Meetings

We have nine meetings each Term, which runs from September through June (there is no December meeting).

We meet at a variety of Bay Area locations: most often the Peninsula, San Francisco, and San Jose.

Next Meeting: March 13, 2019

 

Please join us on March 13 for our sixth meeting of the 2018-2019 Term of the SF Bay Area IP Inn of Court.

Please note that the March meeting will be the second Wednesday of the month.

This will be a special Joint Inn Meeting with the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court and the Lawyers’ Club of San Francisco Inn of Court.


Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 Annual Joint Inn Meeting

The Lawyers’ Club of San Francisco, Edward J. McFetridge,

and San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property

American Inns of Court

Hosted by The Lawyers’ Club of San Francisco Inn of Court

 

Federal District Court

450 Golden Gate Ave.,

19th Floor and Ceremonial Courtroom

San Francisco

 

5:00-6:00     Registration, Refreshments and Meet & Greet (19th Floor)

6:00-7:00     Program Leader, Constance J. Yu presenting:

“Developments in Anti-SLAPP Motions in California State and Federal Courts”

7:00-8:00     Reception catered by “Shannon Moe Cooks”

 

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For security reasons, entry into the federal building will close promptly at 6 PM.

To avoid being locked out, please give yourself enough time to pass security.

 

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2018-2019 Term

September 26, 2018: IP: The Year in Review and in Preview
October 17, 2018: IP and the Supreme Court
November 14, 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 13, 2019: Joint Meeting with the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court and the Lawyers’ Club of San Francisco Inn of Court
April 2019:
May 2019:
June 2019:

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)