Intellectual Property Law
New Matter SUMMER 2015 Volume 40, Number 2
- 2015 New Matter Author Submission Guidelines
- Case Comments
- Civil Case on Redskins Heats Up: Pro-Football, Inc. v. Amanda Blackhorse, et al.
- Copyright Interest Group
- Entertainment and Sports Law Interest Group
- Federal Circuit Review
- Intellectual Property Section Executive Committee 2014-2015
- Intellectual Property Section Interest Group Representatives 2014-2015
- International Ip Developments
- Legislation Update
- Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
- Licensing Interest Group
- Litigation Interest Group
- MCLE Self-Study Article
- Ninth Circuit Report
- Patent Interest Group
- Patently "Wrong:" Scotus rules that the Federal Circuit has Misused the "De Novo" Standard when Reviewing Claim Construction Determinations
- Runaway jurisprudence: Has the "But For" Test for Proving Inequitable Conduct in Patent Cases Gone Awry, Gone Rogue, or Gone Quiet?
- The Licensing Corner
- The Moral of B&B Hardware: Companies Need to Be Strategic in Trademark Actions Before the Ttab
- The State Bar of California Intellectual Property Alumni
- Trademark Interest Group
- Letter from the Chair
Letter from the Chair
SOPHIE COHEN Cobalt LLP
As I WRITE THIS COLUMN, I AM GEttiNG READY to travel to Washington DC as part of a delegation from the State Bar of California IP Law Section, to meet with high level officials from government agencies and offices that are of interest to IP practitionersâincluding the USPTO, the TTAB, the PTAB, the U.S. Copyright Office, the OIPR, and the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.
This is my second and last time on the DC delegation. It has been an incredible honor and privilege to be able to sit down with distinguished members of the executive, judiciary and legislative branches of government and discuss intellectual property law questions.
Let me explain why this annual visit is organized and how our membership benefits from our delegation’s input. The purpose of the annual DC delegation is not to advocate a position, or influence IP policy on behalf of the Section or the Bar (in fact, the Section is not allowed to engage in lobbying). Maintaining a non-partisan approach during these meetings is essential because our membership represents a very broad spectrum of interests, practice areas and viewpoints. The sole purpose of the DC delegation, therefore, is to further the Section’s educational mission and programming efforts.