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AIPLA Awards Excellence at 2016 Annual Meeting

 

11/8/2016

Arlington, VA – The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) honored IP law practitioners and students for excellence in their volunteer leadership and study at the 2016 AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, Oct. 27-29.

The following awards were presented:

AIPLA Board of Director’s Excellence Award

The Honorable Alan D. Lourie, Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC.
In recognition of his extraordinary leadership and service to the intellectual; property community, which is representative of his distinguished career marked by intellect, integrity, and unwavering commitment to justice.

President’s Outstanding Service Award, for fostering AIPLA’s mission and goals

Kenneth N. Nigon, RatnerPrestia, King of Prussia, PA
In recognition of and with gratitude for his years of service to AIPLA as a Board member, Committee, leader, and willing volunteer, including his leadership if the AIA Rulemaking Task Force.

Mentor of the Year, for excellence in serving as a mentor

William L. LaFuze, McKool Smith, Houston, TX

Committee of the Year

Standards and Open Source; David W. Long, chair, Oak Hill, VA and Joanne Montague, vice-chair, Seattle, WA

Maurice Klitzman Award

Garrett Quilla, Hypertherm, Inc., Hanover, NH

Robert C. Watson Award

Mary Catherine Amerine, William and Mary Law School for her paper entitled, “Wrestling Over Republican Rights: Who Owns the Copyright of Interviews?”

The Jan Jancin Competition, recognizing law students, nominated by their schools, who have excelled in the study of intellectual property law (First Place Recipient)

Azadeh Morrison, Santa Clara University School of Law

Past President’s Award, recognizing law students, nominated by their schools, who have excelled in the study of intellectual property law (Second Place Recipient)

Madeleine Laupheimer, Stanford Law School

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Media note: Photos of award presentations are available upon request.

AIPLA. The American Intellectual Property Law Association was founded in 1897 to maintain a high standard of professional ethics, to aid in the improvement of laws relating to intellectual property and in their proper interpretation by the courts, and to provide legal education to the public and to its members on intellectual property issues. AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community.

American Intellectual Property Law Association

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​Meghan Donohoe
AIPLA, Chief Operating Officer
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