Date Topic Speaker(s)
April 1, 2020 AI or copyright/trademark litigation Susan Ford
May 6, 2020 Oregon Trade Secrets Julia Markley and Erick Haynie
June 3, 2020 Influencer agreements

 

Topic: The Rise and Fall of BitTorrent Movie Copyright Litigation in the Northwest

Speakers: Please join us as speaker J. Curtis Edmondson gives a presentation on the rise and fall of bittorrent movie copyright litigation in the Pacific Northwest.

J. Curtis Edmondson is a patent attorney licensed in Oregon, California, Washington, and the District of Columbia. He is an electrical engineer and a licensed Professional Engineer. Raised surfing in San Clemente, California, he moved to Beaverton with his wife and daughter in 2008 and frequents Indian Beach.

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

Date:                     March 4, 2020

Time:                    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:                 ******NEW LOCATION******

World Trade Center

SW 1st Ave and Salmon

Building 2

Mezzanine 5

Registration:

Click here to register and pay via the Bar website by credit card or ACH. Cost is $45, with lunch included. A variety of sandwiches and salads will be provided. (Note: Registration is limited, and participants must register by end-of-day Thursday, February 27, 2020.)

*Law students: May attend for free without a lunch depending on seat availability; email the registration contact person indicated below.

Cancellations and Refunds:

Full refunds will be granted for cancellations received by the OSB CLE Service Center by 5pm on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Please cancel using the Bar website and also email the CLE Organizer listed below to inform them of the cancellation.

CLE Schedule and Material:

Materials: To be provided after CLE

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

The organizer for this CLE is: Kimberly Fisher, Kolitch Romano LLP, [email protected]

For registration or payment questions please contact the OSB CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413.

Topic: Creating an Innovation Program for Dummies

Speakers: Please join us as speaker Britt Bachtel-Browning gives a presentation on creating corporate innovation programs.

Britt Bachtel-Browning is Senior Counsel at Avista Corporation in Spokane, Washington, where she provides legal advice to variety of business segments on topics such as intellectual property, data privacy, data governance, mergers and acquisitions and employment matters. Britt received her law degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and both during, and after law school, she worked for large law firms, the Copyright Office, Trademark Office and the Recording Industry Association of America, and also served as judicial clerk to the Honorable George Hastings, Jr. of the United States Court of Federal Claims. She is licensed to practice law in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and the District of Columbia.  Britt moved back west in 2005 and lived in Oregon for several years working as an Assistant Attorney General for the state, then moved to Coeur d’Alene in 2011 to work for Avista. She adores Coeur d’Alene and lives on the lake with her husband and three Labrador Retrievers (one of each color!).

Materials: IP Section_Presentation.final

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

Date: January 8, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:

*****UPDATED NEW LOCATION*****

Dunn Carney, 851 SW Sixth Ave., Suite 1500, Portland

 

Registration:

Click here to register and pay via the Bar website by credit card or ACH. Cost is $35, with lunch included. A variety of sandwiches and salads will be provided. (Note: Registration is limited, and participants must register by end-of-day Monday, January 6, 2020.)

Cancellations and Refunds: Full refunds will be granted for cancellations received by the OSB CLE Service Center by Monday, January 6, 2020. Please cancel using the Bar website and also email the CLE Organizer listed below to inform them of the cancellation.

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.)

*Law students: May attend for free without a lunch depending on seat availability; email the registration contact person indicated below.

The organizer for this CLE is: Marie Weiskopf, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, [email protected]

For registration or payment questions please contact the OSB CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413.

Topic: What’s Up with Music Copyrights?

You may have heard about the recent Ninth Circuit en banc case concerning litigation over Led Zeppelin’s legendary rock song “Stairway to Heaven,” the $7.4 million jury verdict in favor of the Estate of Marvin Gaye, or the recent allegations of infringement against Katy Perry and Ed Sherran. And then there’s that massive new act passed by Congress last fall, the Music Modernization Act.  All of that may have left you wonder: What’s up with Music Copyrights?

Speakers: Please join Professor Lydia Pallas Loren of Lewis & Clark Law School for a review of the recent developments in the world of music copyrights.

Professor Loren teaches and writes in the fields of copyright, intellectual property and internet law. Her casebooks, COPYRIGHT IN A GLOBAL INFORMATION ECONOMY (5th Ed. Aspen 2019) (co-authored), and INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS (6th Ed. Semaphore Press 2018) (co-authored), are widely adopted at law schools throughout the United States. Professor Loren’s numerous law review articles address a broad range of copyright issues including whether fair use should be treated as an affirmative defense, ways to curb copyright owner abuse of takedown notices, approaches to statutory termination of transfer provisions, and the market failure approach to fair use. She also has published several articles in the area of music copyright, including Copyright Jumps the Shark: The Music Modernization Act (forthcoming in the Boston University Law Review). She currently serves as an associate reporter on American Law Institute’s first Restatement of Law, Copyrights. From 2014-2019, Professor Loren has served as president of the board of Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (OVLA).  Professor Loren received her law degree from the University of Michigan School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, member Order of the Coif.  Before joining the faculty at Lewis & Clark Law School she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ralph B. Guy, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and practiced law with the Bodman firm in Michigan.

Materials: MusicCopyright_OSB_2019sm

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

Date: November 6, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland

403 SW 10th

Portland, OR 97205

(503) 228-2277

Registration:

Please note updated registration instructions below. Due to a recent change in Bar policy, cash and checks are no longer accepted. You MUST pay by credit card or ACH using the following registration link:

Click here to register and pay via the Bar website. (Note: Registration remains open through the morning of the event. However, lunch orders must be received by Thursday, October 31, 2019.)

$20 – without lunch (you may bring your own lunch)

$43 – with boxed lunch provided by Clyde Common. Click the “additional selection” box to add the lunch fee to your registration order in the link above. For boxed lunches, your registration and separate lunch order must be received by Thursday, October 6, 2019. After completing your registration via the Bar website, you MUST click here to make your meal selection.

Cancellations and Refunds: Full refunds (including lunch orders) will be granted for cancellations received by the OSB CLE Service Center by noon, Friday, November 1, 2019. Please cancel using the Bar website and also email the CLE Organizer listed below to inform them of the cancellation.

*Law students: May attend for free depending on seat availability; email the registration contact person indicated below.

The organizer for this CLE is: The organizer for this CLE is: Cassandra Mercer, Lane Powell PC, [email protected]

For registration or payment questions please contact the OSB CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413

Topic: Blockchain and IP Law:  A Primer

Speaker: Please join us as speaker Tyler Harkness gives a presentation on an overview of Blockchain technology and issues related to IP law that are unique to Blockchain technology.

Tyler Harkness is a lawyer at Tonkon Torp, LLP. A significant part of Tyler’s practice focuses on helping entrepreneurs and startup companies, and includes working with a number of cryptocurrency and blockchain focused companies as they evaluate a variety of intellectual property law issues related to the development of their business plans. Tyler is on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and has served on the TiE Blockchain Special Interest Group Planning Committee. He regularly speaks at blockchain focused events.

Materials: Blockchain and IP Law – September 10 2019

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

Date: September 11, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland

403 SW 10th

Portland, OR 97205

(503) 228-2277

Registration:

Please note updated registration instructions below. Due to a recent change in Bar policy, cash and checks are no longer accepted. You MUST pay by credit card or ACH using the following registration link:

Click here to register and pay via the Bar website. (Note: Registration remains open through the morning of the event. However, lunch orders must be received by Thursday, September 5, 2019.)

$20 – without lunch (you may bring your own lunch)

$43 – with boxed lunch provided by Clyde Common. Click the “additional selection” box to add the lunch fee to your registration order in the link above. For boxed lunches, your registration and separate lunch order must be received by Thursday, September 5, 2019. After completing your registration via the Bar website, you MUST click here to make your meal selection.

Cancellations and Refunds: Full refunds (including lunch orders) will be granted for cancellations received by the OSB CLE Service Center by noon, Friday, September 6, 2019. Please cancel using the Bar website and also email the CLE Organizer listed below to inform them of the cancellation.

*Law students: May attend for free depending on seat availability; email the registration contact person indicated below.

The organizer for this CLE is: Marie Weiskopf, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, [email protected]

For registration or payment questions please contact the OSB CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413

Topic: Inter Partes Review: Stories from The Trenches

Speaker: Please join us as speaker Matt Phillips gives a presentation about inter partes reviews.

Matt will recount some of his many experiences before the PTAB (Patent and Trademark Appeal Board) by presenting case studies of some of his completed inter partes reviews.

Matt is a founding partner of Laurence & Phillips IP Law, a micro boutique that specializes in inter partes reviews (IPRs) and similar AIA (America Invents Act) trials. The lawyers at L&P have collectively appeared as counsel in about 100 AIA trials, and Matt himself has been counsel in almost 60 cases for the patent owner. As the patent owner’s principal counsel Matt has only lost one IPR so far. Matt and his partner Kevin Laurence are the creators of the Post-Grant Patent Practice course that they have taught for Patent Resources Group for the last ten years, and Matt has spoken about post-grant proceedings in seven countries. Before moving to Portland 16 years ago, Matt was an associate at large firms in Washington, DC; law clerk at the Federal Circuit; patent examiner at the PTO; and communication systems engineer for a large defense contractor. Matt now splits his time between Portland and Puerto Rico.

Materials: MCP OSB IPS Aug. 2019 Slides

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

Date: August 7, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland

403 SW 10th

Portland, OR 97205

(503) 228-2277

Registration:

Please note updated registration instructions below. Due to a recent change in Bar policy, cash and checks are no longer accepted. You MUST pay by credit card or ACH using the following registration link:

Click here to register and pay via the Bar website. (Note: Registration remains open through the morning of the event. However, lunch orders must be received by Thursday, August 1, 2019.)

$20 – without lunch (you may bring your own lunch)

$43 – with boxed lunch provided by Clyde Common. Click the “additional selection” box to add the lunch fee to your registration order in the link above. For boxed lunches, your registration and separate lunch order must be received by Thursday, August 1, 2019. After completing your registration via the Bar website, you MUST click here to make your meal selection.

Cancellations and Refunds: Full refunds (including lunch orders) will be granted for cancellations received by the OSB CLE Service Center by noon, Friday, August 2, 2019. Please cancel using the Bar website and also email the CLE Organizer listed below to inform them of the cancellation.

*Law students: May attend for free depending on seat availability; email the registration contact person indicated below.

The organizer for this CLE is: Andrew Harrington, Tektronix, Inc., [email protected]

For registration or payment questions please contact the OSB CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413.

Topic: China and Intellectual Property: New Laws, the Courts, and Continuing Change

While China has long insisted it has been working hard to improve its protection of intellectual property, skepticism persists and tensions remain on the other side of the Pacific.  Behind the politics of trade and technological competition, how do American companies actually fare in Chinese courts?  Should the focus be on fake watches or on cutting edge technologies like artificial intelligence and 5G?  While problems persist and challenges remain, China has continued to revise and revamp its legal system—updating its Trademark Law and Unfair Competition Law as recently as April, 2019.  During this CLE, we will discuss recent trends, legal developments, and how US companies can intelligently use China’s legal system to protect their competitive advantages.

Materials: Joshua Mandell – Portland – IP and Litigation in China – 3.0

Speakers: Please join us as speaker Josh Mandell gives a presentation about protecting intellectual property rights in China.

Josh Mandell is a principal of Rouse, an IP services business focused on emerging markets. Josh manages Rouse’s Beijing office and focuses on civil litigation, technology, brand protection, and strategy. Josh mainly works with American and European multinationals to perfect and implement their China intellectual property and business strategies. From trademark portfolio management to patent litigation and anti-counterfeiting, Josh advises clients in industries that include high-tech and semi-conductors, health and pharmaceuticals, and sports and entertainment. Josh also consults on protecting and commercializing emerging technologies, data, and artificial intelligence. Josh has almost 20 years of experience in China and has consulted for the American film industry, advising on a range of intellectual property and market access issues. Josh is a regular speaker at China and intellectual property forums, law schools, and conferences.

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

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland

403 SW 10th

Portland, OR 97205

(503) 228-2277

Registration:

Please note updated registration instructions below. Due to a recent change in Bar policy, cash and checks are no longer accepted. You MUST prepay by credit card or ACH using the following registration link:

Click here to register and pay via the Bar website.

$20 – without lunch (you may bring your own lunch; food carts are just 2-blocks away)

$43 – with boxed lunch provided by Clyde Common. Click the “additional selection” box to add the lunch fee to your registration order in the link above. For boxed lunches, your registration and separate lunch order must be received by noon, Thursday, May 30, 2019. After completing your registration via the Bar website, you MUST click here to make your meal selection.

*Law students: May attend for free depending on seat availability; email the registration contact person indicated below.

Please join us as speaker Nika F. Aldrich give a presentation on the current state of design patent law.  In 2016, the Supreme Court issued its first design patent decision since the 1800s, in a case that dramatically changed the legal landscape for design patents.  We will catch up on the state of affairs since the seminal Samsung v. Apple decision, including open issues that are currently awaiting guidance from the Federal Circuit.

Materials: OSB Design Patent Talk

Speaker: Nika Aldrich is a shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, and adjunct professor of patent law at Lewis & Clark Law School.  His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, and he has represented clients concerning a number of technologies, including medical devices, software, food, textiles, fuel systems, pharmaceuticals, and more.

Nika was the lead trial attorney in Columbia Sportswear v. Seirus Innovative Accessories, the first design patent case following the Supreme Court decision in Samsung v. Apple to go to trial.  He is also the lead attorney in the appeal in that case, which will be the first case dealing with damages in a design patent case following Samsung.

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:               May 1, 2019

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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Free & Open Source Licensing is a model that has been around for over 30 years, and continues to gain traction as a licensing model for large corporate entities, not only for software, but for other technologies as well. This presentation will give attendees a brief summary of the philosophy and legal mechanics behind open source licensing, so that they understand the model and can intelligently answer basic client questions. The presentation will also explore some recent “hot” topics in the free & open source licensing world, explaining what those topics might mean for the future of the licensing model, and how those topics might impact how attendees advise clients.

Materials:  Open Source Preso for Oregon State Bar IP Section

Speaker:  McCoy Smith handles all IP matters for Intel’s Data Center Group. He chaired, for over a decade, Intel’s Open Source Legal Practice Group, and is a former co-chair for the Open Source Committee for the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association (IPO). He is a current member of the Editorial Committee of the International Free & Open Source Software Law Review (IFOSSLR). From 2006-2007, McCoy was an active participant in one of the discussion committees working on the drafting of the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 3, published in June, 2007, and he authored the BSD+Patent open source license, approved by the Open Source Initiative in 2017. Prior to joining Intel in 1999, McCoy was an attorney in private practice at Kenyon & Kenyon in New York, NY and Washington, DC, specializing in IP litigation and patent prosecution. He was also a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office prior to law school.

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:               April 3, 2019

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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Topic:   Concurrent Trademark Uses in Different Regions of the United States: Dawn Donut Revisited

In 1959, the Second Circuit held in Dawn Donut that a trademark holder with a federal registration could not necessarily and automatically enjoin infringers across the United States. Written at a time before the world-wide-web, the court stated: “If the use of the marks by the registrant and the unauthorized user are confined to two sufficiently distinct and geographically separate markets, with no likelihood that the registrant will expand his use into defendant’s market, so that no public confusion is possible, then the registrant is not entitled to enjoin the junior user’s use of the mark.” This CLE will revisit Dawn Donut. Our speaker will survey recent case law on the subject, particularly with a view to better understanding its meaning and application in the Internet Age.

Materials:  Dawn_Donut_CLE

Speaker:  Tomás Gómez-Arostegui is a professor at Lewis & Clark Law School, where he is the Kay Kitagawa & Andy Johnson-Laird IP Faculty Scholar. He teaches trademark law, civil procedure, torts, and a seminar on the history of the common law.

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:               March 6, 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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