Upcoming Events

June 27, 2017

Leaving a Halo Impression in the Heartland – 2016-17 Supreme Court Patent Case Review

Please join the Patent Committee of the of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Georgia at Alston & Bird (One Atlantic Center, 1201 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309-3424) for lively panel discussion regarding recent patents cases before Supreme Court. Lunch will be provided.

The Supreme Court has taken on more patent cases in its past few terms that it has in the past. What trends are arising and why is driving the Court’s interest? How will recent decisions affect both client practice and litigation? This CLE will feature a discussion of the recent decisions inHalo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc.,TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, and Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., the Court’s grant of petition for writ of certiorari in SAS Institute Inc. v. Lee, as well as other recent Supreme Court decisions. The panel will be moderated by Andrew Strickland of Lee & Hayes PLLC and include David Hricik of Mercer University School of Law and Taylor English Duma LLP, Stephen Kabakoff of Finnegan, and Daniel Kent of Kent & Risley LLC.

June 27, at 12 p.m.

Alston & Bird, Atlanta

One Atlantic Center
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424

Attendance is free for members of the IP Section ($15 for non-members); however, a $10 fee will apply for members seeking CLE credit ($35 for non-members) .

One hour of CLE credit will be available.

Click here to register for this program.





Start: June 27, 2017 12:00 pm
End: June 27, 2017 1:30 pm
Venue: Alston & Bird
1201 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309, United States

IP Pro Bono Opportunity

Join fellow members of the State Bar IP Section for a fun, simple, and no-continuing-obligations pro bono opportunity on Tuesday, June 27, at the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts’ legal clinic for low-income artists. You can give from 30 minutes to four hours, at your choice, and you will be able to review materials in advance of the meeting.

This clinic is limited to copyright, trademark, and general contract issues and will be held at GLA’s King Plow Arts Center office from 1-5 p.m. You can volunteer for one 30-minute counseling session or stay for the whole afternoon. GLA artist-member clients are scheduled by the GLA office. GLA will provide a detailed description of each client’s legal issue in the days preceding the clinic. (Note you will not have to draft any contracts or trademark or copyright registrations.) This will be a quick, easy, and gratifying way to satisfy some pro bono hours! You are not committed to any follow-up after the clinic.

Please email Kelly Bray at kellybray@glarts.org (subject: June 27) to volunteer and let us know the amount of time you can give (and specific time-slots, if necessary). Once we have volunteers and GLA coordinates artist-attendees, we will assign cases to each individual or group of lawyers.

(Note that if you are an in-house attorney, GLA’s malpractice insurance covers you for purposes of participation in this legal clinic.)





Start: June 27, 2017 1:00 pm
End: June 27, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: King Plow Arts Center
887 West Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318, United States

September 14, 2017 – September 15, 2017

2017 IP Institute

Please save the date for the
State Bar of Georgia Intellectual Property Section
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort  |  September 14 – 15  |  Registration Opens Soon.

Receive CLE credit, including Ethics and Professionalism credit,
on the beautiful beaches of Amelia Island, Florida!

Please contact Event Chair Jim Johnson for more information (jamesjohnson@eversheds-sutherland.com | (404) 853-8000).





Start: September 14, 2017
End: September 15, 2017