Law Student Scholarship: The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is sponsoring a newly established scholarship in honor of Mark T. Banner who died in 2008. Mark was a major force in the patent community and was very helpful to me early in my career. Although the Linn AIC is located in Chicago, the organization is taking applications nationally, now through October 10, 2009. The award is open to any student interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property. However, some preference may be given to students who are involved in a local Inn of Court. Intellectual property focused Inns are located in Chicago, DC, San Francisco Bay Area, Philadelphia, New Jersey, NYC, LA, and Boston. [Download The Richard Linn Inn Mark T. Banner Scholarship Materials][About American Inns of Court].
Job Board Sponsor: I'm happy to announce that Franklin Pierce Law Center has become a sponsor of the Patently-O job board. The law school continues its focus on patent law with a particular emphasis on practical training. I was teaching there in the summer of 2007 and very much enjoyed my stay in southern New Hampshire.