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The SDIPLA has two primary aims: (1) connect local IP practioners with each other, and (2) provide topical, meaningful continuing legal education. We do this by having monthly dinner meetings comprising a social hour and dinner, and we invite top-quality speakers to discuss cutting-edge IP topics. Indeed, the SDIPLA has a long tradition of providing valuable continuing legal education to our members by securing top-quality, nationally recognized speakers to address the most current IP issues. Learn more >

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World IP Day with LES San Diego

Topic: LES San Diego and SDIPLA Chapter Meeting for World IP Day
Date: April 23, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Procopio 12544 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300
San Diego, California 92130
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SDIPLA provides a forum in which members meet monthly to exchange ideas and engage in stimulating discussions concerning the cutting-edge IP issues we all face.

Foremost is the opportunity to interact with the thought leaders of the local IP bar. Learn more >

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Recent Events

A View from the Bench – April 3 Event

Topic: A view from the Bench of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Speaker: CAFC Judge Kathleen O’Malley
Date: April 3, 6:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Marriott, 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130

This event was in coordination with PATCON4 at the University of San Diego. Details here.


Kathleen M. O’Malley was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President Barack Obama in 2010.
During her sixteen years on the district court bench, Judge O’Malley presided over in excess of 100 patent and trademark cases and sat by designation on the United States Circuit Court for the Federal Circuit.  As an educator, Judge O’Malley has regularly taught a course on Patent Litigation at Case Western Reserve University Law School; she is a member of the faculty of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology’s program designed to educate Federal Judges regarding the handling of intellectual property cases.  Judge O’Malley serves as a board member of the Sedona Conference; as the judicial liaison to the Local Patent Rules Committee for the Northern District of Ohio; and as an advisor to national organizations publishing treatises on patent litigation (Anatomy of a Patent Case, Complex Litigation Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers; Patent Case Management Judicial Guide, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology).
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February 20: Anatomy of an IPR Trial

Topic: Anatomy of an IPR Trial
Speakers:  Andrea Reister, Covington and Burling LLP

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Anatomy of an IPR Trial


SDIPLA presents the first segment of the 2014 Advanced Complex Litigation Series!

The Advanced Complex Litigation (ACL) series focuses at the trial court level on the advanced skills, which so frequently appear in complex litigation.
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January 23: Judges Panel—Insight into Patent Litigation in the Southern District

Topic:Judges Panel—Insight into Patent Litigation in the Southern District
Speakers:Judge Marilyn Huff, Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo, Judge Roger T. Benitez
Date: Thursday, January 23, 6:00 pm

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