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Intellectual Property Committee

Who We Are

The intellectual property committee helps educate business law section members on copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secrets issues and studies the development of the law in these areas.

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IP Committee Activities

The IP Committee Virtual Roundtable discussion occurs the 2nd Wednesday of each month via ZOOM from 12:00-1:00 p.m., visit the calendar for the zoom link.  Join your fellow committee members to share notes about all things IP and meet (or reconnect with) your peers in the IP Community. There is no formal agenda, but a typical Roundtable discussion includes: brief introductions, a presentation on an IP topic of interest, and open discussion to share news, ask and answer questions the group may have about new developments in IP, the courts, procedures before the PTO or judges, cases you are handling, or anything else of interest.

Please contact the IP Committee Chair if you are interested in presenting on a particular topic during the Monthly Virtual Roundtable or adding an item for discussion to the agenda.

Reminders and sign up links will be sent out in advance of each Virtual Roundtable.

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Recent Projects

  • Proposing legislation to amend Florida’s trademark statute
  • Successful enactment of revisions to the Florida Patent Troll Prevention Act
  • Prepared white paper that assisted in defeating proposed changes to Florida’s franchise statutes.
  • Prepared white paper that assisted in defeating proposed changes to Florida’s trade secret statutes.

Current Projects

  • Preparing an update to the IP Board Certification Study Materials
  • Preparing a Comment in Response to the USPTO’s Request for Information on the Current state of patent eligibility jurisprudence in the United States. You can read the Comment, titled: Comments submitted by the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar (The Intellectual Property Committee) here. 

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UPCOMING MEETING

This committee will meet during the BLS Annual Labor Day Retreat at Marco Island on Saturday, September 3 at 9:00 a.m. in Calusa 1-2. The meeting will include a CLE titled “Copyright Small Claims: Is it Working?” presented by Dineen Wasylik

Meeting agenda

June meeting minutes

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Full retreat schedule