The New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA) will be honoring The Honorable Gregory M. Sleet (Ret.), United States District Judge for the District of Delaware, as the 2019 Jefferson Medalist on Friday, June 7, 2019.
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.
The NJIPLA is reviving its Dinner Speaker Series. This Series will offer dinners at a local NJ restaurant, a presentation on a relevant IP topic and a single CLE credit. NJIPLA, seeking to bring its members together and provide networking opportunities, will provide these events at-cost.Our first 2019 event will be on Tuesday, April 30th. Ken Sonnenfeld (King & Spalding) will present “Digging Into the Weeds of the Supreme Court’s Funk Brothers Case to Dig Out of 101 Ineligibility.” The presentation will delve 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.
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