Meetings

The Inn’s Term runs from September through June.

Next Meeting: December 4, 2023

 

The San Francisco Bay Area IP Inn of Court invites you to join Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley and Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler for a fireside chat on December 4. Further details will be coming soon!

2023-2024 Term

September 19, 2023: Special Speaker Event with Professor Lisa Larrimore Ouellette @ Wilson Sonsini (Mid-Peninsula)
October 18, 2023: Examining and Addressing Diversity in IP, with Professor Laura Norris of Santa Clara Law, Ann Yang  of RefleXion, and Soody Tronson of STLGip
December 4, 2023: Fireside Chat with Judges Corley and Beeler
January 17, 2024: Pupilage Group 1
February 21, 2024: Pupilage Group 2
March 13, 2024: Joint Meeting with the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court and the Lawyers’ Club of San Francisco Inn of Court
April 17, 2024: Pupilage Group 3
May 15, 2024: Pupilage Group 4 and/or USPTO event (San Jose, USPTO Office)
June 2024: our June musical tradition

 

2022-2023 Term

September 20, 2022: You Give Law A Bad Name (our “June” musical tradition)
October 19, 2022: N.D. Cal. IP developments with Judges Freeman and Davila
November 16, 2022: In-House Counsel Panel Discussion
January 18, 2023: Pssst – Want to Buy an IPR? Joinder, Ethics, and Sanctions Before the PTAB
February 15, 2023: Coming and Going: Trade Secrets in Employee Onboarding and Exiting
March 15, 2023: Joint Meeting with the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court and the Lawyers’ Club of San Francisco Inn of Court (Pupilage Group 3)
April 19, 2023: Pupilage Group 4
May 17, 2023: An evening with the USPTO PTAB
June 2022: Inn planning meeting

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: “Impact:” Impairment or Improvement? Assessing the State of Patent Eligibility Jurisprudence
March 16, 2022: Joint Meeting with the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court and the Lawyers’ Club of San Francisco Inn of Court – ABOTA’s Civility Matters
April 20, 2022: Joint meeting with the Ingram Inn – Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!
May 18, 2022: dinner and discussion

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)

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)