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 Export to Your Calendar 4/9/2018
When: Monday, April 9th, 2018
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: ​ Northeastern University
Dockser Hall
65 Forsyth Street
Boston, Massachusetts  02115
United States
Contact: Rory Pheiffer, President & Monica Grewal, Past President

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The Patent System: Transformative Times


Join the Federal Circuit Bar Association, Northeastern University’s Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity and  Boston Patent Law Association for a discussion about the evolution of the patent system and the biggest issues facing patent policy and litigation today.

Monday, April 9th, 2018

2:30 PM - 7:00 PM 

 Dockser Hall 
 65 Forsyth Street
 Boston, MA  02115

Dockser Hall is a half block from two T stops: Ruggles Station, Orange line and Northeastern Stop, Green E line


CLE Credits will be Requested: Yes
Non-Member Registration: $285
BPLA Member Registration: $145 
FCBA Member Registration: Complimentary

For registrants who join the FCBA, the registration fee will be waived.



Draft Agenda available for review here and below:

2:30 - 2:55 PM – Dockser Lobby - Registration

2:55 - 3:05 PM – Dockser 240 – Welcome Remarks. Professor Jessica Silbey, Co-Director, CLIC, Northeastern University School of Law

3:05 – 3:50 PM – Dockser 240 – Fireside Chat with Circuit Judge Alan Lourie. Circuit Judge Alan Lourie, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and Lauren Fletcher, Partner, WilmerHale

4:00 – 4:40 PM – Dockser 240 – In-House Counsel Panel: “Perspectives on Decision-Making and Strategy.” 

Judge Richard Stearns, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts

Jason Fiorillo, Vice President, Intellectual Property and Commercial Matters, Analog Devices

Brian McCaslin, Principal Counsel, Biologics Litigation, Sanofi

Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, Suffolk University Law School

4:50 – 5:30 PM – Dockser 240 – Fireside Chat with Chief Judge of the PTAB. Chief Judge David Ruschke, United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and Monica Grewal, Partner, WilmerHale

5:30 – 7:00 PM – Dockser 241 - Reception


For more information about this program or about sponsorship, contact Tori Wright at

Boston Patent Law Association
One Batterymarch Park, Suite 101
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617.507.5570

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