Year End Party! – June 21, 2018

The Seattle IP Inn of Court enjoyed wonderful weather and a beautiful view of Elliott Bay at its year end party. Former President Mark P. Walters expressed our appreciation to outgoing President Warren Rheaume for his service to the Inn. Thank you to the Inn’s members for their participation and contributions during the 2017 – 2018 year!

International IP Legal Developments: Views from Around the World – May 17, 2018

Group 7 and the Seattle IP Inn of Court welcomed international guest speakers from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the University of Washington School of Law. Dominic Keating, director of the USPTO IP Attaché Program, provided background on the IP Attaché program. IP Attachés Michael Mangelson, China, Laura Hammel, South America, Susan Wilson, European Union, Komal Kalha, India and South Asia, and Deborah Lashley-Johnson, WTO and WIPO, each spoke on issues in their respective regions. Dr. Jan B. Krauß, German patent attorney and University of Washington School of Law Guest Lecturer, rounded out the panel, focusing on Brexit. Professor Margaret Chon, Seattle University School of Law, moderated the panel. Thank you to all the panelists, Professor Chon and to Group 7 for a special presentation on international IP issues!

Diversity on Trial Teams – A Judicial and In-House Panel Discussion – April 19, 2018

Group 6 presented a panel discussion entitled “Diversity on Trial Teams – A Judicial and In-House Panel Discussion.” The Honorable Judge Marsha Pechman of the Western District of Washington, Isabella Fu (Associate General Counsel with Microsoft) and Stephen McGrath (Principal Corporate Counsel, Patents & IP at T-Mobile) participated in the panel. Thank you to the panel participants and Group 6!

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – March 15, 2018

On behalf of Group 5, Angela Galloway and Glory Francke, T-Mobile Legal Affairs, Privacy, presented The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Thank you, Angela, Glory and Group 5!

Damages if You Do, Damages if You Don’t: Trends in IP Damages Law – February 15, 2018

Group 4 presented Damages if You Do, Damages if You Don’t: Trends in IP Damages Law.Thank you, Group 4!

Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group at the Supreme Court: The Constitutionality of Inter Partes Review – January 18, 2018

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!

 

 

Practical and Ethical Considerations with Pro Se Litigants – November 13, 2017

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!

The United States Supreme Court’s Decision in Matal v. Tam: The Intersection of Trademark Law and The First Amendment – October 26, 2017

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!

SEP’s and Royalties, “Where the FRAND Are We?” – September 21, 2017

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.

 

Year End Party! – June 22, 2017

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!