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Communications and Electronic Subcommittee
The AIPLA Women in IP Law members are connected! Our online presence continues to grow with an impressive 540 LinkedIn Group members, 277 Facebook page members, 185 followers of @WomenInIP on Twitter, and 380 subscribers to the Women in IP Law blog. These online groups, along with this newsletter, continue to provide avenues to establish and/or grow new relationships with other women professionals of the intellectual property field, keep up on the latest intellectual property news, and stay up to date on the happenings within the AIPLA Women in IP Law committee.
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THE 2013 AIPLA CROSS-COUNTRY WOMEN IN IP NETWORKING EVENT
The AIPLA Women in IP Networking Events are held on a single night in various cities across the country in order to empower and celebrate women in the profession on a localized and national level. At the conclusion of the East Coast networking events and the beginning of the West Coast networking events (8:30 p.m. EST/5:30 p.m. PST), all of the events are joined by a teleconference and welcomed by the Chair of the AIPLA Women in IP Law Committee, the Vice-Chair of the AIPLA Women in IP Law Committee, and the President of AIPLA. A highlight of the teleconference is the opening roll call where each city is called out by name and then the host and attendees in that city have an opportunity to state which firm their dinner is being held at and the number of women in attendance
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June 4, 2013
The Important Relationship Between In-House Counsel and Outside Counsel and the Disconnect that Often Lies Beneath the Surface
By: Richard Goldstein, Ron Bynum, and Carine Doyle
relationship between in-house and outside counsel is a symbiotic
one—both parties need each other to survive and thrive in each of their
respective positions. Despite this mutually shared need, there has been a
historical tension between in-house and outside counsel that has become
more prevalent over the last several years.
This article will discuss the history of the in-house and outside counsel relationship, the practical differences between the positions, and the different demands on in-house counsel and outside counsel that are commonly recognized as the origin of the underlying tension in these relationships.
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Recently, Valerie M. Davis, a new member of the AIPLA Women in IP Law committee, interviewed Ms. Arlene Neal, managing attorney of Neal Blibo located in the Washington D.C. metro area. Arlene has extensive experience in patent application drafting and prosecution. She is experienced in handling domestic and foreign patent procurement, reissue prosecution, patentability, infringement and invalidity opinions, trademark registrations, and client counseling in electrical, telecommunications, and computer matters. Before practicing law, Arlene worked as a software developer and engineer for eight years.
Arlene drew upon her experiences in a boutique practice as well as large law firm environments to start and maintain her successful IP practice at Neal Blibo. She has graciously shared her insights, which may prove most beneficial to those contemplating moving from large law firm environments to start an IP practice.
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An E-Reader’s Review of “Her Place at the Table: A Woman’s Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success” by Deborah M. Kolb, Ph. D., Judith Williams, Ph. D., Carol Frohlinger, JD.
Every now and then, a book comes along that thrusts the triad of women-career-children into the spotlight again. I am a mother who made the decision to lean into my career a while ago; I am already at the ladder and am staring up at the glass ceiling. What I need now are specific tools to help me climb that ladder and cut through that ceiling.
So, rather than jump on the bandwagon of the new book on the scene, I chose to search the archives of business books to find the tool I need to advance and grow in the career I have chosen. And...success!
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News and Notes
Mid-Winter Meeting Summary
The Women in IP Law Committee presented a panel at the AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute on how to prepare for and react to changes in a legal environment. Panelist Meg Boulware, Mercedes Meyer, Amie Peele-Carter, Arlene Neal, and Janet Gongola discussed anticipating and navigating changes in firm culture, deciding to stay or leave, finding a new opportunity, as well as leveraging continuing education and networking opportunities. The panel also addressed challenges faced by female attorneys in a merger, acquisition, or firm closure.
The Women in IP Law Committee will be hosting a fee-free webinar for our members on June 4, 2013. We were delighted with the attendance and success of the past webinars and we look forward to our members’ suggestions for and participation in future webinars.
The key to enjoying and succeeding at work lies in knowing your core strengths and making the most of them. Our Spring 2013 webinar is about determining your “Color Q” personality type and discovering how to use your natural talents to deal with conflicts, negotiate compensation, reenergize your professional life, and self-coach your way to greater success. The webinar will feature Shoya Zichy, the creator of the award-winning Color Q personality profile system, four of our own Women in IP Law Committee members, each representing a different personality type, and our moderator, Rich Goldstein.
Shoya Zichy is an internationally recognized author and speaker. She specializes in energetic, humor-filled and practical seminars on team building, leadership, sales, women’s initiatives, career development, and developing a coaching culture. Formerly president of the Myers-Briggs Association of New York, Shoya’s clients include Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, UBS, and the U.S Treasury. She is the author of Career Match: Connecting Who You are With What You'll Love to Do.
Rich Goldstein, the Vice-Chair of the AIPLA Law Practice Management Committee, is a registered patent attorney and a frequent writer and speaker on leadership, collaboration, and business development in the IP field.
Please join us for the webinar, which is tentatively scheduled for June 4th, 2013 @ 1:00PM EDT. Upon registration, you will be provided with a pre-test to determine your “Color Q” personality type.
We need support to make our webinars happen. Without sponsorship for webinars, the Women in IP Law Committee would not be able to provide fee-free webinars for its members. We are currently looking for sponsorship for our 2013 webinars. If interested, please contact Yelena Morozova (email@example.com) or Debora Plehn-Dujowich (Debora.Plehn-Dujowich@dbr.com) about sponsorship opportunities.