For Practitioners Specializing in Intellectual Property Law
The Judge Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court (formerly Los Angeles Intellectual Property American Inn of Court) promotes skill improvement, professionalism and legal ethics. It does so primarily through collegial discourse and mentoring during monthly meetings at which "Teams" are central. The Teams employ skits intended to provoke thought and discussion on topics of interest to the profession.
Team members assume roles to simulate situations and issues for identified topics. In this manner, teams convey valuable information and provoke participation of leading Attorneys and Judges in the audience.
| Circuit Judge Linn, CAFC (L), with Vern Schooley, Inn President (R) |
Unique because it is one of only a handful of Inns to specialize in the field of intellectual property law, the Judge Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property Inn was chartered in January 2008. A core group has grown this Inn to a strong organization of leaders participating in a major regular exchange of intellectual property knowledge.
The Judge Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court holds monthly program meetings in the City of Los Angeles at the DoubleTree by Hilton. In keeping with the collegial practice of the British Inns, a "host" organization provides food (dinner) and drink (wine, beer, and soft drinks) to foster social exchange following the formal presentation portion of the meeting.