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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.

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Nov 22, 2010, 8:15 PM
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