29th Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update

The tradition continues for the annual Pharma / Chem Practice Seminar, back for its 29th Year! Come hear practice tips, guidance, legal updates and summaries from leading experts, with an emphasis on post-grant strategies and EPO practice.  This CLE event, to be held on Thursday, October 22nd at the Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark, is designed to meet the requirements for 4.5 NJ credits (4.0 PA).   Featured speakers include:

   Laurent Deleu, PhD, Examiner, EPO
     Inventive Step in Biotechnology, Examination Practice at the EPO

   Virginie Merckling-Ruiz, PhD, Examiner, EPO
     Medical Use Claims Under the European Patent Convention

   Wolfram Meyer, PhD, Examiner, EPO
     Patentability of “Antibodies” Under the European Patent Convention 

   Rabiya Kader, Sanofi Aventis
     The Road Less Traveled: The 505(b)(2) Pathway to FDA Approval 

   Gregory A. Morris, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
     The Intersection of IPRs and ANDA Litigation

   Grantland G. Drutchas, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP 
     § 101: Is it really the “End of the World as We Know It”?

   Elizabeth Weiswasser, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
     Patent Litigation Under the BPCIA:  Impact of Recent Decisions on Strategies for Addressing
     Potential Patent Disputes

Electronics, Telecom & Software Patent Practice Update

The 2015 ETS Seminar, scheduled for November 12th, is specifically designed with speakers and panel discussions to provide tips and best practices in view important issues effecting our clients' businesses and our practices.

The seminar is anchored by three segments dedicated to:

                (1) 101 Abstract Idea issues including presentations on Alice v. CLS Bank and Progeny; and panel of experts providing advice for Alice-Proofing Patent Claims and Related Issues;

                (2) Post-Grant Proceedings and the PTAB including a PTAB Trial Best Practices with APJ Rama Elluru, and a panel dedicated to the Effects of Post-Grant Proceedings on Settlement and Litigation; and

                (3) FRAND Licensing in view of recent Appellate court decisions relative to the IEEE position presented by Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director, IEEE Standards Assoc.

Further presentations will address tips and insights addressing Indefiniteness and 112 Issues Post- Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments; Good Faith Belief of Invalidity as it Applies to Intent and Inducement in view of Commil v. Cisco; as well as Software Protection and Software Protection and Licensing.

2016 Board of Managers - Nominations Due

The NJIPLA invites the membership to submit nominations for the 2016 Board.  Please submit your nominations to the NJIPLA Administrator at njadmin@njipla.org by Friday, October 30, 2015.

NJIPLA Committees

Looking to provide input on your area of practice?  Consider participating in one of NJIPLA's many committees. Committee participation is a great opportunity to network with fellow practitioners in the area and to help ensure NJIPLA’s success.

NJIPLA Awards 2015 Jefferson Medal

The New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA) named the Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as its 2015 Jefferson Medalist.  The NJIPLA presents the Jefferson Medal annually to someone who has made exceptional contributions to the field of intellectual property law.  Previous Medalists include judges, members of Congress, Patent and Trademark Office officials and leaders of the intellectual property bar.

Judge O'Malley was honored at the Jefferson Medal Dinner on Friday, June 5th at The Hilton at Short Hills, Short Hills, NJ.

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