Oct 09 – WIPO Green IP

The International Intellectual Property Society (IIPS) is very pleased to announce an event featuring Matthew R. Bryan, Director of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Legal Division, who will provide an update on the PCT – legally, practically, and future plans – and additionally discuss the international patent landscape for green technologies.  The event will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at the WIPO NY Coordination Office, 25th floor of 2 UN Plaza (44th Street, slightly west of 1st Avenue), from 5:00-6:30 p.m.  All attendees will be welcome at a reception afterwards, hosted by the IIPS.


Mr. Bryan serves as legal advisor on the PCT to WIPO Director General Francis Gurry and to the PCT Operations Division.   He oversees the provision of legal and strategic advice to PCT applicants, orchestrates the resolution of PCT problem applications, is responsible for all PCT publications and the PCT content on the WIPO website, and world-wide PCT teaching and training.


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 2009 – September 2010 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 Frederick J. Dorchak at fdorchak@collardroe.com.


As with IIPS programs in general, NY CLE credit will be offered.  This seminar will provide 1.5 transitional and non-transitional CLE Credits.  Mail the Membership Form with annual dues, or meeting payment by Friday, October 2, 2009, to Harris Wolin at Myers Wolin, LLC, 100 Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, NJ 07960.   Please note that due to security reasons we will be unable to accept reservations after Monday, October 5, 2009 for this meeting.


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




Frederick J. Dorchak

IIPS President

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