September 6, 2017 Brown Bag CLE: The ALI Restatement of Copyright Law–How it is Being Made

Speakers: Please join us as Professor Lydia Loren gives a presentation on her work on the American Law Institute’s upcoming Restatement of the Law of Copyright. As one of the Associate Reporters on the project, Professor Loren is one of a handful of authors of the Restatement, which is the first Restatement designed to cover copyright law. The project is projected to address many substantive areas of copyright law including the subject matter and standards for obtaining copyright protection, the scope of protection, the rules of copyright ownership, the standards for proving infringement, the doctrines of secondary liability, and remedies for infringement. Begun in 2014, the Restatement will take approximately five to six years to complete. Come learn how this and other Restatements are made!

Slides: Sept-2017-Brown-Bage-CLE-Materials

August 2, 2017 Brown Bag CLE: Patent Litigation in Europe

Speakers: Please join us as speaker Dr. Christian Wende, LL.M. gives a presentation on Patent Litigation Strategies for enforcing national patents stemming from an EP application. Dr. Christian Wende is an intellectual property lawyer and partner at DTS Patent in Munich, Germany. He has practiced Patent and trademark law since 2007 with a technical focus in Engineering. He is also a lecturer on patent law at the Technical University of Munich and the University of Hagen.

Slides: August-2017-Brussels 1a vs. Settlement Agreements

May 3, 2017 Brown Bag CLE: Craft IP: Common Issues in the Food and Beverage Industries

Topic:   Craft IP: Common Issues in the Food and Beverage Industries

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Speakers:  Please join us as speaker Sheila Fox Morrison reviews some of the IP issues unique to the food and beverage industries, including branding trends, trade dress protection and enforcement, the interplay of trademarks and labeling requirements, as well as more traditional topics related to challenges of geographically descriptive and surname marks (especially in the wine industry).
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April 5, 2017 Brown Bag CLE: How to Navigate the Intersection Between Trade Secrets & Public Records Law

Topic:   How to Navigate the Intersection Between Trade Secrets & Public Records Law

Slides:  Trade Secrets and Public Records

Speakers: Please join us as Hans Huggler & John Rake present on trade secrets exemptions to public records disclosure in Oregon, Washington, and federal law.  This presentation will cover the following topics:

  • What exemptions to public records disclosure apply to trade secrets and confidential business information?
  • When are trade secrets protections overridden by the “public interest”?
  • What administrative and litigation procedures apply to public records disputes?
  • What are best practices for businesses and government entities that are interested in sharing trade secrets and confidential business information?

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March 1, 2017 Brown Bag CLE: Trends Seen in 2016’s Significant Federal Circuit Rulings; More Supreme Court Slapdowns in Lexmark and Heartland?

Topic:  Trends Seen in 2016’s Significant Federal Circuit Rulings; More Supreme Court Slapdowns in Lexmark and Heartland?

Slides: March-2017-Brown-Bag-CLE-Materials

Speaker: Please join us as speaker Peter Heuser give a presentation on recent patent cases relating to exhaustion, venue, claim construction, design patents, enhanced damages, and others.

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February 17, 2017 Intellectual Property Review—Updates and Changes from 2016

Brochure for Intellectual Property Review – Updates and Changes from 2016

Take a look at the past year’s activity in intellectual property with a review of patent, trademark, and copyright law. Patent legislation, post-grant proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Supreme Court patent decisions, and the latest in federal circuit developments will be covered during the patent review. Trademark topics will examine federal cases and provide an update on the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings. Get an update on copyright case law, and find out what pending copyright cases and legislative proposals are on the horizon for 2017.

Enjoy a special lunch presentation “A Name Worth Fighting For: How Naming a Band Called The Slants Got Me to the Supreme Court,” by Simon Tam, founder and bassist of the pop-rock band The Slants. Simon will share his personal experience in the fight to trademark his group’s controversial name.

November 16, 2016 USPTO Patent Quality Forum Series

The Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section will host a visit from the USPTO for its Patent Quality Forum Series on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 3 pm until 6 pm in the Lipman Wolfe AB room at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland 506 SW Washington, Portland OR 97204. A reception will follow directly after. Thanks to support from the Intellectual Property Section, attendance for the event and appetizers will be provided at no cost to attendees. Please note that alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at a cash bar.

We are pleased to host senior executives from the USPTO to join us for a discussion about their Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative (EPQI) and its programs, such as the Clarity of the Record Pilot and Quality Metrics. The Forum presentations and panel discussion will focus on the latest achievements of the EPQI programs, options to participate in current quality programs, and sharing ideas about enhancing patent quality. We encourage anyone interested in the patent system, especially those involved with patent prosecution, litigation, and licensing, to attend.

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November 2, 2016 Brown Bag CLE: Strategies for the protection of brands in Europe, and the impact of Brexit

Topic:  Strategies for the protection of brands in Europe, and the impact of Brexit

Slides: November 2016 Brown Bag CLE Materials

Speaker: Please join us as speaker Julius Stobbs gives a presentation on current trends in protecting brands in Europe, and the anticipated impact of Brexit.

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October 5, 2016 Annual Meeting and CLE: IP Clearances in the World of LAIKA

Topic:   IP Clearances in the World of LAIKA

Speaker: We are pleased to welcome speaker Rosemary Colliver, General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs for LAIKA animation studio.

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September 7, 2016 Brown Bag CLE: Recent Developments in Patent Law and What to Expect in the Coming Year from the Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit and PTO

Topic:   Recent Developments in Patent Law and What to Expect in the Coming Year from the Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit and PTO

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Case Summaries:  Download Case Summaries

Speakers: Please join us as speakers Peter E. Heuser and Brian G. Bodine discuss patent law developments.

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