NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE
Volume 47, Issue 4
FALL 2016 NEWSLETTER
Volume 47, Issue 4
By Erik Belt
President's Message
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Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Our final issue of Volume 47 of the BPLA newsletter focuses heavily on post-grant proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Two articles relate to amending claims in inter partes review, while a third article advocates for the use of more ex parte reexaminations for challenging patent claims. Another article provides insight on the impact of another recently-enacted legislation that relates to IP—the Defend Trade Secrets Act. We also have an update on a recent case that breathes new life into software patents. For matters closer-to-home, be sure to read about the BPLA’s amicus brief that was filed in the Apple v. Samsung case, the BPLA’s Invented Here! program, and three items that will be voted on at this year’s Annual Meeting: (1) the nominations for the BPLA Officers and Board of Governors for 2016-2017; (2) proposed membership by-law change to encourage more government employees to join and attend events; and (3) the minutes from the 2015 Annual Meeting. This year’s Annual Meeting is scheduled for December 7, 2016, at the Intercontinental Hotel. I have truly enjoyed the opportunity to work on and shape the BPLA newsletter over the course of the past year, and I hope our readers have found the content both informative and useful. I look forward to seeing many of you in about a month at the Annual Meeting, if not sooner.
Rory P. Pheiffer, Editor-in-Chief
By Monica Grewal, James Hill, and Zachary Piccolomini
IPR Motions to Amend: Rays of Hope for Patent Owners Despite Gloomy Statistics
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By Wendy Demoracski
The 2016
Invented Here!
Event
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Ex Parte
Reexamination as a Valuable Option for Challenging Patent Claims
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By Michael P. Visconti, III
McRO v. Bandai
: Latest Federal Circuit § 101 Decision Breathes New Life into Software Patents
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By Dr. Ilker Donmez, Ph.D. and Mike McGurk
By Sandra J. Badin and Daniel A. Lev
BPLA Submitted
Amicus
Brief in Design Case of the Century
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By Michael Renaud, Bret Cohen, and Nicholas Armington
The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Examining the DTSA’s Language, Use, and Future
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Community Calendar
Here you can find out about upcoming events and view photo galleries of past events.
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Hosted by Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
RESTORING THE PATENT SYSTEM: Countering Supreme Court Attacks on What Can Be Patented
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Nominations for the BPLA Officers and Board of Governors for 2016-2017
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Members on the Move
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Proposed Membership By-Law Change
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2015 BPLA Annual Meeting Minutes
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Employment Opportunities
Corporate Counsel
Cambridge, Massachusetts Sarepta Therapeutics
IP Litigation Associate
Boston, Massachusetts Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Patent Attorney/Patent Agent
Massachusetts Jounce Therapeutics
Corporate Counsel
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
Senior Director/Senior Corporate Counsel
Cambridge, Massachusetts Sage Therapeutics
Insurance Coverage Associate Attorney
Boston, MA Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Defense Litigation Associate Attorney
Boston, MA Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Counsel, Intellectual Property
Cambridge, Massachusetts KSQ Therapeutics, Inc.
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Patent Attorney/Patent Agent
Massachusetts Jounce Therapeutics
2016 Ⓒ Boston Patent Law Association
PTAB Bar Asssociation
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Index
Table of Contents
President's Message by Erik Belt
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BPLA Submitted
Amicus
Brief in Design Case of the Century
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< Back
Message from the Editor-in-Chief
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The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Examining the DTSA’s Language, Use, and Future
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BPLA's ANNUAL MEETNG AND LUNCHEON
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RESTORING THE PATENT SYSTEM: Countering Supreme Court Attacks on What Can Be Patented
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IPR Motions to Amend: Rays of Hope for Patent Owners Despite Gloomy Statistics
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Nominations for the BPLA Officers and Board of Governors for 2016-2017
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In re Aqua Products
: Claim Amendments During
Inter Partes
Review
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Proposed Membership By-Law Change
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The 2016
Invented Here!
Event
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2015 BPLA Annual Meeting Minutes
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Ex Parte
Reexamination as a Valuable Option for Challenging Patent Claims
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PTAB Bar Asssociation
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McRO v. Bandai
: Latest Federal Circuit § 101 Decision Breathes New Life into Software Patents
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Members on the Move
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