Dear Committee Members,
AIPLA’s Women in IP Law Committee is working with AIPLA to increase participation by our members in the AIPLA educational programs as speakers and moderators at stated meetings, webinars, and other events. Whether you spoke or moderated in the past or this is something that you have only considered, you know that speaking at an AIPLA event is the perfect opportunity to share your expertise with your fellow AIPLA members while creating visibility for your firm or company and really maximizing the networking that AIPLA provides. Our members have vast expertise and knowledge on a variety of IP law topics ready to be shared. To provide you with an opportunity to be considered as a potential speaker or a moderator and to help the program coordinators to find the right speakers and moderators, we are building a database of our members who are interested in speaking and/or moderating opportunities, including their expertise and topics of preferences. This way, when the right opportunity comes along, you will be considered as a potential speaker or moderator.
If you are interested in speaking at an AIPLA event, whether at a live meeting or an educational webinar, and to be included into our database, please fill out the survey provided in the link below and you will be contacted to work out the details. The database information will only be used for the stated purpose of finding speakers and moderators for the AIPLA events, and will not be shared otherwise.
If you have any questions, contact Jessica Ergmann at Jessica.Ergmann@draeger.com.
Thank you in advance for your participation!
Women in IP Committee
Dear AIPLA Women in IP Law Members:
If you are attending the AIPLA Spring Meeting in Philly, on Wednesday, May 14th, YOU can make a difference by donating blood.
The Biotechnology Committee, AIPLA Leadership, and AIPLA Fellows are hosting an on-site blood drive as the AIPLA Cares – Community Service Project. It will held from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on May 14th.
Did you know that ONE blood donation can save up to 3-4 lives?
Instead of talking until one is blue in the face about how biotech patents bring life-saving technologies to the public… How awesome will it be to say: Things we do save lives.
In order to make this happen, we need at least 40 people to sign up now to donate blood. Please sign up by sending an email (with “AIPLA Cares – Blood Drive” in the subject line) to Molly R. Weisblatt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be part of something wonderful and help us show that AIPLA Cares and things we do save lives. Please sign up now!
Chair of the AIPLA Biotechnology Committee
Debora Plehn-Dujowich, Ph.D.
Services Leader of the Biotechnology Committee
CAREER & PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SERIES: Becoming an Active AIPLA Member: Why, When, and How?
Join us for a FREE Webinar on April 17
The speakers will be:
Alyson G. Barker
Title: Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Company: The Wet Seal, Inc.
William R. Childs
Company: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
Elise J. Selinger
Company: Conley Rose, P.C.
Lynn C. Tyler
Title: Partner, Intellectual Property Department
Company: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Space is limited.
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Presented by the LAW STUDENTS COMMITTEE
Thinking about joining AIPLA? Are you a current member who wants to explore what AIPLA offers to a greater extent and become more active within the association, but do not know how to go about it or where to start? As part of the AIPLA’s Career & Practice Management Series, the Law Students Committee invites you to join a webinar that will address the range of opportunities AIPLA provides to law students and young and rising lawyers and how opening yourself to such opportunities may help you to advance and develop your career. Our distinguished speakers will draw upon their personal experiences to provide you with tips and sage advice on finding opportunities within AIPLA that suit you best, what to do when you volunteer, and maximizing the benefits of your AIPLA membership and involvement within the association.
Title: CAREER & PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SERIES: Becoming an Active AIPLA Member: Why, When, and How?
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
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Our next AIPLA Women in IP Lean In Meeting will be held on Thursday March 20 at 1:15 pm EST.
We are changing the format for our March meeting. Before the call, please watch the two-part video lecture presented by Fred Kofman, Professor of Leadership at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin, titled “Managing Difficult Conversations” and “Practicing a Difficult Work Conversation.” The call will begin at 1:15pm.
This lecture is a two-part video focusing on how to remain true to yourself while also opening up to your counterpart. During the call, the floor will be opened up for a discussion where members can ask questions, comment and share their experiences.
The lecture can be accessed by signing in to your Lean In account at: https://circles.leanin.org/spaces/67302/, and clicking on the link titled “Expert Lectures.”
If you are not yet a member of our Women in IP Law Lean In Circle and are interested in joining, please email Jessica Ergmann at Jessica.Ergmann@draeger.com and she will send you an invitation to join as well as the dial-in information for the meeting.
Are you looking for professional development, advancement, or both? What are the differences between mentors and sponsors? What kind of relationship should you seek to achieve your professional goals? This webinar will address the differences between mentors and sponsors and the value and benefits of both kinds of relationships. We will look at formal and informal approaches to mentorship and sponsorship, including the AIPLA Mentorship program, and help you to determine which one may suit you best. We will also consider how mentorship and sponsorship or lack thereof affects advancement and retention of women in IP, and the legal field in general, and what we may expect in the future. Please join our distinguished speakers, Mercedes K. Meyer, Ph.D., Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP; Carey C. Jordan, McDermott Will & Emery, LLP; Margaret (“Meg”) A. Boulware, Boulware & Valoir; and Hetal Kushwaha, Marks & Clerk Canada, each of whom will be drawing upon and sharing her experiences, for a thoughtful and important discussion. The webinar will be moderated by Shawna Lemon of Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, PA.
Please join the Women in IP Law Committee’s free webinar on March 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm EST.
***No CLE credit is available for this webinar.***
Sponsored by Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, PA
To register please click HERE