2018 Ⓒ Boston Patent Law Association
Volume 49, Issue 1
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WINTER 2018 NEWSLETTER
Volume 49, Issue 1
Rory Pheiffer
By Rory P. Pheiffer
President's Message
Message from the Editor-in-Chief
Dear Colleagues, Welcome to the Winter 2018 Edition of the BPLA Newsletter. We live in an age when information is available with an ease and abundance unmatched in human history. Despite this competition for your attention, I think you’ll find the Newsletter offers value and substance. In this edition are articles on subject matter eligibility, depositions before the PTAB, federal preemption of state law and proposed local rules for patent litigation, as well as contributions from the winners of the 2017 BPLA Writing Competition. In addition there are announcements of upcoming events and other diversions and matters of interest to the community. This is all to the credit of our authors who bring extraordinary knowledge and intellect to their undertakings, and to whom we owe our thanks. Further thanks are due to the BPLA Administrator, Constance Brennan, our chief technology consultant, Seppo Sahrakorpi, and the staff of Readz, all of whom have been invaluable to the production of this edition. We trust that you will enjoy their work, and look forward to receiving your contributions to future editions. Most respectfully, Michael Bergman Editor-In-Chief
2017 BPLA Annual Meeting

Photographer: Alexander Adam, HBSR / Greg Caparell
Proposed local patent rule will speed up patent Litigation in D. Mass.
By Erik Belt, McCarter & English
Revision to the MPEP
2017 Writing Competition 1st Place winner
By Rachelle A. Dubow and Dana S. Gross
2017 Writing Competition 2nd Place winner
2017 Writing Competition 2nd Place winner
Announcing the winners of the 2017 Writing Competition
Ying Chen, Boston University School of Law
Maya Fe Holzhauer, Northeastern School of Law
Liza Hadley, Boston University School of Law
Federal Circuit Decides That State Law Is Preempted By Biosimilar Act In Amgen v. Sandoz
N. Scott Pierce, Principal and Deirdre E. Sanders, Principal, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds
James T. Beran Of Counsel, Bergman & Song LLP
Going Out of Our Minds for Patent Eligibility


BPLA 2018 Annual Writing Competition
BPLA Is Now Accepting Entries
Learning the Ropes of PTAB Depositions
Michael A. Stramiello & Arvind Jairam
Community Calendar
Find out about upcoming events
SAVE THE DATE: Boston Patent Law Association Annual Dinner in Honor of the Judiciary
Contact: Derek Roller
Officers and Board of Governors
Members on the move
Job listings
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Message from the President Rory P. Pheiffer
Members on the move
Proposed local patent rule will speed up patent Litigation in D. Mass.
2017 Writing Competition 2nd Place: Maya Fe Holzhauer
Going Out of Our Minds for Patent Eligibility
Announcing the winners of the 2017 Writing Competition
Community Calendar
SAVE THE DATE: Boston Patent Law Association Annual Dinner in Honor of the Judiciary
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Job listings
2017 Writing Competition 1st Place: Notice function of biologic drug patents, by Ying Chen
2017 Annual Meeting Photos
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BPLA 2018 Annual Writing Competition
Officers and Board of Governors
Message from the Editor-in-Chief
Federal Circuit Decides That State Law Is Preempted By Biosimilar Act In Amgen v. Sandoz
Revision to the MPEP
Learning the Ropes of PTAB Depositions
2017 Writing Competition 2nd Place: Liza Hadley
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