May 13, 2008-Tafas/Dudas

The IIPS is most fortunate to have Steven J. Moore, Esq., Partner in the firm of Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP, join us for our seventh meeting of the 2007-2008 season on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at the offices of Kelley Drye & Warren, 101 Park Avenue (northeast corner of 40th and Park), in New York City from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in Rooms 29A – 29C. Mr. Moore’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, prosecution, counseling and due diligence, and the rendering of intellectual property opinions. He was the attorney that originally brought suit against the USPTO concerning the new continuation and claims rules on behalf of his small entity client plaintiff Dr. Triantafyllos Tafas, a suit later consolidated with a suit seeking substantially the same redress that was filed two months later by Glaxo Smithkline. Judge Cacheris of the Eastern District of Virginia on April 1, 2008, granted the summary judgment motions of both plaintiffs in the case of Tafas v. Dudas, declaring the USPTO‚Äôs new claims and continuations rules invalid. Mr. Moore will provide a behind-the-scenes view of this landmark suit, the potential implications of the USPTO rules passage to domestic and international practice, and his thoughts for the future. Food and refreshments will be provided to all attendees.

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 a 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 harris.wolin@myerswolin.com.

As with IIPS programs in general, NY CLE credit will be offered. This seminar will provide two non-transitional CLE credits. Mail the Membership Form with annual dues, or meeting payment by May 1, 2008, to Harris Wolin at Myers Wolin, LLC, 100 Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, NJ 07960-6834.

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

Harris A. Wolin
IIPS President
www.iipsny.org

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