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Sections members become part of active professional communities and gain access to an array of exclusive section member benefits. Over 10,000 WSBA members currently belong to one or more of the WSBA’s 29 sections. The section membership year begins Jan. 1.

Member Benefits

In the past year, WSBA Sections have sponsored approximately 70 CLE seminars and hosted multiple professional networking events around the state. Various sections offer a plethora of member benefits, including, but not limited to:

  • List serve communities
  • Newsletters, reports, deskbooks, and sourcebooks
  • Free and discounted CLEs
  • Opportunities to engage in the Washington state legislative process

...and more! Join a Section Today!

Interested in Section Leadership?

Each section is led by a group of volunteers who are elected to serve on the executive committee. Many find leading a section to be a rewarding experience because of the leadership growth, professional development, firsthand experience with the legislative process, and collegiality it offers. Executive committee discussions are productive and challenging, offering a unique opportunity to work with other legal professionals in a goal-oriented setting that benefits WSBA members and the greater legal community.

WSBA Sections are currently seeking section members to fill openings on their section executive committees for terms beginning Oct. 1, 2021. Consider applying to become a section leader!

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For general sections questions, send an email with your Bar number to sections@wsba.org or call 800-945-9722.


WSBA Sections

 

Updated: July 27, 2021

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. 

Secretary/Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Rodney Tullett

At-Large Member (three positions open): two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

Syed Abedi

Sunah Lee

Ethan Vodde

Questions? 
Email sections@wsba.org.


Executive Committee

ChairKarin Swope

Vice ChairBrooke Quist

Secretary/TreasurerDario Machleidt

Immediate Past Chair: Reid Johnson 

Young Lawyer Liaison*: Jack Chang

Board of Governors Liaison*: Bryn Peterson

Members:
Frances Jagla (2019-2021)
Phyllis Turner-Brim (2019-2021)
Sally White Harmeling (2020-2022)
Rodney Tullett (2020-2022)
Connie Wan (2020-2022)

*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, Reid Johnson.