The Diversity and Law Clerks and Students Committees Present: Starting and Maintaining a Small IP Firm or Nonprofit

On January 31, 2013, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm EDT, the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) is sponsoring a Webinar panel titled “Starting and Maintaining a Small IP Firm or Nonprofit.” The FCBA is the national organization for the bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. They sponsor numerous intellectual property law related programs relevant to law students and award scholarships. They also hold a national conference every year and publish articles through the Federal Circuit Bar Journal and FCBA Newsletter.

Notably, all of their webinars are now offered for free to members and students may join the FCBA for free. For membership in the FCBA, visit the website.

There are many career paths open to law students and lawyers. In this webinar, Professor Michael Mireles will lead a discussion that explores starting and maintaining a small IP firm or non-profit. The panel will examine issues related to starting a small IP firm from transitioning from a large firm practice to developing clients. One panelist will also discuss his experiences in creating an IP non-profit. Additionally, panelists will discuss their personal satisfaction with practicing in a small IP firm or non-profit.

The panelists are:

  • Rey Barcelo, partner with Barcelo, Harrison and Walker
  • David Keyzer, owner of the Law Offices of David Keyzer
  • Brittany Maxey, owner of the Maxey Law Offices
  • Joanna Mendoza, owner of the Law Offices of Joanna R. Mendoza
  • Cynthia Parks, partner of Parks IP Law
  • Daniel Ravicher, Founder and Executive Director of the Public Patent Foundation and Professor at Cardozo Law School

Price for Webcast:

Private Practitioner                                                             Government/Academic/Retired

Non-Member $120                                                              Non-Member $35 (ct47hsw)

FCBA Member – Complimentary (c8hr3kw1)               FCBA Member/Students – Complimentary (c8hr3kw1)

 To register for this Program, please follow these instructions

  • To participate via the Internet, please visit the registration website and click on the Upcoming tab. Use registration password “Diversity131”. Please enter coupon code that applies (listed next to each category above) upon checkout to receive discounted price.
  • Participation for law students is complimentary. Registration is required. Contact Andrew Hunter.
  • For special “group” pricing and student groups interested in FREE internet participation, contact Andrew Hunter.

FCBA will seek CLE credit from applicable states for paying registrants from within the United States (except OH, PA, IN, SC, & PR).

Students can participate in the program by “dialing in”.