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: February 20, 2019 at 6 p.m.

 

Please join us on February 20 for our fifth meeting of the 2018-2019 Term of the SF Bay Area IP Inn of Court:  “From Practice to the Bench: What I Wish I Knew!”

 

Our February meeting will feature an informal panel discussion with Magistrate Judges van Keulen and DeMarchi from the Northern District of California.  Before assuming the bench, Judge van Keulen was an intellectual property litigation partner at O’Melveny & Myers, and Judge DeMarchi was an intellectual property litigation partner at Fenwick & West.  The Judges will be sharing perspectives from their years in practice, their work as magistrate judges, and what they have learned in the transition between the two.

 
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will take place at:
 
White & Case
2 Palo Alto Square #900 (9th Floor)
3000 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/59hA4YbLgPF2
 
The dinner will immediately follow at 7:15 p.m., and will take place at:
INDO Restaurant & Lounge
3295 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/j8fSYos6sdB2

 


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)