Levenfeld Pearlstein is pleased to announce that Mitchell J. Weinstein, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, has been named as the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) Mentor of the Year. Weinstein received the award on October 24 at the AIPLA’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
AIPLA is the nation’s leading national bar association for lawyers involved in the practice of intellectual property law. Through its mentoring program, AIPLA matches seasoned industry veterans with newer members with the goal of providing newcomers with both personal and professional guidance. Each year, AIPLA selects one member who best exemplifies the ideal image of a mentor for this prestigious award.
Weinstein was recognized this year for his dedication to mentoring the next generation of IP attorneys throughout his 20-plus year legal career, and over the last four years in which he has been involved with the AIPLA’s mentoring program.
“To be honored for doing something that comes naturally to me, and that frankly, I feel is my responsibility as an attorney and member of the AIPLA, is very humbling,” Weinstein said. “The fact that I’m being recognized for my work mentoring the next generation of IP attorneys, who represent the future of our profession and the industry, makes this award incredibly meaningful.”
Weinstein focuses his work primarily on client counseling relating to the retention and transfer of intellectual property rights, and the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent, trademark and copyright applications. In addition, he has extensive experience in patentability and infringement analyses and opinions, and patent and trademark licensing. He has assisted clients in introducing new products and innovations to their respective marketplaces globally. He has assisted clients in carrying out worldwide patent and trademark programs spanning the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.
“Mitch’s dedication to not only doing his job exceptionally well, but to building through mentoring, the future of our firm and the legal profession at large, demonstrates two of the qualities that we seek in all of our attorneys,” said Robert A. Romanoff, LP’s Managing Partner. “LP has always prided itself on a collaborative firm culture that is rare in corporate law firms, and attorneys like Mitch are one of the primary reasons that this culture continues to grow and thrive.”
The AIPLA is the premier legal association focusing on intellectual property issues of both national and international impact. AIPLA provides professional support resources for intellectual property lawyers as they advance within the profession.