For those who read my blog the other day on the Alice decision, Alice Doesn’t Patent Here Anymore, http://rayvandyke.com/posts/, I thank you. At the September 17, 2015 Licensing Executives Society (www.les.org) meeting in Reston, Virginia, the Licensing Executives Society (www.les.org) prominent IP attorney and my friend Dale Lazar talked about the impact of Alice and what practitioners can do in the face of this tragedy. It was quite informative – and to be revisited in a DC meeting this Fall.
The Virginia and recent Baltimore meetings constitute my further efforts as the Greater Washington, DC Chapter Chair to promote the organization and otherwise help the IP profession and practitioners with practical programs. For those in DC, Virginia and Maryland, please feel free to contact me if you have a speaker in mind or a topic that needs addressing. With the eclectic wants of the Greater DC membership, we have seen it all, and welcome more!
For DC, the next meeting is September 30, when Krista Holt will talk about the ever-changing damages models. http://www.lesusacanada.org/chapters/usa/washington-dc-chapter/september-30-2015-washington-dc-chapter-meeting
In Virginia on October 1, Dale’s colleagues, James Heintz and Gianni Minutoli at DLA Piper, will talk about the ongoing controversies involving Inter Partes Review within the USPTO, and how practitioners can better represent their clients – hopefully avoiding the “Death Squads.” http://www.lesusacanada.org/chapters/usa/washington-dc-chapter/october-1-2015-washington-dc-chapter-meeting
Finally, in DC on October 21, former Deputy head at WIPO and prominent attorney James Pooley will talk of issues in trade secret law. http://www.lesusacanada.org/chapters/usa/washington-dc-chapter/october-21-2015-washington-dc-chapter-meeting
For those outside of the DC Metro area, thanks for reading about us! If you have any suggestions or want to speak when you visit the area in future, please email me. Conversely, I am open to invitations to speak elsewhere.
Ray Van Dyke, 202.379.3903, firstname.lastname@example.org
Greater Washington, DC Chapter Chair for LES