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Intellectual Property Law

Since 1894, we have advanced the development of intellectual property laws, and their fair and just administration. As the forum for rich perspectives and balanced insight on the full spectrum of IP law, the Section serves as the ABA voice—within the profession, before policymakers and with the public.

Get involved now: Law Student Action Group

The Section of Intellectual Property’s Law Student Action Group (LSAG) is a dynamic committee of law students, led by young lawyers and law students, which will have first word and immediate broadcast of many section opportunities including involvement in committees, publications, and programming. Those who belong to LSAG will also develop their own programs and work together to address areas of particular concern to law students.

Through LSAG, you will be connected to people and experiences that can help you bolster your resume, strengthen your IP knowledge, and network with fellow IP-interested law students and IP attorneys.

LSAG members have:

  • Worked alongside ABA-IPL attorney members on important patent policy work;
  • Edited a white paper that will be presented to Congress;
  • Attended patent-related oral arguments before the Supreme Court;
  • Drafted a report concerning upcoming trademark legislation.

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Some great benefits that you will receive when you join the Section include:

    • Law Student Action Group (LSAG) – Stay updated on Section projects and activities, including information on how you can get involved immediately
    • Landslide® magazine digital edition – Receive IP analysis and commentary six times annually
    • Networking opportunities – Network and make new connections with IP professionals from all sectors of the US and around the world
    • Committee membership – Volunteer alongside IP lawyers with access to member-only list serves and the opportunity to promote yourself professionally
    • Careers in IP Law: Avenues and Opportunities e-book – Download a free digital copy of this day-in-the life guide of advice from expert intellectual property practitioners
  • Discounts on all Section books, webinars, and conferences

Law Student Reporters Program

This program allows for 17 law students the opportunity to interact with and learn from IP practitioners from around the world at the Section’s Annual Spring Conference in the Washington DC area using the Twitter hashtag IPLSPRING. In addition to the Annual Spring Conference, law students can apply to be a reporter at the Annual ABA-IPL Trademark Day: Behind the Scenes at the USPTO in Alexandria, VA. The Section selects 13 student reporters for the Annual Spring Conference and 4 student reporters for the ABA-IPL Trademark Day. Those selected will report on educational programs and conference events by creating a social media presence at the conference, live-tweeting, posting to Facebook, and publishing pre-conference and post-conference blog posts.

Student reporters selected for the program will have complimentary registration to the conference, including all ticketed events and meals.

For questions please contact: lawstudentreporters@gmai…

Social Media

Those interested in connecting with the Law Student Action Group via social media can do so on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Tumblr.

You can also connect with the Section on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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Student Opportunities

Jumpstart your career before you graduate. Student members of ABA-IPL have unparalleled access to networking and professional development opportunities in the field of intellectual property law.

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