Merchant & Gould attorneys Tim Scull and Tony Zeuli attended as Fellows at the Hispanic National Bar Association/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI) in Washington, D.C. in early June.
IPLI is a summer immersion program that provides opportunities for Latino students interested in intellectual property law. Launched in 2013, the Institute gives twenty five select Latino law students a chance to learn about patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and trademarks from experienced IP attorneys, scholars, and professionals. This highly competitive program offers the students an inside look at IP institutions, live oral arguments, and substantive instruction. It also allows the students to meet, learn from, and network with prominent figures in the IP legal world, and potentially opens the door for future mentor relationships and career paths.
“IPLI offers many advantages to the lucky few who can attend,” said Tim Scull, a partner based out of the Merchant & Gould Denver office. “The students get to meet many incredible IP professionals that have shaped the industry. They are also presented outstanding opportunities to learn all areas of IP law, in a unique way.”
Tony Zeuli, a senior litigation partner in the firm’s Minneapolis office, also attend and interacted with the students and HNBA/Microsoft organizers. “I really enjoy the opportunity to meet and work with these students who have each traveled such interesting paths to reach this point in their lives.”
Merchant & Gould was one of only ten law firms represented at IPLI.
Learn more about IPLI at the HNBA website.