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: April 17, 2019

 

Please join us on April 17 for our sixth meeting of the 2018-2019 Term of the SF Bay Area IP Inn of Court.

 

The meeting will take place at Morrison Foerster, 755 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA.  

 

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/r6xZoJQc3Y32

 

Following the meeting, we will adjourn to Mandarin Roots, 3345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA for dinner. It’s within walking distance.

 

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/YQnuSPy4nrR2

 

 

 

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)