9th Annual Florida Bar IP Symposium-Powerpoint and Articles from Professor John F. Duffy

Thank you to everyone who attended the subject event April 12-13, 2018. For those of you that requested a copy of Professor Duffy’s Symposium Powerpoint on Patents and the Supreme Court, you can find a copy here: John F. Duffy Presentation April_2018

Also, in his presentation, Professor Duffy referenced three articles on patents, and they can be found at the links below:

The Festo Case and the Return of the Supreme Court to the Bar of Patents, 2002 S. Ct. Rev. 273: The Festo Decision and the Return of the Supreme Court to the Bar

The Federal Circuit in the Shadow of the Solicitor General, 78 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 518 (2010)

Statutory Domain and the Commercial Law of Intellectual Property, 102 Va. L. Rev. 1 (2016)



April 12, 2018 Intellectual Property Committee Meeting Agenda & Minutes

The next IP Committee Meeting will be this Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ the Don Cesar 4:10-5:00 p.m. during the 9th Annual Florida Bar IP Symposium.  Here is a link to download the Agenda for the meeting:Meeting Agenda 2018 IP Symposium

Here is a link to the minutes from the January 18, 2018 meeting: 1/18/18 Committee Mtg Minutes

For those who cannot attend in person, the call-in information for the IP committee meeting is:

Dial-In number: 1-888-376-5050,  Pin: 8670236698

We hope to see all of you at the IP Symposium. There is still time to register. See this link:  2018 IP Symposium Brochure

Our room block at the Don Cesar is sold out, but there are still rooms available a short (1.5 miles) distance away at the Sirata Beach Resort: https://bit.ly/2pRzCfF and the Tradewinds Island Resorts: https://bit.ly/2Gkofam


REGISTER NOW: 9th Annual Florida Bar IP Symposium, April 12-13, 2018

I would like to personally invite all of you to attend the 9th Annual Florida Bar IP Symposium on April 12-13, 2018 at the DonCesar in St Pete Beach, FL.  Our room block at the Don Cesar is sold out.  Fortunately, there are rooms available only a short (1.5 mile) UBER ride away at the following resorts:
The Sirata Beach Resort, St Pete Beach:  https://bit.ly/2pRzCfF
The Tradewinds Island Resorts on St Pete Beach:  https://bit.ly/2Gkofam
We have planned an exciting event.  In addition to having Karyn Temple , the Acting Register of Copyrights and Director of the United States Copyright Office as our lunch speaker on Friday, April 13, 2018, you don’t want to miss our panel titled: “Blurred Lines” and Subconscious Copying-Lessons from the Copyright Infringement Trial (Gaye et al. v. Thicke et al.)– featuring Attorney Richard Busch of King & Ballow, who represented the Gaye family in the lawsuit.
The trial court’s decision in this case was recently affirmed on appeal:  https://www.law360.com/ip/articles/1024524
See our IP Symposium brochure for more information: 2018 IP Symposium Brochure
We hope you can join us at the “Pink Palace” for this great event!

SAVE THE DATE 9th Annual Florida Bar IP Symposium April 12-13, 2018

The 9th Annual Florida Bar IP Symposium will take place at the Don Cesar in St. Pete Beach, FL.  You don’t want to miss our panel discussion titled “Effective Advocacy to the Bench in Intellectual Property Cases: When the Judge is both the Judge and the Jury.”  This esteemed panel includes:

  • The Honorable Mary S. Scriven, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa, FL
  • The Honorable Darrin P. Gayles, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Miami, FL
  • The Honorable Mark E. Walker, United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, Tallahassee, FL; and
  • The Honorable Patricia D. Barksdale, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville, FL

See this link to register:2018 IP Symposium Brochure

SAVE THE DATE- 9th Annual Florida Bar IP Symposium, April 12-13, 2018 Final Brochure Attached

Please see attached the brochure for the IP Symposium. It is a great way to
get 11.5 CLE’s, including 1 technology and 1 ethics, and have a great time
seeing your old friends and making new ones at the Don Cesar.

IMPORTANT: You can click on the links in the attached brochure to reserve
your spot and also make hotel reservations. Rooms are going fast, so don’t
wait. Also, if you are flying from Fort Lauderdale, flights out Friday
evening are limited, so please book now.

We have a tremendous group of speakers, including Karyn Temple, the Acting
Register of Copyrights and Director of the USCO speaking at Dinner on
Thursday, 4/12, and the Honorable Mary Pat Thynge, Chief Magistrate Judge
for the District of Delaware – the new hot venue for patent litigation –
speaking on that as well as mediating IP cases during lunch on 4/13.

Presentations include attorneys and experts that were involved in the Star
Athletica and TC Heartland cases at the SCOTUS and the trial of “Blurred
Lines” case involving Robin Thicke and the doctrine of subconscious copying.

Our own Judicial Chair, the Honorable Mary S. Scriven, will lead a panel of
federal judges from all three Florida districts discussing effective and
ethical advocacy to the bench in IP cases, including the Honorable Darrin
Gayles, the Honorable Mark Walker, and the Honorable Patricia Barksdale.

Jim Gale, Sam Lewis, Don Conwell, Ava Doppelt, Jeanne Seewald, and Mark
Stein will kick off the festivities by serving on a panel discussing how to
prepare for the IP Board Certification Exam on Thursday afternoon.

A presentation on trademark survey lessons learned in the Squirt v Eveready
case will be followed by the always popular – and key to avoiding
malpractice for another year – Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Year In

We hope to see you there!

2018 IP Syposium Brochure