Intellectual Property Section

July 14, 2015
Meeting Minutes: July 2015

Click here to view a summary of the Intellectual Property Section Executive Committee meeting from July 13, 2015.

July 6, 2015
Indianapolis Skyline Photo Copyright Appeal Ruled Improper

On Monday, June 29, the 7th Circuit of Appeals ruled that a lawyer and photographer's appeal in a copyright lawsuit over unlicensed use of his photo of the Indianapolis skyline was improper. Read more here.

June 15, 2015
DISH Network Accuses Indiana Resident of Piracy

Intellectual property attorneys for DISH Network have filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana accusing a resident of piracy. Read more here.

June 4, 2015
UT Lady Vols Trademark Revisited

Check out this post for a follow-up of commentary on the Lady Vols and trademark abandonment.

June 1, 2015
SCOTUS Rules in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.

On May 26, the Supreme Court of the United States held that a defendant’s belief regarding patent validity is not a defense to a claim of induced patent infringement. Read more here.

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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