Past Events

  • Nov. 17, 2021 CLE: Ethics Potpourri

    Date: Nov 17th 2021 12:00:pm –  Nov 17th 2021 1:30:pm

    Location: Online Video Conference

    Speaker:

    Professor Hricik will discuss recent developments in ethics and innovation, with a particular focus on the impact of rapid innovation...

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  • Sept. 15, 2021 CLE: Preparing Patent Applications for EP Examination and Litigation in Europe from the Perspective of a US Company or US Patent Attorney

    Date: Sep 15th 2021 12:00:pm –  Sep 15th 2021 1:30:pm

    Location: Online Video Conference

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    Event Notes: Preparing Patent Applications for EP Examination and Litigation in Europe from the Perspective of a US Company or...

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  • May 19, 2021 CLE & Annual Meeting: Developments in Patent Law

    Date: May 19th 2021 12:00:pm –  May 19th 2021 1:30:pm

    Location: Online Video Conference

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    Event Notes: Developments in Patent Law This presentation material is provided by Brian G. Bodine as a courtesy to the WSPLA...

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  • March 17, 2021 CLE: Bypassing Patents in the Pandemic? The Biden Administration Should Beware Revisionist Accounts of March-In Rights and Sec. 1498

    Date: Mar 17th 2021 12:00:pm –  Mar 17th 2021 1:30:pm

    Location: Online Video Conference

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    Event Notes: Bypassing Patents in the Pandemic? The Biden Administration Should Beware Revisionist Accounts of March-In Rights and Sec. 1498...

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  • January 20, 2021 CLE: Inventor Diversity: Issues and Approaches to Encourage Participation

    Date: Jan 20th 2021 12:00:pm –  Jan 20th 2021 1:30:pm

    Location: Online Video Conference

    Speaker:

    Event Notes: Mollybeth Kocialski, Julie Kane Akhter, and Beth Schubert, Ph.D. This presentation material is provided by Mollybeth Kocialski, Julie...

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  • November 13, 2020 CLE: The Ethical Issues Created by AI, IoT and 3D Printing on Patenting

    Date: Nov 13th 2020 12:00:pm –  Nov 13th 2020 1:30:pm

    Location: Online Video Conference

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    Event Notes: The Ethical Issues Created by AI, IoT and 3D Printing on Patenting This presentation material is provided by...

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  • Fall Virtual Social Featuring Online Game: Patently Stupid

    Date: Oct 28th 2020 6:00:pm –  Oct 28th 2020 7:30:pm

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    Welcome to another year of social activity within the WSPLA, albeit a somewhat difficult year for being social. As we...

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  • September 16, 2020 CLE: Patent Carbon Royalty

    Date: Sep 16th 2020 12:00:pm –  Sep 16th 2020 1:30:pm

    Location: Online Video Conference

    Speaker:

    Event Notes: Patent Carbon Royalty This presentation material is provided by John D. Vandenberg as a courtesy to the WSPLA...

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  • June 24, 2020 Free CLE: The World According to 112

    Date: Jun 24th 2020 12:00:pm –  Jun 24th 2020 1:30:pm

    Location: Online Video Conference

    Speaker:

    Event Notes: COJK Presentation S 112 FINAL, 2020-06-24 Recent-ish Developments in Indefiniteness, and 2020-06-24 WSPLA CLE – Functional Claiming in...

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  • Cancelled: June 17, 2020 CLE: The World According to 112

    Date: Jun 17th 2020 12:00:pm –  Jun 17th 2020 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

    Speaker:

    Because of the situation with Covid-19, WSPLA has decided to cancel the CLE event on June 17, which was originally...

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  • Joint WSPLA-Seattle IP Inn of Court Meeting

    Date: Feb 20th 2020 5:30:pm –  Feb 20th 2020 8:00:pm

    Location: University of Washington Club

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    Topic: Representation Versus Creation: Where is the Line, and Who Owns What?   Speakers: Seattle Intellectual Property American Inn of...

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  • January 22, 2020 CLE: Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the US Patent and Trademark Office and the Patent Pro Bono Program

    Date: Jan 22nd 2020 12:00:pm –  Jan 22nd 2020 1:30:pm

    Location: Microsoft Campus

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    Event Notes: Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the US Patent and Trademark Office and the Patent Pro Bono Program This...

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  • November 20, 2019 CLE: Brexit and Its Effects on IP Rights

    Date: Nov 20th 2019 12:00:pm –  Nov 20th 2019 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

    Speaker:

    Nick McDonald from the Law Firm of Potter Clarkson will discuss the implication of Brexit on various aspects of IP...

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  • September 18, 2019 CLE – Patent Drafting for Machine Learning

    Date: Sep 18th 2019 12:00:pm –  Sep 18th 2019 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

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    Event Notes: Patent Drafting for Machine Learning: Structural Claim Limitations, Avoiding Sections 101 or 112 Rejections, Drafting for EPORecent Developments...

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  • WSPLA September Social & Wine Tasting in Woodinville

    Date: Sep 14th 2019 2:30:am –  Sep 14th 2019 5:00:pm

    Location: Forgeron Cellars Tasting Room

    Speaker:

    Welcome to another year of WSPLA activities and socials! We are kicking off the social year with an event that...

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  • WSPLA Spring/Summer Social!

    Date: May 23rd 2019 5:30:pm –  May 23rd 2019 7:30:pm

    Location: Seattle Gummy Company

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    The days are getting longer, which means summer is just around the corner! Come mingle with your fellow patent practitioners...

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  • May 15, 2019 Annual Meeting & CLE: Recent Developments in Patent Law 2019

    Date: May 15th 2019 12:00:pm –  May 15th 2019 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

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    Event Notes: Recent Developments in Patent Law 2019 This presentation material is provided by Brian G. Bodine as a courtesy...

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  • March 20, 2019 CLE: Recent Development In Patent Eligibility

    Date: Mar 20th 2019 12:00:pm –  Mar 20th 2019 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

    Speaker:

    Event Notes: Recent Development In Patent Eligibility This presentation material is provided by Casey Fitzpatrick, Brooke Quist, and Thomas Wong...

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  • Joint WSPLA-Seattle IP Inn of Court Meeting

    Date: Feb 21st 2019 5:30:pm –  Feb 21st 2019 8:00:pm

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    Registration for this event is closed.    Time: A social mixer will begin at 5:30 PM in the lounge, followed by...

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  • January 16, 2019 CLE: Patent Issues on Open Source Software and Standards Organizations

    Date: Jan 16th 2019 12:00:pm –  Jan 16th 2019 1:30:pm

    Location: Microsoft Redmond Campus Building 86, 4854 154th Pl NE, Redmond, WA 98052

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    Event Notes: Patent Issues on Open Source Software and Standards Organizations This presentation material is provided by Mike Allen, David Rudin,...

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  • November 14, 2018 CLE: USPTO Presentation on Ethics & Pro Bono

    Date: Nov 14th 2018 12:00:pm –  Nov 14th 2018 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

    Speaker:

    Event Notes: USPTO Presentation on Ethics & Pro Bono This presentation material is provided by Dahlia George as a courtesy...

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  • September 19, 2018 CLE – Drafting (and Invalidating) Patent Claims as a Sec. 112 Master: How Claims, Hollow Claims, Ways and Means

    Date: Sep 19th 2018 12:00:pm –  Sep 19th 2018 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

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    Event Notes: Drafting (and Invalidating) Patent Claims as a Sec. 112 Master: How Claims, Hollow Claims, Ways and Means This presentation...

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  • WSPLA Spring/Summer Social!

    Date: May 31st 2018 5:30:pm –  May 31st 2018 7:30:pm

    Location: Stoel Rives LLP

    Speaker:

    The days are getting longer, which means summer is just around the corner! Come mingle with your fellow patent practitioners...

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  • May 16, 2018 Annual Meeting & CLE: Patent Case Law Year-In-Review, Recent Decisions from the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court

    Date: May 16th 2018 12:00:pm –  May 16th 2018 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

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    Event Notes: Patent Case Law Year-In-Review, Recent Decisions from the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court This presentation material is provided...

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  • March 21, 2018 CLE: Current Topics in Patent Law from the AIPLA Perspective

    Date: Mar 21st 2018 12:00:pm –  Mar 21st 2018 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

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    Event Notes: Current Topics in Patent Law from the AIPLA Perspective This presentation material is provided by Lisa K. Jorgenson...

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  • January 17, 2018 CLE: Patent Practice Updates

    Date: Jan 17th 2018 12:00:pm –  Jan 17th 2018 1:30:pm

    Location: Microsoft Campus

    Speaker:

    Speaker: Bob Stoll, Former Commissioner of Patents at USPTO 2009-2012, Partner at Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP   Panel Moderator: Sandy Swain,...

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  • November 15, 2017 CLE: Is IP leadership shifting to Asia?

    Date: Nov 15th 2017 12:00:pm –  Nov 15th 2017 1:30:pm

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    Event Notes: Is IP leadership shifting to Asia? This presentation material is provided by Randall R. Rader as a courtesy to...

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  • Cancelled: WSPLA Wine Tasting Social Networking Event

    Date: Sep 23rd 2017 12:00:pm –  Sep 23rd 2017 3:00:pm

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    WSPLA has decided to cancel this event due to low RSVPs.  We hope to see you at our next social...

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  • Sept. 20, 2017 CLE: Current Approaches To RAND and FRAND – Reflecting, It’s A Wide, Wide World

    Date: Sep 20th 2017 12:00:pm –  Sep 20th 2017 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

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    Event Notes: Current Approaches To RAND and FRAND – Reflecting, It’s A Wide, Wide World This presentation material is provided...

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  • May 17, 2017 Annual Meeting & CLE: Patent Case Law Year-In-Review, Recent Decisions from the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court

    Date: May 17th 2017 12:00:pm –  May 17th 2017 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

    Speaker:

    Event Materials: Patent Case Law Year-In-Review, Recent Decisions from the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court This presentation material is provided...

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  • Joint IP Networking Event

    Date: May 4th 2017 5:30:pm –  May 4th 2017 7:30:pm

    Location: Lane Powell PC

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    Are you looking for the chance to connect with Seattle’s broader IP community? Please join us for a joint IP...

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  • March 15, 2017 CLE: Dos and Don’ts of US Inbound & Outbound Applications

    Date: Mar 15th 2017 12:00:pm –  Mar 15th 2017 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

    Speaker:

    Event Materials: Dos and Don’ts of US Inbound & Outbound Applications This presentation material is provided by Jay Sha, Takuya...

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  • Discover IP Japan Conference 2017

    Date: Feb 7th 2017 12:00:pm –  Feb 7th 2017 5:30:pm

    Location: Microsoft Events Center, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

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    Event Materials: Discover IP Japan Conference 2017 This presentation material is provided by the presenters at the Discover IP Japan...

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  • January 25, 2017 CLE at Microsoft Campus – Patent Practitioner Review: Ethics, Pro Bono and Office Practice

    Date: Jan 25th 2017 12:00:pm –  Jan 25th 2017 2:00:pm

    Location: Microsoft Redmond Campus, 16255 NE 36th Way, Building 36 Room 1108-1110, Redmond, WA 98052

    Speaker:

    Speakers: Will Covey, Deputy General Counsel and Director, OED, USPTO John Cabeca, Director, West Coast Regional Office, USPTO John Kirkpatrick,...

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  • November 16, 2016 CLE – Representing Clients in Related Technology: Ethical Conflicts in Patent Prosecution

    Date: Nov 16th 2016 12:00:pm –  Nov 16th 2016 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

    Speaker:

    Event Materials: Representing Clients in Related Technology: Ethical Conflicts in Patent Prosecution This presentation material is provided by Paul Stewart...

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  • September 14, 2016 CLE – Obtaining Insurance Coverage for Your Patent Infringement and Related IP Claims

    Date: Sep 14th 2016 12:00:pm –  Sep 14th 2016 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

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    Event Materials: Obtaining Insurance Coverage for Your Patent Infringement and Related IP Claims; Appendix – Insurance Coverage for Patent Infringement Lawsuits...

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  • June 9, 2016: Updates of JPO Initiatives

    Date: Jun 9th 2016 12:00:pm –  Jun 9th 2016 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

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    Event Materials: Updates of JPO Initiatives This presentation material is provided by the Japan Patent Office as a courtesy to...

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

    Date: May 18th 2016 12:00:pm –  May 18th 2016 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

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  • MARCH 16, 2016 CLE

    Date: Mar 16th 2016 12:00:pm –  Mar 16th 2016 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

    Speaker:

    This jam-packed session will focus on the broad picture of where patent litigation is headed, including particular trends in commercially significant cases,...

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  • January 20, 2016 CLE: Ethics for Patent Practitioners

    Date: Jan 20th 2016 12:00:pm –  Jan 20th 2016 2:00:pm

    Location: Microsoft Redmond Campus, 16255 NE 36th Way, Building 36 Room 1108-1110, Redmond, WA 98052

    Speaker:

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  • November 18, 2015 CLE: Tips For U.S. Patent Prosecution and Litigation

    Date: Nov 18th 2015 12:00:pm –  Nov 18th 2015 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

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    This CLE will include: 1. Practical tips for patent prosecutors, counselors, and litigators, based on recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions. E.g., treasures defendants hope to find specifications; 10 ways to diversify claim sets; 10 uses for a prior art reference; what types of clearance opinions remain useful at trial; doing more in Markman, and some defenses of the future. 2. Predictions for the state of functional claiming and claim indefiniteness in 2020.

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  • September 16, 2015 CLE: Design Rights

    Date: Sep 16th 2015 12:00:pm –  Sep 16th 2015 1:30:pm

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

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    Cost: Members: $60; Non-members $80; Students $35 Meal Choices: Honey-citrus marinated chicken, Sea salt halibut, Vegetable quesadilla

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