IP Committee Summer Mixer

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, AABANY’s Intellectual Property Committee hosted a Summer Mixer at Gu Japanese Fusion Sushi & Bar on East 52nd Street.

IP lawyers, law students, AABANY members, and non-members gathered together to share appetizers of agedashi tofu, karaage, and shrimp tempura at the back of the busy izakaya. The special rolls included ones amusingly named Spicy Girl, Dinosaur, and Dancing Eel—alongside the usual American staple of the California roll.  

Under the restaurant’s blue light, beads of ikura gleamed as members whose practices focus on different areas of IP exchanged lively stories about their work. One attendee shared a little on his background as an electrical engineer prior to entering the legal field. Another remarked that it was her first AABANY event—she wanted to know more about the organization’s work. Wooden trays of special rolls were fluidly passed up and down the table as members enjoyed the meal and company.

Among the varied topics discussed were the Avengers: Endgame’s conclusion, Huawei, Midtown’s Jollibee location, as well as deeper discussions about diversity, identity, and community. Ideas for future events were discussed—potentially including paintballing—and the Intellectual Property Committee is looking forward to hosting them over the next few months. Stay tuned for more!

Thank you to the IP Committee Co-Chairs Jeff Mok, Ben Hsing, and Greg Pan for organizing June’s IP Summer Mixer! To learn more about the IP Committee and how you can get involved, visit the Committee’s webpage here.

HONORABLE DENNY CHIN TO RECEIVE OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD FROM NEW YORK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW ASSOCIATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2017

Contact: 
Yang Chen, Executive Director
(212) 332-2478

NEW YORK – March 28, 2017 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) is pleased to announce that the Honorable Denny Chin, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will be receiving the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) Outstanding Public Service Award. The award will be presented on the occasion of NYIPLA’s 95th Annual Dinner in honor of the Federal Judiciary being held at the New York Midtown Hilton on the evening of March 31, 2017.

“NYIPLA is proud to recognize one of New York’s own with this well-deserved Outstanding Public Service Award,” said Walter Hanley, President of NYIPLA. “We recognize Judge Chin for his remarkable career as a United States district court and circuit court judge, including his contributions to intellectual property jurisprudence through notable decisions in high profile trademark and copyright cases, his leadership of and pro bono service to the Asian American community, his role as teacher at Fordham Law School and frequent speaker on the law, and his service to the wider community on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations.”

“AABANY applauds and commends NYIPLA on its recognition of Judge Chin’s distinguished career on the bench, which includes major copyright and trademark cases, such as Fox v. Franken, Authors Guild et al. v. Google, and Naked Cowboy v. Blue M&M, that have contributed significantly to the development of intellectual property law,” says Susan Shin, President of AABANY. “We know well Judge Chin’s impact as a trailblazer in the Asian American community and for serving as an exemplary role model and inspiration to generations of law students and lawyers. We agree with NYIPLA that Judge Chin is highly deserving of the Outstanding Public Service Award and congratulate him on receiving this important recognition from NYIPLA.”

For more information, please contact Yang Chen, AABANY Executive Director, at (212) 332-2478, or direct any inquiries tomain@aabany.org.

The Asian American Bar Association of New York is a professional membership organization of attorneys concerned with issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community. Incorporated in 1989, AABANY seeks not only to encourage the professional growth of its members but also to advocate for the Asian Pacific American community as a whole. AABANY is the New York regional affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).

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NAPABA Intellectual Property Committee Seeking Submissions

The Publications Subcommittee of the NAPABA Intellectual Property Committee is seeking submissions to publish in a quarterly newsletter.  Potential types of submissions include:

1)      Legal topics pertaining to IP, such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and the prosecution/enforcement/monetization thereof, in the U.S. or other countries (e.g., analysis/discussion of a particular practice area, trend, court decision, practice pointers, etc.).  Currently, priority will be given to submissions pertaining to licensing and technology transactions.

2)      New administrative decisions/rules/guidelines/programs, such as at the USPTO or other patent offices (e.g., fee changes, guidelines in response to a court decision, pilot programs).

3)      Achievements & career-related news of APA professionals (e.g., honors, awards, recognitions, speaking engagements, promotions, job changes).

4)      Upcoming & recent IP events (e.g., IP events hosted or notably attended by Asian professional organizations and/or Asian law student associations).

Preferably, the length of a submission will be 1000 words or less.  Submitters are also invited to optionally include a profile photo and/or a brief bio (for submission types 1-3 above) and/or a recent event photo (for submission types 3-4 above) for publication.  Please email submissions and/or questions to Alex Chang at achang@hdp.com, Srikant Viswanadham atsrikant.viswanadham@sutherland.com, and John Gray at JHGray@perkinscoie.com by June 1, 2015.