The Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Associations will be holding their 33rd Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar on April 27, 2017 in New York, NY. The seminar will consist of six panels: USPTO Practice, PTAB, Supreme Court/Foreign Practice, Licensing, Litigation, and Pharma/Life Sciences, 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 8:35 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 Update from the Solicitor's Office," and Markus Meier, Assistant Director, U.S. Federal Trade Commission will provide an "FTC Update on Stopping Pharmaceutical Reverse-Payment Agreements." Hon. Richard Linn, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will provide a keynote address.
The registration fee for the conference is $480. Those interested in registering for the conference can do so here.