34th Annual Pharmaceutical/Chemical Patent Practice Update Webinar Series
Earn up to 1.0 Professional CLE for NJ/NY
Genus claims continue to be a focus of scrutiny by the courts. In Amgen v. Sanofi (No. 20-1074), the Federal Circuit is poised to decide yet another gateway issue concerning the patentability of biotech inventions. The court will consider whether two patents that claim a genus of antibodies satisfy the enablement requirement under 35 U.S.C. §112. Given that antibody technologies require a huge investment and are thought to be one of the most promising approaches to treat diseases today, the Federal Circuit’s forthcoming decision in Amgen v. Sanofi is likely to have a profound impact on the biotech industry.
SpeakersClara N. Jimenez, Johnson &Johnson
Clara N. Jiménez is Senior Counsel in Johnson & Johnson’s IP Litigation Group which supports the J&J businesses in all aspects of intellectual property litigation across the globe.
Preston K. Ratliff II, Paul Hastings
Preston K. Ratliff II is the Chair of the Firm’s Litigation practice in New York. Mr. Ratliff focuses his practice on complex, high-stakes patent litigation with an emphasis on the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical, agricultural, and renewable fuel sectors. [Read more]
Moderators J. Eric Thies, Merck & Co., Inc. and Suja Vathyam, Botos Churchill IP Law LLP
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Chemical Practice Co-Chairs J. Eric Thies, Merck & Co., Inc. and Suja Vathyam, Botos Churchill IP Law LLP
34th Annual Pharmaceutical/Chemical Patent Practice Update Webinar SeriesEarn up to 1.0 Ethics CLE for NJ/NY
An overview of several core aspects of legal ethics and practice before the USPTO. The presentation begins by briefly touching on various OED programs and initiatives, and then moves to a description of select regulations governing the USPTO’s disciplinary process and statistics regarding recent disciplinary orders. The presentation concludes with a thorough discussion of select case law relevant to practice before the USPTO in patent and trademark matters with an emphasis on USPTO disciplinary decisions and the USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct.
Speaker William Covey, USPTO OED DirectorAs Deputy General Counsel and Director for the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED), Will Covey is responsible for ensuring that the nation’s patent attorneys and agents are of good moral character and sufficiently knowledgeable to practice before the USPTO. Mr. Covey’s team of attorneys and other professionals develop and administer a registration examination designed to measure applicants' knowledge of patent law and practice. Successful applicants are registered to practice by OED. In addition, OED investigates complaints of unethical conduct made against individuals practicing patent or trademark law before the USPTO.
NJIPLA is pleased to announce our
Hon. Jimmie V. Reyna
Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
We hope you can join us as we honor Judge Jimmie Reyna with the
Jefferson Medal at our annual gala to be held at a new location:
The American Beauty Ballroom in the newly constructed
Embassy Suites by Hilton in Berkeley Heights, NJ.
Early-Bird Registration ends April 30.
New this year, dinner wine service will be included in the reception and dinner rate.
*Table for 10 Reservation
A table has a total of 10 seats, which includes 1 seat reserved for an Honored Guest. NJIPLA does not guarantee an Honored Guest at each table. The Honored Guest may also bring a guest, and if so, NJIPLA will add a seat to your table at no additional cost. Your firm's 9 Guest Names for the table must be provided by April 30.
Hotel Sleeping Room Reservation
A special NJIPLA room rate of $149.00 for Friday night (excluding tax) has been established. This accommodation is offered on a first-come, first-served basis until April 30.
You may book online Embassy Suites or call 1-844-714-1511.
Group Code: NJI
Group Name: Jefferson Medal Dinner Room Block
NJIPLA is pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities for our 2021 Jefferson Medal Dinner. Benefits are recognition in our pre-event emails, logo and link on the NJIPLA website, includes a Congratulatory Notice, acknowledgement of sponsorship during the event welcome remarks, and much more.
Congratulatory Notice $400.00
Congratulatory artwork must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 30, 2021. All submissions are subject to the review and approval of NJIPLA in its sole discretion.
Specification - Size: 6' W x 9' H, Color: Black/White only, Artwork Format: PDF. Limit 1 page per firm/company.
Content is limited to appropriate expression of honor to the Jefferson Medal award recipient:
Free self-parking. Park in the rear to easily access the main entrance to the Reception and American Beauty Ballroom (Level 2).
A free shuttle bus will be available to and from Embassy Suites and Berkeley Heights Train Station or Netherwood Train Station during the day of the dinner. When you arrive at the train station, please call the hotel's front desk (908) 897-1970.
Refund / Cancellation Policy
No refunds or cancellations after April 30, 2021. Dinner reservations are transferable.
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