Intellectual Property Protection in China From A to Z

The NJIPLA and the NYIPLA are proud to present Intellectual Property Protection in China From A to Z – a full-day CLE event focusing on all IP issues related to China.  The event will feature prominent speakers from the USPTO’s “China Team”, the ITC, Homeland Security and  U.S. and Chinese patent IP law experts.  The event program will include presentations by:

The Honorable Randall Rader, Chief Judge (ret.), United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
The Honorable F. Scott Kieff
, Commissioner, ITC

Mark Abate, Partner, Goodwin Procter
Matthew Bassiur, Vice President, Pfizer Global Security
Mark Cohen, Senior Counsel, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Dean Garner, Assistant General Counsel - Patents, Johnson & Johnson
Alexander J. Hadjis, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
David Kappos
, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Heather Lin, Senior Partner, NTD Patent & Trademark Agency Ltd.
Lucy Nichols, Intellectual Property Counsel, Create.org
Tim Smith, Executive, Rouse

Dax Terrill, Attorney Advisor, IP Rights Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Peter Thurlow
, Partner, Jones Day
Dick Thurston
, Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, TSMC
(ret.)
Lisa Wang, Founder, Wang Intellectual Property Law
Duncan Willson
, Attorney Advisor, United States Patent and Trademark Office                            
Alan Zhiyong Fan, Deputy Director of Intellectual Property Rights Department, Huawei Technologies

The seminar will cover all aspects of IP Protection in China or around Chinese IP, including topics such as Chinese IP practice, enforcement within Chinese borders, handling Chinese infringements within the U.S and strategizing for the future of China and IP.

This unique CLE event will be held on Thursday, February 12th at the Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark Registration is offered at three different levels and prices.  Participants may attend the morning session only (includes 3 NJ/NY CLE Credits); participants may attend the afternoon session only (includes 3.5 NJ/NY CLE credits and lunch); or participants may attend the full day (includes 6.5 NJ/NY CLE Credits, and lunch).  The afternoon session will conclude with a Networking Function, sponsored by NTD Patent & Trademark Agency, Ltd.  Additional details, including event fees and registration, are available online.

Ethics in IP

On December 10, 2014, NJIPLA was proud to offer Ethics in IP, a Program relating to ethical issues arising in the practice of intellectual property law.  This half-day seminar,  a new offering from the NJIPLA, featured an impressive slate of speakers discussing USPTO rules of professional conduct, practitioner response to OED ethics investigations and more. Featured speakers included:

William R. Covey, Deputy General Counsel and Director for the Office of Enrollment and Discipline, USPTO
Ira Levy
, Goodwin Proctor

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.
, Funk & Bolton

Frederick L. Whitmer
, Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton

Ethics in IP, held at the Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark, was designed to meet the requirements for 3.0 CLE Ethics credits in NJ / NY and 2.0 CLE Ethics credits in PA.  Program attendees were able to earn up to three full ethics credits just in time for end of the year CLE certification.

NJIPLA Named David J. Kappos as 2014 Jefferson Medalist

David J. Kappos, 2014 Jefferson Medalist, joined by previous Jefferson Medal recipients at the 2014 Jefferson Medal Dinner. 
Shown (front row):  Ralph Oman, Judge Pauline Newman, Judge Garrett Brown (Ret.), David Kappos, Dr. Triantafyllos Tafas;
(second row) Judge Richard Linn, Robert Armitage, Michael Kirk; (third row) Philip Johnson

The New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA) was pleased to name David J. Kappos as the 2014 Jefferson Medalist.  Mr. Kappos, the former Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, is a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Following a 64 year tradition, 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.

"This year's Jefferson Medalist, David J. Kappos, is one of the world's foremost leaders in the field of intellectual property." stated Mark Abate, President of the NJIPLA.   "He has been widely credited with transforming the US Patent and Trademark Office and implementing a 21st Century patent system.  The capstone of his achievement was the passage and implementation of the America Invents Act, the first major overhaul of the patent law since 1952.  We recognize his contributions to the field of intellectual property with the presentation of the NJIPLA's Jefferson Medal."

Mr. Kappos was honored at the Jefferson Medal Dinner on Friday, June 6, 2014.  The event was held at The Hilton at Short Hills, Short Hills, NJ.

Upcoming Events

02/12/2015 • Hotel Woodbridge at MetroPark
03/18/2015 • Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark
05/12/2015 • New York Marriott Marquis

2015 Membership

NJIPLA 2015 annual dues for Active Members are $100. Payments are due by January 31, 2015. Renewal payments may be made online via credit card or PayPal. Payment is not required of Student and Life Members.

Reminder - Members in good standing automatically receive a discount to NJIPLA programs, including dinner meetings, seminars, and the Jefferson Medal Dinner. Members must keep their accounts current
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