The protection of intellectual property including patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights is essential to the progress and promotion of the useful arts. The New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA) is devoted to educating its members and the public about intellectual property and its protection under the law. NJIPLA includes hundreds of practicing intellectual property attorneys, patent agents, law students, and interested individuals primarily from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.


NJIPLA is pleased to announce our 2020 Jefferson Medalist, Hon. Jimmie V. Reyna, Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. We hope you can join us as we honor Judge Reyna with the Jefferson Medal at our annual gala on June 5th to be held at a new location The American Beauty in the brand new Embassy Suites by Hilton, Berkeley Heights, NJ.


The New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA) hosted its Jefferson Medal Dinner on June 7, 2019. With over 250 people attending, including guests from the judiciary, academia, and public and private practice, NJIPLA President Thomas Triolo presented the Jefferson Medal to The Honorable Gregory M. Sleet (Ret.), United States District Judge for the District of Delaware.

The Jefferson Medal is awarded each year to an individual 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.

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NJIPLA MEMBERSHIP!  As we begin 2020, we at the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association wish to thank you for your support during 2019 as we reflect on our successes over the past year.

We held our annual Patent Litigation seminar in March in which five very distinguished speakers discussed diverse and interesting topics in the litigation arena. We hosted two Dinner Series: in April, we hosted Digging Into The Weeds Of The Supreme Court's Funk Brothers Case To Dig Out Of 101 Ineligibility; and in September, we hosted The Power of Silence: Negotiation Table and Courtroom Survival. In June, we awarded the Jefferson Medal to Hon. Gregory M. Sleet (Retired), United States District Judge for the District of Delaware, at the the organization’s 69th Jefferson Medal Dinner. Over the course of the year, we partnered with several other organizations on important industry seminars: Hon. William C. Conner Inn of Court's Global Patent Trials seminar; ITC Trial Lawyers Association's An Overview Of Section 337 Investigations Before The U.S. International Trade Commission program; Annual Joint Patent Practice CLE; and the New York Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation’s 2nd Annual Diversity Scholarship event. Finally in November, we held our 33rd Annual Pharmaceutical/Chemical Patent Practice Update, featuring several prominent speakers.

We now look forward to a strong 2020 schedule of eventsNJIPLA relies heavily upon the support of our members in order to provide these events. Therefore, we ask you to please maintain your paid-up membership status or become an NJIPLA member this year. We provide our attendees with diverse programs of the highest quality – with live CLE credits – at reasonable prices to our attendees. These are made possible in part by your membership fees and the support of our generous sponsors. We ask for your support in 2020 and beyond. Paid-up members in good standing receive discounts to NJIPLA events and are invited to participate in NJIPLA event planning and committees throughout the year.

Thank you and we wish you a very happy and productive 2020!

Thomas Triolo, Esq., NJIPLA President 2019, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Bruce DeRenzi, Esq. NJIPLA President 2020, Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Upcoming events

Patent Litigation Seminar
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2020 Jefferson Medal Dinner
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NJIPLA is pleased to offer Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2020 Jefferson Medal Dinner and Continuing Legal Education events. Put your logo on the next marketing material! To be a sponsor email


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