Intellectual Property Section

The Intellectual Property Section is a resource for attorneys and others to learn, share, network, and strengthen their expertise in intellectual property. The goals for the section are to 1) Keep abreast of new legal developments; 2) Share written resources through an online brief bank; 3) Develop industry contacts and interaction between the members and the local business community; 4) Pool resources in order to obtain discounts on continuing education programs; 5) Develop contacts and interaction with local in-house counsel; 6) Develop programs for law schools to further the practical training of future IP attorneys; and 7) Learn about the members' own practice areas for the purpose of assisting in client referrals.

The IP Section is on the cutting edge of law changes that impact all areas of business. Approximately 3-5 times per year, the IP Section presents topical presentations on current intellectual property issues that are of a general interest or are of high importance to practitioners in the IP field. We try to hold hour meetings during the breakfast hour in a centrally-located conference room in Walnut Creek and meetings are concluded by 9 am, so that you can get topical information on current issues and then get to work by a reasonable time. The up-to-date information coupled with convenient time allows our members to keep current on industry practice with a mimimum of disruption to billing.


Stuart J. West (Co-chair)
West & Associates, A PC
2815 Mitchell Drive, #209
Walnut Creek CA 94598
Phone: (925) 222-2220

Joseph R. Snyder (Co-chair)
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
2175 N. California Blvd., Suite 600
Walnut Creek CA 94596
Phone: (925) 472-5002

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