Diversifying IP Practice

Increasing positive professional outcomes for aspiring and early career IP attorneys and professionals of color rooted in values of diversity, equity, and inclusion

IIPSJ’s inclusive professional education programs and initiatives seek to build bridges for underrepresented groups in the intellectual property law space through our annual HBCU Tech Law Summit, Annual IP & Social Justice CLE seminar, virtual and in-person mentorship with attorneys of color, internships, and more.

Four panelists sit at head table during HBCU Tech Law Summit

HBCU Tech Law Summit

The HBCU Tech Law Summit aims to educate minority legal professionals on the issues and opportunities in the tech industry in an effort to help infuse the legal workforce with a diverse pipeline to ensure fair, transparent and accountable development of AI as a service and other new technologies that empower everyone.

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IP and Social Justice CLE Seminar

The IP and Social Justice CLE program provides annual updates in IP law, a panel of sitting federal judges, and discussions of IP, diversity, and social justice concerns. Each year we are privileged to work with some of the nation’s leading IP judges, attorneys, and scholars in our CLE program. CLE credit has been made available for participating students in the following jurisdictions: CA, VA, OH, NY and more.

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IP Attorneys of Color Mentoring series

The Interviews with Attorneys of Color event series puts a spotlight on industry experts from diverse backgrounds to share their experiences in the industry and how they made the best of their career path successes.

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Fellowships, Internships & Career Opportunities

IIPSJ is always looking to give opportunities to early career professionals getting started in the intellectual property law domain. Our new Wikimedia Fellowship is an initiative for research-focused students and fellowships are offered on an annual basis. 

Internships are also offered on a rolling basis. Check back here for open positions.