George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

IP Law Alumni Reception

The law school, the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP), and the Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) are bringing together our alumni practicing intellectual property law, current IP students, and IP faculty. Intellectual Property Law Alumni Reception on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Hazel Hall Atrium. Whether patent, trademark, or copyright law is your focus, please join us at the reception!

RSVP online by March 27, 2017 via

Saul Lefkowitz Competition

IPLS would like to congratulate this year’s participants in the Saul Lefokowitz Moot court competition. Our congratulations to all the hard work put in by Stephanie Semler, Nicholas Kalin, Kenny Kuper, Wei Sam Lao, Tyler Whidby, Caelyn Palmer, and Alexander Summerton, in preparing for and competing in the February 11th, 2017 Regional Competition in Decatur, GA. George Mason sent two teams this year.

Our further congratulations to the team of Wei Sam Lao, Tyler Whidby, Caelyn Palmer, and Alexander Summerton for securing First Place and Best Oral Arguments in the regional competition. This is the third year in a row George Mason has won the Regional Competition. They competed the National Competition in Washington, DC on March 18th, 2017 in front of active and retired Trademark Trial and Appeals Board judges.

We thank and congratulate both teams for their hard work!

Finnegan Interview Skills Panel

IPLS’s first event of the semester, the Finnegan Interview Skills Panel, will take place on Thursday, February 9th, from 5:00-6:00pm in Room 332. Panelists will discuss best practice tips for succeeding in interviews, focusing on interviews for jobs in IP. Finnegan, a large IP boutique with offices in D.C. and Northern Virginia, is organizing the panel and will provide food. All are welcome!

Kick-Off Meeting

Hello All! Welcome to a new school year!

IPLS is having its first meeting on Tuesday, September 6 at 5pm in Room 120. We will be talking about some of the great events we have planned for this semester as well as opportunities you can take to be more involved in IP law. After the meeting, please feel free to join us for an informal happy hour.

We hope to see you there!

In the meantime, you can also check for updates by joining the facebook page at:

IPLS Board 2016-17

IPLS welcomes its new board of officers for the school year of 2016-17!

President: Meredith Stradley

Vice Presidents of Events: Jay Kim

Vice Presidents of Administration & Advertising: Rachel Kim & Gleb Savych

Vice-Presidents of 1L Outreach: Matt Karas 


Akin Gump Patent Law Talk

Akin Gump, an international general practice law firm, will host a presentation called “The Life Cycle of a Patent” on Tuesday, April 5th from 5:00-6:00 pm in room 120. Patent lawyers from Akin Gump will discuss the “birth” (i.e., prosecution) and “death” (i.e., litigation) of a patent, and how they are related. All are welcome. Please RSVP on Symplicity since food will be provided!

The Role of the Federal Circuit in Shaping IP Law

IPLS’s biggest event of the semester will feature Federal Circuit Judge Pauline Newman, Federal Circuit Judge Kara Stoll, and IP Professor John Duffy, with Professor Mossoff moderating. The panel will be held on Tuesday, March 15th in Room 225. Dean Butler will begin by saying a few short words at 5:00pm and the panel will run until 6:00pm. Attendees are invited beginning at 4:45pm for refreshments.

Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Regional Competition

Congratulations to IPLS members Jake Mace, Jay York, Rachel Kim, and Alex Summerton for winning 1st Place and Best Brief at the 2016 Southeast Regional Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition in Atlanta over the weekend. Last year Jake and his teammate Jackie Nguyen won 1stPlace and Best Oral Argument at the same competition, making this the second year in a row that GMU has stolen the spotlight in the Southeast region.

We wish them luck in the final round on March 12th at the Federal Circuit where they will be arguing in front active and retired Trademark Trial and Appeal Board judges.

Landing a Job in Patent Law During Law School & Beyond

IPLS and Sterne Kessler will be hosting a panel to talk about the annual Patent Law Interview Program in Room 121 on Wednesday, February 17 at 5:00pm. The panel includes Sharon Metz, the Senior Legal Recruiting Coordinator at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, and GMUSL upper class IP students. Food will be provided by Sterne Kessler. Come to learn more about the ins and outs of landing patent jobs!

Finnegan Interview Skills Panel

IPLS’s first event of the semester is the Finnegan Interview Skills Panel which will take place on Tuesday January 12, from 5pm-6pm in Room 121.

Come to learn about best practices and tips on interviewing, specifically for Intellectual Property related jobs. Finnegan, Henderson, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, a large IP boutique with offices in D.C. and Northern Virginia, is organizing the panel and will provide food. All are welcome!