2015 Jefferson Medalist - The Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley

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.

"This year's Jefferson Medalist, the Honorable Kathleen O’Malley, is one of the most respected and appreciated judges in the field of intellectual property." stated Jon Chiodo, President of the NJIPLA.  "She has taken a firm but fair stance at the Federal Circuit, delivering opinions that are sensible and well-received.  Her understanding and appreciation of patent law is evident in her reasoned and legally sound decisions.  She has proven herself to be a wonderful asset to the field of intellectual property, and will continue to do so in the future.  We recognize Judge O’Malley’s contributions to the field of intellectual property with the presentation of the NJIPLA's highest honor: the 2015 Jefferson Medal."

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


The 31st Joint Patent Practice Seminar returned to the New York Marriott Marquis on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.  32 speakers on five panels covered: USPTO Practice, Pharmaceuticals/Life Sciences, High Tech, Litigation, and Supreme Court Cases.  Featured speakers include:

The Honorable Jimmie Reyna, Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit 
Drew Hirshfeld, USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
The Honorable Thomas Giannetti, USPTO Lead Administrative Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Markus Meier, Assistant Director, FTC

This program was sponsored by Joint Patent Practice Continuing Legal Education, Inc. and co-sponsored by Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association, New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association, New York Intellectual Property Law Association and Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association. 


2015 Patent Litigation Seminar

Jeremy Lowe, Brian Buroker, Immac "Casey" Thampoe, the Hon. Paul Michel, Jon Chiodo, William Jay, Lisa Pensabene

The Patent Litigation Seminar continues to be one of the most popular events sponsored by the NJIPLA.  This half-day CLE program, designed to meet the requirements for 4.5 CLE credits in NJ/NY & 4.0 CLE credits in PA, was held on Wednesday, March 18th at the Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark.

Presentations included:

Will Congress and the Supreme Court End America's Lead in Health Science Technology and Sap the Strength of Our Industries?
The Hon. Paul R. Michel
, Chief Judge (Ret.) - United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

The New Standard of Review:  The Supreme Court’s Decision in Teva v. Sandoz and the Return of the Fact/Law Distinction in Claim Construction
William M. Jay
, Goodwin Procter, LLP

Alice Arrived and Look What Happened:  A Review of the Supreme Court’s June 2014 Decision and its Impact on Patents
Brian M. Buroker
, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

The Rule Against Double Patenting in the Post-Gilead Era -- How We Got Here and What Will Happen Next
Jeremy Lowe
, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Biosimilars Litigation: What’s Happening on the Dance Floor?
Lisa M. Pensabene
, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Upcoming Events

NJIPLA Member Discounts

Reminder - Members in good standing receive automatic discounts to NJIPLA programs, including dinner meetings, seminars, and the Jefferson Medal Dinner. Members must keep their accounts current in order to receive discounted pricing. To review or update your membership status, log in above.

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.

IP Corner

As a service to our members, NJIPLA posts industry information that may be of interest.  Check out the IP Corner for additional details regarding job opportunities, locally held events, and more.

© 2013 New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association