Intellectual Property Scholarships
Sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation, the Sidney B. Williams Jr. Scholarship addresses the need to increase the number of minority intellectual property attorneys and to bring these attorneys to the attention of firms and corporations as candidates for employment. The $10,000 Law Scholarships will be awarded to minority students developing a career in intellectual property law. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is assisting the Foundation by administering the application and selection process.
Sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation, the Jan Jacin Competition includes two separate awards offered to law students nominated by their schools who have excelled in the study of intellectual property law. The first award is the Jan Jacin Award, which includes a cash award of $5000. The second award has been established by the Past Presidents of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and awards up to a maximum of a $2500 cash reward.
The Ladas Memorial Award, supported by the law firm of Ladas & Parry LLP and the INTA Foundation, was established in memory of the outstanding contributions to international intellectual property law made by the distinguished practitioner and author Stephen P. Ladas. The purpose of the Ladas Memorial Award is to provide an incentive to further develop interest in the field of trademarks and to enhance the general understanding of this discipline. The Competition is open to all U.S. and international students, practitioners and academics interested in trademarks and trademark law. Carries a $2000 cash award.
The IPIL Sponsored Scholarship Grants (SSG) Program at the University of Houston Law Center is designed to facilitate newly-authored scholarship on Intellectual Property & Information Law (IPIL) by Federal Appellate Court clerks. As one of the nation's leading programs for the study of intellectual property and information law, the IPIL Institute at the University of Houston Law Center is pleased to provide this initiative to support the creation and dissemination of quality scholarship in its field. The IPIL SSG program provides grants for IPIL related scholarship from scholars serving or soon serving the Federal Appellate Courts as judicial clerks under a two-year or less appointment. Carries an award of $3000.
The Perkins Coie Patent Litigation and Patent Fellowships provide a $7500 academic scholarship and a paid summer associate position following the first year of law school for 1L students with particular technical backgrounds and an interest in patent litigation and/or patent prosecution. Our summer associates work on real legal matters while working for and learning from attorneys who service the needs of Fortune 100 and 500 companies in industry areas around the nation
Launched in 2005, Fish & Richardson's 1L Diversity Fellowship Program provides fellowships to five diverse first-year law students throughout the country annually. Each selected student receives a $5000 academic scholarship, mentoring by members of the firm, and a paid summer associate position in the Fish & Richardson office of the student's choice.
Established in 1972 by the Patent and Trademark Office Society and the friends of Dr. Joseph Rossman, the Rossman Award is given annually to the author of the article in the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Society that, in the opinion of the judges, makes the greatest contribution to the field of patents, trademarks, or copyrights. All of the articles published in the Journal between July of one year and June of the next year will be considered. The winner receives a plaque and a check for $1500 in a special meeting of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.