Calendar of Events

April 28, 2021

Patent Committee CLE | Caselaw and Strategy Update

Make plans now to join us for the State Bar of Georgia IP Section Patent Committee’s next CLE.

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 12-1:30 p.m. ET
Topic: Caselaw and Strategy Update — setting new highs (damages), lows (101), and is any of this legal (PTAB)?
Location: Zoom

Panel of in-house attorneys, experts, and outside attorneys to be finalized closer to the date.

1.5 hours of general CLE credit (pending approval) to be provided.

Click here to register. Please note, you must register prior to the day of the event. Once registered, Zoom will email you the meeting information. If not in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

Start: April 28, 2021 12:00 pm
End: April 28, 2021 12:00 pm
Venue: Zoom

April 27, 2021

Copyright Committee and Construction Law Section CLE| The Intersection between Copyright and Construction Law

Please join the Construction and Intellectual Property Law Sections on April 27th from 12- 1 p.m. as they host a joint roundtable discussion and Q&A on the intersection between copyright and construction law. The panel will feature the following legal and industry experts:

Peter Crofton, Partner, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP and adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law

Liza Akins, Assistant General Counsel, ARCO Design/Build
Gregg Jacobson, Associate, King & Spalding
Michelle Thomas, Assistant General Counsel, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Matt Wilson, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

The discussion will highlight the areas where copyright and construction often intersect, as well as practical considerations for industry professionals in the art, architecture and construction space. We hope you can join us!

One hour of general CLE credit is pending.

Click here to register. Please note, you must register prior to the day of the event.

After registering, Zoom will email you the information you’ll use to join the meeting. If not in your inbox, please check your spam folder for the message.

Start: April 27, 2021 12:00 pm
End: April 27, 2021 12:00 pm

April 5, 2021

IP Legends Awards

Our colleagues at the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance (GIPA) are seeking nominations for the IP Legends Awards. The IP Legends Awards brings well-deserved recognition every three years to the finest members of the intellectual property community.

Nominees should have:
• Made a significant impact on the field of intellectual property, for example, as an attorney, judge, legislator, educator, manager, business owner, inventor, or entrepreneur.
• Distinguished themselves through outstanding accomplishments or contributions during their career, whether recently or continuously.
• Served as a role model for others in the IP community.
• Displayed the highest level of ethics in their career.

To learn more about this tremendous award and submit a nomination, please click here. The nomination deadline is April 5, 2021.

Date: April 5, 2021

April 1, 2021

Intellectual Property Law Section | Join a team of your fellow IP lawyers for a fun and challenging virtual networking event!

While we still are not able to gather in person for an IP section social event, we thought it would be fun to spend some time together (exactly 1 hour to be precise), trying to escape from a virtual escape room. So please join us on Thursday, April 1, starting at 5:00 p.m., for an exciting networking opportunity as we try the “Prison Break” or “The Heist”.

We will be creating small groups (5-8 people) for your escape room journey, and, of course, the groups will be competing against one another. So, not only is this a great opportunity to meet a few other section members, it’s a chance for you to show off your problem solving skills to the rest of the section by sending the other teams home in defeat!

The details and mission videos are below. As space is limited, please register early here.

After registration closes March 30 at noon, you will be assigned to a team of up to 8 and we will provide the links to the game before the mission starts. Here are also a few helpful tips: Your game will start on time, so have everything set 5 minutes prior! The game will use Zoom, so download that if you haven’t already. The game also runs better on a computer—so avoid the Zoom mobile app. And while any browser if fine, Chrome is preferred. Best of luck!

Prison Break:

Mission Video.

A Million Ways In, One Way Out

The year is 1955. You’ve been wrongfully accused of a crime, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Your new “home” is a cell that once belonged to an inmate who disappeared without a trace…or did he? Some claim he escaped. Others swear he was murdered by the infamously cruel warden. No one actually knows… can you escape before you suffer the same fate?

The Heist:

Mission Video.

There’s an Art to Crime

Your world-class espionage outfit has landed you inside a prestigious art museum. A recently stolen masterpiece is presumed hidden within the office of the museum’s egotistical curator, Vincent Hahn. With the help of your intelligence agent on the outside, you have one hour to find your way into Hahn’s office, recover the painting, and slip away before Hahn returns

Start: April 1, 2021 5:00 pm
End: April 1, 2021 5:00 pm

March 30, 2021

Copyright Committee CLE

Please join the Intellectual Property Law Section for an informative overview and Q&A session on the recently-passed Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (the CASE Act), which provides an alternative and voluntary adjudication process for copyright infringement claims under $30,000. We are thrilled to be joined by Catherine Zaller Rowland, Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Public Information and Education, to provide an overview of the history of and need for the Act, the Copyright Office’s role, and to answer questions from attendees.

This virtual event will be on March 30th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. We hope you can join us!
One hour of general CLE credit is pending.

Click here to register.

Start: March 30, 2021 12:00 pm
End: March 30, 2021 12:00 pm
Venue: Zoom -Virtual Event

December 10, 2020

Save the date: IP Section Holiday Party

Start: December 10, 2020 5:30 am
End: December 10, 2020 5:30 am