The Intellectual Property Law Section is committed to providing opportunities for participation of young lawyers and law students in the Section. See below for details on some of the opportunities available.
2 two-year positions offering leadership opportunities within the Intellectual Property Law Section.
FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018
The Intellectual Property Law Section is seeking applications for its Young Lawyer Fellowship Program and is asking members to apply for one of the two two-year positions as “NYSBA Intellectual Property Law Section Fellows.”
This fellowship is designed to provide leadership opportunities for young lawyers, and reflects the Section’s long-standing commitment to increasing the participation and retention of young lawyers in Section activities. Through this program, the Section seeks to develop future leaders of the Section. Fellows will be granted opportunities to become involved in the Section’s activities and to be an important voice within the Section.
A critical feature of the Fellowship is a commitment by the Fellows to take advantage of the many opportunities afforded to them under the program, such as: free admission to many of the Section’s events, including the Section’s Annual Meeting; involvement in the activities of the Young Lawyers Committee; invitations to the Section’s networking events, where the Fellow can promote the recruiting of new members; invitations to some of the Section’s Executive Committee meetings; opportunities to publish in the Section’s newsletter, Bright Ideas; and opportunities to mentor future Fellows.
To be eligible, you must be a newly admitted attorney (up to 5 years) or a law student, and be a member of the NYSBA and the IP Section. In selecting Fellows, the following will be considered: participation in the Intellectual Property Law Section and its committees, including the Young Lawyers Committee; participation in the NYSBA Young Lawyers Section; participation in other intellectual property law organizations; and enthusiasm for and commitment to intellectual property law.
The duration of the fellowship will be from the time of selection until mid-January 2020, prior to the 2020 Annual Meeting.
All applications are due by 5pm on January 15, 2018. Please submit a resume and cover letter, no more than three pages in total, to: [email protected]. The fellowship will begin upon selection, but winners will be officially recognized during the Section’s Annual Meeting in New York City, January 23, 2018.
Questions? Contact IP Section Young Lawyers Committee Chair Nyasha S. Foy, Esq., at [email protected].
Not a member of the IP Law Section? Join here (dues are $30 year with current NYSBA membership; half price for law students.)
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Meet the 2016-2017 IP Young Lawyer Fellows
The IP Section is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Young Lawyer Fellows Leonie Huang and Daniel Forester. Leonie Huang received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and is an Associate at Holland & Knight LLP. Daniel Forester received his J.D. from Cornell Law School and is an Associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.
As Young Lawyer Fellows, Leonie and Daniel participated in and helped plan Section activities, such as Fall and Winter Meetings, outreach initiatives to young lawyers, Section CLE, and publication of the Section newsletter, Bright Ideas.
Thank you to Leonie and Daniel!
Meet the 2014-2015 IP Young Lawyer Fellows
The IP Section is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 Young Lawyer Fellows Alexandra Goldstein and Danielle Gorman. Alexandra received her J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law and is an Associate at Wahab & Medenica, LLC. Danielle received her J.D. from Cardozo School of Law and is currently a Law Clerk at Edwards Wildman Palmer, LLP (admission to New York bar pending).
As Young Lawyer Fellows, Alexandra and Danielle can participate in and help plan Section activities, such Fall and Winter Meetings, outreach initiatives to young lawyers, Section CLE and Roundtables, and publication of the Section newsletter, Bright Ideas. Congratulations to Alexandra and Danielle!
Alexandra Goldstein and Danielle Gorman
pictured with IP Section Chair Kelly M. Slavitt
Summer fellowship through The New York Bar Foundation, created and funded by the Intellectual Property Law Section.
The Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship, created and funded by the Intellectual Property Law Section
The fellowship is named to honor and recognize former long-time member and leader of the Intellectual Property Law Section, Miriam “Mimi” Maccoby Netter, Esq., for her singular and extraordinary contributions that have brought about the section’s success and growth. The fellowship is funded through gifts to The New York Bar Foundation from the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
One grant, valued at $5,000, is awarded to a public interest intellectual property organization or charity, who will offer the fellowship to a student enrolled in a law school located in New York State during the upcoming Spring semester, or to a person who received their JD any time within the last three years. The fellowship will take place during the summer. The fellow will assist the organization with matters relating to intellectual property law.
If you are interested in participating in such a fellowship, we encourage you to contact an IP organization or charity of interest to you and let them know of the availability of this grant. Please note that the organization/charity itself must apply for the grant directly, and law students or young lawyers may not do so on organization/charity’s behalf.
Public interest legal organizations or charities interested in conducting The Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship, created and funded by the Intellectual Property Law Section must submit a grant proposal to The New York Bar Foundation on or before the application deadline. Grant applications are available at www.tnybf.org and click “Apply for a Grant” on the left side of the home page.
For complete details, see The Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship Guidelines at www.tnybf.org.
Any questions may be directed to the New York Bar Foundation at [email protected] or (518) 487-5651.
We hope that you will consider taking advantage of this opportunity for a valuable summer fellowship that can help to advance you in your intellectual property law career.
Miriam Maccoby Netter, Esq.
The fellowship is named to honor and recognize former long-time member and leader of the Intellectual Property Law Section, Miriam “Mimi” Maccoby Netter, for her singular and extraordinary contributions that have brought about the section’s success and growth.
The fellowship is funded through gifts to the Foundation from the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
The Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association introduces members of the Association to the interesting and growing areas of law which make up intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and Internet intellectual property law issues. It provides NYSBA certified CLE educational programs and other activities and invites the participation of attorneys, law students and non-lawyer members of the business community. For more information about the Intellectual Property Law Section, please click here.
Intellectual Property Law Section Young Lawyers Committee
Intellectual Property Law Section Young Lawyers Committee
The mission of the Young Lawyers Committee is to address the goals and needs of student and young lawyer Section members in pursuing careers in intellectual property law practice. The Committee acts as a liaison between students, young lawyers, Section Committees, and Section members, and provides and promotes educational programs on intellectual property law to its members.