Group 3 gave a presentation explaining the issues in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group, which was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on November 27, 2017. Group 3 then reenacted portions of the oral argument. Thank you, Group 3, for your presentation and reenactment!
The Seattle IP Inn of Court hosted the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court and the Hon. Robert J. Bryan Inn of Court for the annual joint meeting of the Inns. The Bryan Inn of Court presented a skit entitled “The Perils of the Pro Se Litigant (including questionable ethics of opposing counsel).” A panel discussion on the “Practical and Ethical Considerations with Pro Se Litigants” followed the skit. The Honorable Philip K. Sorenson, Honorable Kevin Hull and Honorable Karen Donohue participated in the panel discussion, moderated by Eric Newman. Thank you to the Bryan Inn for their skit and to the panelists for their comments!
Group 2 presented on The United States Supreme Court’s Decision in Matal v. Tam: The Intersection of Trademark Law and The First Amendment. Thank you, Group 2!
Welcome to the beginning of the 2017-2018 Seattle IP Inn of Court year! The Seattle IP Inn of Court held an orientation for new members before the meeting began. Welcome, new members!
The Honorable James L. Robart gave the evening’s presentation, entitled “SEP’s and Royalties, ‘Where the FRAND Are We?'” Thank you to Judge Robart for his presentation! Thank you, too, to Group 1 for arranging for Judge Robart to speak to us.
The Seattle IP Inn of Court enjoyed a beautiful view of Puget Sound at its year end party! Incoming President Warren Rheaume presented Past President Mark P. Walters with a plaque recognizing his service to the Inn. Thank you to the Inn’s members for their participation and contributions during the 2016 – 2017 year!
Group 7 members and patent trial lawyers Paul Swanson (Lane Powell) and David Tellekson (Fenwick & West) provided our CLE presentation. Paul presented on the Pros and Cons of Litigating Patent Cases in the Eastern District of Texas. David presented on the patent venue case then pending before the S. Ct., TC Heartland, and Its Potential Ramifications. Thank you Paul and David!
It was group participation night at the Seattle IP Inn of Court as Group 6 presented Legal Jeopardy. Thank you, Group 6!
Questions and Answers.
Group 5 presented Oracle v. Google – Fair Use on Trial. Group 5 members set the stage by providing the relevant history of the case, then reenacted portions of the jury trial. The issue was whether Google’s use of the Java APIs (owned by Oracle) was a fair use. Thank you, Group 5!
Group 3 presented a Writing Seminar. Five brave Seattle IP Inn of Court members volunteered to submit an introduction to a summary judgment motion for The Hebrew University of Jerusalem v. General Motors, a 2010 Central District of California case. The writing samples were submitted anonymously and critiqued by panel members the Honorable James L. Robart, Steven O. Fortney, Andrew Culbert and Isabella Fu. Warren Rheaume moderated. Dario Machleidt enlisted volunteers and compiled the writing samples. Thank you, Group 3!