Mark T. Banner Award


Section Chair Scott Partridge presents the 2018 Mark T. Banner Award to John Connell, Simon Tam and Ron Coleman.

 

The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law announces the 2019 Mark T. Banner Award

This award in honor of the late Mark T. Banner will be presented to an individual or group that has made an impact on intellectual property law and/or practice. Candidates will have expressed a clear passion and enthusiasm for, and advanced the practice, profession, and/ or substance of, IP law through extraordinary contributions to, among other things, teaching, scholarship, innovation, legislation, advocacy, bar or other association activities, or the judiciary. The award is open to the widest range of individuals and there is no requirement to be a lawyer or ABA member. Self nominations are welcome.

The award will be presented to the winner(s) on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the Mark T. Banner Luncheon during the 34th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in Arlington, VA.

 

Link to 2019 Mark T. Banner Award Nomination Form

About the Award

This award, established in honor of the late Mark T. Banner, is presented to an individual or individuals who have made an impact on IP law and/or practice. Winners of this award have expressed a clear passion and enthusiasm for, and advanced the practice, profession and/or substance of IP law through extraordinary contributions to, among, other things, teaching, scholarship, innovation, legislation, advocacy, bar or other association activities, or the judiciary.

2017 Award Recipients


Hon. Lucy H. Koh
U. S. District Court, Northern District of California

Don W. Martens
Founding Partner, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

Dr. Kate Darling
MIT Media Lab Research Specialist, Harvard Berkman Center Fellow, Robot Ethics Expert

2015 Award Recipients


Jane C. Ginsburg
Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law, Columbia University Law School.

Donald L. Dunner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P

Tony Dutra
Legal Editor, Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal

2014 Award Recipients


Hayden Gregory
Legislative Consultant, ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law

Hon. Paul R. Michel
Former Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Kenneth D. Crews
Lawyer, Professor, and International Copyright Consultant

2013 Award Recipients


Hon. Pauline Newman
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Click here to see Judge Newman's acceptance of the 2013 Mark T. Banner Award

Christina Bohannan
Professor, University of Iowa College of Law

2012 Award Recipients


Hon. James F. Holderman
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Read Chief Judge James F. Holderman's Tribute to Mark T. Banner

2011 Award Recipients


Marybeth Peters
Former Register of Copyrights

Judge Richard Linn
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit