Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Intellectual Property Challenges for the 3D Printing Revolution

3D Printing Politics, a conference dedicated to exploring the political and intellectual property implications of 3D printing, will be launching in Washington, D.C. next week from the creators of Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo. BADC is excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the event to offer our members an exclusive discount.

The event, which will take place at the JW Marriot in Washington D.C., will bring together policy makers, legal professionals, patent creators, regulatory officials, and 3D printing advocates to explore questions about the relationship between creativity, law, and 3D printing. Attendees will help shape thinking on key intellectual property issues raised by 3D printing, including digital piracy of physical goods, lessened control of trade secrets, and current litigation.

Speakers include:

  • Vikrum Aiyer, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary for IP, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Thaddeus Burns, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property & Trade, General Electric Company
  • Rep. Tim Ryan, Chair of the Congressional Makers Caucus
  • John Hornick, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P.

See the full list of speakers here.

The agenda, which offers a diverse array of topics relating to intellectual property and 3D printing, includes sessions such as:

  • Economic Impact of Obama Administration Leadership
  • Government Procurement, Licensing & Tech Transfer
  • Intellectual Property Challenges & The Changes to Culture Driven by Bottom-Up, Peer-To-Peer, Democratized Manufacturing
  • Intellectual Property Issues Through 2016
  • The Growing Global 3DP IP Marketing & How Much Is At Stake
  • Wall Street Meets DC.
Interested in reimagining policy for the third industrial revolution? Join us and register now!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
2014 Fall Judicial Reception
The US District Court for the District of Columbia
333 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Hosted by
The Honorable Richard W. Roberts, Chief Judge
Christopher A. Zampogna, BADC President (2014-2015)

Join the Bar Association of the District of Columbia as we honor judges who are retiring or taking senior status for their outstanding commitment to the courts and the legal system and welcome and extend our best wishes to incoming judges.


To register for the Fall Judicial Reception, follow the link here

Saturday, December 6, 2014
143rd Annual Banquet
For more information, click the link here.

News & Announcements
New Job Listings
September 12, 2014
Job Title:  Chief of Labor Law

Job Level: GS-14 Supervisory General Attorney (Labor)

Location:  Warner Robins, GA
See https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/380542100 for more details and application.
The 78 ABW/JA Legal Office has a Chief of Labor Law position open for a GS-14 Supervisory General Attorney (Labor) at Robins AFB, GA located in Warner Robins, GA.  The office has a total labor law staff of five attorneys handling a broad range of federal employment/labor law issues and litigation concerning a civilian workforce of over 13,000 employees.  The announcement will be open 9/10/2014 and close 9/16/2014.

Job Title:  Patent Prosecution Attorney

Job Opening ID:  647029

Location:  Albuquerque

Full/Part Time:  Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:  Regular

To apply go to the Sandia.gov and search for Job Posting 647029 under Careers.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a required DOE security clearance.
  • This patent prosecution attorney position requires the candidate to have excellent academic qualifications with 4-7 years of law firm and/or in-house experience in patent prosecution.
  • Masters or PhD level education is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills are needed for this position.
  • The successful candidate should have strong project, and client management skills and a proven track record of success in the patent field.
Security Clearance:
  • Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted Q-level security clearance.
Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security
clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the
DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.


At Sandia you will receive many benefits as a valued employee of a premier national multi-program engineering and science research laboratory. In our Total Rewards package you will enjoy competitive pay, great benefits, a stimulating, positive environment and learning opportunities that will help build your career. More information may be found on our Careers website.


Sandia National Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer of qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.




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