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New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) Judges’ Dinner - March 28, 2014

posted Jan 11, 2014, 6:48 AM by Robin Quartin

NYIPLA’s 92nd Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary (Judges’ Dinner) will take place on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria New York Hotel.

 

This is the largest black-tie gathering of federal judges, government officials, corporate counsels, legal professionals, and representatives from other intellectual property associations.

 

NYIPLA is pleased to announce that the 12th Annual Outstanding Public Service Award will be presented to the Honorable Gregory M. Sleet, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, and the Keynote Speaker will be Ken Starr, President and Chancellor of Baylor University

 

For more information: http://www.nyipla.org/nyipla/JudgesDinner.asp

Amicus Brief filed for Supreme Court case: Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. Myriad Genetics, et al.

posted Mar 20, 2013, 2:42 PM by Robin Quartin

On 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. case. 

 

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 89th Annual Judges' Dinner November 14, 2012

posted Oct 31, 2012, 8:32 AM by Robin Quartin

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 88th Annual Judges' Dinner November 17, 2011

posted Sep 14, 2011, 1:50 PM by John Sullivan   [ updated Oct 27, 2011, 5:42 AM ]

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.
RatnerPrestia
1235 Westlakes Drive
Suite 301
Berwyn, PA 19312
 
Please RSVP by November 7, 2011.
 

Rutgers Inaugural Conference on Modes of Innovation - Nov. 4, 2011

posted Mar 3, 2011, 6:01 PM by Bill Stoffel   [ updated Oct 27, 2011, 6:15 AM by John Sullivan ]

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


PIPLA Honors CAFC Judge Alan D. Lourie at the National Constitution Center

posted Nov 19, 2010, 10:33 AM by Bill Stoffel   [ updated Jan 2, 2011, 2:30 PM ]

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 (11/16/2010 Philadelphia) - Register Now!

posted Nov 5, 2010, 8:42 AM by Bill Stoffel

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.

Conference Location

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
One Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Registration

  

Registration Fee: $50 
A limited number of seats are available, advance registration is required.
For more information or to register, 
click here.

Programs

12:00 nn - 12:30 pm

 Registration and Lunch

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

 Presentation

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

 Q&A

Moderator:

John K. Williamson, K&L Gates LLP

Speakers:

Charles M. Kinzig, Vice President Corporate Intellectual PropertyGlaxoSmithKline
Philip S. Johnson, Chief Patent Counsel, Johnson & Johnson
Michael Walker, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, and Chief IP Counsel, DuPont

Sponsorship Opportunities
Contact Clara Stanfield at cstanfield@ipo.org or by calling (202) 507-4500 for more information.
  
CLE Information
IPO expects to receive 1.5 CLE credits in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  For CLE inquiries, contact Susan Lusk atsusan@ipo.org or by calling (202) 507-4500.
 

Oct. 14th - CLE - IP and M&A - Slides

posted Oct 16, 2010, 12:48 PM by Bill Stoffel   [ updated Oct 18, 2010, 7:40 AM ]

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, PA  19103

5:30 pm CLE Program - “What Makes the Best Corporate/IP Partnership in M&A Transactions?”

Speakers:              Jeffrey A. 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:

 






Slides from the 9/21 Breakfast meeting - Overview of the BPCIA

posted Oct 6, 2010, 2:25 PM by Bill Stoffel   [ updated Oct 6, 2010, 2:30 PM ]

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 19104

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, 2010”

Speakers:           Kenneth 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.


Judge Michel Dinner and Celebration - Oct. 19th - DC

posted Oct 6, 2010, 2:18 PM by Bill Stoffel


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: 

https://www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=JUDG11E

click here


Alternatively,  to RSVP for Judge Michel's party can also email or call Greg Glofak  202.536.4160 Glofak@fedcirbar.org

Payment is available by check or credit card. Checks should be made out to "Federal Circuit Bar Association" and sent to our address at

1620 "I" Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington DC, 20006.


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