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April 01, 2024

ABA-IPL eNews April 2024

IPLSPRING – 2024 ABA-IPL Section Annual Meeting

April 17-19, 2024
Marriott Bethesda North Hotel
Rockville, MD

Registration is Now Open

 

Registration is open for IPLSPRING, April 17-19, 2024. Visit the IPLSPRING web page for complete information and to register.

At IPLSPRING, you can learn the latest developments in intellectual property law. The conference will provide two full days of CLE programming, networking events, business meetings, attorney wellness activity, and more!

Featured special sessions at IPLSPRING will include:

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Hearing

This session will feature an actual Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) hearing, presented live with TTAB judges participating. The Hon. Albert J. Zervas, the Hon. David K. Heasley, and the Hon. Martha B. Allard of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board will preside over the hearing.

Cell-Based and Alternative Proteins- The Future of Food

Alternative proteins are plant-based and food-technology alternatives to animal proteins. They include food products made from plants (for example, grains, legumes, and nuts), fungus (mushrooms), algae, insects, and even cultured or cell-based (lab-grown) meat. This food revolution is progressing at light speed and this presentation will explore the strategies of being such an innovative company. Traditional food companies usually live and die by their trade secrets while traditional life science companies live and die by their patents. These companies are the intersection between these two worlds and it's this intersection that deeply affects their IP strategies. This presentation will examine the risks and rewards of these companies not only rooted in IP but in the international cultural, social, ethical, and regulatory acceptance of their products.

Other enlightening CLE program topics will include:

  • IP Ethics Update at the USPTO
  • Ethical Use of AI Tools in Trademark Practices
  • What Every IP Lawyer Needs to Know About Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law
  • Mock Presentation of Damages in an Intellectual Property Case
  • Considerations for Patent Litigation in High-Tech Products
  • A Comparative Approach to Protect Intangible-Electronic Items Through Designs
  • Copyright Roundup
  • Deep Fakes, Copyright and the Right of Publicity
  • Understanding the Intellectual Property Landscape in Latin America
  • Cultural and Social Responsibility in Trademark and Branding
  • First Amendment Implications of Trademark Registrations
  • Safeguarding Brands Beyond Borders
  • Practical Drafting Tips Following Amgen v. Sanofi: Is 112(f) the Answer?
  • Tips for Navigating AIA Trials
  • Trade Secret Hot Topics
  • Copyright Office Speaks
  • Patenting Inventions When AI Is Involved

In addition to the outstanding and comprehensive array of educational programs, the conference will feature luncheons with informative guest speakers. The Mark T. Banner Award will be presented to Mark A. Lemley at the luncheon on Thursday, April 18, and The Honorable Leonard P. Stark, Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, will deliver remarks at our keynote luncheon on Friday, April 19. Read the program brochure for complete and updated information on all of our sessions. 

Hotel reservations

The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center is currently sold out for the dates of our meeting. Rooms are available nearby at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. To reserve a room, please visit the hotel website

Register today for IPLSPRING, April 17-19, 2024!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors are invited to participate in the conference. Maximize the advantages of sponsorship by signing up now to be included in IPLSPRING marketing and publicity outreach. For more information, contact Christopher Meacham, at [email protected].

Join us at the Section Luncheon with the Mark T. Banner Award Presentation at IPLSPRING. Honoree Mark Lemley will accept the 2024 Mark T. Banner Award and provide keynote remarks.

Professor Mark A. Lemley

William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology

William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology

Mark A. Lemley biography

2024 Mark T. Banner Award Presentation at IPLSPRING

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Rockville, MD

The Mark T. Banner Award, established in honor of the late Mark T. Banner, former ABA-IPL Section Chair, is presented to an individual or individuals who have made an impact on IP law and/or practice. Winners of this award have expressed a clear passion and enthusiasm for, and advanced the practice, profession and/or substance of IP law through extraordinary contributions to, among, other things, teaching, scholarship, innovation, legislation, advocacy, bar or other association activities, or the judiciary. Learn more about the Mark T. Banner Award

Nominating Committee Announces Nominees for 2024-2025 ABA year

June Besek, Chair of the Section’s Nominating Committee, reports that the committee has selected the nominees for elective officer and council positions for the 2024-2025 Association year.

Chair-Elect: Robert Lytle, Redmond, WA. Mr. Lytle is the current Vice Chair of the Section. Prior to becoming Vice Chair, he served as Revenue Officer for one year, as Financial Officer for two years, and as Financial Officer-Elect for one year. He served as a vice-chair of the Patents Division. He has served on the Books Editorial Board for eight years, the Revenue Committee for four years, and the Investments Committee for four years. He was co-chair of the Trade Secrets and Interferences with Contracts Committee for two years. He has served on the Policy Development Advisory Committee for two years, and has served on the In-House Counsel Task Force and the AIA Task Force.

Vice Chair: Joshua Simmons, New York, NY. Mr. Simmons has served as Section Secretary for three years. He has also served as the Chair of the Policy Advisory and Development Committee for two years. He is also the current chair of the House of Delegates Resolutions Committee and has served as a member of that committee for three years. He has chaired the Copyright Law Reform Task Force for five years. He served as a member of the Section Council for four years. He was both Chair and Vice Chair of the Copyrights Division. He served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Copyright and Social Media Committee. He currently serves as a member of the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Task Force.

Secretary: Paul Morico, Houston, TX. Mr. Morico has served as the Financial Officer for two years, and served as the Financial Officer-Elect for a year prior to becoming Financial Officer. Prior to becoming the Financial Officer-Elect, he served as Chair of the Patents Division for two years, as Vice-Chair for two years prior to that, and as Special Advisor to the Patents Division for two years before that. He has been a member of the Continuing Legal Education Board since 2010. He has served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Patent Litigation Committee. He has served on the Investments Committee and the Revenue Committee, and was a member of the Section 101 Task Force for four years.

Revenue Officer: Tammy Pennington Rhodes, Houston, TX. Ms. Rhodes is the current Revenue Officer. She served as a member of the Section Revenue Committee for five years. She has also served as a member of the CLE Board for eight years. She served as Chair of the International Patent Laws Committee, and served as Chair of the USPTO Ex Parte Patent Practice and Policy Committee for two years. She served as Vice Chair of the Patent Litigation Committee for two years and Chair of the High Tech and Software Patent Committee.

Publications Officer: Adrienne Fields, New York, NY. Ms. Fields is the current Publications Officer for the Section. She previously served as Vice Chair of the Content Advisory Board for two years. She has been a member of the Content Advisory Board for ten years. She has served as a member of the Magazine Editorial Board for 14 years, and was Editor-in-Chief, Vice Chair and Intake Editor of that Board. She also served as a member of the former Annual Review Editorial Board for two years. She served as Chair of the Standing International IP Task Force for one year.

Continuing Legal Education Officer: Christopher Ponder, Palo Alto, CA. Mr. Ponder has been the Vice Chair of the CLE Board for two years. He served as a member of the CLE Board for six years prior to that. He has been a member of the Revenue Committee for five years. He served as a member of the Membership Board for five years. He also served as a member of the AIA Task Force for one year.

Membership Officer: Rivka Monheit, Atlanta, GA. Ms. Monheit was elected as Membership Officer in January of this year to fill the balance of the term left by the departure of former Membership Officer Sharon Israel. She had been serving as the Vice Chair of the Membership Board, and served as a member of the Membership Board for three years prior to that. She served a four-year term as a member of the Section Council. She was Chair of the International Patent Treaties and Laws Committee for two years, Chair of the Patent Legislation Committee for two years, and Vice Chair of that committee for two years. She has served as a member of the Patent Section 101 Task Force for five years. She has also served as a member of the In-House Counsel Task Force and the Standing International IP Task Force.

Diversity Officer: Nicole D. Galli, Philadelphia, PA. Ms. Galli was elected last year as the first Diversity Officer of the Section, after that new Officer position was created by the Section in 2022. She served as Liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession for two years. She served as a member of the Section’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force and as a member of the In-House Counsel Task Force. She was the CLE Officer for the Section for two years and served on the CLE Board for five additional years. She has served as the Liaison to the LES Supply Chain Committee. She was chair of the former CLE Teleconference Committee for one year. She has also served on the Section Membership Board.

Section Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates: (for a three-year term expiring in 2027)

William LaFuze, Houston, TX. Mr. LaFuze is a current Section Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates, with a term expiring in 2024. He has served as a Delegate since 2014. He is a Past Chair of the Section, and has served as its Chair-Elect and Vice Chair. He served four years as a member of the Section Council. Mr. LaFuze has chaired the Patents Division, Information Technology Division and the Litigation, ADR, and Related Issues Division, as well as numerous committees within the Section over the past 35+ years including the Amicus Briefs Committee. He also served as a Trustee of the Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law (FADIPL).

At-Large Council Members: (for a four-year term, ending in 2028)
Jonathan Bowser, Washington, DC. Mr. Bowser has served as Chair of the Patents Division for a year. He was Vice Chair for two years prior to that. He has served as a member of the Patent Section 101 Task Force for five years and as a member of the Policy Development Advisory Committee for two years. He was Chair of the USPTO Post Grant Patent Practice and Policy Committee for two years, and Vice Chair of that Committee for one year. He has served on the Section Nominating Committee and the AIA Task Force.

Keith Kupferschmid, Washington, DC. Mr. Kupferschmid serves as Co-Chair of the Copyright Office Affairs Committee. He was Chair of the Copyright Legislation Committee for two years, and Vice Chair of that committee for a year prior to that. He has served as the Section Liaison to the Copyright Alliance for six years. He has been a member of the Copyright Law Reform Task Force for five years and currently also serves as a member of the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Task Force.

Eric Perrott, Washington, DC. Mr. Perrott has served as the Chair of the Trademarks Division for two years, and as Vice Chair for two years prior to that. He has served on the Revenue Committee for five years and the Membership Board for four years. He was Chair of the USPTO Trademark Practice and Policy Committee for a year, and Chair of the USPTO Operations Relating to Trademarks Committee for two years. He has been a Liaison to the IP Associations on TM Issues for five years. He served on the Trademark Modernization Act Task Force for two years. He has been a member of the Nominating Committee and currently serves on the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Task Force. He was a Young Lawyer Fellow of the Section for three years.

S. Christian Platt, San Diego, CA. Mr. Platt currently serves as Vice Chair of the High Tech and Software Patent Committee. He was Chair of the USPTO Post-Grant Committee for two years. He served as Chair of the Patent Litigation Committee for two years and Vice Chair of that Committee for two years, where he co-chaired the Subcommittee on Damages.

Young Lawyer Council Member: (for a one-year term expiring in 2025)
Caleb Green, Las Vegas, NV. Mr. Green has been Chair of the Young Lawyers Action Group for two years. He served as Chair of the Law Student Action Group for three years. He was a Young Lawyer Fellow of the Section for two years and currently serves as Chair of the Young Lawyer Fellows Advisory Committee. He served on the Membership Board for three years and the CLE Board for one year.

Section Chair: According to Section bylaws, Susan McGahan, Bedminster, NJ, current Chair-Elect, automatically assumes the office of Chair for 2024-2025. Ms. McGahan previously served as Vice Chair of the Section. She served as the Revenue Officer for the Section for three years. Prior to that she was Vice Chair of the Revenue Committee, and served as a member of that committee (formerly the Sponsorship Committee) for five years. She served as Secretary of the Section for two years, Membership Officer for four years, and Financial Officer for three years. She was a member of the Section Council for six years. She has also been a member of the CLE Board, the Membership Board, the FADIPL Board of Trustees, the Content Advisory Board, the Nominating Committee, the former Newsletter Committee, and the In-House Counsel Committee. She has chaired the Professional Issues Division, the former Publications Division, the former Membership Committee, and the former Young Lawyers Committee.

Financial Officer: According to Section bylaws, Richard Stockton, Chicago, IL, current Financial Officer-Elect, automatically moves to the position of Financial Officer for a term of two years. Mr. Stockton served as Vice Chair of the Patents Division for two years. He was Chair of the Standing International IP Task Force for two years, and served as Vice Chair for two years. He was Vice Chair of the Patent System Policy Planning Committee for two years, Chair of the Patent Litigation Committee for two years, and Vice chair of the Patent Litigation Committee for four years.

The Section’s Nominating Committee, appointed by Section Chair Steve Caltrider, is composed of:

  • June M. Besek, New York NY, Chair
  • Kim Jessum, Philadelphia, PA
  • Joseph Falcon, Malvern, PA
  • Tracy Kepler, Chicago, IL
  • Phil Swain, Boston, MA

Additional nominations for this new position or for any position may be made by petition signed by not less than 100 members of the Section, listed by their ABA ID number. The 100 names must be representative of at least three states and must indicate that the individual has agreed to the nomination. The petition must be sent to the Chair and the Secretary of the Section and must be received by these individuals not less than four months before the elections held at the Annual Meeting. The Business Session with Elections will be held in Chicago on Friday, August 2, 2024.

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ABA-IPL webinars are free to Section members

All IPL Section webinars are free to Section members through August 31, 2024.
Register and participate to take advantage of this valuable member benefit.

ABA-IPL provides compelling CLE-accredited webinars that cover a broad range of IP issues. Mark your calendars for these upcoming webinars. Watch the events page on the Section website for information on all upcoming programs and events, and to register. As a special benefit of membership in the ABA-IPL Section, members are able to participate in all ABA-IPL Section webinars for free during the current Association year.

Next Webinar

Landslide: An Overview of Different Patent Valuation Models and Damages Calculations

April 23, 2024 

This webinar will discuss the tools and methodologies for valuing patents and calculating patent damages continue to evolve, shaped by judicial decisions and developing standards. In this webinar, a panel of expert economists and statisticians specializing in patent valuation and damages calculations will provide an overview on different models, tools, and techniques for valuing patents and calculating patent damages. The panel will discuss current patent damages standards, patent damages trends, and different statistical approaches to calculating patent damages. The panel will provide guidance and recommendations for practitioners to better understand, evaluate, and manage patent valuation and damages calculations.

SEP Dispute Resolution - Options for Effectiveness and Efficiency and The Role of The Proposed EU SEP Regulations

April 30, 2024 

This is the first of 3 Webinars to meet a proposal by Council for the IPL Section to educate the legal public about SEP disputes and how they are resolved from the perspectives of SEP owners/licensors and SEP users/licensees, and to the extent possible of neutral observers and government interests. It was suggested as an alternative to a proposal for a resolution so the Section to avoid thrashing out a position that was unlikely to be supported in this controversial area. Our intent is to capture the perspectives of all sides and if the result is publishable as a white paper, to publish the various points of view in a single white paper.

Overview of Proposed European SEP Regulation: Where Do We Go From Here?

May 7, 2024

Earlier this year, the European Commission proposed new regulations related to standard essential patents (SEPs), and there continues to be considerable discussion and debate about the subject. Join our panelists to learn about the key provisions of the proposed regulation and its current status, and to hear industry viewpoints on what such a regulation would mean for industry.

The Role of Consumer Surveys in IP Litigation

June 6, 2024 - 12 PM EDT

Consumer surveys are one of the most powerful tools available in intellectual property litigation. Despite widespread use, however, many attorneys are largely unfamiliar with the basics of consumer surveys and how they can be used effectively in intellectual property matters.

Protecting Trade Secrets in Business For the Inhouse Lawyers Presented by the Interferences with Contracts Committee

Date: May 6, 2024 from 1 to 5 pm

Law Firm Name and Address: Procopio 3000 El Camino Real 5 Palo Alto Square Suite 400
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Contact: Mark Klapow
Email: [email protected]

This includes three panels – managing trade secrets, litigation readiness, and practical tips during the dispute.

Section Advocacy

Letter to U.S. Copyright Office on rulemaking for group registration of updates to a news website

On February 20, 2024, the Section sent a letter to the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”), which would add a new registration option for frequently updated news websites. The Section has consistently supported the Office’s efforts to implement options that make registration of large numbers of works practicable in today’s creative landscape, including through its recent NPRM. The Section therefore supports efforts to expand group registration options, including the proposed option for news organizations that largely own the content published on their websites. News organizations, due in part to the sheer quantity of copyrighted works produced (itself a benefit to the public), cannot register individual works without incurring great expense and inordinate effort. In the letter, the Section noted and encouraged the Office to consider several items that are of crucial importance, and likely will become increasingly important.

22nd Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property Institute set for May 30-31, 2024

The 22nd Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property Institute, sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association, is set for May 30-31, 2024 in Westminster, CO. The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law will once again cosponsor this program. The Institute brings together intellectual property professionals from across the US and beyond. This year, panels will discuss how the state of global regulation is impacting patent practice, and how those same regulatory bodies might affect AI innovation. Additionally, there will be an examination into how AI is changing the way that creative content is made, as well as how it affects the practice of law. The Institute will also include ethics presentations and breakout tracks focused on different IP areas of practice. The event will be valuable for anyone interested in patents, IP law, or emerging technologies.

The event is organized into four tracks: Patents/Patent Litigation, Trademarks/Copyrights, Tech Transactions and Licensing, and In- House practice, and features local, national, and international IP experts. CLE credit will be available.

For more information, and to register, visit the Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property Institute website.

Donate to the Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law

ABA-IPL Section members are encouraged to donate to the Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law (“the Foundation”, or “FADIPL”) to help support its mission.

The Foundation’s mission is to offer career-preparation, career-readiness, and career-advancement support to individuals who identify as members of racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in intellectual property law profession in the United States.

The Foundation’s Programs work toward:

  • Recruiting individuals who identify as members of  racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the IP law profession to consider exploring careers in patent law and other areas of IP law.
  • Providing career-preparation and career-readiness support, as well as financial support, to individuals identified as members of racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the IP law profession who demonstrate an interest in a career in IP law.
  • Accelerating the development of a more diverse IP professional community through networking, counseling, and mentoring efforts aimed at fostering career advancement of individuals identifying as members of racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the IP law profession in the United States.

Individuals interested in donating can visit the FADIPL support page.

Donate to the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP)

Your donation to the Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP) helps ensure that funding is available for students who are members of racial and ethnic groups, and others that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession, including students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged, students who identify as LGBT, women, and veterans.

The JIOP IP program continues to grow with 28 judges requesting students with background or interest in intellectual property law. 130 of the 770 applicants showed interest with 58 of those students attaching additional background and statements supporting their experience. We placed a total of 32 IP students.

All ABA-IPL Section members are encouraged to show their support and donate to the Judicial Internship Opportunity Program

Join a Section Committee

All Section members are encouraged to review the committees and select and join those on which they wish to serve, and which are of interest to them. If you are already a member of one of the existing committees, you are carried over as a member in the next association year.

Patents Division

  • Patent Legislation Committee [join]
  • International Patent Laws Committee [join]
  • USPTO Ex Parte Patent and Policy Practice [join]
  • USPTO Post Grant Patent Practice and Policy Committee [join]
  • Chemical and Life Science Patent Committee [join]
  • Patent Litigation Committee [join]
  • Patent System Planning Committee [join]
  • High Tech and Software Patent Committee [join]

Trademarks Division

  • Trademark Legislation Committee [join]
  • International Trademark Laws Committee [join]
  • USPTO Trademark Practice and Policy Committee [join]
  • Trademark Litigation Committee [join]
  • Trademarks and the Internet Committee [join]
  • Advertising and Marketing Law Committee [join]

Copyrights Division

  • Copyright Legislation Committee [join]
  • International Copyright Laws Committee [join]
  • Copyright Office Affairs Committee [join]
  • Visual Arts and Dramatic Works Committee [join]
  • Copyright and Social Media Committee [join]
  • Copyright and Emerging Technology Committee [join]
  • Music and Performing Arts Committee [join]
  • Copyright Litigation Committee [join]
  • Literary Works Committee [join]

Specialized IP Law Division

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee [join]
  • Antitrust Interface Committee [join]
  • Trade Secrets and Interferences with Contracts Committee [join]
  • Design Rights Committee [join]
  • Privacy and Publicity Rights Committee [join]
  • Digital Games and New Media Committee [join]
  • Information Technology Committee [join]
  • Fashion Committee [join]

Professional Issues Division

  • Law Practice Management Committee [join]
  • Pro Bono Committee [join]
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee [join]
  • Attorney Wellness Committee [join]

Business and Trade Division

  • IP Transactions and Licensing Committee [join]
  • International Trade Commission Committee [join]
  • China IP Issues Committee [join]
  • Government IP Rights Committee [join]
  • Monetization and Valuation of IP Committee [join]
  • In-House IP Committee [join]
  • Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Committee [join]

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Take advantage of an opportunity to participate in developing Section policy and sign up as a voting member of your committee. Voting members will be asked to study the policy issues of the committee and vote on the reports in a timely and responsive manner. Any lawyer member of a committee is welcome to sign up to be a voting member of the committee.

Committee members who choose not to enroll as a voting member can still participate in all other committee activities and receive any committee updates and information.

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  • The committee rosters, including the roster of voting committee members will roll over to subsequent years. There is no need to re-subscribe as a voting committee member with each new Association year.
  • Voting members who do not vote two times in a row will be removed from the voting member roster.

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We welcome your feedback on topics you would like to see covered in E-News.  Please email Mike Winkler at [email protected] with your suggestions.  

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Section Officers:

Chair
Steven P. Caltrider
Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, IN

Chair-Elect
Susan E. McGahan
AT&T
Bedminster, NJ

Vice-Chair
Robert Lytle
Microsoft
Redmond, WA

Secretary
Joshua Simmons
Kirkland & Ellis
New York, NY

Financial Officer
Paul Morico
Baker Botts LLP
Houston, TX

Financial Officer-Elect
Richard Stockton
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
Chicago, IL

Revenue Officer
Tammy Pennington-Rhodes
Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, LLP
Washington, DC

Membership Officer
Rivka Monheit
Pabst Patent Group LLP
Atlanta, GA

Diversity Officer
Nicole D. Galli
ND Galli Law LLC
Philadelphia, PA

Publications Officer
Adrienne R. Fields
The Law Offices of Adrienne R. Fields
New York, NY

CLE Officer
Janet Hendrickson
Stinson LLP
St. Louis, MO

Section Delegates to
The House of Delegates
William L. LaFuze (2024)
McKool Smith
Houston, TX

Lisa A. Dunner (2025)
Dunner Law PLLC
Washington, DC

Adriana Suringa Luedke (2026)
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Bethesda, MD

Immediate Past Chair
Thad Chaloemtiarana
Pattishall
Chicago, IL

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