Archive | February 2013

Save the date–Women in IP Networking Event



Dear All,

We are looking forward to the AIPLA’s Nationwide Networking Event for Women in IP for 2013 which will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2013. This event has been tremendously successful over the past years. It provides women with an excellent opportunity to interact and meet other women in IP in your geographic area.

Your generous support over the past years was greatly appreciated and we hope we can count on your continued involvement in 2013. At this time, we are still looking for hosts for the following cities for 2013:

• Ann Arbor
• Baltimore
• Boston
• Cambridge
• Dallas
• Ft. Lauderdale
• Houston
• Indianapolis
• Irvine/Orange County
• Northern Virginia
• Ottawa
• Portland
• Rochester
• North Carolina
• San Diego
• San Francisco
• St. Louis
• Tampa
• Toronto

Please let us know as soon as possible whether your firm is interested in hosting a 2013 event in an open city. Hosts will be assigned to cities on a first come first serve basis. We look forward to hearing from you and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Warm Regards,


Carine M. Doyle


ABA-IPL Speaking Opportunity on Oracle v. Google Copyright Case


On behalf of the Diversity Action Group of the ABA’s Section of Intellectual Property Law, we are seeking diverse attorneys that would be interested in being considered as a panelist for a CLE program on the Oracle v. Google case on appeal to the Federal Circuit and related copyright infringement issues. If so, we request a copy of your resume to pass along to the program planners. The program will be on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in San Francisco in conjunction with the ABA’s Annual Meeting. Click here for an article published in the Section’s Landslide ® magazine about the case. Given the planning schedule for this conference, we anticipate that the two open slots on the panel might be filled by the end of this month, so we would appreciate your early reply.

Thank you for your consideration.

Best regards,

Kris Davis, Chair (
Indira Saladi, Vice Chair (
George Jordan, Immediate Past Chair (
Diversity Action Group
ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law

Ask for it: How women can use the power of negotiation to get what they really want by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever.

Review: This fascinating book describes how women can learn to do what men have been doing all along–asking for what they want. The authors found that many women were reluctant to negotiate starting salaries, raises, bonuses etc. We often have a tendency to think that our supervisors and peers will automatically recognize our hard work and will reward us accordingly, and then feel frustrated when this is not always the case. However, this book teaches us that we can ask for what we want and need in the workplace and in our personal lives, and gives us the tools with which to do it. A must-read!

Tweet-meet is today!

The tweet-meet is today at 12:00 noon at the top of the escalators on the second floor, during the lunch reception! Follow @womeninip on twitter!