Intellectual Property Section

February 9, 2016
Is the Term "Patent Protection" a Misnomer?

Attorneys are conditioned to always respond, “it depends” or “maybe”. “Maybe” is appropriate here. The answer really depends on what is meant by the term “patent protection”.

January 27, 2016
Pay Attention to Deadlines When Petitioning PTAB

Two members of our section have written an interesting article discussing the importance of paying attention to deadlines when petitioning the Patent Trial and Appeals Board.

January 25, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Considers Standard of Review for Claims Construction in IPR

The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided to review the standard applied by the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board for claims construction during inter partes review.

January 15, 2016
Message from the Chair: The Latest Section Updates

The Intellectual Property Section Executive Committee has had its first meeting of the year, and there are a number of exciting events in the works for 2016.

December 21, 2015
The Grinch Claims Defamation

What happens when the Grinch files a defamation claim? NPR explored the possibility in this recent piece.

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Mission

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

Douglas Gallagher

“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 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! ”

Douglas Gallagher - 2016 Intellectual Property Section Chair - Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

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