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.

Monday, March 9, 2020

In the face of this pandemic, the NJIPLA Board has been faced with difficult decisions concerning the in-person events typically offered by the organization over the course of the calendar year. As you likely are aware, we made the difficult decision to postpone our flagship event, the Jefferson Medal Dinner, in consideration of the health and well-being of our honored guests and other attendees. However, we look forward to brighter times ahead and being able to continue that longstanding annual celebration next year.

Similarly, the NJIPLA Board earlier this year decided to postpone the in-person Patent Litigation CLE Seminar. However, there is good news. NJIPLA is now offering a Webinar Series over the months of June through August featuring each of the topics originally included in the Patent Litigation CLE Seminar program, to be presented by the originally designated speakers. We once again have what we believe is a solid program this year, with prominent industry speakers addressing cutting-edge litigation topics. And there is more good news. For NJIPLA members, the webinars are free of charge; for non-members, there is a nominal charge of $25 per seminar.

Further details concerning accessing the Patent Litigation CLE webinars, downloading the webinar materials, and obtaining CLE Certificates of Attendance for CLE credit, will be made available in a separate announcement (attached). The NJIPLA Board welcomes your attendance in our Webinar Series, and encourages you to inform your friends and colleagues as well.

As always, the health and safety of our membership and guests are our utmost priority. We will continue to monitor developments concerning the COVID-19 situation and will make further announcements concerning other NJIPLA events as circumstances allow.

All the best,
Bruce DeRenzi
President, NJIPLA


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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Due to growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA) will not hold the Jefferson Medal Dinner on June 5, 2020 at The Embassy Suites by Hilton, Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Needless to say, this was a difficult decision, as the Jefferson Medal Dinner is the flagship event for NJIPLA. We truly treasure the opportunity to honor the Jefferson Medal Recipient each year, and to welcome our Honored Guests, members and other attendees to this celebratory event. However, given the recent guidance from the Center for Disease Control and the State of New Jersey, holding this year’s event does not appear to be in the best interest of the health and safety of all involved. Instead, we will look forward to resuming this longstanding tradition in 2021.

Through the latter part of the year, NJIPLA plans to continue its mission to educate our valued members and the public about intellectual property and its protection under the law. Our annual Patent Litigation Seminar, featuring an outstanding slate of speakers addressing hot-button patent litigation topics, will be held in September 2020, and the annual 34th Annual Pharmaceutical/Chemical Patent Practice Update, focusing on practice tips, guidance, legal updates and summaries from leading experts, will be held on November 4, 2020, both at the APA Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, NJ.

We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your trust as we navigate through these unfamiliar and challenging times. We hope that you and your families remain safe and healthy. We will get through this together.

Bruce DeRenzi
NJIPLA President

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