WELCOME to my blog. It is February 13, 2009 and at this moment I am sitting in a lecture hall in the Little America Hotel listening to year-end reviews of changes in intellectual property law. The event is the IP Summit held every year in Salt Lake City, Utah during the month of February. It is organized by the Intellectual Property Section of the Utah State Bar.
The first major presenter was Sean Carter of Lawpsided Seminars, who does a comedic presentation on legal ethics, entitled Sue Unto Others As You Would Have Them Sue Unto You. Very funny and well worth missing work for the Continuing Legal Education (CLE). The entire IP Summit is well organized and attracts many excellent IP professionals and experts who present at the IP Summit.
Of course, while there is plenty of substance at the IP Summit, the humormeter does not always register above detectable. Fortunately, Sean Carter kicked it off right and set a great tone for the 2009 IP Summit. You might be wondering, though, why, if this is such a great IP Summit, am I blogging during a lecture. The answer is not that I am a great multi-tasker (although apparently I am), but I do believe in efficiency.
Some interesting things you might want to consider past and present:
– Tomorrow I will be a panel speaker at the 2009 Invented In Utah Conference, which is being held at the Miller Business Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
– The 2009 Cyber Symposium, organized by the Cyberlaw Section of the Utah State Bar, will take place on Friday, September 25, 2009 at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah.
PAST EVENTS OF INTEREST:
– Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, Inc. and pioneer of personal computers, and Ralph Baer, the inventor of the first video game, a.k.a. the “father” of video games, were guest lecturers at the Utah State Bar’s Annual Membership Conference held in Sun Valley, Idaho. Bateman IP Law Group and the Cyberlaw Section of the Utah State Bar were co-sponsors of the event. During the Sun Valley Conference, Steve Wozniak and Ralph Baer played a friendly and historic game of video ping pong on an original “brown box” prototype. I filmed the event. You can view the YouTube video clip I made by clicking on this LINK.
Since this was my introductory blog entry, let me introduce myself while I occasionally stop to listen to the Summit. WARNING: this may be unabashed bragging and marketing. However, I will write it in third person so it sounds less pretentious.
Perry Clegg is currently the Chair of the Cyberlaw Section of the Utah State Bar. He has been practicing intellectual property law for over 11 years. Perry Clegg is also currently an attorney at Bateman IP Law Group in Salt Lake City, Utah. Previously, Perry Clegg worked as an attorney in Fish & Neave’s New York office. He also had a brief stint as Associate General Counsel over intellectual property for a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. During each of the past three consecutive years, Perry Clegg has been named by Utah Business Magazine as one of Utah’s Legal Elite intellectual property attorneys. He is a member of the United States Supreme Court, Utah, New York, and Washington, DC Bars. Perry Clegg’s experience has included both litigation and transactions covering cyber and e-commerce, domain name disputes, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, biomass, cellular telephony, semiconductors, GPS, and lasers. (There are probably a few others, but after a while, making the list longer doesn’t make me sound any smarter.).