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Seattle CHIZAI (IP) Kick-off Event


November 7, 2018


Seattle CHIZAI (IP) is a learning and networking initiative. It aims to create a unique communication platform by providing an intellectual property (IP) lens for professionals looking for leaning and networking experience in Seattle and the West Coast.


Seattle CHIZAI (IP) is planning a kick-off event on December 7th (Fri) 2018 at Microsoft Conference Center (16070 NE 36th Way Bldg 33, Redmond, WA 98052). We are expecting many professionals will come, especially IP professionals and those who are interested in IP in business not only at a large corporation but also at a smaller company. Click for event schedule.


Title: Exclusion and Inclusion – “Open Innovation” from academic, IP and business viewpoints


Date: December 7, 2018
Time: 3:00 – 5:30 pm
Location: Microsoft Conference Center (16070 NE 36th Way Bldg 33, Redmond, WA 98052)


RSVP to Masa Kaneko by Friday, November 30th.


WSPLA Content Committee


October 19, 2018


The new WSPLA Content Committee is looking for WSPLA members to join the committee to help find content to post on the WSPLA web site and social media. Let me know if you’re interested (Jim Baunach 206-694-4816).


Join WSPLA on LinkedIn and Twitter


October 19, 2018


Join the WSPLA LinkedIn Group at and follow the WSPLA Twitter account at


WSPLA 2018 Election Results


May 30, 2018


Dear WSPLA Members,


WSPLA congratulates Greg Plichta who has been elected to the WSPLA Board. Thanks to all candidates who agreed to be nominated for Board positions.


Sincerely and respectfully yours,

WSPLA Board of Directors


Washington Pro Bono Patent Network Seeks Patent Attorney Volunteers


April 16, 2018


Operated by University of Washington School of Law’s Center for Advanced Study and Research on Innovation Policy (CASRIP) with assistance from the USPTO, the Network matches low-income inventors with volunteer patent attorneys across Washington State.


Currently, we are looking to place 3 inventors for patent counseling and/or provisional patent filing. Inventions include:


1. A food product
2. Fishing equipment
3. A software invention related to the commercial fishing industry


For more information, please email Allison McCarty at