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Thursday, December 14

Patent Smashers, Peddlers, and Czars: Scenes from an Age of Patent Backlash

The IIPS is pleased to announce that our December 14th meeting will feature a presentation on Patent Smashers, Peddlers, and Czars: Scenes from an Age of Patent Backlash.

WHEN: Thursday, December 14, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Place: Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP,
1301 Avenue of the Americas, 21st Floor
(6th Ave. between 52nd and 53rd)
(subway stops: F and M at 47th-50th (Rockefeller Center), and M at 53rd between 5th and 6th)

CLE: Two (2.0) hours – New York and New Jersey

FEE: The meeting fee is $30 for non-members or you may become a member at this meeting and enjoy the benefits of membership for the entire season (though June 2017) by completing the membership form and submitting the September 2017 – June 2018 annual fee of $100 ($25 for law students). Fees may be paid by cash, check or credit card at the meeting or pay by credit card here.

Non-IIPS Members may pay in advance by using this link to “pay now”

RSVP: Please RSVP via email to iipsny@yahoo.com no later than 5:00 pm Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

Calls to reform or weaken the patent system are nothing new. American patent law faced its greatest challenge in the nineteenth century, when rampant litigation and allegedly abusive practices of patent assertion brought the system as a whole under attack. In ways that are eerily familiar today, political conflict over patent rights implicated bench and bar, Congress, and the federal executive. While long forgotten, these struggles resonate now more than ever.

About our December presenter

Christopher Beauchamp

Christopher Beauchamp teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property and legal history. His first book, Invented by Law: Alexander Graham Bell and the Patent That Changed America, was published by Harvard University Press in 2015. Professor Beauchamp is working on a book about the history of patent law and litigation in the United States, entitled Technology’s Trials. His recent scholarship has been published in the Stanford Technology Law Review and the Yale Law Journal, and has been selected for presentation at the Yale/Harvard/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum. Professor Beauchamp joined Brooklyn Law School from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Sharswood Fellow in Law and History and a Lecturer in Law. Prior to teaching, he was a Microsoft/LAPA Fellow at Princeton University’s Law and Public Affairs Program and a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law. He earned his Ph.D. in History from Cambridge University.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Intellectual Property Considerations in Artificial Intelligence

The IIPS is pleased to announce that our November 15th meeting will feature a presentation on Intellectual Property Considerations in Artificial Intelligence.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Place: Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP,
1301 Avenue of the Americas, 21st Floor
(6th Ave. between 52nd and 53rd)
(subway stops: F and M at 47th-50th (Rockefeller Center), and M at 53rd between 5th and 6th)

CLE: Two (2.0) hours – New York and New Jersey

FEE: The meeting fee is $30 for non-members or you may become a member at this meeting and enjoy the benefits of membership for the entire season (though June 2017) by completing the membership form and submitting the September 2017 – June 2018 annual fee of $100 ($25 for law students). Fees may be paid by cash, check or credit card at the meeting or pay by credit card here.

Non-IIPS Members may pay in advance by using this link to “pay now”

RSVP: Please RSVP via email to iipsny@yahoo.com no later than 5:00 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

About our November presenter

Elana Zeide

Elana is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, an Affiliate at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology, and a visiting fellow at Yale School of Law’s Information Society Project. Her work focuses on the implications of shifting from human to big data-driven decision-making in education and hiring. This includes issues raised by smart environment surveillance, algorithmic profiling, and predictive analytics that rely on artificial intelligence. She examines these emerging technologies in light of institutional and organization implementation, oversight protocols, and legal protection (or lack thereof). Elana also advises educators, companies, and policymakers on privacy and information practices in traditional schools, virtual learning environments, and the commercial sphere.

Elana graduated from Yale University and New York University’s School of Law. She worked as a Litigation Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLC and a Legal Analyst at Bloomberg L.P. before opening her own privacy, media, and technology law practice. She also taught classes on Free Speech and the First Amendment as Visiting Professor at Yale University.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Elana was a journalist and pop culture columnist in London and New York, and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She believes she is the only person to have both reported for and legally represented The National Enquirer.

We hope you will be able to join us and, as always, welcome your questions, comments, and any suggestions you may have for topics or speakers of interest for future IIPS programs.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

European Patent Practice and Update on Unified Patent Court

The IIPS is pleased to announce that our October 24th meeting will feature a presentation on European Patent Practice and an Update on the Unified Patent Court by Dr. Christoph Bartels of RGTH Patent Attorneys GmbH (www.rgth.de).

WHEN: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Place: Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP,
1301 Avenue of the Americas, 21st Floor
(6th Ave. between 52nd and 53rd)
(subway stops: F and M at 47th-50th (Rockefeller Center), and M at 53rd between 5th and 6th)

CLE: Two (2.0) hours – New York and New Jersey

FEE: The meeting fee is $30 for non-members or you may become a member at this meeting and enjoy the benefits of membership for the entire season (though June 2017) by completing the membership form and submitting the September 2017 – June 2018 annual fee of $100 ($25 for law students). Fees may be paid by cash, check or credit card at the meeting or pay by credit card here.

Non-IIPS Members may pay in advance by using this link to “pay now”

RSVP: Please RSVP via email to iipsny@yahoo.com no later than 5:00 pm Monday, October 23, 2017.

Because of fundamental differences of the EPO’s practice compared to the practice in many other jurisdictions with regard to the assessment of added subject matter, difficulties in prosecuting and obtaining patents with a comparable scope of protection in e.g. the US and Europe frequently occur. In this presentation the perspective of the EPO on added subject matter and the resulting consequences for the examination proceedings are addressed. In the second part of this presentation an overview of the opposition and appeal proceedings at EPO and a short update on the status of the Unified Patent Court are provided.

About our October presenter

Dr. Christoph Bartels

Dr. Christoph Bartels, a German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney in the Hamburg Office of RGTH Patent Attorneys GmbH, has extensive experience in patent preparation and prosecution as well as opposition and appeal proceedings at the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office. He represents leading companies from the automotive sector and railway industries in opposition, nullity and infringement proceedings. Christoph has earned a Ph.D. in physics and has worked as a scientist for large scale physics experiments, where he was involved in the construction and operation of detector components, simulation and data analysis. He represents clients from the fields of shipbuilding, mechanical engineering, process and measurement engineering, materials processing, building materials, renewable energies, software and telecommunication.

We hope you will be able to join us and, as always, welcome your questions, comments, and any suggestions you may have for topics or speakers of interest for future IIPS programs.

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• CLE Credits for NY and NJ
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