Group 5 entertained us with IP Jeopardy! Thank you, Group 5.
Group 3 presented Fair Use in a Post Lenz v. Universal World. Thank you, Group 3!
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 Court. Group 2 also created a handout. Thank you, Group 2!
There are no pictures for this meeting, as the stayed at home that evening.
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.
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!
Group 8 presented Oral Argument Tips for the Courtroom and Ethics Tips for Elsewhere. Judge Ricardo Martinez and Chief Magistrate Judge James Donohue from the Western District of Washington participated in a judicial panel, discussing oral argument, opening, answering questions and concluding. Thank you to Judge Martinez and Judge Donohue for your insights. Thank you, Group 8!
Group 6 presented The Vanishing Civil Trial. The presentation featured an outstanding and distinguished panel: Hon. John C. Coughenour, Hon. Robert S. Lasnik, Hon. James L. Robart, Jerry A. Riedinger, Esq., and Prof. Margaret Chon. Thank you, Group 6!