March 13, 2013, PIPLA filed an Amicus Brief with the Supreme Court in
the Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. Myriad Genetics, et al.
PIPLA wishes to thank Paul Prestia, Thomas
Southard and Brian Seal, as well as the law firm of RatnerPrestia, for taking the
lead in preparing and filing the brief on behalf of PIPLA.
The Amicus Brief can be downloaded here.
PIPLA's 89th Annual Judges' Dinner
will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 6:00 - 9:30 PM at The
National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The Dinner will be honoring Judge Richard Linn
of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit with PIPLA's Fifth Award for
Outstanding IP Achievement.
For additional information about
this event, please see the attachment below, which includes the formal
invitation and the RSVP card for registration.
Attendance for the event is not
limited to PIPLA members, and non-members are most certainly welcome to attend.
The cost for non-PIPLA members is the
same as for members - $150 per person / $250 per couple. In order to register for this event, please
complete the RSVP form and send this form, along with a check made payable to
"PIPLA" for the appropriate amount, to the following address:
Robert E. Cannuscio, Esq.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
One Logan Square
18th & Cherry Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Please RSVP by November 7, 2012.
PIPLA's 88th Annual Judges' Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 6:00 - 9:30pm at The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The Dinner will be honoring the Hon. Sue L. Robinson, District Court for the DIstrict of Delaware, with PIPLA's Award for Outstanding IP Achievement.
For additional information about this event, please see the attachments included below. These attachments include the formal invitation, in addition to the RSVP card for registration. Attendance for the event is not limited to PIPLA members, and non-members are most certainly welcome to attend. The cost for non-PIPLA members is the same as for members - $150 per person / $250 per couple.
In order to register for this event, please complete the RSVP form and send this form, along with a check made payable to "PIPLA" for the appropriate amount, to the following address:
Benjamin E. Leace, Esq.
1235 Westlakes Drive
Berwyn, PA 19312
Please RSVP by November 7, 2011.
Rutgers University School of Law will host its inaugural conference on "Information Policy and Modes of Innovation" on Friday, November 4, 2011 from 1:00pm - 4:30pm. The event will take place at the Rutgers University School of Law, 217 North 5th Street, Camden, NJ. To register for this event please visit: http://riipl.rutgers.edu/conference2011.
Rutgers Institute for Information Policy & Law
Inaugural Conference on
INFORMATION POLICY AND MODES OF INNOVATION
1-1:15 Welcome and Introduction
- Wendell E. Pritchett, Chancellor, Rutgers-Camden
1:15-2:15 Search and Innovation
What’s the future of search? Are current laws regulating search engines serving the public's interest?
- James Grimmelmann, Associate Professor of Law, New York Law School
- Stephen D. Houck, Menaker and Herrmann LLP
- Frank Pasquale, Schering-Plough Professor in Health Care Regulation and Enforcement, Seton Hall Law
Moderated by Professor Greg Lastowka
2:15-3:15 Communications networks and innovation
What is “innovation policy”? What are innovation-promoting policies? How should the characteristics of digital networks change the way we think of innovation?
- Joaquin Alvarado, V.P. for Digital Innovation, American Public Media
- Richard John, Professor, Columbia University School of Journalism
- Blair Levin, Communications & Society Fellow, Aspen Institute; Former Director of FCC National Broadband Plan
- Christopher Yoo, Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
Moderated by Professor Ellen P. Goodman
3:15-4:15 Gene patents and innovation
Are patents on genes necessary to promote innovation?
- Chris Hansen, Senior National Staff Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union
- Eileen M. Kane, Professor, Penn State Dickinson School of Law
- Charles M. Kinzig, Vice-President, Corporate Intellectual Property, GlaxoSmithKline
Moderated by Professor Michael Carrier
The Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) held its 87th Annual Judges' Dinner on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The Association honored the Honorable Alan Lourie, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as the third recipient of PIPLA’s Award for Outstanding Intellectual Property Achievement. The Award is given annually to a member of the bar who has made substantial contributions to the field of intellectual property law. The award was presented by Paul Prestia of RatnerPrestia.
Judge Lourie was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on April 6, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush. He was formerly Vice President, Corporate Patents and Trademarks, and Associate General Counsel of SmithKline Beecham Corporation. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 13, 1935, Judge Lourie received his Bachelor's degree from Harvard University (1956), his Master's degree in organic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin (1958), and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania (1965). He received his J.D. degree from Temple University in 1970.
Stanton D. Weinstein, President of PIPLA, commented “We are delighted to bestow this honor upon Judge Lourie who exemplifies the very best of the Intellectual Property bar." The event drew almost two hundred attendees, including judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the District of New Jersey.
Below are texts of:
- Stanton Weinstein's welcoming remarks,
- Stanton Weinstein's of introductory remarks for Paul Prestia and Judge Lourie,
- Paul Prestia’s introductory remarks for Judge Lourie, and
- Judge Lourie’s acceptance speech.
IPO Corporate IP Management Roundtable - November 16, 2010
IPO’s Corporate IP Management Committee has organized a panel of senior managing attorneys to consider issues facing in-house IP practitioners.
The panel will discuss their views of the five-year outlook for in-house practitioners with the assumption that after the economic turmoil of the past
two years, a reasonably healthy economy will return. They will address recent and anticipated changes in corporate IP practice, identify challenges
in this new environment and recommend success strategies for consideration by organizations as well as individuals.
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
One Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Registration Fee: $50
A limited number of seats are available, advance registration is required.
For more information or to register, click here.
12:00 nn - 12:30 pm
Registration and Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
John K. Williamson, K&L Gates LLP
Charles M. Kinzig, Vice President Corporate Intellectual Property, GlaxoSmithKline
Philip S. Johnson, Chief Patent Counsel, Johnson & Johnson
Michael Walker, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, and Chief IP Counsel, DuPont
Contact Clara Stanfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (202) 507-4500 for more information.
IPO expects to receive 1.5 CLE credits in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For CLE inquiries, contact Susan Lusk email@example.com or by calling (202) 507-4500.
October 14, 2010 - Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association hosted
a CLE program entitled “What
Makes the Best Corporate/IP Partnership in M&A Transactions?”.
A summary of the meetings is below:
Location: Stradley Ronon
Stevens & Young, LLP, 2005 Market Street, Suite 2600, Philadelphia,
5:30 pm CLE Program - “What Makes the Best Corporate/IP
Partnership in M&A Transactions?”
Wolfson, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Katayun I. Jaffari, Saul Ewing, LLP
The presentation slides are attached at the bottom of this page (power point).
Below are some photos:
9/21/2010 - Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law
Association hosted a CLE program on “Overview of the BPCIA”
Attached at the bottom of this page is a copy of the slides.
Below is a summary of the meeting.
Location: Woodcock Washburn LLP, Cira Centre, 12th Floor, 2929 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA
7:30 am Continental breakfast reception
8:30 am CLE Program - “Overview of the BPCIA
(Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009) Enacted March 23,
J. Dow and Freddy A. Jiménez, Johnson & Johnson
The CLE covered a description of the
legislation as it pertains to an approval pathway
for biosimilars, including an overview of the regulatory and patent
provisions of the legislation.
Please see the invitation below to Judge Michel’s Retirement Reception and Dinner Celebration. The event is Tuesday, October 19th at 6:30 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington D.C.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP using the following link:
9/21/2010 - Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law
Association hosted Robert S. Bramson, Larry Schroepfer, and Osagie
Imasogie, in a program entitled: “Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned in 100
(collectively) Years of Licensing – Pharma, High Tech and More”
S. Bramson, Bramson & Pressman
Larry Schroepfer, LS
Technology Law Associates
Osagie Imasogie, Phoenix IP
The September 16, 2010 was hosted Drinker Biddle &
Two Word Files of the program material are attached at the
bottom of this page.