Meetings

The Inn’s Term runs from September through June.

This Term, we hope to have as many meetings in person as can be done safely.

Next Meeting: May 18, 2022

 

The last meeting of the 2021-2022 Term of the SF Bay Area IP Inn of Court will be Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6pm. We will also have our annual election for next Term’s officers.

 

Instead of a traditional program, we will have a discussion about the future of the Inn: how best to focus on our values of training and mentorship, how to ensure (and increase) participation from current members, and how to recruit new members (especially outreach to in-house colleagues).  If you are unable to attend for any reason, we welcome your comments/suggestions by email or otherwise.

 

The meeting and dinner will take place at:
Arya Steakhouse
885 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063

Despite Arya’s “Steakhouse” name, we will have the same Mediterranean menu that we have had in previous years.  And we understand that Arya is moving to Palo Alto, so this may be your last chance to dine at their current location!

Transportation:
Parking is available across the street in the Box parking garage (The Crossing/900 Middlefield), as well as in an underground parking garage that can be entered on the west side of Jefferson Ave between Broadway and Middlefield Road, in the city hall public parking lot on the east side of Jefferson Avenue (entrance by the post office), or in the library parking lot on Middlefield Rd. (entrance just east of Jefferson).  For public transit, the location is a short, one-block walk from the Redwood City Caltrain station.

Map:
https://goo.gl/maps/kSYaRsKyBpB2

 

 

2021-2022 Term

September 22, 2021 (4th Wednesday): IP: The Year in Review and in Preview
October 20, 2021: Slicing the boloney mighty thin – SRI v. Cisco and the standards for inducement, willfulness, and enhanced damages
November 17, 2021: NDAs aren’t patent licenses – Kannuu v. Samsung, NDA language, and the (in)effectiveness of forum selection clauses
January 26, 2022: (Not-so-)public comments on the draft FRAND licensing policy statement
February 16, 2022:
March 16, 2022:
April 20, 2022:
May 18, 2022:
June 2022: our June musical tradition

2020-2021 Term

September 16, 2020: IP: The Year in Review and in Preview
October 21, 2020: BeerBrella v. SudShade: a time-traveling meditation on willful infringement, privilege waiver, and life.
November 18, 2020: A Look At Discretionary Denials of Inter Partes Review Petitions at the PTAB
January 27, 2021 (4th Wednesday): Ethical Issues in Remote Depositions
February, 2021: A NIL-Sum Game between Student Athletes and University Athletics?
March 2021: cancelled
April 21, 2021: An Evening with the Northern District
May 11, 2021: Joint Meeting with the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court (2d Tuesday)
June 2021: cancelled

2019-2020 Term

September 18, 2019: IP: The Year in Review and in Preview
October 16, 2019: Infringer’s Profits in Trademark Cases: Willful Infringement Required? Romag Fasteners v. Fossil
November 20, 2019: Show Me the Money: Ethical Considerations in Third-Party Patent Litigation Financing
January 15, 2020: Patent Mediation: BB8 v. The Beachball
February 19, 2020: Dude, Where’s My IP? And Pass the Nachos.
March 11, 2020: [cancelled] Joint Meeting with the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court and the Lawyers’ Club of San Francisco Inn of Court
April 2020: [cancelled]
May 2020: The State of PTAB Practice (with Judges Ankenbrand, Boudreau, and Zado)
June 10, 2020:U Can’t Touch This (our June musical tradition)

2018-2019 Term

September 26, 2018: IP: The Year in Review and in Preview
October 2018: IP and the Supreme Court
November 2018: The Supreme Court Return Mail Case:  Can the Government File Petitions to Invalidate Patents in the PTAB?
January 2019: Ninth Circuit Don’t Give A #%@&! Gordon v. Drape Creative (the Honey Badger case)
February 2019: From Practice to the Bench: What I Wish I Knew!
March 2019: Joint Meeting with the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court and the Lawyers’ Club of San Francisco Inn of Court
April 2019: Mediation and Arbitration of IP Disputes
May 2019: PTAB Advocacy and Practice (with Judges Turner, Zado, and Trock)
June 2019: IP Lawma Mia! (our June musical tradition)

2017-2018 Term

September 2017: IP: The Year in Review and in Preview
October 2017: Should I Stay or Should I Go: Anticipating Oil States
November 2017TC Heartland: Aftermath
January 2018: Everyday Ethics in IP Practice
February 2018: The Fate of Sovereign Immunity and the PTAB (To be or not to be, that is the question!)
March 2018: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Attorneys’ Ethical and Legal Obligations (Joint Meeting with the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court and the Lawyers’ Club of San Francisco Inn of Court)
April 2018: PTAB Advocacy and Practice (with Judges Clements, Zado, and Beamer)
May 2018: Does Patent or Copyright Issuance Defeat Trade Secret Protection?
June 2018: Law, American Style! (our June musical tradition)

2016-2017 Term

September 2016: IP: The Year in Review and in Preview
October 2016: Objective Reasonableness – Still at Play for Willfulness?
November 2016Flitter v. Flintstone: employee mobility and the DTSA
January 2017Lee v. Tam: Disparagement under the Lanham Act
February 2017: Football, Video Games, Avatars, the Right of Publicity and the First Amendment
March 2017: Post-Marshall plan? TC Heartland: what’s next.
April 2017: Judicial Panel: District Court Judges Susan Illston and William Orrick and Superior Court Judge Michael Markman, moderated by Judge Zimmerman
May 2017Life Technologies v. Promega trial presentation
June 2017: A Crazy Little Thing Called Law (our June musical tradition)