Updated: June 2, 2023

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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Section Executive Committee Elections

The Section is conducting elections for open positions on the executive committee.

Voting is scheduled for June 5-19, 2023. All voting members of the Section will be sent an electronic ballot from SurveyMonkey via email on June 5, 2023.

Candidate Information, Open Positions, and Terms
For more information about the Section and its executive committee, please review the Section's bylaws.

One position open. 1-year term: Oct. 1, 2023Sept. 30, 2024.

Candidate: Syed Abedi

At-Large Member
One position open. Remainder of current term ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Candidate: Carrie Lofts | Statement of Interest

At-Large Member
One position open. 2-year term: Oct. 1, 2023Sept. 30, 2025.

Candidate: Ian Crosby | Statement of Interest

Questions? Email sections@wsba.org.

Executive Committee

ChairDario Machleidt (2022-2023)

Chair-Elect: 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)

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.