The Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Associations will be holding their 32nd Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar on April 21, 2016 in New York, NY. The seminar will consist of five panels: USPTO Practice, PTAB, Pharmaceuticals/Life Sciences, Foreign Practice/Licensing, and Litigation with each panel addressing a series of cases and topics. An agenda for each of the panels can be found here.
A featured morning address will be given between 8:40 and 9:15 am by Drew Hirshfeld, Commissioner of Patents, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In addition, Nathan Kelley, Acting Chief Administrative Judge, USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board, will provide an address on the "State of the PTAB and Recent Developments," and Hon. Kathleen M. O'Malley, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will provide a keynote address.
The registration fee for the conference is $450 (for those registering by April 8, 2016). Those interested in registering for the conference can do so here.