4 PTC Newsl. 1 (1984-1985)

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Published by the
Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law
of the American Bar Association
Volume 4, Number I


cHaiRman's LeTTeR


It is a personal honor to be able
to address you on the pages of
our Section's Newsletter. I will@
endeavor to use this letter to keep
you informed about what our     .    .
Section is doing throughout the
year.
  Per our tradition, much of this       a

issue is devoted to the recent ac-
tions we took on the important
resolutions presented in Chi-
cago. Our Section is one of the
last ABA sections preserving each member's right to par-
ticipate in setting section policy. Our bylaws allow any
member present at the business session to be heard on any
resolution or matter presented. As illustrated by the recent
debate on proposed Resolution 306 1 dealing with a royalty
on the sale of blank tape and recording equipment, our
business sessions are meaningful from a policy standpoint as
well as being educational and interesting. If you have not at-
tended our business sessions in the past, consider attending
next year and become part of this rich tradition.
  The American Bar Association's 107th Annual Meeting
in Washington, D.C., and London, England, will be held
in the month of July rather than in August. This meeting
will be the fourth time in the history of the ABA that a
transatlantic program will be offered. During the
Washington portion (July 8- 10, 1985), our Section head-
quarters will be at the Mayflower Hotel. In addition to the
social events, there are three scheduled business'sessions
and two educational programs planned. The London por-
tion (July 15-19, 1985) will see our Section headquartered
at the Inn on the Park. Our Section will be responsible for
one of the ABA's official programs entitled Piracy and
the New Technologies. In addition, there will be social
events and two Section-sponsored programs. By now, I
hope, many of you have already returned your registration
forms for either or both portions of this exciting meeting.
If you have not completed your registration, please con-


sider doing it as soon as possible. Your accommodations
will be granted in the order that registrations are received,
and London hotel space is limited.
  At the last Annual Meeting, the ABA membership voted
on and passed an amendment to the ABA Constitution by
which the membership of the Board of Governors and the
Nominating Committee are to be increased. Six new sec-
tion members-at-large will be added to the Board of Gover-
nors for the 1985-86 ABA year. These six new positions
will be randomly filled from among the twenty-one sec-
tions. In addition, the Nominating Committee will be ex-
panded to include seven representatives of sections, effec-
tive immediately (see page 2).
  Drawings were held at the Section Officers Conference,
September 20, 1984, to determine which sections will desig-
nate representatives to fill these openings at this time and
the order of succession of sections for future designations.
  The first drawing, held by the Conference of Section
Chairmen, was to select seven (7) section delegates to form
part of the new Nominating Committee of the House of
Delegates and to establish their initial terms of office. I am
pleased to report that our Section has become one of the
seven sections sending its delegate to the Nominating Com-
mittee. Mr. William E. Schuyler, Jr., will immediately be--
come a member of the Nominating Committee for a three-
year term.
  The second drawing was held to select six (6) section
members-at-large with staggered one-, two-, and three-
year terms for membership on the expanded Board of Gov-
ernors. While we did not draw one of the first six seats, we
managed to draw one of the two seats becoming vacant in
August 1986 when the two one-year section members-at-
large end their term.
  To be eligible for election to the Board of Governors as a
section member-at-large, the candidate must be or have
been a Section Delegate in the House of Delegates. William
E. Schuyler, Jr., has for seventeen years served as our Sec-
tion Delegate in the House of Delegates and has been re-
elected to serve for the next three years. Accordingly, in


Copyright  1984 American Bar Association


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