May 18, 2016 Annual Meeting & CLE: Patent Case Law Year-In-Review, Recent Decisions from the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court

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 Peter Heuser, who makes a similar presentation in Portland each year.


About our speakers:


Brian BodineBRIAN 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 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. He is a member of the Pacific Northwest Football Officials Association and serves as a referee in high school and youth football games.


PETER E. HEUSER is a shareholder in the Portland office of Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt where he practices both patent litigation and prosecution. He has taken many cases through jury trials and argues cases to the Federal Circuit. He was recently designated Best Lawyer’s Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year for Portland for 2016. Each week Pete circulates a report on precedential patent cases decided by the Federal Circuit to several hundred patent attorneys in the Northwest. If you’d like to be added to that circulation list, please email him at