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 19, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Our next meeting of the 2019-2020 Term of the SF Bay Area IP Inn of Court will be on January 19, 2020 at 6pm.

 

Our February meeting and dinner will take place at Ristorante Don Giovanni on Castro Street in Mountain View.

This month’s presentation is titled “Dude, Where’s My IP? And Pass the Nachos.”  The panel will present on the intersection of cannabis law and IP, including a discussion of the Kiva trademark case presently pending before Judge Breyer in San Francisco.

 

Meeting and dinner location:

 

Ristorante Don Giovanni
235 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA  94041
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/7ZuEoY52u5bvQFiWA

 

Please note that our March meeting will be on the second Wednesday–March 11, 2020–at the ceremonial courtroom in the San Francisco federal building.

 

Our June musical will also be on the second Wednesday–June 10, 2020–at Angelica’s in Redwood City.

 

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: Joint Meeting with the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court and the Lawyers’ Club of San Francisco Inn of Court
April 2020:
May 2020:
June 10, 2020:

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)