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: January 16, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Please join us on January 16 at 6pm for our fourth meeting of the 2018-2019 Term of the SF Bay Area IP Inn of Court.

 

The hour-long program will focus on Gordon V. Drape Creative, the “Honey Badger Don’t Care” trademark case that was recently revised by the Ninth Circuit and sent back to the district court for trial.

 

The meeting and dinner will take place at Chef Chu’s, 1067 N. San Antonio Road (at the intersection of El Camino Real), Los Altos, CA 94022

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Map: https://goo.gl/maps/1fn4tNAZ3a62

 

Chef Chu’s parking lot is rather limited.  So try to arrive a bit early in case you need to drive across San Antonio or El Camino Real to park at one of the shopping centers on that intersection.  The nearest major public transit is the San Antonio Caltrain station which is about ¾ mile away from the meeting.

2018-2019 Term

September 26, 2018: IP: The Year in Review and in Preview
October 17, 2018:
November 14, 2018: The Supreme Court Return Mail Case:  Can the Government File Petitions to Invalidate Patents in the PTAB?
January 2019:
February 2019:
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)