Past Events

  • May 15, 2019 CLE

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

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  • March 20, 2019 CLE

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

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  • November 14, 2018 CLE

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

    Location: Washington Athletic Club

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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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    John has defended Microsoft in patent litigation for 27 years, successfully argued at the U.S. Sup. Ct. in Nautilus changing...

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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

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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 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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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