Protecting U.S. Business Abroad: An International IP Overview

Hosted by the St. Thomas Student Intellectual Property Law Association (SIPLA).

Date & Time:

Friday, March 5, 2021
12:30 PM - 1:25 PM


Online / Zoom

The St. Thomas Student Intellectual Property Law Association (SIPLA) invites the UST community and the general public to attend a discussion about international intellectual property (IP) law. Panelists will discuss their career trajectories, a lawyer's role in protecting clients' IP in emerging markets, the role of USPTO in servicing non-U.S. businesses, and the role of international treaties/protocols. The event will be a balance between careers in international IP law and current/foreseeable legal challenges that aspiring IP lawyers should consider early on in their practices.


  • Laura Gisler '14 J.D., Head of Intellectual Property at Polestar
  • John Dickerson, Senior Commercial Law Advisor at the U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Jay A. Erstling, Patterson Thuente Pederson, P.A.

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