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Posted on: Jun 12, 2017

IndyBar IP Section-Executive Committee

Meeting Minutes

May 2017

In attendance:

  • Lesley Hayes, IndyBar
  • Kim Ferguson, IndyBar
  • John Bishop, Cohen Garelick & Glazier PC
  • Tyler Droste, Gutwein Law
  • Joel Tragesser, Quarles & Brady LLP
  • Elizabeth Vincent, Kar Auction Services Inc.
  • Jordan Downham, Quarles & Brady LLP
  • Lindsay Rothrock, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • Bill McKenna, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry LLP
  • Trenton Morton, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  1. Chair, Joel Tragesser opened meeting. 
  2. Patent Law exam scholarship
    1. 3 applicants this year (all are IU McKinney students)

i.Dawn Allen

ii.German Escalante

iii.Benjamin Taggart

     b.    Joel Tragesser to review applications and determine who to award scholarship(s) to

      c.   Lesley Hayes to check budget to determine ability to award multiple scholarships

  1. Upcoming seminars
    1. June 22, 2017: USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program Update and Ethics Presentation, Grant Corboy and William Covey from USPTO and Norman Hedges from Maurer School of Law

i.Invite others as we want a good showing

  1. Advanced IP Practice, Marcello Copat.  October 12, 2017 and November 8, 2017
  2. Joel Tragesser to talk with Mac MacDaniel regarding round table
  3. Ethics, Kevin Erdman
  4. Patrick Houston trade secrets seminar to be tabled until 2018
  1. Forms submitted to IndyBar for the forms project
  2. Website postings:
    1. Membership increased from 141 in April to 147 in May
    2. 51 page views in March; 116 in April
    3. 62 blog page views in March; 117 in April
    4. Bill McKenna proposed starting IP section Twitter account

i.Kim Ferguson to talk with IndyBar and get back to board

  1. Holiday luncheon in planning; date needs to be set and follow up with Business Law section president
    1. Vendor reached out to Bill McKenna regarding interested in sponsoring event

i.Sponsor holiday party?  Discuss with Business Law section first

ii.If vendor wants standalone event, Ethics seminar could be possibility

  1. New business
    1. In fall, board to nominate and elect new Secretary, Vice-Chair and Chair
  2. Kim Ferguson discussed Heal Committee
    1. Started by Chris Hickey and Kelly Scanlan
    2. Small network of support volunteers to assist those who have fall on hard times

i.Volunteers needed (must be in legal field but not required to be IndyBar member)

ii.Kim Ferguson to forward information on

  1. Welcome to new members and introductions
  2. Next meeting: Monday July 10, 2017


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