Faculty and students in UM Carey Law’s Intellectual Property Law Program spent the summer and fall engaged in a wide ranging series of presentations and collaborations with scholars and government officials from as far away as South Korea, Iraq, Armenia and the Republic of Georgia to as close as College Park, Maryland.
For example, in an event organized jointly with the US Commerce Department, UM Carey Law Professor Patricia Campbell met in July with 19 scholars from Armenia and Georgia to discuss the Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center, the UM Carey Law clinic which she directs. The clinic provides free legal services on intellectual property (IP) issues to emerging technology companies and also explores legal, ethical and policy issues at the intersection of new technologies and intellectual property law. Later that month, she and UM Carey Law students described the clinic’s work to a group of South Korean engineering professors in a discussion organized by the Washington Intellectual Property Academy.
Professor Campbell discussed how to develop a licensing strategy with a dozen Iraqi law professors in another session arranged in collaboration with the US Commerce Department. She also addressed the issue of "Trademark Counterfeiting in China" at a conference there in June.
Professor Lawrence Sung, director of the IPLaw Program, participated in the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Practical Patent Prosecution Training for New Lawyers, where he was part of a session on biotechnology and chemical claim drafting as well as the Law Seminars International webinar on litigating willful infringement after Bard v. W.L. Gore.
This fall, representatives of the US Patent and Trademark Office met with UM Carey law students who participate in the IPclinic or the Maryland Intellectual Property Student Association to discuss career opportunities and the law school’s participation in the Office’s Patent and Trademark Pilot Programs.
Coming up: the Fortnightly IP Speaker Series. Speakers include Gene Garner, II ‘87, a partner and patent attorney with the law firm of Staas & Halsey, LLP in Washington, DC on October 9, and Craig Dye, Director of the Venture Accelerator Program with MTech at the University of Maryland, College Park, on October 23. Both presentations are at 4 pm in the law school.
For more information: IP Law Program
Julie A. Hopkins, Intellectual Property Law Program Manager, (410) 706-7096, firstname.lastname@example.org