Event Notes: Patent Case Law Year-In-Review, Recent Decisions from the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court
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Brian Bodine will provide his annual presentation on recent developments in patent law, including summaries of the latest Supreme Court and Federal Circuit patent cases along with a discussion of what we can expect as the Supreme Court winds up its term. He will be joined by Nika Aldrich who is a shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, and also professor of patent law at Lewis & Clark Law School.
BRIAN G. BODINE is a partner in the Seattle office of Lane Powell PC. He has extensive experience litigating patent, trademark, trade secret, and other intellectual property related disputes. He is a Past President of the Washington State Patent Law Association and a Past Chair of the IP Section of the Washington State Bar Association. Brian is listed in Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America. He was named Lawyer of the Year for Trade Secrets Law Seattle by Best Lawyers in America. He is active in youth and high school football and lacrosse, and he has served as a manager, a coach, a photographer, and a team coordinator.
NIKA ALDRICH is a shareholder in the Portland office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. As a litigator, he has represented innovative companies in patent disputes covering a wide array of technologies, and has also tried cases covering design patents, including a leading case on design patent damages. Nika has also handled numerous appeals, including before the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court. On the side, Nika is the professor of patent law at Lewis & Clark Law School. Nika has recently taken over writing Schwabe’s Fresh from the Benchfrom his colleague Pete Heuser. This is a weekly report on precedential patent cases decided by the Federal Circuit, distributed to several hundred patent attorneys in the Northwest. If you’d like to be added to that circulation list, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.