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IP Section Scholarship Winner!

Congratulations to our IP Section Scholarship Winner: Kristen Van Dyke! Kristen is a 3L at the University of Georgia. The IP Section scholarship awards $5,000.00 to a deserving law student based on several considerations, including a nominee’s personal statement, resume, GPA, involvement in IP organizations, involvement in IP scholastic initiatives, and prior IP experience. We are [...]

Volunteers Needed for Nov. 23, 2019 AVLF Clinic!

Please consider volunteering at the upcoming Saturday Lawyer Program Clinic at the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. This Nov. 23rd event (from 9 am-12:30 pm) is co-sponsored by the IP Section and the YLD Committee and will be held at the offices of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Please contact Jason Cooper ( for event details. [...]

Nominations Open for the 2018 Intellectual Property Legends Award

Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, in collaboration with the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association IP Sections, are pleased to announce that they are accepting nominations for the 2018 Intellectual Property Legends Award. The IP Legends Award brings well-deserved recognition to outstanding members of the intellectual property community. [...]

Nominations are open for IP Community Service Awards

The Georgia State University / Georgia Tech Intellectual Property Community Service Awards are given to recognize members of the IP community who have made outstanding contributions to community service. The nomination deadline is Monday, April 17, 2017. Nominees should meet criteria such as: Demonstrating an outstanding commitment to community service (e.g., longstanding record of, or recent significant [...]

Georgia PATENTS Appreciation Reception held April 21

On April 21, 2016, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (GLA) hosted the Georgia PATENTS Appreciation Reception to recognize the attorneys and firms that made a meaningful contribution to the Georgia PATENTS pro bono program during 2015. Alston & Bird sponsored the event, which included remarks from Meredith Ragains, Executive Director of GLA, John Kirkpatrick, a [...]

Recap of the Patent Committee’s Successful Event on Feb 25

The CLE event held by the Patent Committee on February 25 was a great success! The speakers discussed changes in the law on recovering attorney’s fees. There were 52 in attendance to hear insights on this topic from panelists Nathan Sloan (VMWare, Inc.), Theodore Davis, Jr. (Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton), and Peter Jones (Robbins Geller [...]