Law students Julie A. Bowman, Ph.D. (Seattle University School of Law) and Adil A. Shaikh (University of Washington School of Law) were recently selected as the recipients of Seed Intellectual Property Law Group’s Founders Scholarships for the 2018-2019 period. Dr. Bowman received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Washington, in 2008. She is a J.D. candidate (est. December 2021) at Seattle University School of Law. Mr. Shaikh received his M.S. in Computer Science (with a focus on Software Engineering) from University of Texas at Dallas, in 2015. He is a J.D. candidate (est. March 2019) at University of Washington School of Law.
In 2003, Seed IP Law Group created two scholarships to honor its founders, Richard W. Seed and Benjamin F. Berry. Seed IP Law Group’s Founders Scholarships are awarded annually to students at the University of Washington and Seattle University Schools of Law. Seed IP seeks to recognize outstanding students who have a keen interest in the field of intellectual property law and who also have an undergraduate degree that qualifies him/her to sit for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Bar Exam. “We think it’s very important to train the next generation of intellectual property attorneys so that we can continue to build on the legacy started by Ben Berry and Dick Seed,” says Kevin S. Costanza, Seed IP’s Managing Partner. “Only through strong support of higher education will our country continue to be a leader in the world.”
Dr. Bowman attended an evening attorney-student networking reception held at the office of Seed IP Law Group on April 4, 2019. Many other IP law students from Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law were also in attendance, allowing them an opportunity to interact and network with a number of attorneys from Seed IP Law Group.