History of the IP Practice & the Current State of the Industry

With Robert P. Parker (Member of Rothwell Figg)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 12pm, Gittis 213

Penn alumnus Robert Parker (Lā€™84) will recount his experiences as a patent litigation partner at a large firm, where his career has taken him, and his current practice at Rothwell Figg. He will discuss (1) how the practice of IP has changed over the years and why those changes occurred, and (2) different practice features and different practice characters of big firms, small firms, and IP boutiques. Come prepared with questions, as Mr. Parker will entertain a frank Q&A at the end of his presentation. 

10th Annual PIPG Symposium

Keynote: Charlene Stern (Senior Director of IP and Legal Affairs, Editas Medicine)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 (all day), Location TBD

The focus of this year's symposium is to explore key issues surrounding intellectual property in the health field. The panels will offer discussions on the pharmaceutical industry and the interplay between patent law and international public health issues, recent developments regarding medical devices and the challenges to privacy that such devices pose, and the evolving landscape of patent law in the context of personalized medicine.

RISE OF THE API Copyright Dead?

With Professor Peter Menell (Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology)
Cosponsored by Penn Law's Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition
Monday, March 27, 2017 at 12pm, Gittis 214

Professor Menell will discuss copyright protection of network features of computer software, and whether such protection realistically offers protection over such APIs.

PIPG Brunch for Penn Law Admitted Students

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 9:45am, Location TBD

Admitted students are welcome to join the members of PIPG for brunch, discussion about IP opportunities at Penn Law, and great conversation.

Lee v. Tam: A Discussion with Trademark Attorneys and The Slants

Moderated by Nancy Frandsen (Partner at BakerHostetler)
Panelists: Simon Tam of The Slants, Tam's counsel Ron Coleman and Joel MacMull (Archer & Greiner), Jackie Lesser and Charlie Lyu (BakerHostetler)
Cosponsored by the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 5:30pm, Levy Conference Center

A panel discussion will be held among trademark attorneys and key players in the recent Supreme Court case, Lee v. Tam. The event will be followed by a networking reception during which The Slants will play some of its hits.


Time and Location TBD

Come with your questions about how to target your Summer OCI to IP law opportunities. PIPG's upperclassmen will provide tips and strategies, as well as specifically address the Patent Law Interview Program.