CLE: November 22, 2019: Please join OPLA for a lunch presentation on Indefiniteness



  • Dave Bourgeau, Partner at Kolitch Romano
  • Nathan Brunette, Partner at Stoel Rives LLP
  • Karen Sandrik, Professor at the Willamette University College of Law
  • John Vandenberg, Partner at Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

Description: The panel will discuss the current state of indefiniteness law, including practice tips, predictions, and a discussion of indefiniteness caselaw relevant to prosecutors, IPR practitioners, and litigators.

Dave Bourgeau’s practice includes the full range of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters, with an emphasis on patent preparation and prosecution. Dave has a strong technical background in industrial engineering, computer science, and nuclear engineering, as well as extensive practical experience in manufacturing and business.

Nathan Brunette focuses his litigation practice on patent and intellectual property disputes. Before joining Stoel Rives, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Timothy B. Dyk, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Professor Sandrik’s research and writing focuses on the intersection of commercial law and patent law. She teaches Patent Law, IP Licensing, Secured Transactions, Contracts, and Deals. Prior to teaching, she was an associate in the patent litigation group at Troutman Sanders in Atlanta, GA.

John Vandenberg has been litigating patents for 36 years. He successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., for rejection of the Federal Circuit’s “insolubly ambiguous” and “amenable to construction” test for patent claim indefiniteness. For 15 years, he has authored patent law research tool at

Price: $18.00 or $30 with lunch

Date: November 22, 2019, Noon to 1PM

OR CLE Credit: Applying to Oregon State Bar for 1 General Credit

Kells Irish Pub
112 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

To register, visit OPLA’s website:  The deadline to register online is noon on November 18.

Registration at the door is $18 and does not include the lunch.

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