hosted students remotely, providing them with mentor relationships, exposure to the variety of legal issues the Institution faces, and the opportunity to engage with curators, exhibition specialists, and educators from across the Smithsonian’s museums and research centers.

Requirements:

Submission components:

  • Spring 2021: See Job ID# 11550 @ Symplicity
  • Summer 2021: See Job ID# 11621 @ Symplicity

Complete details: Available @ si.edu/ogc/internships-office-general-counsel

 

NBCUNIVERSAL BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS INTERNSHIP – SPRING 2021 [DEADLINE: DEC. 13, 2020 – APPLY EARLY! APPLICATIONS BEING REVIEWED WHEN RECEIVED!]

NBCUniversal International Networks is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands worldwide. The channel brands in the Latin America portfolio include Universal TV, Syfy, E! Entertainment, Studio Universal and Telemundo Internacional. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the region.

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting attorneys with day to day matters with the different departments, including but not limited to, Advertising Sales, Marketing, Programming, Original Productions, Research and Digital
  • Researching relevant laws, including regulatory matters, throughout Latin America and preparing memorandums
  • Assisting attorneys with structuring and drafting various agreements and releases, related to programming acquisitions, advertising sales, vendors, events, productions, barters and talent
  • Assisting attorneys with rights clearance process for original productions
  • Evaluating copyright, trademark and other intellectual property issues
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned and not all responsibilities listed may be assigned

Who: Must be in pursuit of a JD or JD/LLM degree at an accredited institution and able to provide documentation to confirm degree progress; must have completed at least one year of JD or JD/LLM program; recent graduates will not be eligible for this program

Where: Must be able to work on-site in Miami, FL

When: Start date of Jan. 11, 2021

Requirements: (1) Previous work experience in an office environment; (2) Previous internship experience in the entertainment industry and/or intellectual property related matters; (3) Coursework related to intellectual property, entertainment and business ethics/corporate transactions

  • GPA: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (transcript must be provided)
  • Skills: (1) Proficient in Microsoft Office; (2) Analytical Thinking; (3) Effective communication skills; (4) Organization skills; (5) Must be fluent in English and Spanish; Portuguese a plus

Submission components: See Job ID# 11616 @ Symplicity

 

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EMPLOYMENT update:

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U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) OFFICE OF ENFORCEMENT & COMPLIANCE ASSURANCE (OECA) – LAW CLERK HONORS PROGRAM SUMMER 2021 [DEADLINE: OCT. 26, 2020]

Who: They are looking for students who have an interest in the environment, and would like to consider a public interest internship, as it introduces them to regulatory and policy work. Along with 2Ls, they will consider talented 1Ls.

Requirements:

Submission components: See Job ID# 11548 @ Symplicity

 

IMMIGRATION JUSTICE CORPS (IJC) – JUSTICE FELLOWSHIP [DEADLINE: OCT. 28, 2020]

Each year IJC awards Justice Fellowships to approximately 25 recent law graduates from around the country – individuals with tremendous talent, promise, and a demonstrated commitment to providing legal services for low income people and immigrants.

IJC trains Justice Fellows to become experts in immigration law and pairs them with leading non-profit legal services providers and community based organizations. IJC matches selected Fellows with our partnering host organizations based on the applicant’s experience and interest, gaps in services within the community, location interests, and partnering host organizations’ needs.

Justice Fellows represent immigrants in an array of immigration matters including:

  • Removal defense
  • Affirmative asylum applications
  • Relief available to juveniles and victims of crime, domestic violence, or human trafficking

Who:

  • Applicants may be 3Ls, graduating law school by the Spring of 2021
  • Applicants may be 2020 law school graduates
  • Applicants may be 2019 law school graduates if they will be completing another fellowship or clerkship by August of 2021

Requirements:

Submission components: See Job ID# 11558 @ Symplicity

Complete details: Available @ ijc.smapply.io/prog/justice_fellowship

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) – LEGAL HONORS PROGRAM [DEADLINE: NOV. 2, 2020]

HUD’s Legal Honors Program is designed for law students graduating from J.D. and LLM programs, and recent law school graduates completing a judicial clerkship. The Legal Honors Program is HUD’s only hiring program for entry-level attorneys.

Legal Honors are assigned either to Headquarters or a Regional Office. During the program, all Legal Honors are given the opportunity to complete rotations across OGC functions and within other Federal agencies if elected. Rotations may include:  Assisted Housing, Community Development, Fair Housing, Insured Housing, Legislations and Regulations, Litigation, Mortgage Backed Securities, Personnel and Ethics, Procurement Law, Program Enforcement, and Real Estate and transactional work. Legal Honors will receive their permanent work placement upon successful completion of the 14-month appointment and bar admission. Legal Honors are assigned mentors, receive training, and participate in monthly discussions to enhance their experience and professional development. The target position upon conversion is a GS-12 Trial Attorney or Attorney Advisor with a full performance level of GS-14.

Who: U.S. citizen

  • Third-year law students who will earn their J.D. by June 2021; OR
  • Graduate law (LL.M) students in their last year of study who will graduate by June 2021; OR
  • A law school graduate holding a current judicial law clerk position whose clerkship ends no later than September 2021

Where: This position is located in the Office of General Counsel (OGC). There are 10 vacancies open that can be filled in the following locations:

Boston, MA
Chicago, IL

Kansas City, KS
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Washington, DC

Requirements: The program is highly competitive and candidates are selected on the basis of merit. Selection considerations include many factors such as: academic achievement; law review and other publication work; extracurricular activities such as moot court competitions and legal clinics; employment history; and participation in activities related to HUD’s mission.

  • GPA: Applicants must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a scale of 4.0 or Academic standing in the upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class

Submission components: See Job ID# 11638 @ Symplicity

Complete details & Application: Available @ usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581386200

Additional information: Available @ hud.gov/program_offices/general_counsel/legalhonorsprogram

Contact: If you have any questions, please contact, Josh Kupfner, joshua.kupfner@fiscal.treasury.gov, 304.480.8385

 

U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE – SPRING 2021 PROGRAM FOR LAW CLERKS (INTERNSHIP)

The United States Copyright Office provides expert leadership and advice on copyright law and policy to the United States Congress, federal agencies, the courts, and the general public. The mission of the Copyright Office is to promote creativity by administering and sustaining an effective national copyright system.

The Copyright Office has Fall 2020 positions available for unpaid law clerks in the Office of the General Counsel, Office of Policy and International Affairs, Office of Public Information and Education, and the Office of Registration Policy and Practice. These units interpret the U.S. Copyright Act and advise Congress, executive branch agencies, and others on domestic and international policy matters. In addition, Copyright Office attorneys support work on critical projects and priorities of the Register of Copyrights, including legislative and policy initiatives, operational enhancements, and public outreach efforts.

Projects of law clerks include:

  • Attending congressional hearings, industry events, and roundtables
  • Drafting portions of Copyright Office communications and reports
  • Joining in meetings with stakeholders or domestic and foreign officials
  • Conducting legal research and drafting memoranda

Who: Candidates for a law clerk position must either presently be enrolled in, or have graduated from, an accredited law school; have a demonstrated interest or background in copyright law as shown by relevant coursework or otherwise; and possess excellent research, writing, and editing abilities

Where: Washington, DC*

  • *The Copyright Office’s operating status for the Spring has not yet been determined – there is a possibility that Spring internships may be conducted remotely

Requirements:

Submission components & Application process: See Job ID# 11603 @ Symplicity

Complete details: Available @ copyright.gov/about/special-programs/internships.html

Contact: CopyrightLawClerks@copyright.gov

 

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