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IP fellowships offered

Miriam Maccoby Netter

The Intellectual Property Law Section Fellowship administered by The New York Bar Foundation recently was renamed to honor section leader, attorney Miriam “Mimi” Maccoby Netter.

Goals for the new Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship, created and funded by the Intellectual Property Law Section, are to increase representation of lawyers in intellectual property law and provide students with an opportunity to experience IP practice.

The deadline to apply for a $5,000 fellowship grant for a student enrolled in a New York State law school in the spring 2011 semester is Oct. 15. Guidelines and an application are available at

Netter has placed an emphasis on women in IP practice because of their difficulty in gaining access to many areas of legal practice. She became an early member of the New York State Bar Association’s IP section in order to share her early knowledge of the field and to learn from others in similar situations, according to a release from the foundation.

She represents universities, colleges, corporations, individuals and non-profit organizations and has been involved with several startups.