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.
The New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA) named The Honorable Mary L. Cooper, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, as its 2018 Jefferson Medalist.
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.
NJIPLA will hold its thirdbiennial Ethics in IP seminar where practitioners can earn 4 live ethics creditsin one afternoon. This year's seminar will feature an exciting slate of speakers discussing topics including unauthorized practice of law, patent agent privilege and other recent case law.