Archive | September 2014

The 20 Most Influential Women in IP Law

An article in Law360 on September 26, 2014, announced the 20 most influential women in IP law. To read the article please click HERE.

The editors selected these 20 women out of 150 nominees:

• Meredith Martin Addy, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
• Jennifer Albert, Goodwin Procter LLP
• Christa Anderson, Keker & Van Nest LLP
• Shara Aranoff, Covington & Burling LLP
• Juanita Brooks, Fish & Richardson PC
• Dale Cendali, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
• Sarah Chapin Columbia, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
• Sandra Crawshaw-Sparks, Proskauer Rose LLP
• Roxanne Elings, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
• Claudia Wilson Frost, DLA Piper
• Heidi Keefe, Cooley LLP
• Cindy Kernick, Reed Smith LLP
• Rachel Krevans, Morrison & Foerster LLP
• Lori Lesser, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
• Victoria Maroulis, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
• Denise Mingrone, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
• Lisa Pearson, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
• Adrian Pruetz, Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP
• Laura Seigle, Irell & Manella LLP
• Teresa Stanek Rea, Crowell & Moring LLP

Congratulations to all who were selected.

See you at the Annual Meeting, Oct 23-25

See you at the Annual Meeting, Oct 23-25, 2014 in Washington, DC! #WomeninIP

How to get Involved with the AIPLA Women in IP Law Committee

Please see below to find out how you can become more involved in the Women in IP Law activities. We welcome new volunteers and members. The email addresses of the contact person(s) responsible for each activity are listed in the description below. Please contact them if you would like to participate!

Women in IP Global Networking Events
The annual AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event is a meeting of women located around the globe who practice IP law and/or regularly face IP issues in the ordinary course of business. In this regard, numerous sub-events are concurrently held in various geographic locations by law firms, corporations, and universities. These events may include seated dinners, cocktail parties, passed hors d’hoeuvres, talks on topics of interests or other types of gathering. During the event, the individual locations are joined together via a teleconference and/or video conference.
How can I get involved?
The 2015 AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event is being held on Thursday, May 21, 2015. If you would like to host an event, contact the Networking Event Co-Chairs Carol Thorstad-Forsyth (cforsyth@foxrothschild.com) and Yelena Morozova (morozova.yelena@gmail.com) for further information. If you would like to attend an event in your area, be sure to include the Women in IP Law Committee in your committee membership selections to receive an invitation prior to the 2015 events.

Women in IP Lean In Circle
AIPLA’s Women in IP Law Committee joined the emerging Lean In community by launching its own Lean In Circle in January 2014. Lean In provides a forum for peers to learn about and discuss a range of fascinating topics related to empowering women in the workplace.
How can I get involved?
If you would like to join the over 100 members, both men and women, who participate in monthly discussions, contact Jessica Ergmann (Jessica.Ergmann@draeger.com) to become a member of our circle.

Social Media
The Women in IP Law Committee has an active presence in the Social Media world. The committee provides multiple social media avenues for committee members to share information and interact, to allow each individual the opportunity to communication and participate using the tool she is most comfortable with.
How can I get involved?
Join one or more of our social media groups including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Committee blog and Committee microsite. If you would like to help with updating and maintaining our various social media groups including locating and disseminating information that would be of interest to Women in IP Law members, join our sub-committee by contacting Debora Plehn-Dujowich (social media lead; debora.plehn@dbr.com) or Arlene Neal (Communications and Electronic Outreach Subcommittee chair; aneal@nealiplaw.com).

Advancement and Retention Subcommittee
The advancement and retention subcommittee advocates for the committee’s members with many activities including producing a White Paper on the challenges for women in the innovative ecosystem and IP profession, liaising with headquarters on the 2014 Membership Survey including refining the gender based questions and creating a database of the gender based responses, and working with a college engineering mentoring program.
How can I get involved?
If you would like to contribute to the information gathering, analysis, and communication projects underway, the advancement and retention subcommittee is looking to expand its membership. Please contact Meg Boulware (mboulware@boulwarevaloir.com) and Melissa Buss (mebuss@mmm.com), the subcommittee co-chairs.

Newsletter
The Women in IP Law Committee produces a newsletter that is published twice a year to all Women in IP Law Committee membership and is also available on AIPLA Women in IP Law Committee micro site. The newsletters typically include a letter from chair, subcommittee happenings, featured professional articles, member spotlight, book review, news and notes.
How can I get involved?
If you would like to write or edit an article and/or help with planning, organizing, and proof-reading the Women in IP Law newsletter, please contact Sonsy P. Rajan (newsletter lead; sonsyz@yahoo.com) or Arlene Neal (Communications and Electronic Outreach Subcommittee chair; aneal@nealiplaw.com).

Webinars
The Women in IP Law Committee organizes and holds webinars for its members and for the AIPLA membership in general, free of charge, focused on work/life balance and professional growth.
How can I get involved?
If you have an applicable topic in mind that would be of interest to the Women in IP Law Committee membership, and/or would like to help with planning, coordinating, moderating, or sponsoring a webinar by the Women in IP Law Committee, please contact the Yelena Morozova (webinar lead; morozova.yelena@gmail.com) or Arlene Neal (Communications and Electronic Outreach Subcommittee chair; aneal@nealiplaw.com).