Updated: June 23, 2020

Intellectual Property Section

The Intellectual Property Section focuses on patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and related matters. The Section periodically publishes a newsletter and sponsors CLE courses.

In accordance with the section's bylaws, and with the exception of law students, an individual must be an active member of the WSBA.

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Congratulations, Incoming Executive Committee Members!


Below are the results of the Intellectual Property Section Executive Committee election. Thank you for voting!

For more information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section's bylaws. Winners are listed alphabetically by position.

At-Large Member (three open positions): two-year term, beginning Oct. 1, 2020 and ending Sept. 30, 2022

Sally While Harmeling

Rodney Tullet

Connie Wan


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Executive Committee

ChairReid Johnson

Vice Chair: Karin Swope

Secretary/TreasurerBrooke Quist

Immediate Past Chair: Tom Satagaj 

Young Lawyer Liaison: Bradley Zentz*

Board of Governors Liaison: Paul Swegle*

Kaustuv M. Das
Frances Jagla
Dario Machleidt
Matthew Moersfelder
Phyllis Turner-Brim

*Non-voting 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, Reid Johnson.