CLE presented on May 20, 2015 by Professor Karrin Klotz, UW Bothell Summary prepared by Jonathan M. Lloyd, WSBA IPS CLE Chair, 2014-15 Professor Karrin Klotz provided a timely and detailed overview of cloud computing and associated legal issues.  Professor Klotz began her presentation by discussing certain essential characteristics of cloud computing, various cloud computing…

CLE presented on March 19, 2015 by John Shanahan (Atsumi & Sakai) and Naoko Inoue Shatz (Shatz Law Group) Summary prepared by Jonathan M. Lloyd, WSBA IPS CLE Chair, 2014-15   John Shanahan and Naoko Inoue Shatz, along with Hidehiko Watanabe, a Japanese-licensed attorney, provided an informative presentation focusing on issues United States companies may…

CLE presented on January 20, 2015 by Lucas S. Michels, Ironmark Law Group, PLLC Summary prepared by Jonathan M. Lloyd, WSBA IPS CLE Chair, 2014-15   Intellectual property and business attorney Lucas S. Michels provided an overview of online copyright and trademark enforcement in the United States and various jurisdictions around the world, including a…

CLE presented on December 16, 2014 by John A. Strait, Seattle University School of Law Summary prepared by Jonathan M. Lloyd, WSBA IPS CLE Chair, 2014-15   Professor John Strait provided an entertaining and thought-provoking presentation on ethics issues in international dual-jurisdictional practice.  Professor Strait began his presentation by discussing certain general issues regarding Washington’s…

CLE presented on October 23, 2014 by Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele, Wong Fleming Summary prepared by Sophie C. Jin, WSBA IPS Huneke Fellow, 2014-15   Although family law has traditionally fallen within the purview of state law, it can implicate international law, particularly federal immigration law; especially in matters involving couples with at least one immigrant spouse….

CLE presented on September 16, 2014 by Robert S. Mucklestone, Perkins Coie Summary prepared by Jonathan M. Lloyd, WSBA IPS CLE Chair, 2014-15   International estate planning is a highly complex area that involves various U.S. federal and state laws, as well as international treaties and other countries’ laws.  A fundamental goal of estate planning…

CLE presented on February 5, 2014 by Irene Sacristán Sánchez, former Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission Summary prepared by Kristin Alma Whinfrey, WSBA IPS Student Liaison, 2013-14   The European Union (“EU”) is the world’s largest economic bloc, containing more than 500 million consumers and accounting for almost a fifth of global trade.  The…

CLE presented on January 16, 2014 by Edward Huang, King & Capital Law Firm Summary prepared by Kristin Alma Whinfrey, WSBA IPS Student Liaison, 2013-14   In recent years, the Chinese authorities have investigated potential violations of Chinese criminal law by number of well-known multinational companies and their executives, including GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Eli Lilly &…

CLE presented on November 20, 2013 by Leonid Kisselev and Makiko Coffland, Cascadia Intellectual Property Summary prepared by Kristin Alma Whinfrey, WSBA IPS Student Liaison, 2013-14   The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property is an international treaty with 175 contracting parties that covers applications for patents, utility models, industrial designs, and trademarks….