Reminder – Symposium Steering Committee Call Today at 2:00 p.m.

Hi all

The IP Symposium Committee conference call is today at 2:00.  It should be a short call, primarily focused on members updating the committee on the status of vetting their assigned topics per the Minutes found here:  2017-08-22 SUMMARY OF TELECONFERENCE FOR 9TH IP SYMPOSIUM – sent

The call in information is:

Dial In – (641) 715-3580
Access Code: 711739



Agenda for IP Committee Meeting this Saturday at 9:30 am

The next IP committee meeting will be thus Saturday, September 2 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. during the Business Law Section’s Annual Labor Day Retreat.  Here is a link to download the agenda:  2017 Labor Day Retreat – IP Commitee Agenda

For those who can’t attend in person, the call-in info for the committee meeting (and roundtable) is:

Dial-in Number: 1-888-376-5050 / PIN: 8670236698.

This is a meeting you will not want to miss, as the committee will be hosting a Federal Judicial CLE Q&A with Judges Donald M. Middlebrooks and Judge William Matthewman, both from the Southern District of Florida, about litigating IP cases.  Judge Middlebrooks is a U.S. District Court Judge and Judge Matthewman is a U.S. Magistrate Judge.

Here are the minutes from the Annual Meeting:  2017 Annual Meeting

We hope to see you there.


Reminder – Symposium Steering Committee Call Today at 3:00 p.m.


Joining the Steering Committee is a great way to get more involved in the section, meet other IP attorneys, and, provided you qualify as an active member through meeting attendance and task completion, you can qualify for a complimentary registration for the Symposium.

The call-in information is as follows:

Dial In – (641) 715-3580
Access Code: 711739

In light of the currently known conflicting events, we are considering either March 8-9 or April 12-13.  A calendar of all conflicting events can be found here:

After the kickoff meeting, the Steering Committee will meet by phone every other Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

I look forward to your participation and insight!

Jim Matulis /

Tomorrow’s (6/22) IP Committee Meeting During Florida Bar Annual Convention

The next meeting of the IP Committee will be on June 22 from 10:00-11:50 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom C in conjunction with the Florida Bar’s 67th Annual Florida Bar Convention.

Attached are links to the IP Committee Meeting Agenda for 2017 Annual Meeting and the Minutes of the March 29, 2017 Symposium Meeting.

We hope to see you there, but if you can’t attend in person, the call-in information is below:

Dial-in 1-888-376-5050

PIN: 8670236698


Deposition Boot Camp: Basic to Advanced May 19 in Orlando

The Florida Bar Bankruptcy/UCC Committee is holding a Deposition Boot Camp Seminar on Friday, May 19 in Orlando.  The seminar will cover general deposition topics and will provide practical deposition tips for all litigators.

The registration brochure is attached here and you can register to attend here.

Please make plans to attend this excellent program.

Kimra Major-Morris, IP Committee Chair


CLE Information for 8th Annual Symposium – March 30-31

Hi all

As those who attended the 8th Annual Symposium know, the Florida Bar will automatically credit your CLE for this event.  If you would prefer to add the CLE credit using the Florida Bar’s webpage on your own, the course numbers are as follows:

Thursday 3/30 – How to Prepare for the IP Board Certification Exam – Course No. 2511 – up to 2.0 hours

Friday 3/31 – Symposium – Course No. 2307 – up to 10.0 hours