We are currently in the process of selecting up to 25 law students from law schools throughout the country to participate in a week long, all expenses paid, IP law immersion program that will be held July 7-12, 2013 in Washington DC. The IP Law Institute will provide Latino/a students with the opportunity to:
o Engage in a briefing on a patent litigation case set to be tried before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC);
o Watch live oral arguments on the same case before the CAFC;
o Meet the Hon. Jimmy Reyna and other judges of the CAFC, who will host a discussion of the developments and future of IP; and
o Interface with Hispanic judges, members of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, judges in the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and attend programming at the White House and US Senate.
Application Deadline and Additional Information: Applications for the IP Law Institute will be accepted through May 15, 2013. Candidates must submit a completed application, a personal statement, a current resume, and a law school transcript. The online application form is located here. This link will provide additional information. We understand that many students have conflicting summer jobs, internships, or clerkships, and we also will provide a letter to employers from the President of the HNBA and Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel explaining the benefits of the Program and encouraging employers to let students miss a few days of work/internship/etc. so that they can participate; and we think employers will understand that this is a fabulous opportunity.