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 Jose.

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>  website.

Thanks for your interest in the Inn.

San Francisco Bay Area IP Inn External Website

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