Ethics in IP
The NJIPLA will host its first Ethics in IP seminar on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. This program, devoted to ethical issues arising in IP law, is designed to meet the requirements for 3.0 CLE Ethics credits in NJ / NY and 2.0 CLE Ethics credits in PA. Topics to be discussed include USPTO rules of professional conduct, practitioner response to OED ethics investigations and more. Featuring:
William R. Covey, Deputy General Counsel and Director for the Office of Enrollment and Discipline, USPTO
Lisa Dolak, Professor, College of Law, Syracuse University
The Duty of Candor in USPTO Post-Grant Contested Proceedings
Michael E. McCabe, Jr., Funk & Bolton
"Everything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You”
– Best Practices for Responding to an OED Ethics Investigation
Frederick L. Whitmer, Managing Partner, Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton
"Whose Lawyer Are You?”
– The Problem of Identifying the Client in Intellectual Property Consultations
The Ethics in IP event will be held on the second floor of the Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark, Rooms 208-210. Program check-in and lunch will start at 12:00 noon. Agenda and registration information for Ethics in IP is available at www.njipla.org.
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.
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.