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The Linn Inn Alliance

In joining the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, individuals are also joining a larger intellectual property organization within the Inns of Court umbrella - the Linn Inn Alliance. As first reported in the May/June 2009 issue of The Bencher, the Linn Inn Alliance was begun through the
work of a dedicated ad hoc committee consisting of Circuit Judge Richard Linn, U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Hal Wegner of Foley & Lardner, and Olivia Luk of Jenner & Block.

The Linn Inn Alliance serves to extend the excellence of existing IP Inns of Courts to new and emerging ones. The Linn Inn Alliance does so by creating a nationwide network which offers assistance and information between the IP Inns of Court and their members. The Linn Inn Alliance maintains a list of all members of all IP Inns and sends email notices of all meetings to all members (who do not opt out). Additionally, the Linn Inn Alliance is working diligently to coordinate the activities of the program chairs of all IP Inns and serves as a central repository of all program materials. Thus, all IP Inns can benefit from the creation of an outstanding program and its materials created by one IP Inn.

 

As of the start of the 2015-2016 year, twenty-five IP Inns are participating in the Linn Inn Alliance. Presented in the order in which they came into existence, they are:

 

 

Inn

Location

1

Giles S. Rich AIC

Washington D.C.

2

John C. Lifland AIC

New Brunswick, NJ

3

San Francisco Bay Area IP AIC

San Francisco, CA

4

Benjamin Franklin AIC

Philadelphia, PA

5

Richard Linn AIC

Chicago, IL

6

Judge Paul R. Michel IP AIC

Los Angeles, CA

7

Hon. William C. Conner AIC

New York, NY

8

Boston Intellectual Property AIC

Boston, MA

9

Seattle Intellectual Property AIC

Seattle, WA

10

Atlanta Intellectual Property AIC

Atlanta, GA

11

Hon. Lee Yeakel Intellectual Property AIC

Austin, TX

12

IP and Innovation AIC

Albany, NY

13

Colorado Intellectual Property AIC

Denver, CO

14

Hon. Barbara M.G. Lynn AIC

Dallas, TX

15

Hon. Pauline Newman IP AIC

Alexandria, VA

16

Thomas Jefferson IP AIC

Richmond, Charlottesville, Roanoke, & Norfolk, VA

17

Q. Todd Dickinson AIC

Pittsburgh, PA

18

Tokyo IP AIC (sister Inn)

Tokyo, Japan

19

Michigan Intellectual Property AIC

Detroit, MI

20

Hon. Arthur J. Gajarsa AIC

Concord, NH

21

Hon. Nancy F. Atlas IP AIC

Houston, TX

22

Hon. Howard T. Markey AIC

Orange County, CA

23

Hon. Jimmie V. Reyna IP AIC

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

24

Judge Janet Bond Arterton AIC

New Haven, CT

25

The David K Winder IP AIC

Salt Lake City, UT

 

Additionally, in the 2015-16 year, the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court established a sisterhood with on particular Inn in the Alliance-the Tokyo IP American Inn of Court.  Through this sisterhood, members of the Rich and Tokyo Inns enjoyed a fruitful and productive year exchanging information and jointly hosting a U.S./Japan Symposium with the Pauline Newman Inn to compare procedures, best practices, and trends in IP enforcement in the United States and Japan.