Virginia Lawyer Magazine - April 2019

VOL. 67/NO. 6

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Intellectual Property Law

Virginia is for Inventors

Intellectual Property Law Section: Active and Welcoming 
by Timothy J. Lockhart, chair, and Robert M. Tyler, chair-elect

How Inter Partes Review Estoppel Applies (or Does Not Apply) in District Court
by P. Andrew Riley

Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus to Spawn New Patent Ecosystem in Northern Virginia
by Philippe Signore

A Fresh Look: The Defend Trade Secrets Act and Recent Developments
by Charles B. Molster III and Mary C. Zinsner

Beyond Trademark Registration: What Companies Need to Know About Protecting Their Trademark Rights
by Robin Cooke Vance

Always in Style: Intellectual Property in Clothing and Fashion Brands 
by Joan Bellefield Davis

General Interest

Todd Pilot: Java Jackets, Physics, and the Meat Department 
by Deirdre Norman 

The Watergate Scandal: What a Law Student Learned About the Rule of Law 
by Frederick M. Bruner 

Renters and Landlords Benefit from Virginia Reforms 
by Helen Hardiman and Clarence Dunnaville 

Virginia Lawyer Register

Disciplinary Summaries
Disciplinary Proceedings
Supreme Court of Virginia Seeks Comment on Proposed Change to Rule 3.8 
Supreme Court of Virginia Amends Rules on File Formats for Documents 
MCLE Board Seeks Comments on Amendments to MCLE Regulations 
The Bar’s Special Committee on the Future of Law Practice Releases Final Report 
VSB Disciplinary Board to Hear Ann Bridgeforth Tribbey’s Reinstatement Petition on June 28, 2019
Peter W. Buchbauer Receives Family Law Section’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award 
Annual Meeting
Indigent Criminal Defense Seminar 
Clients’ Protection Fund Board Pays $51,123 to Petitioners 


Highlights of the February 23, 2019, Virginia State Bar Council Meeting 
Annual Criminal Law Seminar Addresses Reforms and Issues 
Vote in 2019 Bar Council Elections 
Bar Welcomes Cameron Rountree as Deputy Executive Director 
The Bar’s Special Committee on the Future of Law Practice Releases Final Report 
Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Associations 
In Memoriam


President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
Bar Counsel’s Message
Law Libraries
Risk Management
Technology and the Practice of Law


CLE Calendar
81st Annual Meeting
Professional Notices
Classified Ads
Advertiser’s Index

About the Cover

Intellectual property attorney Todd A. Pilot stands in front of a statue of President George Washington, who signed the U.S. Patent Act into law in 1790. Photo by Deirdre Norman. Post production by Sky Noir Photography.