Section Intellectual Property


The Intellectual Property Section provides continuing legal educational (CLE) programs, proposes and/or comments upon changes in intellectual property law, and serves as a forum for the exchange of new ideas and networking among its members.

Section Chairs

Phil Green
415 459 2000
phil@greenandgreen.com

Steve Nielsen
415 272 8210
Steve@NielsenPatents.com

Notice
Main County Superior Court

Uniform Local Rules 2

Updated January 1, 2017
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There are no upcoming Intellectual Property events

Editor's Introduction
May 09, 2017
By Robert Rosborough

Ever had a client question a bill? We wondered what our members could learn from all of the fee arbitrations MCBA conducts. Next, what will the impact of legal recreational marijuana be on the workplace? We also spotlight #cut50, a non-profit founded by the mayor of Mill Valley to reduce the incarceration rate across the United States.

President's Message
May 08, 2017
By Dorothy Chou Proudfoot

We last left off this President's Message saga with a laundry list of events. There was so much going on that I couldn't even fit it into that double-length article last month. Fortunately for me, our move to an electronic format allows for this kind of flexibility.

May 07, 2017
By Toussaint Bailey

My discussion with Scott Lueders, Chair of the Marin County Bar Association’s Client Relations Committee, began as an interview about the mechanics of the MCBA’s Fee Arbitration Program, but quickly turned into an enlightening conversation about the shockingly high number of lawyers who manage to anger their clients and jeopardize fee collections with poor billing practices.

Mar 30, 2017
By Sharon Arkin

As budget shortfalls have continued to affect trial courts since the Great Recession of 2008-2009, one way judges have tried to make up for increasing caseloads is by “farming out” discovery disputes to referees. But referees don’t come cheap ...

SAVE THE DATE: Sep 23
Mar 30, 2017
By Mee Mee Wong

The Marin County Bar Association is honored to announce that Judge Michael B. Dufficy (ret.) has been selected for its Lifetime Achievement Award. A gala to honor Judge Dufficy’s commitment and service to Marin County and its Bar, which has spanned over 52 years, will be held on September 23.

Mar 29, 2017
By Lawrence A. Strick

In just the four months since its inception, the Lawyers in the Library program (“LIL”) has served 119 members of the Marin community. MCBA Board Member Tim Nardell shares his experience volunteering.