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Posted on: Jun 4, 2021

A selection committee acting on behalf of the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Foundation has announced the selection of Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana as a recipient of the IndyBar's prestigious Luminary Award of Excellence. Chief Judge Pratt will be honored at the 2021 IndyBar Bench Bar Conference in Louisville, Kentucky on June 19.

Posted on: May 13, 2021

While working at home, for albeit a relatively short period of time, I realized that the health of my professional working relationships was suffering. Perhaps you are still working from home. Perhaps you are still primarily attending meetings virtually. Perhaps you feel the same way.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2021

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Under the dynamic leadership of IndyBar President Jimmie McMillian, we're celebrating Juneteenth at Bench Bar to bring awareness to our members about this significant piece of history. More importantly, the Juneteenth workshop session will highlight and recognize the experiences and significant contributions that Black attorneys have made to our legal community.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2021

When racial disparity and inequality came to a head in Summer 2020, it quickly became obvious that the association had a responsibility to respond and to act on the many long-standing contributing structural issues present not only throughout the country but here at home in the Indianapolis community as well.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2021

This annual international event is an opportunity to learn about the role that intellectual property rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2021

United States v. Arthrex was recently argued at the Supreme Court in a case that may have significant implications in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Arthrex Inc. owns U.S. Patent No. 9,179,907, which is directed to a knotless suture securing assembly. The ‘907 patent was challenged in an inter partes review proceeding by Smith & Nephew, Inc. and Arthrocare Corp., and a panel of three Administrative Patent Judges of the PTAB issued a final written decision finding a number of claims of the ‘907 patent unpatentable as anticipated.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2021

The Indianapolis Bar Association Intellectual Property Section is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to encourage all eligible law students to complete the Patent Bar Exam. Achieving this goal will enable you as a student to concentrate on the critical summer clerkship and help make you more attractive to prospective employers after graduation.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2021

Join the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP) on Monday, April 5, from 1–3 p.m., for a webinar titled "The 'Perfect' Oral Argument." 

Posted on: Mar 3, 2021

Technology makes delivering legal services more efficient. As recognized by the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 back in 2011, this is not news to the legal community.  However, this fundamental transformation, adapting technology, software and services, is not without risks. 

Posted on: Mar 3, 2021

The Copyright Office is implementing the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act that Congress passed in December. The maximum amount in controversy will be $30,000. 


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