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Outreach Subcommittee

Women in IP Outreach Subcommittee

A Message from our Chair:

Thank you for your interest in AIPLA’s Women in IP Outreach Subcommittee!  Our goal is to provide an opportune and efficient means for women to build camaraderie with other women practicing IP at local and global levels.  In this regard, we organize a variety of global events such as:

•    The Women in IP Cares Community Service Event 
•    The Women in IP Global Networking Event 
•    Delegation Events
•    Stated Meeting Breakfast Events

Information about each of these events is provided below.  If you would like additional information about our events and/or to get involved, please contact me any time at your convenience.

 
Best Wishes,

Carol Thorstad-Forsyth
Fox Rothschild LLP
Florida, USA
Phone: 1 (561) 804.4438
Email: cforsyth@foxrothschild.com
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Women in IP Cares Community Service Event


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Click here to see a recap of our 2016 Community Service events.

November-December 2017 for all locations

The 2017 AIPLA Women in IP Cares Community Service Event is to be held for the second time in November and December for all locations.  The event includes a meeting of women located around the globe who practice IP law and/or regularly face IP issues in the ordinary course of business.  In this regard, numerous sub-events will be concurrently held in various geographic locations by law firms, corporations, and/or universities.  These events involve voluntary work by AIPLA members, families and friends to help those in need.

For the list of all cities and hosts, including their contact information, please Click Here

Interested in Attending?

  • Make sure your AIPLA contact information is current.  Women in IP committee members will receive invitations from respective hosts in the fall of 2016.
  • More importantly, remember to RSVP!!!

Interested in hosting or co-hosting? 

We are honored to partner with law firms, corporations, and/or universities for community service events.   Many women are joining forces across the country to lend a helping hand this Winter.  Hosting your own service event is a great way to help others and build relationships at your business organization and in your local community.  Contact the co-chairs identified below for more information!


Co-Chairs


Carol Thorstad-Forsyth
Fox Rothschild LLP
Florida,
USA
Phone: 1 (561) 804.4438
Email: cforsyth@foxrothschild.com   



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Judy Yee
Microsoft Corporation
Washington, US
Phone:

Email: judyyee@microsoft.com   

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Ellen Smith
Sughrue Mion, PLLC
Washington, D.C.
Phone: 202-663-7482
Email: esmith@sughrue.com


 
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Women in IP Global Networking Event


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Date: TBD

The AIPLA Women in IP Networking Global Event is being held for the eleventhyear on TBD 2018 for all locations.  The event is a meeting of women located around the globe who practice IP law and/or regularly face IP issues in the ordinary course of business.  In this regard, numerous sub-events are concurrently held in various geographic locations by law firms, corporations, and universities.  These events may include seated dinners, cocktail parties, passed hors d'hoeuvres, talks on topics of interests or other types of gathering.

During the event, select groups of the individual locations (e.g., European locations, U.S. locations and the like) are joined together via a teleconference.  At this time, a roll call of the participating cities is performed.

For the list of all the cities and hosts, including their contact information, please Click Here.

For further details about our hosts and their events, please check our LinkedIn group and Facebook page.

Interested in Attending?
  • Make sure your AIPLA contact information is current. Female members of the AIPLA should receive invitations from their hosts in the Spring of 2017.
  • Contact the hosts for your city in the list described above.
  • Most importantly, remember to RSVP!!!

Interested in hosting or co-hosting?
  • Contact the co-chairs identified below.

Want to learn more about our past Events?



Co-Chairs

                                                     
Katherine Koenig
Christopher & Weisberg, P.A 
Florida, US 
Phone: (954) 828.1488
Email: kkoenig@cwiplaw.com

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Lucy Samuels
Gill Jennings & Every, LLP
London, UK
Phone: +44 (0)20 7655 8500

Email: lucy.samuels@gje.com
 

Canada and Central/South America Liaison
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Elaine Spector
Harrity & Harrity
Fairfax, VA
Phone: 703-259-1056
Email:  espector@harrityllp.com
                                                 

                
                       
European Liaisons
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Yelena Morozova                                                  
Finnegan Europe LLP                                
London, UK                                                         
Phone: +44 (0)20 7864 2800                                  
Email: yelena.morozova@finnegan.com                         
                                           
Asian Liaison 


Cindy Quan
Longan Law Firm
Beijing, China
Phone: 86.13331171971
Email: quanxz@longanlaw.com  
   
 
     

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Delegation Events

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The 2016/2017 Delegation Events provide AIPLA members with unique opportunities during AIPLA’s  IP Practice Committees’ yearly international trips to meet and network with women practicing IP abroad.  These Delegation Events
are being held in: Israel;  London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Munich, Germany; Milan, Italy; and Japan.

Click HERE to view a blog written by Andrea Brewster, past CIPA President, after our London Diversity Breakfast.


For more information about the Delegation Events, please contact.

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Joy Mauthe                                                        
Ridout & Maybee                                                
Ottawa, Canada                                                  
Phone: +1 (613) 907.7148                                    
Email: jmauthe@ridoutmaybee  

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Stated Meeting Breakfast Events



Annual Breakfast


Washington, D.C. - 2017 Annual Breakfast

Get On Board: The Virtues and Value of Board Service

Throughout the world, organizations are overseen by a Board of Directors.  Join the Women in IP committee and a panel of experts as we discuss the importance of a diverse board, why board service is valuable, and the steps one can take to get on a board.  



Mid-Winter Institute Breakfast

Program - TBD


Spring Breakfast


Program - TBD