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Section of Intellectual Property Law: Young Lawyers Action Group

Section of Intellectual Property Law:
Young Lawyers Action Group

Monthly Meeting

Join us for our monthly teleconference on Friday, March 13at 2:00 pm ET.

***If you have a specific topic or question you want to discuss please post at YLAG's Google Docs page:

We will be accessing this document during the call. We will leave the doc open even after the call so if anything interesting comes up or you have news to share you have a place to post your thoughts, comments and ideas.

Our monthly meetings are generally held on the second Friday of the month. The dial-in information is distributed by email to YLAG members.

We look forward to speaking with you. Sharra Brockman, YLAG Chair Matthew Hintz, YLAG Vice Chair


Now Accepting Applications for Young Lawyer Fellows

The ABA-IPL Section is accepting applications for its 2015 Young Lawyer Fellows Program. Please review program guidelines for applicant criteria and apply here.

Items of Interest for YLAG Members

HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute

HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Institute (IPLI) is seeking applications from current law students.

The HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Institute (IPLI) is an IP immersion summer program in Washington, D.C. with all expenses covered, was created to provide opportunities for Latino students interested in IP law (patents, copyrights, trade secrets and trademarks). Students will receive substantive instruction, opportunities to observe U.S. IP institutions at work, and the chance to meet leading members of the IP legal community who will serve as mentors and potentially provide pathways for future job opportunities.

The third annual IPLI will take place from May 31-June 6, 2015. Candidates (rising 2Ls or rising 3Ls who have already completed 1st year of classes by May 31, 2015) will be selected by the HNBA in a highly competitive process. Applications to participate in IPLI 2015 are being accepted by the HNBA through March 31, 2015.

If you are interested in applying (or know someone else who might be interested), more information about IPLI 2015 can be found here:

Hack Versus Chat: Conflicting Terms of Use for Mobile Apps

Be sure to check out Chrissie Scelsi's new post at IT-Lex Technology Law 501(c)(3). (Chrissie also blogs on entertainment law on her own blog, The PunkLawyer Blog.)

Careers in IP Law: Avenues and Opportunities

Careers in IP Law offers a day-in-the-life guide with advice from expert intellectual property practitioners. The book helps students and those who are changing careers and provides detailed information on different practice areas: patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and new media. Best of all, the electronic version is free for Section members.

ABA YLD IP Q&A Advice Column

What is the best way for a Young IP Lawyer to meet prospective employers or prospective clients?

Project Links

YLAG operates a very successful program that involves and benefits our own members and the substantive ABA-IPL Section committees. Young Lawyers have opportunities to work on committee projects in areas of their interest and expertise.

YLAG is the conduit linking young lawyers with committee projects and work. Just some of our young lawyer projects include:

  • Research
  • Resolution drafting
  • Program panelist and moderating slots
  • Committee and membership recruiting initiatives
  • Webinars
  • Articles for Landslide® magazine
  • Books peer review, chapter assistance

Please contact Sharra Brockman for any information and questions.

Publishing Opportunity in Landslide Magazine

Landslide magazine is offering a publishing opportunity for a YLAG member to write an article on any topic related to the theme BOUNDARIES as part of the Meeting of the Minds program. The young lawyer would be teamed up with a senior member of the ABA-IPL Section who will oversee the article. Please email a brief description of your proposed topic to Krystle Brown (trademark), Matthew Hintz (copyright) or Michael Stramiello (patent).



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