• Presenter:  Daniel Hughes, Partner, Knobbe Martens
  • Date:  Thursday, June 20, 2024
  • Time: 6-6:45 pm networking with food and drinks, 6:45-7:00 pm election, 7-8 pm presentation
  • Location:  Knobbe Martens, 3579 Valley Centre Drive,San Diego, CA 92130

Please join us for a special presentation by Daniel Hughes covering open-source software and the problematic license terms and recent efforts to enforce them.  This presentation will qualify for 1 hour of CLE credit.

Daniel Hughes is a partner at Knobbe Martens who represents clients in intellectual property disputes, with a focus on patent litigation. Daniel is also a member of the firm’s antitrust practice group. He has extensive experience in contentious Patent Office proceedings and regularly counsels clients in pre-litigation matters.

Our annual election is at this same event.

You must be present and a member to vote.
If you are not sure if you are a member, please email sdiplaorg@gmail.com


Ryan Smith, Partner, Duane Morris LLP

I am a partner at Duane Morris where I prosecute chemistry and life sciences patents. I Have pre-law work experience as a manager at UCSD’s Technology Transfer Office, and a scientist at Illumina. I would like to engage a wider range of IP professionals (in-house, university tech transfer) to participate and present at SDIPLA events. As a 12-year SDIPLA member, it would be an honor to be elected to the board. (FULL BIO)

Sean Lynch, Partner – Lynch LLP:

I am a former board member of OCIPLA, where I was treasurer, planned luncheons, lined up speakers, organized holiday parties, and organized networking events. I have practiced law since 2013, and I have run a small IP firm with my brothers since 2017. Thank you for your consideration. (FULL BIO)

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Foley & Lardner LLP

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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.