IP Institute News

Sarah Howes Named Editor-in-Chief of Cybaris® Intellectual Property Law Review

Category: IP Institute News Tags: May 21, 2014 @ 6:34 pm

Sarah Howes JD Candidate, May 2015 is the new Editor-in-Chief of Cybaris® for the 2014 – 2015 edition.  Expect the upcoming edition to include articles relating to copyright issues.  Sarah brings her passion for the arts, and a focus on grammar to Cybaris® the Law Review dedicated exclusively to intellectual property. 

 In the past, Cybaris® has been published as an online Law Review only.  In February, 2014, Volume 5, Issue 1, a hands-on edition published, focusing on Best Practices in Intellectual Asset Management.  The issue is available for purchase by contacting eic.cybaris@wmitchell.edu

SIPLA 2014 – 2015 Board Elected

Category: IP Institute News, SIPLA News Tags: @ 3:57 pm

The results are in and the new Board for the Student Intellectual Property Law Association (SIPLA) has been elected for the 2014 – 2015 school year. 

Please congratulate the following Board Members:

President  -  Chris Bayliss

Vice President  – Adam Szymanski

Career Coordinator  -  Katy Boyle

Programming Coordinator  -  Jaime Sekenski

Treasurer  -  Anthony Marshik

Technology Chair  -  Vincent Rotty

Secretary  -  Kate Janssen

 

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Category: IP Institute News Tags: October 10, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

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Mitchell IP students travel to Washington DC, meet leaders in patent, trademark law

Category: IP Institute News Tags: March 29, 2013 @ 9:24 pm

Mitchell IP students with Chief Judge Rader and Prof. Erstling in Washington D.C.

A group of William Mitchell Intellectual Property Institute students recently traveled to Washington D.C. to receive a firsthand look at the inner workings of the USPTO.

Six students made the trip, which was funded by the Intellectual Property Institute and designed to introduce them to many of the country’s leaders in protecting business, commerce, and innovation.

While in the nation’s capital, students met with Randall R. Rader, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, discussed the America Invents Act with USPTO attorneys, and sat in on a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board hearing.

The trip is just one of the ways Mitchell’s Intellectual Property Institute allows students to make connections at the highest level of the profession, gain firsthand experience in practicing the law, and see how the theories they’re learning in class apply to the real world.

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Mitchell Team Takes the MIPLA Cup

Category: IP Institute News Tags: March 19, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

For the seventh straight year, William Mitchell students reached the final round of the annual Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) Cup Competition. The team of  Kyle Helgemoe  and Dan Parrish were awarded first prize in the final round.  In addition, third-year Mitchell students Wendy Bratten and Ariel Howe also competed.  

William Mitchell, which has won the MIPLA Cup four times, is the only Minnesota law school to have placed a team in the final round of the MIPLA competition each of the seven years in which it has taken place.  Teams present oral arguments before competition judges, who are among the state’s most distinguished intellectual property law practitioners.

MIPLA sponsors the MIPLA Cup Competition to help Minnesota law schools prepare their teams for the Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition.  Mitchell’s teams were coached by Jim Baker ’03, senior intellectual property counsel at 3M.

MIPLA is a non-profit organization formed to promote intellectual property law and enhance members’ professionalism.  MIPLA members include attorneys practicing in patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret law, patent agents, paralegals, and students interested in the practice of intellectual property.

MIPLA is more involved with local law schools than any other state intellectual property association in the country.  MIPLA members generously give their time and scholarship dollars to help Minnesota law schools excel in educating future IP attorneys.

Practicing attorneys work with students to make Mitchell a top law school for intellectual property law

Category: IP Institute News Tags: July 24, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

When Mitchell students in the Intellectual Property Institute graduate, they’re finding that their job prospects are pretty bright. And you only have to look as far as the college’s alumni and its connection to the IP community to figure out why. Read more of Practicing attorneys work with students to make Mitchell a top law school for intellectual property law

William Mitchell students craft bill to protect Minnesota’s small-business owners

Category: IP Institute News Tags: April 5, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

A bill written by students at William Mitchell College of Law that would significantly lower legal costs for small businesses involved in trademark disputes with large corporations has been introduced in the Minnesota House and Senate. Read more of William Mitchell students craft bill to protect Minnesota’s small-business owners

Get a candid insider perspective on the America Invents Act

Category: IP Institute News, SIPLA News Tags: @ 3:03 pm

Please click here for information:

http://web.wmitchell.edu/news/2012/03/get-a-candid-insider-perspective-on-the-america-invents-act/

Proposed changes to IP curriculum for 2013

Category: IP Institute News, SIPLA News Tags: March 27, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

After spending a year discussing this with all stake holders, I will be proposing the following changes:

1. Trademark Litigation and Trademark Prosecution will be eliminated.  In their place, we will offer one 3 credit course each spring called Advanced Trademark Law.  This course will combine practice before the TTAB, litigation and cutting edge issues largely brought on by the Internet and computerized use of trademarks.

2. Intellectual Property Transactions will be eliminated.  In its place will be a 6 credit IP Keystone course called Intellectual Asset Management.   This course will have the optional component of a Long Paper.  If students elect to take the course and write their Long Paper (or any 25 page paper) for this course, two additional credits (totaling eight) will be allotted.  The idea of this course will be to allow students to experience the full lifecycle of IP from conception, commodification, monetization, management (including buying, selling, or licensing) and, perhaps, extermination.   It is contemplated that students in their last semester with the College would be most appropriate for this class.  Prerequisites will be one of the following and IP Licensing:  Foundations, Trademarks, Copyrights or Patents.  Any student who may want to take this course in the spring of 2013 will have to take Licensing in the fall of 2012 (or have had taken it previously).  The course will be project based.  Each student will be assigned a fictitious corporation, its goals, its IP portfolio, etc. and expected to appropriately manage it in a wealth maximizing, ethical manner.

These changes have to be approved by the Curriculum Committee and the full Faculty.  I anticipate that happening this spring for implementation next year.

 

Kenneth L. Port

Professor of Law and Director, Intellectual Property Institute

William Mitchell Students win Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association Cup Competition

Category: IP Institute News Tags: March 20, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

<img title=”Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association” src=”http://web.wmitchell.edu/news/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/mipla.gif” alt=”Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association” width=”170″ height=”130″ />For the third consecutive year, a team of William Mitchell students has won the annual Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) Cup Competition. Third-year Mitchell students <strong>Daniel Bruzzone </strong>and <strong>Joseph Martyn</strong> were awarded first place in the final round, arguing against a team from St. Thomas University. The MIPLA Cup winners receive a $4,000 scholarship. <!–more–> William Mitchell is the only Minnesota law school to have placed a team in the final round of the MIPLA Cup Competition each of the five years in which it has taken place. This year’s competition included five teams from Minnesota’s four law schools. Teams present oral arguments before competition judges, who are among the state’s most distinguished intellectual property law practitioners.

MIPLA sponsors the MIPLA Cup Competition to help Minnesota law schools prepare their teams for the Giles Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition, which held its Midwest Regional Competitions March 16-18.  In the Midwest Regional competition, the <strong>Bruzzone/Martyn </strong>team was one of the top eight teams out of 26 teams competing, advancing to the semi-final round before being eliminated. Mitchell’s teams were coached by <strong>Jim Baker ’03</strong>, senior intellectual property counsel at 3M.

MIPLA is a non-profit organization formed to promote intellectual property law and enhance members’ professionalism. MIPLA members include attorneys practicing in patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret law, patent agents, paralegals, and students interested in the practice of intellectual property.

MIPLA is more involved with local law schools than any other state intellectual property association in the country. MIPLA members generously give their time and scholarship dollars to help Minnesota law schools excel in educating future IP attorneys.


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