Intellectual Property Section

July 22, 2014
Are State Names Trademarked for Schools?

Ohio State University is suing a T-shirt manufacturer for producing a shirt with "O-H-I-O" on the front. Should state schools be able to trademark the state name?

July 18, 2014
More Patent Cases Filed but Lower Median Damages Awards

A new study shows that the number of cases filed continues to grow while the damages awards continue to decline.

July 15, 2014
Supreme Court Rules Against Streaming Broadcast Television Service Aereo

By Dan Duval - Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP: The Supreme Court ruled that Aereo violated copyright laws by publicly performing copyrighted works.

July 3, 2014
Recent Trends in Trademark Law

From the ITC, nominative fair use, crowdfunding and more, read about the latest trends in trademark law.

June 27, 2014
Supreme Court Overturns Federal Circuit Case On Induced Infringement

A Supreme Court ruling interprets induced infringement and how it applies to patented methods.

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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

Connie Lindman

“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! ”

Constance Lindman - 2014 Intellectual Property Section Chair - Smith Amundsen LLC