Mar. 26, 2008-Peer2Patent

The IIPS is most fortunate to have Dr. Beth Simone Noveck, Director of the Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School, join us on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Board Room at New York Law School, 40 Worth Street, in New York City on the 14th Floor. (Entry for visitors is through the 220 Church Street entrance that is between Worth Street and Thomas Street. All visitors are required to show a photo identification to gain entrance to the building.) Dr. Noveck will describe PEER TO PATENT: Community Patent Review, the pilot program at the United States Patent and Trademark Office to improve patent quality and level of scientific information available to the U.S.P.T.O. by opening the patent examination process to public participation.

Dr. Noveck is professor at New York Law School specializing in the areas of intellectual property, e-government/e-democracy, and constitutional law. Her research focuses on the intersection of technology and civil liberties and focuses on how institutions democratize in response to technology. She is the designer of civic software projects, including “Peer to Patent.”

The fee for non-members is $20. Admission for law school students is $10. The nominal $60 annual membership dues fee may be enclosed with the membership application. Membership entitles you to attend other regular meetings during the September 2007-September 2008 year at no charge. If you would like to reserve your space and/or pay at the door, or if you have any questions about this program, please contact Harris Wolin at To learn more about IIPS programs, please refer to our website,

As with IIPS programs in general, NY CLE credit will be offered. This seminar will provide two nontransitional CLE credits. Mail the Membership Form with annual dues, or meeting payment by March 19, 2008, to Harris Wolin at Myers Wolin, LLC, 100 Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, NJ 07960.

We look forward to seeing you in March and at other upcoming events and, as in the past, invite comments and suggestions for programs that might be of interest to you.


Harris A. Wolin
IIPS President

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