2015 Jefferson Medalist - The Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley
Joint Patent Practice Seminar Returns to New York
New York, May, 2015 - 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
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
Iselin, March, 2015 - 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.
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
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
Intellectual Property Protection in China From A to Z
Iselin, February, 2015 - The NJIPLA and NYIPLA recently sponsored Intellectual Property Protection in China From A to Z – a full-day CLE event focusing on all IP issues related to China. This unique CLE event was held on Thursday, February 12th at the Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark and featured prominent speakers from the USPTO’s “China Team”, the ITC, Homeland Security and U.S. and Chinese patent IP law experts. Featured speakers included:
The Honorable Randall Rader, Chief Judge (ret.), United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
The Honorable F. Scott Kieff, Commissioner, ITC
The seminar covered 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
Ethics in IP
Iselin, December, 2014 - 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
Short Hills, June, 2014 - 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.
Update on Biopharma IP Issues in Growth Markets: Russia, China, India, Korea and BrazilNew Brunswick, May, 2013 - The NJIPLA and NJCCA cosponsored the Update on Biopharma IP Issues in Growth Markets: Brazil, China, India, Korea & Russia on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick.
2013 Patent Litigation SeminarIselin, March, 2013 - The NJIPLA was pleased to feature an outstanding panel of speakers and topics at the annual Patent Litigation Seminar on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Retired CAFC Judge and former Jefferson Medalist, the Hon. Arthur Gajarsa (now with WilmerHale) delivered the keynote address entitled "The Federal Circuit v. The Supreme Court". Panelists also included:
Second Annual Electronics, Telecom and Software Patent Practice UpdateIselin, January, 2013 - The Second Annual Electronics, Telecom and Software Patent Practice Update took place Thursday, January 24, 2013. This CLE program featured talks and panels concerning recent changes in the law affecting electrical, telecom and computer inventions and the patent prosecution and litigation practice relating to those inventions.
26th Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice UpdateIselin, December, 2012 - Over 100 intellectual property attorneys and in-house counsel participated in NJIPLA's 26th Annual Pharmaceutical & Chemical Patent Practice Update on December 5th.
Gibbons Institute / NJIPLA Tenth Annual Fall Lecture SeriesNewark, October, 2012 - The Gibbons Institute of Law, Science Technology, Seton Hall University School of Law and the NJIPLA were pleased to present the Tenth Annual Fall Lecture Series, Tuesday, October 16th. The Honorable Kathleen O'Malley, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit presented "Views from the Bench". Attendees earned 1.5 NJ/NY CLE.
2012 Jefferson Medal DinnerShort Hills, June, 2012 -The New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA) awarded the 2012 Jefferson Medal to the Honorable Garrett E. Brown, Jr. (Ret.), Chief Judge, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey. Chief Judge Brown was presented with the Jefferson Medal on June 8, 2012 at the annual Jefferson Medal Dinner at The Hilton at Short Hills, Short Hills, NJ.
Patent Litigation at the ITCNewark, April, 2012 - The Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, Seton Hall University School of Law and the NJIPLA were pleased to cosponsor Patent Litigation at the ITC - Views from the Government, In-House Attorneys and Outside Counsel on Thursday, April 26, 2012.
28th Annual JPPCLENew York, April, 2012 - The Joint Patent Practice Seminar was honored to host Judge Sharon Prost, Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, as the keynote luncheon speaker at the 28th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar. She spoke on Center of the Universe: Patent Law Moves to the Forefront on Tuesday, April 17th at the New York Marriott Marquis.
2012 NJIPLA Patent Litigation SeminarIselin, March, 2012 - The 2012 NJIPLA Patent Litigation Seminar was held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the Woodbridge Hilton in Iselin, NJ. Featuring presentations by leading practioners, the program was approved for 5.0 NJ CLE credits and 4.5 PA and NY CLE credits (including 1.0 ethics credit).
The Inside Track to the Proposed Rules for Implementation of the America Invents ActTrenton, February, 2012 - The NJIPLA and PIPLA were pleased to cosponsor The Inside Track to the Proposed Rules for Implementation of the America Invents Act. Guest speakers included David Kappos, Director, United States Patent & Trademark Office, Philip S. Johnson, Chief IP Counsel, Johnson & Johnson, and Kenneth Nigon, Shareholder, RatnerPrestia.
Biopharma IP Issues in Emerging Markets: Brazil and IndiaNewark, January, 2012 - The NJIPLA was pleased to host the first of a series of CLE programs dedicated to biopharma IP issues in emerging markets, at the Newark Club on January 18th.
25th Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice UpdateWoodbridge, December, 2011 - The 25th Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update was held on Wednesday, December 7th at the Woodbridge Hilton from Noon - 5:30 p.m. Teresa Stanek Rea, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office, delivered the Headline Address AIA/Patent Reform; Implications for Pharmaceutical Patents. Attendees earned 4.5 NJ/NY CLE (including 1.0 Ethics credit) and 4.0 PA CLE (including 1.0 Ethics credit).
Electronics, Telecom and Software Patent Practice UpdateNew Brunswick, November, 2011 - Over 90 intellectual property attorneys, in-house counsel and members of the judiciary participated in NJIPLA Electronics, Telecom and Software Patent Practice Update on November 9, 2011. This CLE program was the first of its kind in the New York metro area, featuring talks and panels concerning recent changes in the law affecting electrical, telecom and computer inventions and the patent prosecution and litigation practice relating to those inventions.
Ninth Annual Fall Lecture SeriesNewark, October, 2011 - The Gibbons Institute of Law, Science Technology, Seton Hall University School of Law and the NJIPLA were pleased to present the Ninth Annual Fall Lecture Series, Tuesday, October 25th. The Honorable Joel Pisano, District Court Judge, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey discussed What's Left of "Inequitable Conduct" After Therasense, and the Standard of Proof for Obviousness following Microsoft v i4i: Observations from the Bench. Attendees earned 1.0 NJ/NY CLE.
Patent Law and Pharmaceuticals SymposiumNewark, October, 2011 - The Patent Law and Pharmaceuticals Symposium 2011 took place on Wednesday, October 12th. Leaders of the judiciary, academy, private practice, business, and government considered some of the top issues in IP law affecting the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries. Attendees earned 5.0 NJ/NY and 4.0 PA CLE. This event was cosponsored by Paul Weiss, Rutgers Institute for Professional Education, Rutgers School of Law – Newark and the NJIPLA .
2011 Jefferson Medalist - Herbert C. WamsleyShort Hills, June 2011 - NJIPLA was pleased to recognize Herbert C. Wamsley, Executive Director of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, as the 2011 Jefferson Medalist. In a 60 year tradition, the NJIPLA annually presents the Jefferson Medal to someone who has made exceptional contributions to the field of intellectual property law. Mr. Wamsley was presented with the Jefferson Medal on June 3, 2011 at the annual Jefferson Medal Dinner at The Hilton at Short Hills.
David Kappos and Q. Todd Dickinson Speak at February EventNewark, February, 2011 - David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), fielded questions from Q. Todd Dickinson and the audience of patent practitioners who attended NJIPLA’s February event in a talk show like format. Mr. Dickinson, who is a former USPTO Director and current Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, took the role of talk show host, presenting questions pertinent to the evening’s topic of The Future of America’s Innovation Economy: Progress and Challenges at the USPTO. Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, and Seton Hall University School of Law, cosponsored this event along with NJIPLA.
Chief Patent Counsel Roundtable and Honorable William G. Young's Keynote Address Help Make 24th Annual PCPPU a SuccessWoodbridge, December, 2010 - The NJIPLA is proud to announce that over 100 intellectual property professionals attended its 24th Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update, held December 8, 2010. The Honorable William G. Young of The United States District Court For the District of Massachusetts delivered the Keynote Address. A wide range of intellectual property topics affecting the pharmaceutical and chemical industries were presented by Professor Michael Carrier of Rutgers Law, Timothy Witkowski of Boehringer Ingleheim, Thomas Hoffman of Novartis, and Robert Schulman of Hunton & Williams.