Category Archives: IP Institute News

USPTO Road Show in Minneapolis November 17, 2014

The USPTO is hosting an event focused on AIA trials at the Minneapolis Central Library on November 17 from 1 – 4:30.  The event is in the Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.  Seating is first-come, first-served. For more information visit www.uspto.gov/ip/boards/bpai/index.jsp  

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Professor Moy Cited by US Supreme Court

On June 2, 2014 the US Supreme Court issued its opinion in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc.  The case addresses the reading of the clarity and precision demand of 35 U. S. C. §112, ¶2.  Justice Ginsburg, in his majority opinion referred to Professor Moy’s treatise for historical perspective to gain understanding of claims. “Eventually, however, patent …

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

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 …

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SIPLA 2014 – 2015 Board Elected

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

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 …

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Mitchell Team Takes the MIPLA Cup

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, …

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

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. Continue reading →

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

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. Continue reading →

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