Financial Aspects of Intellectual Property Litigation – September 15, 2016

To kick off the Inn year, Group 1 presented the Financial Aspects of Intellectual Property Litigation.  Thank you, Group 1!

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Year End Party! – June 15, 2016

The Seattle IP Inn of Court celebrated the end of the 2015-2016 year with music from a mariachi band and a taco bar buffet!

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Several Angry Men and a Few Ticked Off Women – Effective Jury Selection – May 19, 2016

Group 7 presented Several Angry Men and a Few Ticked Off Women – Effective Jury Selection. Thank you, Group 7.

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Stryer Corp., et al. v. Zimmer, Inc., et al. – April 21, 2016

Group 6 presented Stryer Corp., et al. v. Zimmer, Inc., et al.  Thank you, Group 6.

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IP Jeopardy – March 17, 2016

Group 5 entertained us with IP Jeopardy! Thank you, Group 5.

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Ten Things That Every IP Lawyer Should Know About Consumer Surveys in Lanham Act & Design Patent Cases – February 18, 2016

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Group 4 presented Ten Things That Every IP Lawyer Should Know About Consumer Surveys in Lanham Act & Design Patent Cases. Thank you, Group 4.

Fair Use in a Post Lenz v. Universal World – January 21, 2016

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Group 3 presented Fair Use in a Post Lenz v. Universal World.  Thank you, Group 3!

In re Tam – November 19, 2015

Group 2 gave a presentation on In re Tam, more popularly know at the trademark case involving The Slants.  Group 2 entitled its presentation In re Tam on Appeal to Group 2 Seattle IP Inn of CourtGroup 2 also created a handout.  Thank you, Group 2!

There are no pictures for this meeting, as the paparazzi stayed at home that evening.

Joint Meeting with the William L. Dwyer and Hon. Robert J. Bryan Inns – October 19, 2015

The Hon. Robert J. Bryan AIC hosted the joint meeting of the three Puget Sound Inns of Court in the Federal Courthouse Rotunda in Tacoma.  The Inns congratulated U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Bryan for receiving the 9th Circuit Professionalism Award for 2015.  In addition, all three Inns received the Platinum Award for the second year in a row.   Thank you to Caryn Worcester, Director of Chapter Relations, Western Region, American Inns of Court, for making the award presentations.

The Hon. Robert J. Bryan AIC presented “Spoliategate,” a mock reenactment of the NFL deflated football controversy.  The presenters discussed federal and state spoliation law in an entertaining and lively format.

Many thanks to the Hon. Robert J. Bryan AIC for both hosting and presenting! Thanks, too, to U.S. District Court Judge Benjamin Settle and U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge David W. Christel for the use of their courtrooms.

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Finding your Super Powers- Tips for Interrogation and Reading Body Language – September 17, 2015

Group 1 invited Ron Goins to present “Finding your Super Powers – Tips for Interrogation and Reading Body Language.”  Ron, a former Seattle Police Officer and Microsoft Cybersecurity Specialist, gave the Inn tips for reading body language in depositions, examining and cross-examining witnesses, better understanding clients, and negotiating with opposing counsel.  Thank you Ron and Group 1!

We also welcomed new Seattle IP Inn of Court members with a new member orientation.  Congratulations new Inn members!

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