Upcoming events

    • 12/09/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
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    34th Annual Pharmaceutical/Chemical Patent Practice Update Webinar Series

    Earn up to 1.0 Professional CLE for NJ/NY/PA

    With continued significant investment by venture, PE, and pharma communities in biotech clusters around the world, ensuring that your portfolio can provide maximum value on a global scale for ultimate partnering or acquisition is a crucial element of any startup’s strategic plan. Teresa will discuss important considerations such as: Balancing early filing/first to file realities with meeting enablement and support requirements in the US and around the world; best practices for working with CROs, consultants, and universities; and details such as inventorship, ownership, and chain of title.

    Speaker Teresa A. Lavoie, Fish & Richardson
    Dr. Teresa Lavoie has developed, managed, and overseen the sale of patent portfolios worth more than $33 billion in deal value. Her international practice focuses on strategic patent counseling, prosecution, and portfolio development advice, including patent opinions, due diligence, freedom-to-operate analyses, and life cycle management strategies. Dr. Lavoie’s clients range from start-up and emerging companies developing life-saving therapeutics and diagnostics to academic and research institutions inventing disruptive platform technologies for the biotechnology and biopharma industries. She has extensive experience in the areas of small-molecule and biologic pharmaceuticals (including antibody technologies and immunotherapies, such as CAR-T therapies), drug formulation and drug delivery technologies, diagnostics, clean and alternative (animal- and environmentally-friendly) food technologies, protein biochemistry and engineering, cell systems engineering, nanotechnologies, plant biotechnology and genomics, and green/environmental chemistries. Dr. Lavoie also has significant transactional experience in various aspects of IP licensing, including sponsored research, feasibility, and development and commercialization agreements. [Read more]

    Moderators J. Eric Thies, Merck & Co., Inc. and Suja Vathyam, Botos Churchill IP Law LLP

    GoToWebinar Note: Once you register, you will receive a GoToWebinar confirmation e-mail with a unique link to join the session. Click "Add to calendar" to ensure you don't miss the webinar.

    Thank You To Our Sponsor

    Chemical Practice Co-Chairs J. Eric Thies, Merck & Co., Inc. and Suja Vathyam, Botos Churchill IP Law LLP


    • 12/16/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
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    In view of the Federal Circuit oral hearing in the Amgen v. Sanofi (No. 20-1074) case recently being scheduled for December 9, 2020, this webinar is being rescheduled to Wednesday, December 16, 2020. This new date will allow the speakers to provide a more comprehensive presentation with the benefit of oral arguments.

    34th Annual Pharmaceutical/Chemical Patent Practice Update Webinar SeriesEarn up to 1.0 Professional CLE for NJ/NY/PA

    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.

    Speakers
    Clara 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

    GoToWebinar Note: Once you register, you will receive a GoToWebinar confirmation e-mail with a unique link to join the session. Click "Add to calendar" to ensure you don't miss the webinar.

    Thank You To Our Sponsor

    Chemical Practice Co-Chairs J. Eric Thies, Merck & Co., Inc. and Suja Vathyam, Botos Churchill IP Law LLP


    • 06/04/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM (EDT)
    • The Embassy Suites by Hilton



    NJIPLA is pleased to announce our
    Jefferson Medalist
    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.

         Before April 30      After May 1  
    Member   $210.00      $250.00  
    Member & Guest   $395.00      $455.00  
    Member *Table for 10      $2,250.00      $2,750.00  
    Non-Member   $320.00      $370.00  
    Congratulatory Notice   $400.00    
    Sponsorship   $2,000.00    

    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

    Sponsorship $2,000.00
    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 njadmin@njipla.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:

    • No commercial content, tag lines or promotional language
    • No photos or stock photography
    • No individual names of company personnel
    • No e-mail addresses
    • Firm logo and website address permitted

    Parking
    Free self-parking. Park in the rear to easily access the main entrance to the Reception and American Beauty Ballroom (Level 2).

    Shuttle Bus
    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.



Past events

11/18/2020 Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the USPTO
10/07/2020 SPCs in Europe: News and Updates - All You Need to Know
09/30/2020 Presenting Before a District Court: The Importance of Being Earnest
08/25/2020 Recent Developments in Inducement and Divided Infringement
08/11/2020 Diagnosing what Ails Patent Eligibility: Can this Problem be Solved?
07/21/2020 A Behind the Scenes Look at a Supreme Court Argument and a Biotech Jury Trial
07/14/2020 Willful Infringement: Acts of Piracy
06/30/2020 Written Description and Enablement Issues in Pharma/Bio Patents – Latest Developments
06/16/2020 Patent Cases at the Supreme Court: From Petitions to CVSGs to Arguments, and Everything in Between
01/23/2020 PTAB Year-in-Review
11/20/2019 33rd Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update
10/28/2019 The Power of Silence: Negotiation Table and Courtroom Survival
09/17/2019 An Overview of Section 337 Investigations Before The U.S. International Trade Commission
06/07/2019 2019 Jefferson Medal Dinner
05/02/2019 Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar
04/30/2019 Digging Into the Weeds of the Supreme Court’s Funk Brothers Case to Dig Out of 101 Ineligibility?
04/18/2019 Three in One: Global Patent Trials
03/19/2019 Patent Litigation Seminar
12/06/2018 Ethics in IP
11/07/2018 32nd Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update
10/25/2018 Partner Event: The New York Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation 1st Annual Diversity Scholarship Event
06/08/2018 2018 Jefferson Medal Dinner
05/02/2018 Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar
04/18/2018 NJIPLA & NYIPLA Trade Secrets / Cybersecurity Protecting Your Corporate Client's Information
03/14/2018 Patent Litigation Seminar
11/08/2017 31st Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update
09/18/2017 Blockchain Technology: The Legal Landscape And How It Will Change Everything
06/09/2017 2017 Jefferson Medal Dinner
04/27/2017 Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar
03/16/2017 Patent Litigation Seminar
02/16/2017 NJIPLA Roundtable: Important IP legal Issues facing Medical Device Companies
12/08/2016 NJIPLA & NYIPLA Joint Program: Ethics Issues in IP Practice
11/02/2016 30th Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update
06/10/2016 2016 Jefferson Medal Dinner
05/11/2016 Screens, Conflicts, and the Ethical Patent Practice
04/21/2016 Thirty-Second Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar
03/16/2016 Patent Litigation Seminar
01/14/2016 13th Annual Lecture Series
12/02/2015 The New World Order –– Current Developments in Challenging and Defending Patents in the PTAB
11/12/2015 Fifth Annual NJIPLA: Electronics, Telecom & Software Patent Practice Update
10/22/2015 29th Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update
06/05/2015 2015 Jefferson Medal Dinner
05/12/2015 JPPCLE
04/07/2015 IPLS / NJIPLA 2015 Spring Symposium: Meet & Greet
03/18/2015 Patent Litigation Seminar
02/12/2015 Intellectual Property Protection in China From A to Z
12/10/2014 Ethics in IP
11/06/2014 Electronics, Telecom & Software Patent Practice Update
10/22/2014 28th Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update
10/07/2014 12th Annual Fall Lecture Series
09/18/2014 "Recent US Supreme Court Decisions on Patent Law and the Influence on Current Patent Practice and Potential US Patent Law Reform"
06/06/2014 The 2014 Jefferson Medal Dinner
04/23/2014 30th Annual JPPCLE
03/31/2014 Young Lawyers Networking Event
03/12/2014 Patent Litigation Seminar
02/06/2014 Branding and Brand Protection in Digital Media
12/11/2013 27th Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update
11/12/2013 Third Annual Electronics, Telecom and Software Patent Practice Update
09/26/2013 Conducting IP Due Diligence in a Post-AIA Era
05/09/2013 Update on Biopharma IP Issues in Growth Markets: Russia, China, India, Korea and Brazil
03/13/2013 2013 Patent Litigation Seminar
01/24/2013 Second Annual Electronics, Telecom and Software Patent Practice Update
12/05/2012 26th Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update
04/26/2012 Patent Litigation at the ITC
03/14/2012 2012 NJIPLA Patent Litigation Seminar
02/07/2012 The Inside Track to the Proposed Rules for Implementation of the America Invents Act
01/18/2012 Biopharma IP Issues in Emerging Markets: Brazil and India
12/07/2011 25th Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update
11/09/2011 Electronics, Telecom and Software Patent Practice Update
12/08/2010 Chief Patent Counsel Roundtable and Honorable William G. Young's Keynote Address Help Make 24th Annual PCPPU a Success
03/08/2010 Patent Litigation Seminar
12/09/2009 23rd Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update

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