Chief Judge Rader Delivered Keynote at Firm Sponsored Suffolk Law Conference

February 24, 2012

A day-long conference entitled “Critical Changes in Patent Law and Practice,” which was developed and organized as a cooperative effort between Mary Murray, Scott Pierce and Suffolk University Law School, was held on Friday, February 24, 2012 at Suffolk University School of Law Center for Advanced Legal Studies, Boston, MA. The Honorable Judge Randall R. Rader, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal District, was the keynote speaker. Judge Rader participated in a panel discussion on patentable subject matter with Raymond T. Chen, Esq., Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and Professor Dennis Crouch, University of Missouri School of Law and editor of PatentlyO. Other panelists for the event included Brian Hanlon, Esq., Director of the Office of Patent Legal Administration at the USPTO, who discussed recent proposed rules from the USPTO for implementation of the America Invents Act (AIA) of 2011, David J. Brody and local patent law practitioners who discussed litigation strategies for the future in view of the AIA. Chief Judge Rader’s keynote luncheon address was entitled “Technology Knows No Boundaries; Does Intellectual Property?”

Paul Cronin, Dennis Crouch, Scott Pierce, Ray Chen, Chief Judge Rader and Mary Murray

Scott Pierce and Brian Hanlon

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February 24, 2012

A day-long conference entitled “Critical Changes in Patent Law and Practice,” which was developed and organized as a cooperative effort between Mary Murray, Scott Pierce and Suffolk University Law School, was held on Friday, February 24, 2012 at Suffolk University School of Law Center for Advanced Legal Studies, Boston, MA. The Honorable Judge Randall R. Rader, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal District, was the keynote speaker. Judge Rader participated in a panel discussion on patentable subject matter with Raymond T. Chen, Esq., Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and Professor Dennis Crouch, University of Missouri School of Law and editor of PatentlyO. Other panelists for the event included Brian Hanlon, Esq., Director of the Office of Patent Legal Administration at the USPTO, who discussed recent proposed rules from the USPTO for implementation of the America Invents Act (AIA) of 2011, David J. Brody and local patent law practitioners who discussed litigation strategies for the future in view of the AIA. Chief Judge Rader’s keynote luncheon address was entitled “Technology Knows No Boundaries; Does Intellectual Property?”

Paul Cronin, Dennis Crouch, Scott Pierce, Ray Chen, Chief Judge Rader and Mary Murray

Scott Pierce and Brian Hanlon

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