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Intellectual Property News

Posted on: Sep 21, 2017

September 11, 2017

IndyBar IP Section Executive Committee Meeting


  • Joel Tragesser opened the meeting
    • Feedback elicited on corporate counsel panel discussion
      • Box lunches next time to expedite program
  • Good turn out; many Business Law Section members
  • Other IP corporate counsel have expressed interest to join a panel in 2018
  • Patent law exam scholarship
    • 3 awarded but no updates from the 3 selected.  If no one claims, money to be allocated back to section.
    • Maybe expand to first and second year students to increase interest
  • 2018 IP section budget
    • What does section want to accomplish?
    • Bill McKenna to think of some ideas to add (new social hours; drinks at evening CLEs)
    • Budget due October 1, 2017.  Bill McKenna to handle
    • 2018 Office and Committee members:
      • Bill McKenna to move to Chair in 2018
      • John Bishop to move to Chair-Elect in 2018
      • Joel Tragesser elicited interest from section members in becoming Recorder
      • 19 members currently on section.  Current members please advise if any recommendations for additional interested members
  • Upcoming CLEs:
    • October 12, 2017: Developments in Patent Law
    • November, 2017: Advanced IP practices (TBD)
    • December: Annual IP Ethics: Kevin Erdman to present-quick update only (TBD)
      • Possibly give credit to past speakers with Kevin leading update of materials
  • Norm Hedges and/or Mark Janis would be interested in adding pro-bono component to December ethics session
  • No update from San Diego attorney; dropped off schedule
  • Section numbers:
    • Matthew Clark’s article made front page of recent Indiana Lawyer
  • Holiday Luncheon:
    • Tuesday December 5, 2017 - IP Holiday Luncheon; combined with Business Law section
    • Corsearch | Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services will sponsor
    • Budget: TBD
    • Food to be provided: TBD
  • New Business:
    • Marcelo Copat – Would Section sponsor DC Circuit Judge Justice Wilkins to speak about MLK?
      • Presentation to not actually occur on MLK Day
      • Presentation to be held at IndyBar or Faegre Baker Daniels and possibly Facebook Live for remote viewing
      • Would other IndyBar sections co-sponsor?
      • Check with IU McKinney to co-host?
  • Thank you from Joel Tragesser as chair transitions to Bill McKenna
  • Meeting adjourned 


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