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Law of Intellectual Property

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Who We Are:

The Law of Intellectual Property Student Association, or LIP, is a group dedicated to exposing students at the University of Oregon to the various aspects of intellectual property (IP) law, as well as providing those students with opportunities to learn the law, meet practicing IP attorneys, and set those students on the path towards building careers in IP law. Our mission is to generate interest in IP law among both faculty and students, to expand the IP program at the University of Oregon School of Law, and to foster a community of IP lawyers and interested parties in Eugene..

What We Do:

LIP organizes a number of events each year, including: lunchtime discussions, networking opportunities, and fundraisers. The LIP board members also act as liaisons between the student body and Career Services, aligning interested students with beneficial opportunities as they become available.

Confirmed 2013-2014 Events:

Current Litigation Issues in Intellectual Property – September 5, 2013

Featuring 2013-14 Wayne Morse Chair Terry Fisher. Fisher is director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and Hilmer Hale Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Harvard Law School. He will be discussing recent intellectual property cases he has worked on. They include the lawsuit dealing with copyright issues related to the iconic “Hope” poster, in which Terry Fisher represented Shepard Fairey pro bono, and the Bikram yoga case, in which Fisher successfully argued that yoga sequences cannot be copyrighted.

Eugene Startup Weekend – October 11-13, 2013

Networking Social with IP Bar Section – November 15, 2013

LIP and the Intellectual Property Section of the Oregon State Bar are hosting this networking opportunity for students to meet practicing attorneys and discuss career opportunities in IP law.

Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition – February 8, 2014

The Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the International Trademark Association, introduces law students to important issues arising in U.S. trademark and unfair competition law and helps students develop oral and written advocacy skills. LIP is sending a team to the regional competition in San Francisco.

Patent Bar Interest Panel – April 2, 2014

LIP is sponsoring this lunchtime Q&A session with a focus on students that are interested in taking the patent bar. It will highlight general requirements and formatting of the test. Students will be able to speak with others who have already completed the test. Additionally, Mark Dighton, the Director of Law School Relations and Administrative Director of the Patent Bar Review from Practising Law Institute (PLI), will be on hand to answer questions.


2013-2014 Managing Board:

Trevor Gates

Vice President
KaLynn Alley

Lauren Boyd

Moot Court Coordinator
Lara Smith

Event Coordinators
Karen Anderson
Joel Janke

External Relations Managers
Allie Apana
Cameron Dyer

1L Reps
Ryan Braeger
Ross Meyers
Dan Olson
Katie Steiner
Trisha Thompson

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