Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. Celebrates the Inventors’ Day Proclamation at the BPLA Annual Meeting

December 20, 2012

Leading intellectual property law firm Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. is pleased to have taken part in the Boston Patent Law Association’s (BPLA) Annual Meeting on December 10, 2012 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston.  A highlight of the BPLA meeting was the celebration of Governor Deval Patrick’s Proclamation making Sept. 20, 2012 Massachusetts Inventors Day.

Mark SolomonThe BPLA and Mark Solomon, Principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds (a past BPLA President), played an important role in encouraging the Governor’s creation of Inventors Day.  Mark Solomon stated, “Massachusetts is an international leader in innovation.  We need to recognize and show our appreciation for the inventors as well as the science and engineering communities.  These innovations spur a great portion of our economy in Massachusetts.  Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds appreciates that Governor Deval Patrick recognized these inventors by having proclaimed Sept. 20th as Massachusetts Inventors Day.”

Among other notable points, the Proclamation lists Massachusetts as having: the highest innovation density in the United States based on issued patents in recent years; among the highest levels of investment funding in privately-held science and engineering companies; one of the highest numbers of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants; and the highest rate of graduation in advanced science and engineering disciplines.

In attendance at the BPLA Annual Meeting were several partners from Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds who are past Presidents of the BPLA, including John DuPré (1993-1994), Susan Glovsky (1996-1997), Doreen Hogle (2004-2005) and Mark Solomon (2008-2009).  New Board of Governors Member, Deirdre Sanders, was also in attendance.

The BPLA members heard a speech by the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), David Kappos. In the presentation, David Kappos described the USPTO’s on-going initiatives to reduce the time for the USPTO to examine new and pending applications, among other topics of interest to BPLA members.

Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. is among New England’s largest law firms devoted to the practice of intellectual property law.  The firm specializes in patents, trademarks, intellectual property litigation, copyrights, licensing, due diligence, opinions, trade secrets, and intellectual property counseling.  The firm’s legal staff provides comprehensive intellectual property legal expertise in biotechnology, chemistry, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physics, optics, nanotechnology, and electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering.

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December 20, 2012

Leading intellectual property law firm Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. is pleased to have taken part in the Boston Patent Law Association’s (BPLA) Annual Meeting on December 10, 2012 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston.  A highlight of the BPLA meeting was the celebration of Governor Deval Patrick’s Proclamation making Sept. 20, 2012 Massachusetts Inventors Day.

Mark SolomonThe BPLA and Mark Solomon, Principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds (a past BPLA President), played an important role in encouraging the Governor’s creation of Inventors Day.  Mark Solomon stated, “Massachusetts is an international leader in innovation.  We need to recognize and show our appreciation for the inventors as well as the science and engineering communities.  These innovations spur a great portion of our economy in Massachusetts.  Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds appreciates that Governor Deval Patrick recognized these inventors by having proclaimed Sept. 20th as Massachusetts Inventors Day.”

Among other notable points, the Proclamation lists Massachusetts as having: the highest innovation density in the United States based on issued patents in recent years; among the highest levels of investment funding in privately-held science and engineering companies; one of the highest numbers of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants; and the highest rate of graduation in advanced science and engineering disciplines.

In attendance at the BPLA Annual Meeting were several partners from Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds who are past Presidents of the BPLA, including John DuPré (1993-1994), Susan Glovsky (1996-1997), Doreen Hogle (2004-2005) and Mark Solomon (2008-2009).  New Board of Governors Member, Deirdre Sanders, was also in attendance.

The BPLA members heard a speech by the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), David Kappos. In the presentation, David Kappos described the USPTO’s on-going initiatives to reduce the time for the USPTO to examine new and pending applications, among other topics of interest to BPLA members.

Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. is among New England’s largest law firms devoted to the practice of intellectual property law.  The firm specializes in patents, trademarks, intellectual property litigation, copyrights, licensing, due diligence, opinions, trade secrets, and intellectual property counseling.  The firm’s legal staff provides comprehensive intellectual property legal expertise in biotechnology, chemistry, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physics, optics, nanotechnology, and electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering.

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