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Continuing Legal Education at the Bar Association of San Francisco: Committees

Intellectual Property

The purpose of the Intellectual Property Section is to:

  • provide continuing legal educational (CLE) programs
  • propose and/or comment upon changes in intellectual property law
  • serve as a forum for the exchange of new ideas and networking among its members


Chair: Sebastian Kaplan

Sebastian Kaplan
Gerard Fox

Vice Chair: Melody Drummond Hansen Melody Drummond Hansen
O'Melveny & Myers
Immediate Past Chair Eugene Mar Eugene Mar
Farella Braun + Martel
Executive Commitee
    Jonathan Blavin
Munger Tolles & Olson
    Frank Busch
Wagstaffe, von Loewenfeldt, Busch & Radwick 

Eric Cheng
Kirkland & Ellis

    Gabe Gross
Latham & Watkins
    Derek Knerr
eBay Inc.
    Diana Kruze
Morrison & Foerster

Ash Nagdev
Sidley Austin


Srinivas “Giri” Pathmanaban

    Tam Thanh Pham
    Patrick Salceda
Duane Morris

Jennifer J. Schmidt
Morrison & Foerster LLP

    Matan Shacham
Keker, Van Nest & Peters
    Jeremy Taylor
Baker Botts

General Information?

If you seek general information about a section or committee, email Raquel Cabading (BASF CLE Director) at Or call Raquel at (415) 982-1600.

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