Intellectual Property Section

September 21, 2015
CAFC Upholds the Doctrine of Laches in Patent Cases

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and found that the doctrine of laches is unavailable in copyright lawsuits, allowing the plaintiff to proceed with her claim for conduct. Read more here.

September 15, 2015
September 2015 Meeting Recap

See this post for the latest information from the IP Section Executive Committee's meeting on Monday, September 14, 2015.

September 10, 2015
Patent Connect for Hoosiers Connects Inventors with Attorneys

Many IP attorneys attended IU Maurer School of Law Center for Intellectual Property Research’s CLE Launch Event at Eli Lilly and Company on Tuesday, September 1. Learn more about CIPR's Patent Connect for Hoosiers here.

September 2, 2015
IP Section Co-Sponsor of PTAB/IBR Panel in 2016

The Intellectual Property Section is co-sponsoring the Insights to PTAB/IBR panel on January 26, 2016 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Learn more here.

August 11, 2015
CLE Recap: Patents and Trademarks at the Supreme Court

Check out this post for a recap of two recent CLE programs hosted by the Intellectual Property Section.

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The purpose of the Intellectual Property Section is to further the objectives of the Association within the field of intellectual property law and to promote the understanding and appreciation of intellectual property law by the general practitioner and the community. The section provides educational opportunities for attorneys practicing outside the IP area and for experienced IP practitioners.  The section also provides opportunities for networking among attorneys in private practice and in-house counsel in the private and public sector.

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A Message from the Section Chair

Marcelo Copat

“Welcome to the Indianapolis Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section. The IP Section provides CLEs on a wide range of topics for both experienced IP practitioners and those who want to know more about IP. The newly launched IndyBar IP Section web page will have a wealth of information on upcoming CLE and networking events, as well as substantive articles relating to IP issues. We invite you stop by often. Speaking of stopping by, we’ll have some networking opportunities this year. I hope that you can join us to catch up with old colleagues and make new acquaintances. We’re looking forward to a great year! ”

Marcelo Copat - 2015 Intellectual Property Section Chair - Faegre Baker Daniels LLP