Volume 50, Issue 4
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2019 Ⓒ Boston Patent Law Association
FALL 2019 NEWSLETTER
Volume 50, Issue 4
Deirdre E. Sanders
By Deirdre E. Sanders
President's Message
Message from the Editor-in-Chief
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 Editor-In-Chief
The EPO opposition timeline tightens
By Emily Hayes, Mewburn Ellis
The 2019 Invented Here! Awards Event – Announces the Winners!
USPTO meets critical goals to reduce patent examination pendency
International & Foreign Practice Committee EPO Presentation
Inhouse Committee Roundtable Discussion
Law School Committee Sponsored Event - The Original Sin of Trademark Law: Failure to Function
By Susan Barbieri Montgomery, Northeastern University
Understanding Foreign Filing License Requirements
By Michele Moresco
By Kristen Salvaggio, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds
Annual PCT and Madrid Seminar
Community Calendar
Find out about upcoming events
Officers and Board of Governors
Job listings
Members on the Move
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
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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
TOCTOC