Updated: Nov. 18, 2022

Intellectual Property Section

The Intellectual Property Section strives to promote the practice of intellectual property law and focuses on patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and related matters. The Section promotes the development of industry and the useful arts by encouraging the establishment, maintenance, respect for, and utilization of intellectual property rights that fairly balance the limited monopoly enjoyed by the owner of intellectual property rights with the benefit to society derived from the creation of useful subject matter protectable by those rights.

The Section provides benefits to members by providing continuing legal education events, including the Intellectual Property Institute, and publishing a newsletter. The Section conducts outreach activities with members and law students providing financial support to law students attending law schools in Washington State. The Section reviews, comments on, and makes recommendations related to pending legislation, and proposes statutory enactments to improve and to facilitate the administration of justice.

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Executive Committee

ChairDario Machleidt (2022-2023)

Vice Chair: Rodney Tullett (2022-2023)

Secretary/TreasurerConnie Wan (2022-2023) 

Immediate Past Chair: Brooke Quist (2022-2023) 

Young Lawyer Liaison*: Vacant

Board of Governors Liaison*: Matthew Dresden (2022-2023) and Kevin Fay (2022-2023)

Members:
Syed Abedi (2021-2023) 
Sunah Lee (2021-2023) 
Ethan Vodde (2021-2023)
Carrie Lofts (2022-2024)
Thomas Wong (2022-2024)

*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, Dario Machleidt.