Intellectual Property Section

November 16, 2015
Colts Sued for "12th Man" Trademark

Texas A&M filed suit on Thursday, November 12 against the Indianapolis Colts to protect its “Home of the 12th Man” federal trademark.

November 16, 2015
E-Filing Extended to Indiana Supreme Court and Court of Appeals

On November 6, Chief Justice Loretta Rush signed an order extending e-filing.

November 4, 2015
Indiana Patent Infringement Case to be Heard by U.S. Supreme Court

Stryker Corp et al. v. Zimmer Inc., and Indiana-based patent infringement case, will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Find out more in this post.

November 4, 2015
186 Patents Issued to Indiana Citizens in October 2015

In October 2015, the U.S. Patent Office issued 186 patents to Indiana citizens. To see the list of recipients, click here.

October 22, 2015
Copyright Infringement Case Transferred to Southern District of Indiana

A copyright infringement case involving several Indianapolis-based entities has been transferred to the Southern District of Indiana due to a lack of venue in the Northern District of Indiana.

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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