Upcoming events

    • 01/27/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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    Annual PTAB Webinar Series: Examining the Latest Developments on the PTAB’s use of Discretionary Denials

    This webinar will discuss the latest developments on the PTAB’s use of discretionary denials. We will cover the USPTO’s Request for Comments to enact rules outlined in its discretionary denial precedential decisions and the reaction from industry. We will also discuss recent cases involving discretionary denials in the pharmaceutical and technology spaces and how they might impact IPRs and litigation going forward.

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

    Speakers

    Gregory Morris is the Leader of Honigman's Life Sciences Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. He holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Northwestern University. Gregory’s practice focuses on pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device patent litigation. He has extensive experience representing top pharmaceutical clients on the brand-side in Hatch-Waxman litigation. Gregory also regularly litigates inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He co-led a team of attorneys who represented a pharmaceutical company in the first-ever successful defense of an Orange Book-listed patent in an IPR review. [Read More]

    Vikram Mathrani is an intellectual property litigator focusing his practice on patent litigation. He handles various technologies, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, electronics, consumer products, software, and industrial products. [Read More]

    Latifa H. Dabaja is an associate in our Intellectual Property Litigation Department. She focuses on a wide range of matters including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade dress matters. She has assisted in the litigation and prosecution of technologies and products in the pharmaceutical, automotive, mechanical, software, and consumer goods industries. [Read More]

    Moderator Matthew Hartman, Counsel, Akin Gump, NJIPLA Chair, PTAB Committee

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    • 02/03/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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    Annual PTAB Webinar Series: Amending Patent Claims in PTAB Proceedings

    The PTAB’s Motion to Amend Pilot Program was launched in March of 2019 and offered a more robust opportunity for amendment to patent owners during AIA trials. Sam and Theodoros will describe the mechanics associated with the motions to amend under the Pilot Program, including recent updates and examples. They will also discuss important strategic considerations for both petitioners and patent owners, such as protective orders, effects of joinder, effects on stays and intervening rights, and alternatives to motion to amend practice.

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

    Speakers

    Yung-Hoon (Sam) Ha's practice focuses on post-grant proceedings before the PTAB, patent litigation, and advising clients on patent matters. He focuses his practice on materials related technology, such as microprocessor fabrication, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, quantum dots, glasses, polymers, batteries, solar cells, solar concentrators, plasma sputtering, wafer manufacturing and razor blades. He has worked on numerous other technologies that include microprocessors, wireless communication devices, digital cameras, automated staining machines and tracer compounds.[Read More]

    Dr. Theodoros Konstantakopoulos' practice focuses on counseling clients on intellectual property matters, patent litigation in district courts and the International Trade Commission, and post-grant proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. As a registered patent attorney, Dr. Konstantakopoulos has also advised clients in preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications and portfolio strategy. Further, he has conducted numerous due diligence investigations and drafted opinions of counsel. [Read More]

    Moderator Matthew Hartman, Counsel, Akin Gump, NJIPLA Chair, PTAB Committee

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    • 02/10/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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    Annual PTAB Webinar Series: Strategies to Leverage Recent PTAB Precedential Decisions

    In recent years, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has seen a significant uptick in the number of decisions designated precedential or informative. This presentation highlights a number of those key decisions and focuses on tactical considerations to leverage them as part of a comprehensive litigation strategy.

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

    Speakers

    Rubén Muñoz represents public and privately-held companies in patent and trade secret litigation involving a wide array of technologies, including medical devices, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and electronics. He represents clients in federal and state courts, before the International Trade Commission and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent Office in inter partes review proceedings.[Read More]

    Dr. Jonathan Underwood is experienced in all phases of patent infringement litigation, including ANDA litigation, at the trial and appellate level. He defends clients in patent infringement suits, and asserts clients’ patent rights. Jon also counsels clients on strategic IP decisions. Jon’s experience includes representing clients in litigation before the U.S.P.T.O. in inter partes review proceedings. [Read More]

    Moderator Matthew Hartman, Counsel, Akin Gump, NJIPLA Chair, PTAB Committee

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    • 02/17/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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    Annual PTAB Webinar Series: The Impact of PTAB Proceedings on Bio/Pharma Litigation and Strategy

    While AIA proceedings are a popular mechanism to challenge patents, their use and influence in the bio/pharma space has been different than in other technology areas. As these proceedings have matured and evolved over the years, their influence in the bio/pharma space has evolved as well. Join us as we discuss the following topics:

    • A review of how bio/pharma patents have fared before the PTAB;
    • An analysis of how PTAB proceedings are impacting ANDA and biosimilar litigations;
    • A discussion of how recent precedential PTAB decisions are impacting PTAB invalidity proceedings in the bio/pharma space;
    • A discussion of expectations and potential strategies going forward.


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

    Speaker

    Alison J. Baldwin is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Ms. Baldwin brings nearly two decades of experience to in the pharmaceutical and agricultural spaces to your intellectual property project. Her background in biotechnology and plant science allows her to have a unique understanding of the needs and challenges faced by the firm’s pharmaceutical, agriculture, food, cannabis and biofuel clients. Eat it, Drink it, Wear it, Smoke it, or Drive it – Ms. Baldwin has advised clients in that field. [Read More]

    Moderator Matthew Hartman, Counsel, Akin Gump, NJIPLA Chair, PTAB Committee

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    • 03/03/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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    Annual PTAB Webinar Series: Supreme Court + Federal Circuit cases from 2020 that Impact PTAB Proceedings

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

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    Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D., is a director in Sterne Kessler’s Biotechnology & Chemical and Trial & Appellate Practice Groups. Eldora is a co-chair of the firm's Patent Office Litigation Practice. Over the course of her 26-year career, Eldora has gained extensive experience in inter partes patent matters, building on a strong foundation in patent prosecution. Her experience includes representing clients in over 70 inter partes review and post-grant review proceedings, more than 15 patent interferences, and in various patent reexaminations and district court litigations. For example, Eldora was lead counsel on behalf of patent owner ImmunoGen in Phigenix v. ImmunoGen, 845 F.3d 1168 (Fed. Cir. 2017), in which the Federal Circuit — for the first time since the Court’s inception — established the legal standard for demonstrating standing in an appeal from a final agency action. [Read More]

    David H. Holman, Ph.D., is an director in Sterne Kessler's Biotechnology & Chemical and Trial & Appellate Practice Groups. David has extensive experience in inter partes review proceedings and in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. His technical expertise is in the areas of immunology, microbiology, and molecular biology.[Read More]

    Moderator Matthew Hartman, Counsel, Akin Gump, NJIPLA Chair, PTAB Committee

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    • 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

12/16/2020 Remote at the Federal Circuit, But Central to Pharma: Meeting the Enablement Requirement for Biotech Patents
12/09/2020 Structuring Biotech & Pharma Startup Portfolios for Global Impact, Value, and Partnering
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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