New York Intellectual Property Law Association President Releases Initiatives for 2010-2011

October 15, 2010

Women in the IP Law Committee Launch Part of Initiatives

NEW YORK - The New York Intellectual Property Law Association's (NYIPLA) President, Dale L. Carlson, unveiled his initiatives for the 2010-2011 Association year. Mr. Carlson, is also Partner and Chair of Wiggin and Dana's Patent Prosecution Practice Group.

Mr. Carlson's NYIPLA initiatives include to (a) increase the diversity of the Association's membership, including gender, racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity, and to increase in-house representation among the Association's ranks, (b) streamline the Association's committee structure to enhance the effectiveness, accountability and productivity of core committees, (c) take appropriate steps to insure that the NYIPLA remains on a sound financial footing to weather the effects of what pundits are calling "The Great Recession", and (d) enhance the Association's involvement in proposed IP legislation having an impact on our nation's patent, trademark and copyright systems.

In support of increasing the Association's diversity membership, Mr. Carlson has created a new NYIPLA committee, the "Women in IP Law Committee". The goal of this new Committee is to provide mentoring and networking opportunities for the benefit of women members, to attract new members, and to develop educational programs of interest to all of the Association's members.

About the NYIPLA
With over sixteen hundred IP lawyers as members, the NYIPLA is the largest regional IP law association in the United States.