SFIPLA is saddened to announce the loss of Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Our state and judiciary has suffered an enormous loss with the passing of Judge O’Connell,.  She was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired by all who knew her.  We, at the SF Intellectual Property Law Association, had the honor of having her share her insights and wisdom as a panelist at our 2016 Annual Seminar.  We were fortunate to get to know her.  She will be missed by all.