April 5, 2013
Navigating the Loyola Patent Fair

MONDAY, Apr. 8
12:00 PM, RB160

Registered for the Loyola Patent Fair, but have no idea what’s going on? Weirded out by the prospect of interviewing in hotel rooms? Wondering how to best prepare for an IP focused interview?

Come hear from 2Ls who successfully navigated the ins and outs of the Loyola Patent Fair in an informal Q&A session where we’ll pass on everything we learned last year.

March 7, 2013
Apply for 2013-2014 Executive Board!

We are now accepting NU-IPLS now accepting applications for the 1Ls/2Ls/LLMs/AJD’s are all welcome to apply.

Applications are due Monday, March 11th at 5pm.

IPLS is a student group dedicated to increasing student awareness and involvement in patent, copyright, and trademark law. The students involved in the group include scientists, engineers, humanities graduates and more. Student interests range from traditional patent work to Internet and arts law. The group sponsors periodic educational and networking events with students and practicing IP lawyers. Recent programming has included panel discussions and career nights with IP attorneys.

If you are interested in applying, please refer to the attached instructions and application on the listserve email referenced below. Your application is simply a copy of your resume and a short application form, which should only take a few minutes to complete. (We ask for resumes to ensure a representation of diverse interests and backgrounds within the board. Grade info is not necessary, nor should you spend time making it look perfect)

*Please note that serving as a Rep is not a prerequisite for membership on the board.*

Also, if you have any questions about what responsibilities each position holds please refer to the attached document or feel free to contact this year’s officers directly with any questions you may have.

For board application and job descriptions, see the attachments on the listserv email entitled “[IPLS] Apply to be on the Intellectual Property Law Society’s E-Board for 2013-14!

February 15, 2013
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW WEEK!

February 18-21, 2013

Delicious food will be served!
Click Events for complete descriptions of the panel topics.

MONDAY, Feb. 18
12-1 PM, RB140

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as Added Intellectual Property Protection: Federal overreach or a modern necessity?
 
PANELISTS:
  • Michael K. Hammer - Goodwin Proctor
  • Linda Stevens - Schiff Hardin
  • Richard Stockton - Banner & Witcoff
  • Daniel Winters - Jenner & Block
Sushi rolls will be served!

TUESDAY, Feb. 19
12-1 PM, RB140
 
Patent Reform: Across Industry Perspectives

PANELISTS:
  • Michael Baniak - Seyfarth Shaw
  • James Ferguson - Mayer Brown
  • James Shimota - Bridges & Mavrakakis
  • John Snow - Leydig, Voit & Mayer
BBQ from Smoque BBQ will be served!

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20
12:15-1:15 PM, RB150

LAW 101: Intellectual Property Careers
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Career Strategy and Advancement

PANELISTS
:
  • Chris Bollinger - Schiff Hardin
  • Damien Kieran - Weil, Gotshal & Manges
  • Katherine Neville, Ph.D. - Marshall, Gerstein & Borun
  • Eric Hamp - Banner & Witcoff
Soup, pasta salad and assorted paninis will be served!

THURSDAY, Feb. 21
12-1 PM, RB140

Arts & Entertainment Law 101
Co-Sponsored by the Arts and Entertainment Law Society

PANELISTS
:
  • Jerry Glover - Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler
  • Hal Kessler - Deutsch, Levy & Engel
  • Marci Rolnick - Lawyers for the Creative Arts
Chicken Parmesan, salad and rolls will be served!

THURSDAY, Feb. 21
7 PM, Green Door Tavern

Inter-Chicago IP Social

November 8, 2012
Careers & Cocktails!

Part II: A Night with Trademark and Copyright Attorneys

Panel and Networking!

THURSDAY, Nov. 8
5:30-7:30 PM, Lowden Hall

We guarantee that delicious food and drinks will be served!

If you’re interested in intellectual property—or think you might be—please come learn about the practice area (and how to get a job in it!) from experienced attorneys. You’ll hear from IP attorneys from a range of firms, including IP boutiques, large general practice firms, an IP financial products and services firm, a litigation boutique, and more. This is a great opportunity to get a head start on making contacts for your summer job search while enjoying great food and drinks with IPLS

Business Casual Attire Recommended

Attorneys and law firms confirmed:
Ms. Marci Rolnik - Lawyers for the Creative Arts
Ms. Katie Fink - Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
Ms. Kristin Achterhof - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Ms. Virginia Wolk Marino - DLA Piper LLP
Ms. Elisabeth O’Neill - Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP
Ms. Lynn Sullivan - Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.
Ms. Robin McCue - Kirkland & Ellis LLP

October 30, 2012
Careers & Cocktails!

Part I: A Night with Patent Attorneys

Panel and Networking!

TUESDAY, October 30
5:30-7:30 PM, Lowden Hall

We guarantee that delicious food and drinks will be served!

If you’re interested in intellectual property—or think you might be—please come learn about the practice area (and how to get a job in it!) from experienced attorneys. You’ll hear from IP attorneys from a range of firms, including IP boutiques, large general practice firms, an IP financial products and services firm, a litigation boutique, and more. This is a great opportunity to get a head start on making contacts for your summer job search while enjoying great food and drinks with IPLS.

Business Casual Attire Recommended

Attorneys and law firms confirmed:
Eric Hamp - Banner Witcoff
Reza Mirzaie - Knobbe Martens
Sharon Sintich - Marshall Gerstein Borun
Adam Brausa - Bridges & Mavrakakis LLP
Troy Smith - Foley & Lardner
Christopher Griffith - Leydig, Voit & Mayer
Mike Sacksteder - Fenwick & West

October 28, 2012
Congratulations to our 2012-2013 Representatives!

Please Join IPLS in Congratulating Our 2012-2013 Representatives!

1L/AJD Representatives:
Marc Child
Natasha Chu
Todd Herst
Leonard Kim
Lawrence Jarvis
Katherine Pine
Sarah Reis
Andrew Thompson
Ryan Whalen
John Webb

September 4, 2012
Welcome Class of 2015!

The Intellectual Property Society would like to welcome the incoming class of 2015!

Our primary means of distributing Society news & event announcements is via the website and the member listserve. By joining the email list you become a member of the IPLS. 

Send an email using the following format: 

To: s-bell2014@nlaw.northwestern.edu  
Subject: IPLS Member 
Body: Subscribe IPLS [YourEmailAddress]

Your email address will be subscribed to the list and you will receive confirmation that your subscription was processed.

April 8, 2012
Party with the Sponsors!

Come network with sponsors’ representatives from some of the top intellectual property firms in Chicago at the IPLS Sponsors’ Reception, and thank them for making this year’s IPLS events possible and successful!

THURSDAY, April 12
4:15 - 5:30 PM, Thorne Lobby

Food, wine, and beer will be served!

February 28, 2012
Apply for 2012-2013 Executive Board!

We are now accepting NU-IPLS now accepting applications for the 1Ls/2Ls/LLMs/AJD’s are all welcome to apply.

Applications are due Monday, March 5th at 5pm.

IPLS is a student group dedicated to increasing student awareness and involvement in patent, copyright, and trademark law. The students involved in the group include scientists, engineers, humanities graduates and more. Student interests range from traditional patent work to Internet and arts law. The group sponsors periodic educational and networking events with students and practicing IP lawyers. Recent programming has included panel discussions and happy hours.

If you are interested in applying, please refer to the attached instructions and application on the listserve email referenced below. Your application is simply a copy of your resume and a short application form, which should only take a few minutes to complete.

*Please note serving as a Rep is not a prerequisite for membership on the board.*

Also, if you have any questions about what responsibilities each position holds please feel free to contact this year’s officers directly with any questions you may have.

For board application and job descriptions, see the attachments on the listserv email entitled “[IPLS] Accepting Executive Board Applications for 2012-2013

February 19, 2012
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW WEEK!

February 20-24, 2012

Delicious food will be served at every event!
Click Events for complete descriptions of the panel topics.

MONDAY, Feb. 20
12-1 PM, RB140

A Clash of Innovation and Morals: Should DNA Be Patentable?
 
PANELISTS:
  • Nicholas Mitrokostas, Partner at Goodwin Procter
  • Kevin Noonan, Partner at McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
  • James Ferguson, Partner at Mayer Brown
Pizano’s Pizza will be served!

TUESDAY, Feb. 21
12-1 PM, RB140
 
Patent Reform: The America Invents Act and Beyond

PANELISTS:
  • Michael Baniak, Partner at McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP & Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law  
  • Paul Craane, Partner at Marshall Gerstein Borun LLP
  • Scott McBride, Shareholder at McAndrews Held & Malloy Ltd.
  • Neil Trueman, Attorney at Banner & Witcoff Ltd.  
Middle Eastern Food from El Souk will be served!

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22
12-1 PM, RB150

LAW 101: Careers in Intellectual Property
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Career Strategy and Advancement

PANELISTS
:
  • Michael Clifford, Partner at McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP  
  • Carol Genis, Partner at K&L Gates
  • Jason Koransky, Associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • David Ruder, Vice President of Corporate Development at RPX  
Sandwiches will be served!

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22
4-5 PM, Lowden Hall

Adapting to the Tech Era: Intellectual Property Management on the Internet

PANELISTS
:
  • Marsha K. Hoover, Senior Counsel at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP 
  • Luis M. Lozada, Associate at Neal Gerber & Eisenberg 
Gourmet Cupcakes from More and REAL Starbucks Coffee will be served!

THURSDAY, Feb. 23
12-1 PM, RB140

Copying: The Sincerest Form of Flattery, or Plain Old Theft?
Co-Sponsored by the Arts and Entertainment Law Society

PANELISTS
:
  • David Hilliard, Partner at Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP 
  • Nick Briz, Artist and Professor at School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
  • Christopher Carani, Partner at McAndrews, Held & Malloy
Moderated by Professor David Dana

Sushi will be served!

FRIDAY, Feb. 24
9 AM - 5 PM

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With thanks to our sponsors:

Platinum
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

Gold
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Silver
McAndrews, Held & Malloy
Goodwin Procter

Bronze
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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