2016-2017 Program Schedule

(all meetings begin at 5:30, with reception at 6:30, unless otherwise noted)

Meeting Date Venue Speaker Topic
Sept. 22, 2016 BakerHostetler Andrea Wellington, Tariq Hafiz, and Jack Harvey:
CLE Program: PTO Roadshow – Representatives of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office will discuss the First Action Interview and Post Grant/Post-Prosecution Pilot Programs and the Pro Bono ProgramCLE begins at 4 PM, reception after
Oct. 13, 2016 Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, LLP Breakfast CLE Program: European IP Rights Following Brexit: What Now?

Breakfast begins at 7:30 AM
CLE Program begins at 8:00 AM

Oct. 20, 2016 BakerHostetler CLE Program: Gilead v. Merck & Equitable Defenses

CLE begins at 5:30 PM, reception after

Nov. 16, 2016 (Judges’ Dinner) Ballroom at the Ben Annual Judges’ Dinner:
Honoring Judge Berle M. Schiller with introduction by Mayor Jim Kenney5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jan. 26, 2017 BakerHostetler CLE Program: The Patent Troll: Benign Middleman or Stick-Up Artist?

Speaker: David S. Abrams

CLE begins at 5:30 PM, reception after

Feb. 22, 2017 Dechert CLE Program: “Panel Discussion on Hot Topics in Trademark Practice

CLE begins at 5:30 PM, reception after

Mar. 23, 2017 BakerHostetler CLE Program: Albert Keyack, EPO Attaché to US, “Current Topics In EPO Patent Practice”

CLE begins at 5:30 PM, reception after

Apr. 18, 2017 BakerHostetler CLE Program: Panel Discussion of Lee v. Tam, moderated by Nancy Frandsen, Jackie Lesser, Charlie Lyu, and featuring Simon Tam of The Slants with his attorneys, Ron Coleman and Joel MacMull

CLE begins at 5:30 PM, reception after

Apr. 27, 2017 Crowne Plaza – Times Square, NY, NY CLE Program: Joint Patent Practice CLE (JPPCLE)

8:40 AM – 5 PM

May 17, 2017 Drinker, Biddle, & Reath Annual Year in Review:
Meeting begins 3:30 PM
Elections at 6:00 PM
Reception at 6:15 PM