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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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.

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

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Topic:   In search of (a narrower) meaning

Slides: August 2016 Brown Bag CLE Materials

Speaker: Please join us as speaker Nika Aldrich gives a presentation on a developing trend in the Federal Circuit’s patent claim construction cases.

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Topic:   Trademark Oppositions and Cancellations: Procedures, Advantages, and Pitfalls

Slides: July 2016 Brown Bag CLE Materials

Speaker: Please join us as Salumeh Loesch gives a presentation on Trademark Opposition and Cancellation procedures.

Trademark litigation presents a number of challenges: damages are difficult to prove and the cost of litigation is high. Trademark oppositions and cancellations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board present an inexpensive alternative in some situations. Salumeh Loesch will discuss: (1) trademark opposition and cancellation procedures; (2) differences between trademark litigation and trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings; and (3) the benefits of and reasons to pursue an opposition or cancellation.

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Topic:   What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

Slides: June 2016 Brown Bag CLE Materials

Speakers: Elizabeth Milesnick and Bruce Rubin of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn

President Obama is expected to sign the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), an overwhelmingly bipartisan effort to provide a federal law civil claim for misappropriation of trade secrets, passed by Congress at the end of April 2016. Although the bill is based largely on the Uniform Trade Secrets Act that has been enacted, mostly uniformly, in almost all states, including Washington and Oregon, it has key new provisions, including the drastic new remedy of ex parte seizure orders executed without notice to a new employer.

If you represent companies with trade secret data, human resources professionals, or employees with access to sensitive information, you won’t want to miss this presentation.

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The AIPLA’s 2016 Electronic and Patent Law Summit is now less than a month away, June 14, 2016. Program and registration information can be found online. IP Section Members get a special rate of $195—see below for details. Read more ›