The next Mark T. Banner Award will be presented in Washington, D.C. during the 2021 ABA-IPL Meeting. Please contact Amy Mandel at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions on the process and timing for nominations.
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.
Past Award Recipients
2019 Award Recipient
Robert A. Armitage
Consultant on intellectual property strategy and policy matters and member of the board of directors for the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation.
2018 Award Recipients
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
Legal Editor, Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal
2014 Award Recipients
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
Professor, University of Iowa College of Law