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Please help us advance diversity in IP law by assisting us in one or more of the following ways.

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Donors, please print and mail one of these forms with a check contribution:

Request an Invoice

Please contact the Foundation via email to receive an invoice.  Use the link below to generate an email request to Admin@DiversityInIPLaw.org, where you can identify the name of the entity to receive the invoice for your donation.

Your donation will support Foundation efforts to identify talented individuals and prepare them for successful careers within the IP law profession. Help us to build a profession that more fully reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of our clients and the broader community of innovators that make up the IP profession we serve.

The Foundation’s comprehensive program of identification and engagement of members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups aims at empowering students to become exceptional patent career-ready attorneys through its Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholars Program. Your contribution supports these efforts.

Become a Mentor to Individuals from Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Groups

The success of the Foundation’s work depends on practicing IP law professionals willing to serve as mentors to the individuals who are served by our programs.  For more information on opportunities to become a mentor, please contact us or please complete the information form using the link below.

Become Sponsoring Employer in the Scholar Internship/Clerkship Program

Our Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholar Program seeks law firms, corporations, government agencies, and other organizations willing to serve as  Sponsoring  Employers in its  Scholar  Internship/Clerkship Program.  This program seeks to identify competitive internship and clerkship opportunities that might be of interest to its Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholars and assists with matching Scholars with Sponsoring Employers.  The focus of the program is on securing summer internships for both 1L and 2L racially and ethnically diverse law students exploring a career in patent law. If interested, please complete the following form below, or for more information, please contact us at Info@DiversityInIPLaw.org. Each Sponsoring Employer participating in the program will have the opportunity to review the resumes of Scholars and select an initial group to interview.  The Sponsoring Employer may meet with selected candidates during a screening interview that the Foundation, upon request, will arrange or a Sponsoring Employer may proceed directly through its normal interview process.  The Sponsoring Employer makes its own hiring decisions, as it would with any other candidate.  The internship or clerkship terms and conditions are set between the Sponsoring Employer and the selected candidate. By participating in this program, there is no commitment to employ any candidate who is interviewed. Further, hiring a Scholar as an intern or clerk through the program carries with it is no commitment of future employment.  The Foundation’s intent is simply to introduce Sponsoring Employers to our Scholars and allow the Sponsoring Employer to decide whether to proceed with an interview process and, if so, on what terms.

Serve as Your Organization’s Liaison to the Foundation

If you are affiliated with a law firm, corporation, or bar association that supports—or is considering whether to support—the programs of the Foundation, please consider serving as a liaison to the Foundation from your organization.  For more information on liaison opportunities, please contact us.

Join a Committee of the Foundation

The Foundation maintains a committee structure that is critical to the operational success of the Foundation’s activities.   Please consider volunteering to serve on one of the Foundation’s committees.  For more information on currently open committee membership opportunities, please contact us.

Let us Know of Your Interest in Becoming a Foundation Trustee

The Board of Trustees of the Foundation is a diverse group of leaders dedicating to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.  If you are interested in becoming a Foundation Trustee, please contact us.