• 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. 

  • Intellectual Property Law Section | PAWS Atlanta Service Project

    The Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia is going to have a service project on Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at PAWS Atlanta. PAWS Atlanta is a no-kill animal shelter that has been around for almost 60 years. They are located at 5287 Covington Highway in Decatur. 

    We welcome you to bring a guest or friend to volunteer with us! (But note that all volunteers must be at least 18 years old.)

    Here are typical volunteer activities . . .

    • Entertaining and socializing dogs and cats
    • Landscaping
    • Spreading mulch on the dog walking trail
    • Painting
    • Helping with small building projects
    • Sorting animal crates, food, leashes and toys

    If you’d like to attend, please click here to register. Any non-attorneys, please RSVP to Meredith Ragains.

  • 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

  • Intellectual Property Law Section | 2023 Patent Law Case Update

    Section Members:

    Please join the Patent Committee of the IP Section of the State Bar of Georgia for the 2023 Patent Law Case Update. Josh Curry (Partner, Lewis Brisbois), Hala Mourad (Partner, Lee & Hayes) and Andrew Strickland (General Counsel, Unirac Inc.) will be discussing some of the most important patent decisions from the last year and the impact each has on their practices.

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

    Date: October 26, 2023

    Time: 12 noon

    Location: State Bar Conference Center, 104 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30303

    Click here to register.

    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.