Volume 50, Issue 4
Message from the Editor-in-Chief
Daniel Young
Dear Colleagues, Welcome to the Fall 2019 Edition of the BPLA Newsletter. In this edition, we provide a report on requirements for Foreign Filing licenses, an update on the USPTO’s efforts at optimizing pendency of applications, updates on EPO practice and opposition trends from colleagues abroad, and highlights from our successful Invented Here! Event and PCT and Madrid Protocol Seminars.  In addition, this edition includes announcements concerning upcoming events, members on the move, and other matters of interest to our membership. We thank our contributors for their time and attention to enriching this Newsletter. Further thanks to BPLA administrator, Constance Brennan, and the staff of Readz for their collective efforts in producing this edition. We look forward to your future contributions. Respectfully,

Daniel Young
2019 Ⓒ Boston Patent Law Association
Message from the President Deirdre Sanders
Members on the Move
Law School Committee Sponsored Event -The Original Sin of Trademark Law: Failure to Function
International & Foreign Practice Committee EPO Presentation
Understanding Foreign Filing License Requirements
The EPO opposition timeline tightens
The 2019 Invented Here! Awards Event – Announces the Winners!
Message from the Editor-in-Chief
USPTO meets critical goals to reduce patent examination pendency
Annual PCT and Madrid Seminar
Proposed by-law amendment
Notice of Nominations for 2019-2020 BPLA Board of Governors
Officers and Board of Governors
Job listings
Community Calendar