• Intellectual Property Law Section | The Right to Repair: New Trends in Legislation and Lawsuits

    Please join the Copyright Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section to learn about the Right to Repair.
    Courtney Lytle Sarnow, Partner, Culhane Meadows
    When: Friday, April 26th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Where: State Bar of Georgia
                     Bar Center, Meeting Room #3
                     104 Marietta Street NW
                     Atlanta, GA 30303
    The fee is $10. Click here to register. 1 hour of general CLE credit will be given. (pending approval)
  • Intellectual Property Law Section | Recent Updates on European Patent Law

    Please join the Patent Committee of the IP Section of the State Bar of Georgia for a 1-hour lunch CLE presented by Berggren Oy on recent developments in patent law in Europe.  The presentation will touch on patent prosecution strategies, the latest statistics on opt outs and the selection of Unitary patents with comparisons of different technology areas, licensing implications under the new system, and a review of some of the early decisions of the Unified Patent Court including granting of the first pan-European preliminary injunction.

    Lunch will be provided.

    Location: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP; 1100 Peachtree Street NE; Suite 2800; Atlanta, GA   30309-4528

    Date/Time: February 15, 2024, 12 noon

    Click here to register. 

  • IP Section Members Volunteer to Help Local Animal Shelter

    On Saturday, March 2, 2024, 18 members of the IP Section of the Georgia Bar volunteered at PAWS Atlanta. PAWS Atlanta is Georgia’s oldest no-kill animal shelter having started in 1966 as the DeKalb Humane Society. The shelter has found homes for more than 49,000 dogs and cats in the past almost 60 years!

    Section members rolled up their sleeves to help the PAWS Development Team with their St. Pittie’s Day campaign. Section members also picked up branches and sticks on the walking trail and throughout the shelter, which allows the PAWS volunteers and staff to walk the dogs safely and provides adopters and fosters a nice environment to meet their new best friend.

    Check out PAWS Atlanta here . . . https://www.pawsatlanta.org/

  • Intellectual Property Law Section | 2023 In-House Law Update

    Section Members:

    Please join the In-House Committee of the IP Section of the State Bar of Georgia for the 2023 In-House Law Update. Joe Staley (Partner; Perilla, Knox & Hildebrandt), Justin Charles Ward (General Counsel; Blue Force Gear, Inc.), Robert Gravois (Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property; ADT, Inc.) and Michael Sochor (Senior Lead IP Counsel; Dexcom, Inc.) will be discussing some of the most important in-house law updates from the last year and the impact each has on their practices. 

    1 hour of general CLE will be provided (pending approval).

    Date: October 30, 2023

    Time: 12 noon

    Location: Zoom

    Click here to register. After registering, Zoom will email you the meeting credentials. If not in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

    Chris Lightner
    Chair, Intellectual Property Law Section
    State Bar of Georgia

  • IP Section Scholarship Winner!

    Congratulations to our IP Section Scholarship Winner: Kristen Van Dyke!

    Kristen is a 3L at the University of Georgia. The IP Section scholarship awards $5,000.00 to a deserving law student based on several considerations, including a nominee’s personal statement, resume, GPA, involvement in IP organizations, involvement in IP scholastic initiatives, and prior IP experience. We are very excited to award this scholarship to Kristen, and we wish her the best with her future in the field of intellectual property.

  • Become an IP Section 2020 Sponsor!

    Become an IP Section 2020 Sponsor!  For details on annual sponsorship levels and benefits.

    Click here for details on annual sponsorship levels and benefits.

    A special thanks to Alston & Bird for becoming a 2020 IP Section sponsor.

  • Volunteers Needed for Nov. 23, 2019 AVLF Clinic!

    Please consider volunteering at the upcoming Saturday Lawyer Program Clinic at the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.
    This Nov. 23rd event (from 9 am-12:30 pm) is co-sponsored by the IP Section and the YLD Committee and will be held at the offices of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.

    Please contact Jason Cooper (jason@sladlaw.com) for event details.