Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

October Meeting (October 16, 2018)

It’s Tuesday!  We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at tonight’s meeting, when the October Pupilage group will proudly present:

“SSOs, TMI and PP, OH My!” – The ins and outs of standard setting organizations and FRAND licensing.”  CLE materials are uploaded under presentation materials (hard copies will not be provided).

 (Did you just get chills?  We did.) 

Program Co-Chairs: Jennifer Miller & Ben Schlesinger

Host:  Ballard Spahr

Meeting Schedule: Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Program from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Location:  5th Floor - 999 Peachtree St., NE - Atlanta, GA 30309

Parking/Transportation:  Parking will be validated, but we ask that guests please consider walking or taking MARTA to the Midtown Station if possible as we are expecting a large crowd. The parking garage at 999 Peachtree can be accessed from the left on Peachtree Street or on the right from Juniper Street just past 10th Avenue. Please park in the visitor parking spaces located on levels 2, 3 or 9.

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September Meeting (Sept. 12, 2018)
Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

September Meeting (Sept. 12, 2018)

Ready to dive back into a new year with the Atlanta IP Inn of Court?  Then do not miss this month’s presentation by our September Pupilage Group, which explores state sovereign immunity before the PTAB (Regents of the University of Minnesota v. Ericsson) and patent infringement liability for extraterritorial activities (WesternGeco L.L.C. v. Ion Geophysical Corp.). Please join us on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, to kick off the new year.

Program Co-Chairs: Tiffany Williams & Trenton Ward

Host:  Kilpatrick Townsend

Meeting Schedule: New Member Orientation from 5:00 to 5:30 PM. Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Program from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Location:  Kilpatrick Townsend - 1110 Peachtree Street NE - Atlanta, GA 30309

Parking/Transportation:  Parking will be validated, but we ask that guests please consider carpooling.

Guest Policy & Registration:  atlantaipinn.org/guests/

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2018 End of Year Dinner
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

2018 End of Year Dinner

Speaker:               Christopher W. Klaus, successful entrepreneur, currently CEO of                               Kaneva; prior founder and CTO of Internet Security Systems

Date:                    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 

Time:                    6:00 p.m. cocktails & hors d'oeuvres
                              7:00 p.m. dinner and program begin

Location:              Ansley Golf Club, 196 Montgomery Ferry Dr., Atlanta, 30309

Tickets:                 $40 member only (parking validation included)
                              $100 member with guest (parking validation included)

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April Meeting
Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

April Meeting

Please join us as our April Pupilage group will explore some of the most interesting defendants in all of copyright law--cosplayers!  Come learn about the exciting topic of copyrights covering clothing and costume designs in "Copyright Wars:  Attack of the Cosplayers."

A word from our co-chairs:

Have you ever watched the Dragon Con parade march down Peachtree Street and wondered whether any of those folks get sued for making and wearing such awesome—but unlicensed—costumes?  Well, as you’ve probably already guessed, they certainly do!  And if you’re curious about these kinds of cases, we hope you will join us for our presentation, which will follow the adventures of two unlikely Star Wars cosplay heroes, who team up with some unexpected friends to combat the overwhelming might of the Disney IP Empire.  Will our heroes preserve their right to wear unlicensed, custom-made Star Wars costumes?  Or are they doomed to defeat by the legendary Star Wars Copyrights?  And how many times can we bag on the new Star Wars film without totally abandoning the narrative arc?  Come find out! 

RSVPhttp://evite.me/ZFrecWxC6s

Program Co-Chairs: Alan White and Meghan Rachford

Host:  U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (75 Ted Turner Dr., SW, Atlanta, 30303)

Meeting Schedule: Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Program from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Security:  Everyone will need to go through the standard court security screening.  Please allow extra time for this.

Electronic Devices:  We have requested a Court Order allowing you to enter with electronic devices.  We will send it to you all once received.  You will need to print the Order and bring it with you.  Those with a “Blue Card” (obtained from the Court) will not require the Order.  If you do not have a copy of the Order or a Blue Card you will not be permitted to enter with electronic devices.

Please park in the "Gulch" parking lot, which can be accessed using the directions located here: http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/atlanta-division-parking-information.  After checking in with security, please proceed to the 23rd floor.  The meeting will take place in the ceremonial courtroom.

Want to bring a guest?  http://atlantaipinn.org/guests/

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March Meeting
Mar
21
5:30 PM17:30

March Meeting

Join us on Wednesday, March 21, at Taylor English for a fun event covering the completely straightforward and entirely predictable concept of Fair Use in Copyright!  Have you ever posted to Instagram and thought, “That pic is amazing! I could make a lot of money selling that one!”? Well, world-famous appropriation artist Richard Prince does just that—and he just might be committing copyright infringement in the process. Come join us Wednesday as we explore the interplay between the world of appropriation artwork and fair use as a defense to copyright infringement.

Program Co-Chairs: Sarah LaFantano and Jason Grier

Host:  Taylor English

Meeting Schedule: Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Program from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Location:  Taylor English - 1600 Parkwood Circle, Suite 200 (Second Floor) - Atlanta, GA 30339

Parking/Transportation:  Parking is free.

Guest Policy & Registration:  atlantaipinn.org/guests/

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January Meeting
Jan
31
5:30 PM17:30

January Meeting

Our next meeting, generously sponsored by the great people at Thomas Horstemeyer, will be held at GA Tech at 5:00 p.m. on Wed., January 31, 2018.  Joe Staley and Arvind Reddy lead this month's program, called "Shark Tank: Considerations for Innovators Commercializing Products."  Join two teams of innovators, one representing UGA and another representing Georgia Tech, as they take their ideas to Shark Tank.  Let’s learn about some considerations that innovators should keep in mind when commercializing an idea.  See how good legal advice can help you survive the Sharks and how bad advice gets you eaten alive!  Please join us on Wednesday, January 31 at Georgia Tech.  We promise we won’t make any UGA jokes about the National Championship Game (just kidding, we definitely will).

5:00pm – 6:00pm (optional)  Panel Presentation for GA Tech students by Inn members on careers in IP.

5:30pm – 7:00pm  Reception  (students will join at 6:00pm)  N.B.:  As this is being held on a college campus, anyone wishing to consume alcohol will need to provide valid ID.

7:00pm – 8:00pm  Program

RSVP here no later than Jan. 24, 2018:  http://evite.me/15tDCfK1ed

 

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Holiday Party
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Party

This year’s Holiday Party will be at the Piedmont Driving Club on Wednesday, December 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. RSVP for the event no later than Friday, December 8 at 5 pm: http://evite.me/6TYDtDCn7f.

If bringing a guest, register and pay for your guest here: http://atlantaipinn.org/guests/. The Holiday Party is free to all members, but there is a $35 fee for all guests.

The Inn will collect business attire for donation for the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency again this year. There will be boxes inside the Club where you can drop your gently used business attire donations before entering the party.

Complimentary valet is available. A friendly reminder that the Club requires men wear coat and tie for this event.

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November Meeting
Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

November Meeting

Ready to finally get that tattoo you’ve always wanted?  Then do not miss this month’s presentation by our November Pupilage Group.  It turns out, the pain involved in getting a tattoo is not limited to the needle used to apply the ink.  Oh no.  There are all sorts of copyright issues involved that can greatly exacerbate the discomfort.  Please join us on Wed., November 15 to learn all about why you may want to rethink the ink.

Program Co-Chairs: Robin McGrath and Tennell Lockett

Host:  Kilpatrick Townsend

Meeting Schedule: Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Program from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Location:  Kilpatrick Townsend - 1110 Peachtree Street NE - Atlanta, GA 30309

Parking/Transportation:  Parking will be validated, but we ask that guests please consider carpooling.

Guest Policy & Registration:  atlantaipinn.org/guests/

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October Meeting
Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

October Meeting

Please join us as our October Pupilage group presents "Not Throwing Away My Shot!: Jurisdiction & Venue Challenges and the Changing Patent Infringement Landscape."  Assigning away your client’s patent for sovereign immunity from infringement suits?  Finding a regular and established place of business in the post-T.C. Heartland venue world? Dueling frenemies? This show’s bringing it all.  Be prepared to be amazed, enraptured, and enlightened by Pupilage Group 2’s off, off, off Broadway, and completely unauthorized, production of HAMILTON.  Work!

Program Co-Chairs: Matt Warenzak and Chittam Thakore

Host:  Fish & Richardson

Meeting Schedule: Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Program from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Location:  Druid Hills Golf Club - 740 Clifton Road - Atlanta, GA 30307

Parking/Transportation:  Parking will be validated, but we ask that guests please consider carpooling.

Guest Policy & Registration:  atlantaipinn.org/guests/

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September Meeting
Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

September Meeting

Please join us as our September Pupilage group kicks off the new Inn year with "Chasing the Ethics of Multiple Representation:  This One Goes to Eleven."  Chasing Lovely, a self-described folk/pop duo, and their hapless bandmates, start the night at a joyful house concert but end up in a quagmire of ethical issues. The night will include music, laughter, and a chance to win autographed CDs — but only if you can spot the issues!

Program Co-Chairs: David Hricik and Tina McKeon

Host:  Ballard Spahr

Meeting Schedule: New member orientation from 5:00 to 5:30 PM.  Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Program from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Location:  Peachtree Club, 28th Floor - 999 Peachtree St., NE - Atlanta, GA 30309

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April Meeting (April 19, 2017)
Apr
19
5:30 PM17:30

April Meeting (April 19, 2017)

Please join us as our April Pupilage group teaches us about domain name disputes!  Trademark law and domain names have clashed for more than 20 years.  Although the legal issues are now well-developed, the cybersquatting problem is far from resolved.  Indeed, last year saw a record number of domain name disputes filed with WIPO, the leading provider of services under the popular Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).  Still, many trademark owners (and even IP practitioners) are unaware of how to avoid and resolve these issues, even as new top-level domain names and dispute policies have been created.

Program Co-Chairs: Doug Isenberg and John Harbin

Host:  U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Meeting Schedule: Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Program from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Please park in the "Gulch" parking lot, which can be accessed using the directions located here: http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/atlanta-division-parking-information.  After checking in with security, please proceed to the 23rd floor.  The meeting will take place in the ceremonial courtroom.

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March Meeting (March 15, 2017)
Mar
15
5:30 PM17:30

March Meeting (March 15, 2017)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 4:30pm to 8:00pm - Eversheds Sutherland

Please join us as our March Pupilage group teaches us all about trade secrets!  And before the reception, there will be a mentoring and professional development panel discussion featuring Cynthia Parks, Sherry Knowles, Dan Kent, Jim Johnson, Tony Askew, and Kevin Cranman.  Space for the mentoring panel is limited, so please let Kevin Cranman know if you intend to attend.

Program Co-Chairs: Alan White and Charley Brown

Host:  Eversheds Sutherland

Meeting Schedule: Mentoring panel from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Program from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

The reception prior to the program will be held at The Peachtree Club, 999 Peachtree Street NE, 28th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Parking will be validated, but please consider carpooling or taking MARTA to the Midtown Station.  The parking garage at 999 Peachtree can be accessed from the left on Peachtree St or on the right from Juniper St. just past 10th.  Please park in the visitor spaces located on levels 2, 3, or 9. 

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February Meeting (February 8, 2017)
Feb
8
5:30 PM17:30

February Meeting (February 8, 2017)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm - Troutman Sanders

The February pupilage group challenges us to inter partes review BINGO!

Program Co-Chairs: Joe Staley and Patricia Smith

Meeting Schedule: Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Program from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Host:

Troutman Sanders
600 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 5200
Atlanta, GA 30308

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2016 Holiday Party (December 8, 2016)
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

2016 Holiday Party (December 8, 2016)

This year’s Holiday Party is at the Ansley Golf Club on Thursday, December 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. If you would like to bring a guest, please register and pay for the guest as soon as possible. The Holiday Party is free to all members, but there is a $30 fee for all guests. The guest fee can be paid by PayPal here: http://atlantaipinn.org/guests/.

The Inn is collecting business attire for donation to charity again this year. There will be boxes inside the Club at the entrance to the Grand Ballroom where you can drop your donations before entering the party.

Complimentary valet is available at the front of the Ansley clubhouse.

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November Meeting (November 9, 2016)
Nov
9
5:30 PM17:30

November Meeting (November 9, 2016)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm - King & Spalding

The November pupilage group tests our knowledge of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act and its prohibition on the registration of scandalous and disparaging marks. 

Program Co-Chairs: Sonia Lakhany and Jason Grier

Meeting Schedule: Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Program from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Host:

King & Spalding

1180 Peachtree Street, NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

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October Meeting (October 19, 2016)
Oct
19
5:30 PM17:30

October Meeting (October 19, 2016)

In fashion, one day you’re in.  And the next day, you’re out. 

And so it is with clothing and copyright protection.  You are invited to come and see our designers try to meet the latest fashion challenge -- to design a functional garment that is artistically originally but with design elements conceptually separable from the garment’s function so as to be protectable by copyright – and to hear about the rare copyright case accepted by the Supreme Court on appeal from the Sixth Circuit, see Varsity Brands vs. Star Athletica

We hope to see you on the runway.

Program Co-Chairs: Katherine Wallace and Nadya Sand

Meeting Schedule: Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Program from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Host:

Alston & Bird
One Atlantic Center
1201 West Peachtree Street
Suite 4900
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424

Parking info:  Please park in the One Atlantic Center parking garage. After you’ve parked, take the One Atlantic Center parking garage elevator to the Concourse Level (Level C). Proceed through the underground concourse walkway. Go up the escalator, turn left to check in with the Alston & Bird receptionist located at the security desk in the lobby.

Note:  The cost of parking validation is one of the Inn’s biggest expenses. Please consider walking or carpooling if possible.

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September Meeting (September 14, 2016)
Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

September Meeting (September 14, 2016)

 

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016
  • 5:00pm 8:00pm
  • Kilpatrick Townsend

We will seek professionalism CLE credit for this program.

Program Co-Chairs: David Hricik and Amanda Hyland

Meeting Schedule: New member orientation from 5:00 to 5:30 PM. Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Program from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Host:

Kilpatrick Townsend
1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309-4528

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End of Year Dinner (May 11, 2016)
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

End of Year Dinner (May 11, 2016)

Speaker:                Danny Marti, United States Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Executive Office of the President, a/k/a the IP Czar 

Date:                     Wednesday evening, May 11, 2016 

Time:                     6:00 p.m. cocktails & hors d'oeuvres / dinner & program begin at 7:00

Location:               Ansley Golf Club, 196 Montgomery Ferry Dr. NE, Atlanta, 30309

Tickets:                  $40 member only / $100 member with guest (parking validation included) 

 

RSVP here

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April Meeting (April 13, 2016)
Apr
13
5:30 PM17:30

April Meeting (April 13, 2016)

April Meeting will be hosted by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia at the courthouse.

 Program Title:                   “An Evening with the Founding Editors of Patentdocs.org”

 Guest Speakers: Kevin Noonan and Donald Zuhn

 Program Co-Chairs:      Sherry Knowles and Brent Bellows

 Date:                                   Wednesday, April 13, 2016

 Meeting Schedule:

              Reception:  5:30 to 7:00 PM

        Program:  7:00 to 8:00 PM

 Host:                                  Northern District of Georgia, United States District Court

Richard B. Russell Federal Building and Courthouse

75 Spring Street, SW

2211 U.S. Courthouse

Atlanta, GA 30303-3361

Also, please keep in mind that traffic will likely be bad as there is a Justin Bieber concert at Philips tonight.

PARKING: For parking, the primary parking lot we have used in the past for this event will be at least partially unavailable as it is now being used for the filming some scenes for a movie. The Parking Company of America should allow entry while spaces are available. When that lot is full, you will be directed to the immediately adjacent lot.

One can enter the immediately adjacent lot either of two ways:

(1. Proceed as though entering the lot, but Instead of pulling up to the ticket booth, take the lane to the right that circles the lot. At the rear of the lot you will take a right over some railroad tracks into the adjoining public lot. Normally one would purchase a ticket from the machine in the lot and place it on the dashboard. In recognition of our event, however, Parking Company of America will not be ticketing that lot, so for those parking in this lot, do not buy a ticket to place in your dashboard.

(2. Proceed as though parking in the "gulch" as in past events, but instead of going to the ticket gate continue on the road bearing to the left in front of the lot. At the end of the parking lot, bear right and proceed straight ahead for a block. Park in the lot you enter immediately after crossing over the railroad tracks. Again, do not buy a ticket to place in your dashboard as you will not be ticketed. (This route essentially follows underneath the elevated highway on the side of the Sam Nunn and Richard B. Russell Buildings.

 

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March Meeting (March 16, 2016)
Mar
16
5:30 PM17:30

March Meeting (March 16, 2016)

Program Title: "Cutting Through The . . . Weeds: A Mock IPR Trial"

Guest Speaker: Trenton Ward - Lead Administrative Patent Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO

Program Co-Chairs: Tom Lundin and Shane Nichols

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Meeting Schedule: Mentoring Panel 5:00 to 6:00 PM. Reception: 5:30 to 7:00 PM Program: 7:00 to 8:00 PM

Host:

Alston & Bird
One Atlantic Center
1201 West Peachtree Street Suite 4900
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424

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February Meeting (February 10, 2016) at State Bar Headquarters
Feb
10
5:30 PM17:30

February Meeting (February 10, 2016) at State Bar Headquarters

The Atlanta IP Inn of Court February meeting is next Wednesday, February 10. We are having a joint meeting with the Lamar Inn. Program details follow:

Program Title: "101, 285, and You: A Three Act Tragedy"

Program Co-Chairs: David Hricik and Tina McKeon

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Meeting Schedule: Reception: 5:30 to 7:00 PM Program: 7:00 to 8:00 PM

Location: Georgia Bar Conference Center 104 Marietta St. NW, Suite 100 Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Sponsored by Finnegan.  Held at State Bar Headquarters

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Holiday Party (December 9, 2015)
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Party (December 9, 2015)

Location:   Piedmont Driving Club, 1215 Piedmont Ave., NE Atlanta, GA 30309
Date:   Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Time:   6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Cocktails/Hors D'oeuvres)
Cost:   Free for members and $30 for guest. Each member may invite one guest.

Payment: You may pay by credit card via PayPal after submitting your RSVP form, or you can mail a check to Atlanta IP Inn of Court, PO Box 7987, Atlanta, GA 30357.

The total attendance is limited to 150 people, so RSVP soon to guarantee your spot!

Finally, please note that the Piedmont Driving Club requires a jacket and tie for men, and it does not permitany mobile phone use inside the club. 

 
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