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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.

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).

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).


CAREER & PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SERIES: Becoming an Active AIPLA Member: Why, When, and How?

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
Title: Associate
Company: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

Elise J. Selinger
Title: Associate
Company: Conley Rose, P.C.

Lynn C. Tyler
Title: Partner, Intellectual Property Department
Company: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:


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.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Webinar Announcement: Mentorship and Sponsorship-The Road to Success

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

Speakers Needed for CLE Webinar Series on Restriction Practice

The AIPLA New Lawyers’ Committee is continuing its series of CLE Webinar presentations this year and is currently planning to offer the next CLE during early March. Toward that end, we are currently soliciting speakers to prepare and present a 90-minute CLE (as a sole, joint or panel discussion) on Restriction Practice for Patents:

Description: Increasingly patent examiners have been making restriction requirements. What is restriction practice and what are some of the issues in this area? Further, discuss some effective strategies for dealing with them and simultaneously effecting the client’s interests.

If you are interested in presenting on this topic, please contact Joseph DiCioccio at JMDicioccio@mintz.com who is coordinating the speaker/topic selection process. We are also happy to help anyone interested in working with others on a topic to find additional participants for a joint/panel discussion, and with otherwise facilitating the process every step of the way.

Please also do not hesitate to contact Joe with any general questions about the presentation/process.

AIPLA Women in IP Law Committee – FREE WEBINAR

Please join the Women in IP Law Committee’s free* webinar:

Taking Charge of Your Career in Law
December 17, 2013
12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern

Have you ever thought of starting your own law firm? Would you know where start, what to consider, what the risks are, the rewards, and whether it might be the right path for you? Do you want to improve your rainmaking skills and learn how to build better relationships with your clients and colleagues? Have you thought about how best to create your social media profile?

Our guests will share their experiences and practical insights on these and other topics to help you take charge of your career. In particular, Arlene Neal of Neal Blibo, LLC, and Valerie Mason Davis of The Mason Group Patent Specialists, LLC, will focus on various aspects of starting your own firm after working in law firms and in-house. Hetal Kushwaha of Marks &Clerk Canada will present her thoughts on how to start taking charge of business development. Debora Plehn-Dujowich of Drinker Biddle will focus her presentation on how to best create your own blog and your own social media profile.

For more information and to register please click HERE

*No CLE credit is available for this webinar.


Arlene Neal, Neal Blibo, LLC

Valerie Mason Davis, The Mason Group Patent Specialists, LLC

Hetal Kushwaha , Marks & Clerk Canada

Debora Plehn-Dujowich, Drinker Biddle

Jessica Ergmann (Moderator), Draeger

Yelena Morozova (Coordinator), Gill Jennings & Every LLP

We would like to thank our sponsor Drinker Biddle:

Drinker Logo for webinar

Upcoming National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) Webinar

NAWL Management Series:
To be Viewed as a Leader, You Must Communicate Like One. A Practical Guide on Effective Communication to Clients and Stakeholders Within Your Organization.

A Skills-Based Workshop on Leading Through Persuasive Communication

December 10, 2013 | 11:00—12:00 PM Pacific/2:00—3:00 PM Eastern

This interactive webinar presented by The Fullbridge Program will focus on providing practical advice and skill-building to help in-house counsel, associates and partners alike effectively communicate with and persuade clients and key stakeholders within their organizations. Any professional’s ability to have influence internally and with clients is enhanced – or limited – by his or her ability to communicate effectively. By combining the business communication framework of Top Down Thinking (TDT) with core persuasive communication styles and channels (for instance, the channels of authority, rationality or relationships), participants will gain insight on how to communicate effectively while also drawing on their own inherent persuasive styles. A discussion of the six primary persuasive channels as well as insight on effective inter-generational communication will close the session.

The Fullbridge Program is an innovative business education and professional skills program specifically designed to accelerate practical and theoretical business knowledge and professional skills for lawyers.

Rya Conrad-Bradshaw, Director of College and XBA Partnerships, The Fullbridge Program
Carrie Fletcher, Director of Professional Development Programming, The Fullbridge Program

REGISTER HERE: http://mp163422.cdn.mediaplatform.com/163422/wc/mp/4000/15208/15212/30749/Lobby/default.htm?ref=ProductionTeamEmail

Women in IP Law Free Webinar on Color Q Personality Power is on June 4th

Personality Power

Please see the announcement posted below regarding the Women in IP Law FREE webinar on Color Q Personality Power that will take place on June 4th: LINK.

For more information on the Color Q Personality system that was developed by our speaker Shoya Zichy, you may refer to her book “Personality Power”:

Discover Your Unique Profile—and
Unlock Your Potential for Breakthrough Success

Readers of all personality types will find specific strategies to help them:
• Leverage their unique work-related strengths and beware of their potential blind spots.
• Define their ideal work environment and eliminate (or, at least, minimize) the stressors most likely to provoke exasperation or anger.
• Adjust smoothly to the workplace styles of others and avoid personality clashes.
• Choose the best words and communication approaches to get through to bosses, get along with team collaborators, and coach employees of different styles.
• Create a personal career roadmap complete with concrete steps for achieving their goals…and much more.
Shoya Zichy
Seminar Leader & Career Coach
Author: New Book: Personality Power
Creator: Award-Winning Color Q Personality Model
(212) 755-2849

Website: www.ColorQPersonalities.com
Blog: www.ColorQPersonalities.com/blog