9/1 Committee Meeting @ Business Law Section Retreat, Bonita Springs

The IP Committee will meet on Saturday, September 1st, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Business Law Section Retreat. The agenda for the meeting and minutes from the last meeting may be downloaded here.

A conference line has been arranged for those members who wish to participate in the meeting, but who are unable to make it to Bonita Springs. Please e-mail Sam Lewis or Terry Sanks if you plan to attend the meeting by telephone.


IP Committee Meeting 2018 Annual Convention Agenda and Dial in Information

The Intellectual Property Law Committee meeting will be held during the 2018 Florida Bar Annual Convention on Thursday, June 14,2018, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL 32821

For those who cannot attend in person the Dial in Number is: 1-888-376-5050   PIN: 8670236698

See the following link for minutes from the 4/12/18 IP Committee Meeting: IP Committee Meeting Minutes 4.12.18

See the following link for the Agenda for tomorrow’s meeting: 2018 Annual Meeting – IP Committee Agenda

Our CLE Presentation topic is IP Damages and Licensing Negotiations, presented by Dana Trexler of Eisner Amper.

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


Intellectual Property Committee Meeting January 18, 2018 CLE Info and Presentation slides

For those who attended the Intellectual Property Committee Meeting on January 18, 2018, The course number for  The Inaugural IP Certification Committee Presents: The Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine and Other Mildly Interesting IP Topics is  2838.

Below is a link to the slides from the presentation, courtesy of Mr. Jim Gale.

IP Committee Mtg 1-18-18


Trade Secrets Law Bill Before the FL Legislature

Please see the attached a bill, and analysis, directed towards repealing all public record exemptions for trade secrets in current law, all associated processes for designating a trade secret, and all references to trade secrets contained in definitions for proprietary business information.  The House bill has had one hearing in the House, but the Senate bill has not been heard.

Please review and provide me your initial thoughts on this bill.  Also, in view of this bill, if the sentiment is this will result in bad law, we will need volunteers to prepare a white paper.  Any volunteers?

Thanks, Terry M. Sanks