Myers Bigel will be hosting a networking event for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Women in IP Law. The May 4th event will included 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.
Six of the partners at Myers Bigel, or roughly 40 percent, are women.
Each of the 22 dedicated attorneys at Myers Bigel is a substantive working patent lawyer, something unheard of at traditional leveraged law firms, as is the fact that 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.