BPLA’s newest ad hoc committee held their first meeting on January 28th. The Diversity & Inclusion Committee, led by chairpersons MaryLou Wakimura and Kristen Salvaggio, is focused on fostering inclusivity and advancing diversity, within the BPLA and in the intellectual property legal profession as a whole. In addition to the two chairpersons, members Kristina Cary, Rolando Medina, Arianna Harris, Sophie Wang, Orlando Lopez, and Michael Bergman attended the inaugural meeting. Committee members discussed the need for concrete, intentional efforts to create both spaces where individual attorneys can find connection and support, and opportunities to educate and energize allies in our community.
2020 Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable
The Committee’s first meeting was followed quickly by their first event--a panel discussion with Boston’s Top Women at the PTAB, cohosted with the Contested Matters Committee on February 27th. If you have any questions, or would like to get involved with the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, please contact diversity@bpla.org.
Volume 51, Issue 1
2019 Ⓒ Boston Patent Law Association
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"
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