The Seattle IP Inn of Court held a virtual mixer for its May 19, 2020 meeting. The attendees began the meeting by briefly discussing Inn matters. The discussion moved on to practicing law remotely, taking depositions through Zoom, conducting trials through Zoom, and keeping kids occupied during the summer while parents continue to work from home. The conversation was informative, but also casual. Thank you to all the participants!
The Seattle IP Inn of Court held its April 23, 2020 meeting in a virtual mixer format. Members joined the meeting from locations and with beverages of their choice. The attendees first discussed Inn business, then opened up the discussion to other topics, such as how members are staying connected to their firms, working from home adjustments attorneys, staff and clients are making, children schooling from home and changes they plan to make in their work lives after Washington’s stay at home order is lifted. Thank you to all the participants!
Copyright and DMCA: Legality of Crawling and Scraping, and the Pending LinkedIn Matter – February 20, 2020
The Washington State Patent Law Association joined the Seattle IP Inn of Court for its February 20, 2020 meeting. Group 4 presented Copyright and DMCA: Legality of Crawling and Scraping, and the Pending LinkedIn Matter. Thank you for your presentation, Group 4! Thank you for attending, Washington State Patent Law Association members!
Patent Law: Current state of Section 101 law and efforts to seek clarity from CAFC and SCOTUS – January 16, 2020
On a snowy evening in Seattle, Group 3 presented Patent Law: Current state of Section 101 law and efforts to seek clarity from CAFC and SCOTUS. Thank you for your presentation, Group 3!
The November meeting took place in our usual meeting location at the University of Washington Club on the UW campus. Group 2 presented on Motions in Limine Strategy in IP Cases. Thank you for your presentation, Group 2!
The William L. Dwyer Inn of Court hosted the Robert J. Bryan Inn of Court and the Seattle IP Inn of Court for the Joint Inn Meeting on October 8, 2019. The meeting began with a welcome by Dean Annette Clark, Seattle University School of Law. Following Dean Clark’s welcome, there was a special recognition of Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst, recipient of the 2019 Ninth Circuit’s Inn of Court Professionalism Award. Chief Justice Fairhurst spoke of her career in public service. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson was the Keynote Speaker for the evening. Attorney General Ferguson, an internationally rated chess master, provided insights into the Attorney General’s Office through chess analogies. Thank you, Dean Clark, Chief Justice Fairhurst and Attorney General Ferguson for sharing your wisdom with us. Thank you, Dwyer Inn of Court, for hosting and for arranging for such stellar speakers to address us.
Fireside Chat with Federal Circuit Judge Todd Hughes and Western District of Washington Judge Robert Lasnik – September 19, 2019
Our IP Inn of Court year began with a special treat! Federal Circuit Judge Todd Hughes spoke in question and answer format, moderated by Western District of Washington Judge Robert Lasnik. The venue was special, too – the Holland America Line Room at the Seattle World Trade Center, with a 180 degree view of the Puget Sound. Thank you, Group 1, for arranging for Judge Hughes and Judge Lasnik to speak! We also welcomed our new Inn members to the Seattle IP Inn of Court with an orientation. We look forward to an exciting year!
The Seattle IP Inn of Court celebrated its 10th anniversary with a Black Tie Optional reception and dinner honoring one of the Inn’s founding members, the Hon. James P. Donohue, Retiring Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Magistrate Judge Donohue is well known for his many contributions to the Puget Sound community and his service on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics of Washington. Thank you for your many years of dedicated service, Magistrate Judge Donohue!
The Seattle IP Inn of Court thanked outgoing Inn President Jonathan McFarland for his leadership during the past year. Thank you, Jonathan!
Group 7 presented “IP Law and Fashion: A Fractured Collaboration.” Thank you, Group 7, for an engaging examination of the myriad and creative IP law arguments devised to protect fashion.
Group 6 created a competition as part of its presentation of Key Statistics Revealing Trends in IP: A tour of IP law in numbers. The presenters engaged the audience by discussing various IP law statistics and asking the audience multiple choice questions about the statistics. The prizes ranged from small, lower quality chocolate prizes to bigger, higher quality chocolate prizes. Thank you, Group 6, for making statistics entertaining!