Fulwider Patton LLP partner, Vern Schooley, has been selected for award of the Distinguished Service Medal to be presented at the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) Judges Dinner, at the New York Hilton Midtown, with an expected attendance of approximately 2,500 intellectual property attorneys and federal judges. The medal will be presented by Judge Richard Linn Ret. of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Vern will be recognized for his initiative and leadership in forming and fostering operation of Southern California Inns, including one now bearing his name, the Ball/Hunt/Schooley American Inn of Court.
The mission of this Inn and that of The Judge Paul R. Michel IP Inn formed by Vern is to honor the American Inns of Court's guiding principals of professionalism, ethics and civility in the practice of law. The Inn members meet monthly to discuss timely substantive issues of law, break bread together and learn from each other in a collegial atmosphere. The firm congratulates Vern for this well deserved honor.
Vern’s work with the American Inns of Court goes back to the term of its early president, the late Judge Howard T. Markey, first chief judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, with whom Vern worked on frequent occasions and who inspired his dedication to the practice of law.