McGeorge School of Law

IP Week Attracts Big Names

February 14, 2013

Professors Amy Landers, Thomas Brierton and Joshua Golka

Professor Amy Landers makes a point while adjunct professors Thomas Brierton and Joshua Golka listen.

McGeorge's 2nd Annual IP Week (Feb. 4-8, 2013), organized by the Intellectual Property Student Association and Professor Mike Mireles, featured IP law scholars and practitioners discussing the latest developments in that red-hot legal field.

One highlight of the activities was an appearance on the first day of the weeklong events by UC Davis law professor Madhavi Sunder. Her new book, From Goods to a Good Life: Intellectual Property and Global Justice, was published recently by Yale University Press. She is the Thelton E. Henderson Visiting Scholar-in-Residence at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law this year.

Adjunct professors Thomas Brierton and Joshua Golka, '05, joined Professor Amy Landers and Professor John Sprankling on a panel to give "An Academic Perspective on IP." Kate Patterson, a well-known employment consultant, spoke on "Getting a Job in Intellectual Property: Advice and Insight from an IP Headhunter." Christy La Pierre, '05, (K&L Gates), James McNairy, '04, (Seyfarth Shaw), Ian Rambarran, '03, (Klinedinst), Howard Hamilton, '12, (Blakeley Sokoloff), and Mark Narveson, '11, (Patterson & Sheridan) comprised a panel that discussed "A Day in the Life of an IP Lawyer." A "Meet the Professionals" mixer featuring Google senior counsel Caleb Donaldson capped off the week's events.

"Congratulations to the IP Student Association and Mike for a great week of presentations and events," Landers said. "The week was even better than last year's. It was great to see the students put this together with such professionalism and energy."