Mark B. Solomon, Boston Patent Law Association President, Opened the 2009 Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary on Friday, May 1, 2009

May 2009

May 8, 2009 — The Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) hosted its Annual Dinner in honor of the Federal Judiciary on Friday, May 1, 2009. The event, which was held at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse in Boston, was well attended by BPLA members and honored guests, including Judges from Massachusetts, Vermont and Washington, D.C., as well as the President of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA).

Mark Solomon, BPLA President 2009, opened the evening with welcoming remarks and went on to present the BPLA 2009 Distinguished Public Service Award to the Honorable Richard G. Stearns. The evening continued with recognition of the members of the BPLA Moot Court Committee, presented by Jonathan Mutch, followed by Chief Judge Mark Wolf honoring his friend and colleague, Judge Reginald Lindsay, who passed away on March 12, 2009, with a few words followed by a moment of silence. Lee Carl Bromberg, BPLA President 2007, thereafter recognized work done by members of the BPLA Intellectual Property (IP) Cases Task Force, which led to the adoption of Local Rule 16.6, Scheduling and Procedures for Patent Cases in November 2008.

The awards ceremonies were followed by a riveting presentation titled “The Revolution in Planetary Science – Rewriting the Textbooks” by the keynote speaker, Dr. James Green, Planetary Science Division Director of NASA Headquarters.

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May 2009

May 8, 2009 — The Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) hosted its Annual Dinner in honor of the Federal Judiciary on Friday, May 1, 2009. The event, which was held at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse in Boston, was well attended by BPLA members and honored guests, including Judges from Massachusetts, Vermont and Washington, D.C., as well as the President of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA).

Mark Solomon, BPLA President 2009, opened the evening with welcoming remarks and went on to present the BPLA 2009 Distinguished Public Service Award to the Honorable Richard G. Stearns. The evening continued with recognition of the members of the BPLA Moot Court Committee, presented by Jonathan Mutch, followed by Chief Judge Mark Wolf honoring his friend and colleague, Judge Reginald Lindsay, who passed away on March 12, 2009, with a few words followed by a moment of silence. Lee Carl Bromberg, BPLA President 2007, thereafter recognized work done by members of the BPLA Intellectual Property (IP) Cases Task Force, which led to the adoption of Local Rule 16.6, Scheduling and Procedures for Patent Cases in November 2008.

The awards ceremonies were followed by a riveting presentation titled “The Revolution in Planetary Science – Rewriting the Textbooks” by the keynote speaker, Dr. James Green, Planetary Science Division Director of NASA Headquarters.

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