2018 WOMEN'S WORKSHOP

The 2018 Women’s Workshop is open to any woman currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school or USPTO Examiner. This three day workshop will cover topics including rainmaking, the life-work balance, and how to adapt in a male dominated field.

SPEAKERS

Teresa Rea
Theresa Stanek Rea is the former acting and deputy director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, former acting and deputy director under secretary of commerce for intellectual property, and former president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. During her time at the USPTO, she implemented the America Invents Act. Teresa is now a partner and vice-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group and a director with C&M International (CMI), the international trade and investment consulting firm affiliated with Crowell & Moring. She continues to influence young women in the patent field to break through the glass ceiling and inspire change.

Elaine Spector
Elaine Spector is Counsel at Harrity & Harrity with over 20 years of experience in intellectual property law.  Prior to joining Harrity & Harrity, she was the Senior Intellectual Property Manager for Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures where she managed over 500 matters in medical and software related technologies.  Prior to her in-house position, Elaine worked in private practice for over 15 years handling various intellectual property matters, including patent application drafting and prosecution, trademark prosecution and enforcement, as well as litigating complex patent cases in federal courts. Elaine is on the Diversity and Women’s Committee at Harrity & Harrity, and is the Canada and Central/South America Liaison for the AIPLA Women in IP Law Committee.  She is also a member of the Push Forward subcommittee for the IPO Women in IP Law Committee.  Elaine is passionate about helping other women in Intellectual Property find and maintain their life-work balance.

Mercedes Meyer
Elaine Spector is Counsel at Harrity & Harrity. Prior to joining the firm, she was the Senior Intellectual Property Manager for Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures. Elaine is on the Diversity and Women’s Committee at Harrity & Harrity, and is the Canada and Central/South America Liaison for the AIPLA Women in IP Law Committee. Elaine is also passionate about helping other women in Intellectual Property find and maintain their life-work balance.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications will be accepted from April 1, 2018 through April 30, 2018. Candidates must submit a completed application, a personal statement expressing their interest in pursuing a career in the patent field, as well as their resume, and two references (one of whom must be a professional at an educational institution attended). Please see application form for further instructions. Download HERE.