To assist our members in navigating the ever-evolving field of IP law, AIPLA has developed a Mentoring Program which
pairs seasoned IP professionals with new AIPLA members. The Mentoring
Program allows experienced practitioners to share their knowledge and
experience with mentees, while mentees receive the benefit of a guiding
hand as they work to advance their careers in the IP field. The
program also serves as a pipeline to help new members become more
engaged in AIPLA, and possibly, prepare for volunteer leadership roles
within the Association.
The Mentoring Committee facilitates the formal mentoring of AIPLA members by pairing them in these voluntary mentoring relationships. Click here to view the mentoring guidelines.
Mentoring under the AIPLA Mentoring Program includes:
- Commitment and follow-through between a Mentor and a Mentee
- A number of uninterrupted mentoring sessions
- Frequency at the convenience of the Mentor and the Mentee
During the Mentoring sessions, the mentor assists and guides the mentee:
- With AIPLA and intellectual property career topics of interest to the the mentee
- Optionally, in other situations where the mentee needs coaching or direction
The Pairing Subcommittee of the Mentoring Committee works to facilitate the appropriate pairings of Mentors and Mentees through a survey found in the Mentoring Guidelines that will help determine pairings based on common interests.
Interested in learning more?
To learn more, or get involved in the Mentoring Program, please visit our committee webpage. You are welcome to contact the Committee Chair directly or AIPLA's Membership Department for assistance.