Julie Tavares
 

While in her Master’s program, Julie decided that the research path was no longer her focus and chose to pursue a career path that would allow her to use her technical skills in a non-laboratory setting. Her first job out of graduate school was as a Department of Defense contractor supporting Chemical Science & Technology Managers at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in the development of medical chemical pretreatments and therapeutics for the warfighter against chemical warfare agents.

However, it was not until she joined the US Patent & Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner that law school even became a consideration because of her continual application of evolving patent laws while writing rejections of patent applications and her constant exposure to case law in responding to arguments from Patent Attorneys. Due to family, work, and school obligations, her time in participating in law school activities is limited, and AULR has given her the opportunity to meet and form relationships with both full-time and part-time law students who have assisted her in writing her Comment, navigating the OCI process, and managing the normal anxieties of being a law school student. 

Julie will continue to pursue her interests in the intellectual property world upon graduation in 2019. She also hopes to explore ways where she can be involved in either neutralizing or eradicating social injustices, particularly in the criminal justice arena. Julie will be a Research Assistant in the fall under Professor Angela Davis, an expert in criminal law and procedure with a specific focus on prosecutorial power and racism in the criminal justice system.

PIJIP Professors Submit Comments to South African Government Regarding Copyright Reform

PIJIP Professors Submit Comments to South African Government Regarding Copyright Reform

14 Aug, 2018

PIJIP Profs. Sean Flynn, Peter Jaszi and Michael Carroll were among seven law professors and practitioners who jointly drafted comments on pending South African copyright legislation from the Copyright User Rights Network and Creative Commons. 

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Professor Carroll Coauthors National Academies of Science Report: Open Science by Design

Professor Carroll Coauthors National Academies of Science Report: Open Science by Design

12 Jul, 2018

PIJIP Director Michael Carroll served on an ad hoc committee under the N.A.S. Board on Research Data and Information which has completed a study on the challenges of broadening access to the results of scientific research, described as “open science.”

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Professor Farley Teaches Advanced Trademark Law at the Cuban Industrial Property Office

Professor Farley Teaches Advanced Trademark Law at the Cuban Industrial Property Office

29 Jun, 2018

One the the week of Jun 18, PIJIP Professor Christine Farley taught an intensive course in advanced trademark law to Trademark Examining Attorney at the Cuban Industrial Property Office.

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