About the San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American
Inn of Court
The San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of
Court uses its focus on intellectual property issues to facilitate
communication and exchange of ideas on those issues among attorneys
with an intellectual property practice, and between the bench and
the intellectual property bar. We also use our monthly
meetings to provide training and mentoring opportunities for our
more junior members, who participate in mock client counseling
sessions, mock oral argument sessions and educational presentations
on specific legal issues.
Each member is assigned to one of nine "pupillage groups," each
of which is responsible for presenting one program during the
term. The pupillage groups have fairly free reign over their
presentations; the main constraints are that the program last about
an hour and be related to some aspect of IP law. More often
than not, the programs focus on patent litigation, but we make a
concerted effort to expand the range of topics to include
copyright, trademark, trade secrets, patent prosecution, right of
publicity, privacy, and so forth.
The Inn meets on the third Wednesday of the month, from
September through November and January through June, with meeting
locations divided among San Francisco, the Peninsula, and San
If you're interested in joining, please contact one of the
current officers using the Officers link on the left or through the
Contact link at the <ipinnofcourt.org>
Thanks for your interest in the Inn.
San Francisco Bay Area IP Inn External
Please see our more-frequently updated website at <ipinnofcourt.org>.