NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE
Volume 50, Issue 2
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2019 Ⓒ Boston Patent Law Association
SPRING 2019 NEWSLETTER
Volume 50, Issue 2
Deirdre E. Sanders
By Deirdre E. Sanders
President's Message
Message from the Editor-in-Chief
Dear Colleagues, Welcome to the Spring 2019 Edition of the BPLA Newsletter. In this edition, we provide an overview on the Supreme Court’s copyright related decisions in Fourth Estate Public Benefits Corp v. Wall-Street.com and Rimini Street, Inc. v. Oracle USA, Inc., an article on Columbia Sportswear’s recent patent infringement suit against Seirus Innovative Accessories, an article on biopharma IPR trends, updates on several BPLA event activities, including the upcoming Invented Here! 2019 Event, and guest posts from colleagues in the UK and Canada. In addition, this edition includes announcements concerning upcoming events, members on the move, and other matters of interest to our membership. Daniel Young Editor-In-Chief
Does a “Full Moon” Mean Mars too?: Supreme Court Issues a Pair of Copyright Decisions Limiting Litigation Options
By Brian T. Moriarty and Timothy J. Meagher, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds
Racketeering Not Just for Mobsters Anymore: Patent Proceedings Too
By Emmanuel D. Filandrianos, Nutter
BPLA-USPTO Panel Program Featuring Patent Examiner– Behind the Scenes Look at Patent Prosecution from Both Sides
By Patent Office Practice Committee
Summer outing announcement
By BPLA
BPLA & FCBA Program - From Boston and Beyond
Photo credits by: Michael Bergman
2019 Patent prosecution strategies in China
By International & Foreign Practice Committee, Biotechnology Committee
Looking Forward to the 9th Annual Invented Here! 2019 Awards Event
By Mark Solomon and Kristine Ferrigno, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds
Roundtable on Upcoming Changes in Trademark Practice in Canada
By International & Foreign Practice Committee
Biopharma IPR Trends – 2019 Mid-Year Update (as published in Life Science Leader)
By Oona Johnstone, Ph.D. & Andrew Williams, Ph.D., Wolf Greenfield
By Eric Raciti, Finnegan
National IP Bar Associations from UK Bring Roadshow to Boston
An eye on Europe: Double patenting in the spotlight
By Sarah Kostiuk-Smith, Mewburn Ellis
Five important changes to the Canadian Patent Act now in effect
By David Schwartz, a partner at Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh in Ottawa ON
Community Calendar
Find out about upcoming events
Officers and Board of Governors
Job listings
The Annual Dinner In Honor of the Federal Judiciary
Metida Law Firm Zaboliene and Partners Annual Meeting event
Members on the Move
2019 Invented Here! Awards Event
Table of Contents
Letter from the BPLA President
Members on the Move
List of Officers, Board of Governors and Committees
BPLA-USPTO Panel Program Featuring Patent Examiner– Behind the Scenes Look at Patent Prosecution from Both Sides
BPLA & FCBA Program - From Boston and Beyond
Summer outing announcement
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Job listings
Message from the Editor-in-Chief
Does a “Full Moon” Mean Mars too?
Biopharma IPR Trends – 2019 Mid-Year Update
Racketeering Not Just for Mobsters Anymore: Patent Proceedings Too
Community Calendar
The Annual Dinner In Honor of the Federal Judiciary
National IP Bar Associations from UK Bring Roadshow to Boston
2019 Invented Here! Awards Event
2019 Patent prosecution strategies in China
Metida Law Firm Zaboliene and Partners Annual Meeting event
Looking Forward to the 9th Annual Invented Here! 2019 Awards Event
Roundtable on Upcoming Changes in Trademark Practice in Canada
An eye on Europe: Double patenting in the spotlight
Five important changes to the Canadian Patent Act now in effect
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