Intellectual Property Section

May 18, 2015
Intellectual Property Branching Into Other Practice Areas

Intellectual property is increasingly crossing paths with other practice areas. Find out which fields are coming into play in this post.

May 4, 2015
Inventor’s Declaration Necessary to File RCE in 371 Applications

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is revising the rules of practice to implement Title I of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012. The revision will be effective May 13, 2015. Find out more information in this post.

April 28, 2015
Court of Appeals Rules Think Tank's Information Not a Trade Secret

The Court of Appeals of Indiana recently affirmed a ruling that concludes the defendants' information was insufficiently private to constitute trade secrets. You can read more about the case here.

April 16, 2015
Don't Forget - World IP Day is Coming Up!

Check out this post for more information on celebrating World IP Day in Indianapolis on Monday, April 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Hillbert Circle Theatre.

April 1, 2015
Trademark Infringement Part of this Complete Breakfast

The smooth rock band Hall & Oates is suing a food company selling "Haulin' Oats" granola for violation of its trademark. Read more about the case in this post.

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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