Section Intellectual Property


The Intellectual Property Section provides continuing legal educational (CLE) programs, proposes and/or comments upon changes in intellectual property law, and serves as a forum for the exchange of new ideas and networking among its members.

Section Chairs

Phil Green
415 459 2000
phil@greenandgreen.com

Steve Nielsen
415 272 8210
Steve@NielsenPatents.com

Notice
Main County Superior Court

Uniform Local Rules 2

Updated January 1, 2017
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There are no upcoming Intellectual Property events

President's Message
Jun 05, 2017
By Dorothy Chou Proudfoot

A big thank you to Immediate Past President Larry Strick for arranging for Dr. Larry Brilliant to speak at our May General Membership meeting. I did not know Dr. Brilliant personally; I had only read the Wikipedia summary of his education, experiences, and accomplishments, and I was curious to see how he would inspire us to go outside our comfort zone and do good in the world.

May Meeting Recap
Jun 04, 2017
By Anna Pletcher

May’s Member Luncheon featured physician, epidemiologist, and TED sensation Dr. Larry Brilliant in conversation with MCBA Program Chair Barrett Schaefer. A talented storyteller and engaging speaker, Dr. Brilliant reflected on his extraordinary life journey across continents, from eradicating smallpox in India to leading Google’s philanthropic foundation.

JUDGE'S CORNER
Jun 03, 2017
By The Honorable Verna Adams

On Friday, May 12, 2017, all of the active female Marin County Superior Court Judges gathered with our matriarch, Judge Beverly Bloch Savitt (Ret.) for her birthday party. This occasion sparked my interest about the history of the Marin County Superior Court. 104 years elapsed between the election of our first Superior Court Judge in 1879 and 1983, when Bev Savitt and Lynn Taylor together shattered the glass ceiling.

Editor's Introduction
May 09, 2017
By Robert Rosborough

Ever had a client question a bill? We wondered what our members could learn from all of the fee arbitrations MCBA conducts. Next, what will the impact of legal recreational marijuana be on the workplace? We also spotlight #cut50, a non-profit founded by the mayor of Mill Valley to reduce the incarceration rate across the United States.

President's Message
May 08, 2017
By Dorothy Chou Proudfoot

We last left off this President's Message saga with a laundry list of events. There was so much going on that I couldn't even fit it into that double-length article last month. Fortunately for me, our move to an electronic format allows for this kind of flexibility.

May 07, 2017
By Toussaint Bailey

My discussion with Scott Lueders, Chair of the Marin County Bar Association’s Client Relations Committee, began as an interview about the mechanics of the MCBA’s Fee Arbitration Program, but quickly turned into an enlightening conversation about the shockingly high number of lawyers who manage to anger their clients and jeopardize fee collections with poor billing practices.