Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section
The Intellectual Property & Technology Section held a meeting on November 1, 2016 where Co-Chair Raymond Van Dyke spoke on the important Intellectual Property cases over the last year and their impact on the profession. Patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases were discussed. For patent, the ongoing effect of the Supreme Court Alice decision and recent Federal Circuit cases that help and hinder patent applicants in their attempts to secure patent protection. For copyright, the recent and controversial firing of the Copyright Office Registrar by the new Librarian of Congress. For trademark, the new disparagement case going to the Supreme Court, related to the ongoing Redskins trademark controversy. For trade secret, the new Defend Trade Secrets Act which allows private parties to file suit in federal court for trade secret theft.
If you have possible topics for Section Meetings or CLE Seminars, please contact Ray Van Dyke or Michael L. Greenberg to discuss.