The Linn Inn Alliance was founded by the Honorable Richard Linn, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in concert with Hal Wegner of Foley & Lardner in Washington, D.C., and Olivia Luk of Jenner & Block in Chicago, IL. What began as an ad hoc effort in 2008 to unite the then six existing intellectual property law focused American Inns of Court has now taken root both as a catalyst in the formation of new IP-focused Inns and as a vehicle for the sharing of meeting and program information— and for the enhancement of the Inns of Court experience among all of the members of the now 16 intellectual property law American Inns of Court around the country.
The Linn Inn Alliance operates under the umbrella of the Richard Linn American Inn of Court with the financial support of each member Inn. The Alliance has developed a model for the formation of new Inns based on the steps taken by Olivia Luk and the other founding members of the Richard Linn Inn in Chicago. Through the use of an e-mail distribution list maintained by the American Inns of Court national office, Alliance members are kept informed of news of member Inns and are given information on meeting dates and topics.
Attendance at meetings of Alliance member Inns is open to all members of sister Inns who are able to attend. If you are planning an upcoming trip and would like to coordinate your trip to permit you to attend an Alliance Inn meeting, please click here to pull up a map of the country and then click on your destination city to identify the Alliance Inn in that city and to see a list of upcoming meeting dates, places, topics, and contact information.
To access a sortable list of recent Alliance Inn meeting recaps from around the country, click here.
In our continuing effort to improve the practice of intellectual property law through the American Inns of Court and the Linn Alliance, we are adding a new feature to the Linn Alliance page. One of the things we wanted to do was to encourage the exchange of local Inn intellectual property programs. One way to do that is to let you, the Linn Alliance members, know that there were intellectual property programs available in our online store. For a brief summary of recently-submitted IP programs and to downloads samples, please check out the IP Programs page.
Update - We have also recently received materials from the Linn Inn relating to this year's "Linn Inn Annual Service Project." This past November the Inn reached out to eight local law schools to discuss professionalism, civility ethics and how these principles contribute to professional success. A set of materials and a PowerPoint presentation are available below.
As of the start of the 2011-2012 Inn year, the following 16 American Inns of Court are members of the Linn Inn Alliance:
The Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, Washington, DC
The John C. Lifland American Inn of Court, New Brunswick, NJ
The San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, Silicon Valley, CA
The Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court, Philadelphia, PA
The Richard Linn American Inn of Court, Chicago, IL
The Judge Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, Los Angeles, CA
The Hon. William C. Conner American Inn of Court, New York, NY
The Boston Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, Boston, MA
The Seattle Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, Seattle, WA
The Atlanta Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, Atlanta, GA
The Austin Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, Austin, TX
The Intellectual Property and Innovation American Inn of Court, Albany, NY
The Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, Denver, CO
The Honorable Barbara M. G. Lynn American Inn of Court, Dallas, TX
The Pauline Newman IP American Inn of Court, Alexandria, VA
The Thomas Jefferson Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, Richmond, VA