Updated: Sept. 10, 2021

Intellectual Property Section

The Intellectual Property Section focuses on patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and related matters. The Section periodically publishes a newsletter and sponsors CLE courses.

In accordance with the section's bylaws, and with the exception of law students, an individual must be an active member of the WSBA.

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Congratulations, Incoming Executive Committee Members!  

Below are the results of the Intellectual Property Section Executive Committee election. Thank you for voting!

For more information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section's bylaws. Winners are listed alphabetically by position. 

Secretary/Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Rodney Tullett

At-Large Member (three positions open): two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

Syed Abedi

Sunah Lee

Ethan Vodde

Email sections@wsba.org.

Executive Committee

ChairKarin Swope

Chair-electBrooke Quist

Secretary/TreasurerDario Machleidt

Immediate Past Chair: Reid Johnson 

Young Lawyer Liaison*: Jack Chang

Board of Governors Liaison*: Bryn Peterson

Frances Jagla (2019-2021)
Phyllis Turner-Brim (2019-2021)
Sally White Harmeling (2020-2022)
Rodney Tullett (2020-2022)
Connie Wan (2020-2022)

*nonvoting member


Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.

To join the Section list serve and get general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org. For more information and to get involved with the Section, please contact the Section chair, Reid Johnson.