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.

70TH JEFFERSON MEDAL DINNER

New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association is excited to announce the 70th Annual Jefferson Medal Dinner will be held at a new venue, The American Beauty, located in the brand new Embassy Suites by Hilton, Berkeley Heights, NJ on Friday, June 5, 2020.

NJIPLA DINNER

SPEAKER SERIES


NJIPLA is reviving its Dinner Speaker Series. Our next event will be held in September 2019. These Series will offer dinners at a local NJ restaurant, presentation on a relevant IP topic and single CLE credit. NJIPLA, seeking to bring its members together and provide networking opportunities, will provide these events at-cost.

Our first event was held on Tuesday, April 30th. Ken Sonnenfeld (King & Spalding) presented “Digging Into the Weeds of the Supreme Court’s Funk Brothers Case to Dig Out of 101 Ineligibility.”  The presentation delved into the legal and technological issues the Supreme Court’s Funk Brothers decision and explore whether the USPTO’s current practice of relying on the Funk Brothers case to reject patent claims to purified natural products is proper.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:
2020 JEFFERSON MEDALIST

Following a 69th year tradition, New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA) presented the 2019 Jefferson Medal to The Honorable Gregory M. Sleet (Ret.)United States District Judge for the District of Delaware.

The Jefferson Medal is awarded 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.


Please nominate one or more candidates for the 2020 Jefferson Medal by providing the candidate's name and biography to Kristine Butler, Chair of the Jefferson Medal Committee, at kristine@kristinebutler.com, no later than September 18, 2019.

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