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The San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA ) is one of the oldest and largest intellectual property law associations in the western United States, and currently serves more than 500 active members.

The purpose of the SFIPLA is to educate its members and the public about developments in intellectual property law, to instill a high standard of ethics among members, and to foster a sense of community.

The SFIPLA was founded in 1927 and originally named the San Francisco Patent and Trademark Law Association.  In 1995, the name of the organization was changed to SFIPLA.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Videogames and IP Law

Sonali will discuss the various forms of IP protection for videogames, including patent, copyright, and trademark—and the interaction between the three.  Today's videogames are markedly different from their predecessors in the 80s—yet the primary guidance on how to protect IP rights in videogames is from that era and, sometimes, even before. What sorts of protections do videogames enjoy, and how is recent case law (to the extent it exists) trending?  What enforcement measures are private companies taking, and what is the public reaction in response?  Sonali will discuss all of this, with reference to specific and recent examples case law, office actions, and public discourse.

Host:  Durie Tangri LLP

See Monthly Programs for additional information and registration.


Please join us in welcoming Director Cabeca to the Bay Area.  Mix and mingle with your fellow SFIPLA members and listen to remarks from Director Cabeca. 

Date: Monday, March 31, 2014
TIME: 6:00PM - 8:00PM

DLA Piper LLP (US)


555 Mission Street, Suite 2400

  San Francisco, CA 94105

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