Myers Bigel will be hosting a global networking event for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Women in IP Law. The April 7th event will include professionals from throughout the Triangle.
AIPLA Women in Law works to facilitate and empower women in their practice of intellectual property law, focusing on developing substantive and relevant programming that promotes women in IP law and develops leadership opportunities within AIPLA.
It is an active committee within the AIPLA, a global leader in intellectual property through a commitment to education, outreach, member service and advocacy. The 14,000-member organization is made up of lawyers in private and corporate practice, government service, and the academic community representing individuals, companies and institutions involved in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property.
Each of the 24 dedicated attorneys/agents at Myers Bigel is a substantive working patent lawyer, something unheard of at traditional leveraged law firms. They utilize experience and degrees in a particular technology to counsel clients on issues related to start up and spin-off companies, technology transfer, and collaborations between academia and industry in addition to building strong relationships with in-house corporate counsel. Myers Bigel is a particularly appropriate host for this event, inasmuch as 40% of the partners at Myers Bigel are women.