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Patent and Trademark Law

Presented by Shiv Naimpally and Dan Wadkins

Note: This is not for CLE.  Live webinars are free and open to the public. The recorded program and materials are exclusively for ABA members.

The Career Choice Series is designed to help you choose your career path. Whether you’re a law student, young lawyer, or transitioning attorney, find out what it’s like to work in various practice areas and the best way to position yourself to get there.


In this segment, our speakers will explore the vast area of patent and trademark law. The core principle behind intellectual property is to protect new and innovative ideas and products. Therefore, these areas include the exciting prospect of putting you behind the scenes of a new product or company launch or on the brink of cutting edge technology. They have the unique ability to be practiced from anywhere and have a worldwide reach. From patenting gaming consoles and e-readers to trademarking sounds and colors for a winery or restaurant, the industries and clientele are endless and diverse. Our speakers will share with you their career paths, provide invaluable insight into what skills you’ll need to break into them, what drew them to their respective niches, the pros and cons, and what a typical day in their practice entails.


Shiv Naimpally, Senior Attorney, Campbell Stephenson LLP, Austin, TX
Dan Wadkins, Partner, Lee & Hayes, Spokane, WA

Liz Stone, Managing Director, The Dubin Group, San Francisco, CA

Sponsored by ABA Career CenterYoung Lawyers DivisionLaw Student Divisionand Section of Science and Technology Law

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