November 7, 2018 Brown Bag CLE: To Apportion or Not to Apportion: A Fascinating Damages Question

Topic:   To Apportion or Not to Apportion: A Fascinating Damages Question

Please join us as speaker Renée E. Rothauge gives a presentation on recent damage trends involving apportionment and the implications for patent disputes.

Materials: OSB RER Apportionment CLE

Speaker:  Renée Rothauge is an experienced trial lawyer specializing in complex business litigation and intellectual property disputes. In her nearly 30 years of practice, Renée has developed a strong track record of success in the resolution or litigation of hundreds of complex business, technology and intellectual property cases. She is often retained by other attorneys to assist with cases which are extremely complex or hold a high degree of business risk. Renée is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) and has been recognized Chambers USA as one of the top commercial litigators in Oregon.

Brown Bag CLE Schedule and Material: Visit the IP Section’s website at https://ip.osbar.org/ for upcoming Brown Bag CLEs and to download materials for this CLE and past presentations. (CLE materials will be uploaded soon after the CLE.)

MCLE Credit: Applying for one (1) general credit from the Oregon State Bar

Date:                     November 7, 2018

Time:                    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:                The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland, 403 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97205, (503) 228-2277

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September 5, 2018 Brown Bag CLE: Import and Export Issues Impacting Intellectual Property Rights

Topic:   Import and Export Issues Impacting Intellectual Property Rights

Recent developments in the world of international trade have turned the existing regulatory world on its head. As to imports, newly imposed and threatened U.S. tariffs on billions of dollars of imports as retaliation for foreign appropriation of U.S. intellectual property rights, as well as the commencement of the General Data Protection Regulation on E.U. Personal Data, are just two recent developments potentially involving U.S. IP attorneys.  On the exporting side, U.S. companies and their legal counsel should be aware of major U.S. enforcement actions affecting Oregon companies who export technology-based products.

Materials:  Import and Export Issues Impacting IP Rights (5Sep2018)

Speaker:  Akana K.J. Ma is the Chair of Ater Wynne LLP’s Global Trade Group.  For over 30 years, he has advised U.S. and foreign clients in complex international transactions and import/export regulatory compliance.  Akana routinely represents clients in transactions involving the import or export of technology-based products, often involving regulatory approval by multiple U.S. and foreign government agencies.   For the last 5 years, Akana has been an appointed industry advisor to the U.S. Department of Commerce on international trade issues, as a member of the USDOC District Export Counsel.  He is also a regular presenter in regional and national conferences on intellectual property protection, and import and export controls compliance.

Registration: Please fill-out the registration form provided below and make checks payable to: Oregon State Bar IP Section

Brown Bag CLE Schedule and Material: Visit the IP Section’s website at https://ip.osbar.org/ for upcoming Brown Bag CLEs and to download materials for this CLE and past presentations. (CLE materials will be uploaded soon after the CLE.)

MCLE Credit: Applying for one (1) general credit from the Oregon State Bar

Date:                     September 5, 2018

Time:                    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:                The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland, 403 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97205, (503) 228-2277

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August 1, 2018 Brown Bag CLE: Recent Developments in Patent Law

Topic:   Recent Developments in Patent Law

Slides:   Recent Decisions from the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court

Speakers: Please join us as speakers Scott Eads and Nika Aldrich give a presentation on recent developments in patent law. Our presenters are co-editors of Fresh From the Bench, a weekly publication that summarizes and analyzes all precedential patent law decisions issued by the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court.  In this hour-long CLE, they will give a summary of many of the most significant or most interesting precedential patent law decisions that issued over the past year

Speakers’ bios:

Scott Eads is the leader of the intellectual proper litigation group at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. He has defended his clients’ key intellectual property rights in district courts across the United States for over 25 years. Scott has acted as first chair trial attorney for clients in patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret cases in a wide range of industries, including semiconductor, medical devices, computer software and hardware, and recombinant DNA.

Nika Aldrich is a shareholder and first chair trial attorney in the intellectual property litigation group at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. He has represented innovative companies nationwide in numerous patent disputes involving computer hardware, computer software, computer algorithms, medical devices, MEMS, and other technologies.

Registration: Please fill-out the registration form at: https://goo.gl/forms/SEdjmQ5diMZ2n4oT2.

Brown Bag CLE Schedule and Material: Visit the IP Section’s website at https://ip.osbar.org/ for upcoming Brown Bag CLEs and to download materials for this CLE and past presentations. (CLE materials will be uploaded soon after the CLE.)

MCLE Credit: Applying for one (1) general credit from the Oregon State Bar

Date:                     Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Time:                    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:                The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland, 403 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97205, (503) 228-2277

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June 6, 2018 Brown Bag CLE: Patent Claims: Functional Claiming Law in 2018 and 2028

Topic:  Patent Claims:  Functional Claiming Law in 2018 and 2028

Slides: Functional Claiming; Draft Some Claims to Survive in 2028

Description:

Presented by John Vandenberg, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, this CLE will propose practice tips to patent practitioners regarding functional claiming.  Topics will include intentional and accidental triggering of 112(f), whether uncertain triggering violates Nautilus, step plus function claims, triggering 112(f) as a possible defense to Alice, functional claiming and claim backdating, 112(f) claim diversity, and the benefits of some claims in a patent family reciting “means for” or “step for.”  John will discuss the governing law today and predictions for 2028.

John has been litigating patents for 34 years, including 27 years defending Microsoft in patent infringement actions. John has first-chair tried numerous IP infringement suits, argued a dozen appeals before the Federal Circuit, and successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc. for rejection of the Federal Circuit’s “insolubly ambiguous” and “amenable to construction” test for indefiniteness.  John is the primary author of Patent Defenses, an extensive summary of substantive defenses and related strategies in patent infringement suits, posted at www.patentdefenses.com, and speaks throughout the nation on patent law, district-court patent litigation, PTAB patent trials, and patent appellate practice.

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May 2, 2018 Brown Bag CLE: Ethics for IP Professionals

Topic:  Ethics for IP Professionals:  The Three C’s – Communication, Conflicts, and Client Trust Accounting

Slides: Ethics for IP Professionals The Three C’s

Case: Maling v. Finnegan

Description:  Presented by Emil Ali Esq., this CLE will cover topics relevant to patent and trademark practitioners, and provide an in-depth discussion about subject matter conflicts, common communication issues, and how poor accounting practices can lead to discipline. This event is a must for in-house and law firm practitioners to learn best practices, and get a chance to walk through hypothetical situations.  We will also discuss how Oregon’s Rules of Professional Conduct compare to the ABA and USPTO Rules.

Emil Ali is an associate at Carr Butterfield, LLC. Mr. Ali formerly investigated and assisted in the prosecution of attorney misconduct at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Office of Enrollment and Discipline. While at the OED, Mr. Ali led a team of attorneys to promulgate the USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct, which are based upon the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.

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April 4, 2018 Brown Bag CLE: Will your trademark license become an inadvertent franchise?

Topic:   Will your trademark license become an inadvertent franchise?

Slides:  Power Point – Inadvertent Franchises

Article:   Article – Inadvertent Franchises in Trademark Licensing

Description: Presented by Dennis Steinman. The franchise model has been a useful tool for businesses to expand their concept. Trademarks are generally the cornerstones of the franchise system. However, unsuspecting practitioners may create a franchise relationship through trademark licensing. Franchise laws are onerous, and attorneys should be careful not to subject their clients to these laws inadvertently. This CLE explains what creates a franchise relationship and how to avoid it.

Dennis Steinman is a partner at Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P.  He received his B.A. from Temple University and his J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School.  Mr. Steinman is an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Law School and he teaches the Federal Litigation Practice Seminar.  Mr. Steinman was a franchise executive for nearly 20 years, he is a leading franchise attorney and is a frequent speaker on franchise-related issues.

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March 7, 2018 Brown Bag CLE: IP Bootcamp for Business Lawyers and In-House Counsel

Topic:   IP Bootcamp for Business Lawyers and In-House Counsel

Presentation Materials:  Intellectual Property Bootcamp

Description: This presentation will outline the similarities and differences between the four basic types of intellectual property (‘IP”), as well as:

– best practices for protecting your clients’ IP assets at home and abroad;

– forum selection and strategies should you need to enforce their IP rights;

– how different categories of IP can overlap for any given product or service in the real world; and

– what are the “gotchas” to watch out for in litigation, IP contracts, transactions and negotiations.

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February 16, 2018 Intellectual Property Review—Updates and Changes from 2017

Brochure – IP Review – Updates and Changes from 2017

Please join the Intellectual Property Section to examine the past year’s activity with Intellectual Property Review—Updates and Changes from 2017. This year’s CLE program will review Federal cases and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings and pending Supreme Court cases and federal circuit court developments. Enjoy a special lunch presentation “Why Does the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Matter to the Clients?” by Amanda Gratchner, IdeaLegal LLC.

January 3, 2018 Brown Bag CLE: Crafting Demand Letters: Strategic Considerations for How Much to Say

Topic:   Crafting Demand Letters: Strategic Considerations for How Much to Say

Slides:  Crafting Demand Letters

Speaker: Please join us as Nathan Brunette presents on the considerations that go into how much detail to provide in demand letters, with a focus on patent infringement demand letters. This CLE identifies potential goals of writing demand letters, and the relative risks of saying too much vs. too little depending on what the demand letter seeks to accomplish. In particular, he will discuss strategic considerations for demand letters in light of TC Heartland, and whether (and when) TC Heartland changes the calculus as to whether a demand letter should be detailed or vague. Speaker bio: Nathan Brunette is a litigator and partner at Stoel Rives, LLP. His practice focuses on patent and other intellectual property litigation. He has represented clients in state and federal courts, private arbitration, and Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy proceedings. His experience includes litigating patent, trademark, trade dress, licensing, cybersquatting, trade secret, civil antitrust, and commercial matters. Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Nathan clerked for the Honorable Timothy Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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November 1, 2017 Brown Bag CLE: Trade Secret v. Patent: A Comparison Of Intellectual Property Protections

Topic:   Trade Secret v. Patent: A Comparison Of Intellectual Property Protections

Slides:  Trade Secret v. Patent – Brown Bag CLE Materials

Speaker: Please join us as Klaus Hamm presents on the relative advantages and disadvantages patent vs. trade secret protection for intellectual property. This CLE compares and contrasts patents and trade secrets and their relative advantages and disadvantages, including obtaining protection, the scope and duration of protection, licensing, enforcement and remedies. He also will discuss advising clients on pursuing one or both protections, and how litigation tactics differ in patent and trade secret cases. Recent decisions and their impact on the relative advantages of the two types of IP will be discussed.

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