2/6/2012, Monday, 12:00pm in SL258

Life as a Junior Associate—Transitioning from Law School to Private Practice

by VSLAT on January 31, 2012

Life as a Junior Associate—Transitioning from Law School to Private Practice

When: Monday, Feb. 6 at noon

Where: SL258

The Virginia Society of Law and Technology (VSLAT) will be hosting “Life as a Junior IP Associate—Transitioning from Law School to Private Practice”. Two recent UVA Law graduates, Chris Siebens and Adam Sibley, will speak about what to expect when joining a law firm after graduation from law school. Following the main presentation, Seibens and Sibley, both associates at Finnegan, will speak about emerging issues in intellectual property law.

Lunch will be provided. Please contact with questions:


11/15/2010, Monday, 11:30am - 1:00pm in WB102

The Future of Communications Law with Kyle McSlarrow

by Brock Riggs on November 14, 2010

UVA Law alum Kyle McSlarrow and Professor Thomas Nachbar will discuss the dynamic landscape in media and telecommunications law, and the major legal and policy issues facing today’s cable and telecommunications industry.

Kyle McSlarrow is the president and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and veteran of public service, politics, and telecommunications.  His bio can be found here.

Please join VSLAT and The Student Legal Forum for this discussion.  Chik-Fil-A will be served for lunch.


11/04/2010, Wednesday at 5:30pm in Caplin Auditorium

Copyright Criminals and Discussion with Prof. Siva Vaidhyanathan

by Brock Riggs on November 4, 2010

Can you own a sound?  Copyright Criminals seeks to tackle this question in the context of hip-hop music.  The use of samples of previously recorded songs by hip-hop artists sparked a debate about copyright, creativity, and technological change that still rages today.  Copyright Criminals features interviews with artists including De La Soul, George Clinton, and Mix Master Mike, and with academics including UVA’s very own Siva Vaidhyanathan.

Prof. Siva Vaidhyanathan

Join VSLAT on Wednesday, November 10th in Caplin Auditorium to view the film.  After the screening, Prof. Vaidhyanathan will lead a discussion and Q&A session.  Pizza will be served.

You can watch a preview of the film here.


Thursday, 9/23/2010, at 11:45 AM in WB 101

Finnegan Talk ~ The “Tom-Tom” Show

by Chris Reilly on September 20, 2010

UVA Law alum and Finnegan partner Tom Jenkins (profile here), along with Finnegan partner Tom Irving (profile here) will be giving a talk on patent practice. Both partners are extremely experienced IP attorneys who will undoubtedly have invaluable insights into patent law.  Sandwiches will be provided.

For more information, email


04/16/2010, 12:00pm in SL258

Reexamination & Concurrent Patent Litigation

by VSLAT on April 13, 2010

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein, & Fox presents:
Reexamination & Concurrent Patent Litigationin the District Courts and USITC –The Parallel Universe ofEnforcement of the Same Patent

Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox - Attorneys at LawCome for a discussion on patent reexamination and concurrent patent litigation strategies, one of the most important and rapidly developing topics in the patent world, with the authors of the definitive article on reexamination and concurrent litigation practice published by The Sedona Conference Journal.

Mr. Sterne and Mr. Evens, and Mr. Pickard have extensive professional experience in the subject field and serve on the Editorial Board of, the number one website on U.S. reexamination information, providing news, events, education, and analysis on reexaminations.

Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Questions?  Please email


04/12/2010, 12:00pm in SL298

Speaker: Patent Licensing and Emerging Companies

by VSLAT on April 6, 2010

Two partners from Cooley Godward Kronish will discuss patent licensing and intellectual property protection in emerging companies. Sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided.

Cooley Godward Kronish logoSponsor: Virginia Society of Law & Technology
ContactJackson Price


Tom will discuss the FTC’s approach to pharmaceutical reverse payment cases and the issue of follow-on biologics. A reception to follow in Student Lounge #1 during which students can talk with Tom in an informal setting.

Sponsored by the Dean’s Office. Contact: Teri Johnson.


03/18/2010, 5:00pm in WB102

Don Dunner on the History of the Federal Circuit & Practice Pitfalls

by VSLAT on March 16, 2010

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: A Brief History of the Federal Circuit, and How to Avoid Pitfalls in Practice Before the Court

Donald R. Dunner, partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, will cover the history of how the Federal Circuit came to be, the concerns of its detractors and hopes of its supporters, and how the court has fared with respect to each as well as pitfalls in practice before the Federal Circuit and how to avoid them. Dunner has argued more Federal Circuit appeals than any other attorney.

Sponsored by Career Services 

When: Thursday, March 18, 2010

Where: WB102


02/24/2010, 12:00pm in SL258

Siva Vaidhyanathan on Google v. China

by VSLAT on February 22, 2010

Prof. Siva VaidhyanathanUVA’s very own Professor Siva Vaidhyanathan will be offering an exciting discussion on Google and China this Wednesday, February 24th, at noon in SL258. Professor Vaidhyanathan is a frequent contributor on media and cultural issues in various periodicals including The Chronicle of Higher Education, New York Times Magazine, The Nation, and, and he maintains a blog, He has testified as an expert before the U.S. Copyright Office on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and is also noted for opposing the Google Books scanning project on copyright grounds. See his biography here.

Sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided.


02/18/2010, 5:00pm in SL258

Reforming Damages in Patent Law

by VSLAT on February 14, 2010

Nagendra Setty, managing partner of Fish & Richardson in Atlanta will be discussing recent developments in the area of patent damages reforms and their implications for our patent system, if adopted. Join us at 5:00 in SL 258 for what is sure to be a very interesting discussion.