All meetings start at 7p with social hour preceding at 6p.

Monday, September 17, 2012 - planning and social meeting 

  • Keynote speakers - Terry Rea and Judge Newman
  • Venue: USPTO auditorium

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 

  • Joint Inn meeting with Giles Rich Inn 
  • Venue: Federal Circuit
  • Speaker Dr. Chakrabarty 
  • Pupillage team leaders George Best, Joshua Goldberg and Elizabeth Dougherty 

Thursday, November 8, 2012 

  • Tentative topic - Patent Litigation
  • co-leader(s)- Laurin Mills  (possibly Ron Epstein, the CEO of Epicenter IP) 
  • Venue: EDVA Courthouse - Alexandria

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 

  • Holiday Meeting - joint meeting with Giles Rich Inn
  • Venue: USPTO museum

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 

Honored speaker: Gerard Rogers - Chief Administrative Trademark Judge - Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Topic 1: Non-traditional trademarks: an overview and recent case-law
Speakers: Sharon Marsh, Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy and Cynthia Lynch, Administrator for Trademark Policy and Procedure

Topic 2: TM mtg - Advantages/disadvantages of Oppositions and TM Litigation
co-leader: Bob Adams
Venue: USPTO auditorium

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Joint meeting with George Mason Inn of Court

Topic 1: USPTO proposed Ethics Rules
Speaker: William Griffin from the USPTO Office of Enrollment and Disciple (OED)
Topic 2: George Mason Inn - Ethics - vignettes
leaders: Ron Stern and Jason Morgan
Venue: USPTO auditorium

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 
Speaker - Don Chisum
co-leaders : Meridth Petravick
Venue: USPTO auditorium

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 

Wednesday, May 22, 2012 

  • Annual dinner
  • Venue - TBD