Section of Intellectual Property Law:
Young Lawyers Action Group
Section of Intellectual Property Law: Young Lawyers Action Group
Welcome to YLAG! Our monthly calls are held on the second Friday of each month at 2 pm ET. Dial-in information is distributed via the listserv prior to each call (click “Join Our Committee” in the right sidebar to be sure you get our listserv emails). Our calls for 2015-2016 are planned for: October 9th, November 13th, December 11th, January 8th, February 12th, March 11th, April 8th, May 13th, June 10th, July 8th, and August 12th.
If you have a specific topic or question you want to discuss please post at YLAG's Google Docs page: http://tiny.cc/ylagonline. 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.
We look forward to speaking with you!
Matthew Hintz, YLAG Chair
Shane Delsman, YLAG Vice Chair
Rick Sanchez, YLAG Vice Chair
Items of Interest for YLAG Members
"Defusing the Student Loan Forgiveness Tax Bomb," Lawyerist.com
"Tech Tips for Young Lawyers to Get and Stay Organized," Americanbar.org
The BIG one: Monday, February 15th is the deadline for the ABA-IPL Young Lawyers Fellows Program.
Via Heather Schubert: The Hon. William C. Conner IP Law Writing Competition (Deadline: March 6, 2016)
The competition is open to students enrolled in a J.D. or LL.M. program (day or evening).The subject matter must be directed to one of the traditional subject areas of intellectual property, i.e., patents, trademarks, copyrights, tradesecrets, unfair trade practices and antitrust. Rules and info
New:"Ask the Headhunter: Why you should stop networking," PBS.org
New:"How Not to Be a Networking Leech: Tips for Seeking Professional Advice," NYTimes.com
"Top Job Interview Questions and Answers," Granted.com
"10 Business-Oriented Rules for Achieving IP Lawyering Excellence," IPWatchdog.com
"The 12 Rules Of Client Service," Whataboutclients.com
"Young Lawyers: Being a Great Lawyer Isn't Enough," LawPracticeToday
"Extroverts: 4 Branding Takeaways From Introverts," Personalbrandingblog.com
"How an Introvert Can Network Without Going Crazy," DaveDelaney.com
"An Introvert's Guide to Networking," NYTimes.com
"How To Give a Killer CLE Presentation," Lawyerist.com
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, tradesecret, and new media. Best of all, the electronic version is free for Section members.
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:
· Resolution drafting
· Program panelist and moderating slots
· Committee and membership recruiting initiatives
· Articles for Landslide® magazine
· Books peer review, chapter assistance
Please contact Matthew Hintz for any information and questions.
The ABA-IPL Section and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are teaming up to sponsor the 5th Annual ABA-IPL Trademark Day: Behind the Scenes of the USPTO on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Section members will have an opportunity to hear first-hand, ...