LINN INN ALLIANCE - FOUNDATION PARTNERSHIP
The Honorable William C. Conner Inn of Court contributed to the Foundation in support of the Linn Inn Alliance - Foundation Partnership.
The objective of the Linn Inn Alliance and the Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law is to bring tools and programs implemented by the Foundation to the member Inns of the Alliance to strengthen the goal of promoting diversity within the patent bar. These programs and tools can be used to complement existing diversity efforts by individual member Inns or to establish new diversity plans.For more information, click HERE
CONNER INN AWARDED WITH THE ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE PLATINUM DESIGNATION
The Hon. William C. Conner American Inn of Court has been awarded the Achieving Excellence Platinum designation for the 2019-2020 Inn year. Achieving Excellence is a tiered achievement-based program that recognizes activities in which Inns are already involved and builds on an Inn's successes. Each level recognizes an Inn's progress toward mastering effective practices in each of the five core competencies of Inn management: Administration, Communications, Program Development, Mentoring and Outreach Activities.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
The Conner Inn values diversity in our profession and is inclusive of all persons from all disciplines, practice types, public and private sector, economic strata, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender, religion, age, personal style, appearance, and physical abilities, as well as people of diverse opinions, perspectives, lifestyles, ideas, and thinking.
The safety and well-being of our members is of utmost importance to the Conner Inner. As such, the Conner Inn will continue to provide valuable education, mentoring, and networking opportunities to its membership with virtual programs and events until it is safe to return to in person meetings. The Conner Inn will continue monitoring developments and will update members accordingly. Thank you for your continued understanding as we all navigate these trying times.
CONNER INN RECEIVES APPRECIATION LETTER FROM THE
INNER-CITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Honorable William C. Conner Inn of Court works collaboratively with the Inner-City Scholarship Fund to host the annual high school student jury deliberation program. This year's program, Dancing the Carlton in Fortnite: Can Celebrities Own Their Dance Moves?, was held on March 28, 2019. Participating Inn members Hon. Donna Praiss, Administrative Patent Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Anthony Lo Cicero, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP, and Stuart Pollack, DLA Piper LLP deliberated topics in Alfonso Ribeiro v. Epic Games. Students from the Inner-City Scholarship Fund played the role of the jury as they took in all the issues central the case at hand.
"Thank you so much for hosting an educational and dynamic courthouse program for our students. This program brings the possibilities in the criminal justice field to life for students who would not have this opportunity otherwise. Listening to the astute questions they posed for Judge Oetken and watching them deliberate, carefully considering each component of the law, is evidence of the meaningful impact this program has on them."
- Kelvin Gentles, Senior Director, Development, Inner-City Scholarship Fund
The full letter can be accessed HERE.
AMERICAN INNS OF COURT PUBLISHES SPECIAL EDITION OF THE BENCHER FOR THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF IP INNS
The Honorable William C. Conner Inn of Court was prominently featured in the special 25th Anniversary Edition of the American Inns of Court Bencher magazine.
"This special edition [of the American Inns of Court The Bencher magazine] is the result of a lot of effort on the part of the editors, feature article authors and authors of contributing articles from each of the IP-focused Inns. I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to all those who made this special edition possible and who helped in sharing the stories of the successes and growth of the IP Inns over the past 25 years."
- Hon. Richard Linn, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitThe full publication can be accessed HERE.