Meetings

The Inn’s Term runs from September through June.

This Term, we hope to have as many meetings in person as can be done safely.

Next Meeting: November 17, 2021

 

The next meeting of the 2021-2022 Term of the SF Bay Area IP Inn of Court will be held virtually on November 17, 2021 from 6-7pm.  Zoom meeting details will be distributed.

 

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:
January 19, 2022:
February 16, 2022:
March 16, 2022:
April 20, 2022:
May 18, 2022:
June 2022: our June musical tradition

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)
June 2021: cancelled

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)