Volume 51, Issue 1
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2019 Ⓒ Boston Patent Law Association
WINTER 2020 NEWSLETTER
Volume 51, Issue 1
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By Michael Bergman
President's Message
Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Dear colleagues, Welcome to the Winter 2020 Edition of the BPLA Newsletter.  We are once again excited to bring to you a number of articles from our community of IP practitioners, especially in this time of disruption. This edition features a summary of the BPLA’s amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court in USPTO v. Booking.com, an article from USPTO Director Iancu on underrepresented groups in patenting, a synopsis of the winning paper from the 2019 writing competition, and a guide to best practices for searching chemical patents.  We also have recaps and pictures from many of our wonderful winter events, including Making Connections, the Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable, the Legislative Committee’s meeting, and Case Law Club’s discussion of the Arthrex case. Finally, I’d like to welcome our new Foreign Counsel members.  And, as a reminder, if you know a foreign attorney who might be interested in joining the BPLA, we encourage you to share with them President Bergman’s enthusiastic welcome letter, which you can download from this issue of the newsletter.
Keith Toms Editor-In-Chief
New Report on Underrepresented Groups in Patenting
Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Andrei Iancu
What makes Massachusetts small but mighty?
By Deirdre E. Sanders, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds
Foreign Counsel Membership Invitation
Brief for Amici Curiae Boston Patent Law Association in USPTO v. Booking.com
2019 Writing Competition Winner - Synopsis of "Hazards in Obviousness-Type Double Patenting"
2020 Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable
Minutes of the Annual Meeting
2019 Annual Meeting
Creating Stronger Chemical Patents to Capture the Investment in Innovation: Best Practices
By Sung Hei Yau Ph.D., Cassie Daddario Ph.D., Bruce Rubinger Ph.D.
By Michelle Nyein, Wolf Greenfield and N. Scott Pierce, Foley Hoag
The Case Law Club Kicks Off 2020 with Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew
Legislative Meeting Summary
Making Connections Event Summary
David Gooder Appointed USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks
Community Calendar
Find out about upcoming events
Officers and Board of Governors
Job listings
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Message from the President Michael Bergman
Foreign Counsel Membership Invitation
Minutes of the Annual Meeting
Brief for Amici Curiae Boston Patent Law Association in USPTO v. Booking.com
2020 Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable
2019 Writing Competition Winner - Synopsis of "Hazards in Obviousness-Type Double Patenting"
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Creating Stronger Chemical Patents to Capture the Investment in Innovation: Best Practices
Message from the Editor-in-Chief
New Report on Underrepresented Groups in Patenting
Making Connections Event Summary
What makes Massachusetts small but mighty?
2019 Annual Meeting
The Case Law Club Kicks Off 2020 with Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew
Officers and Board of Governors
Job listings
Community Calendar
Legislative Meeting Summary
Spring IP Symposium
David Gooder Appointed USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks