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When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
5:00 PM
Where: District Hall
75 Northern Avenue
Innovation District
Boston, Massachusetts  02210
United States
Contact: Law School Committee

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 Making Connections in Boston's IP Community

Hosted by

The Law School Committee 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

District Hall
75 Northern Avenue
Innovation District
Boston, MA 02210 

This Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) event at District Hall in Boston’s Innovation District combines panels of intellectual property (IP) lawyers who practice in a variety of law firm and in-house settings. Panelists will discuss the nature of their practice and their career paths followed by a networking reception with connection stations hosted by Boston area IP law firms and in-house offices.

Who Should Attend?  Law students, recent law school graduates, STEM students and others interested in careers in IP law. 


5:00 – 6:30 PM, District Hall Assembly rooms, two concurrent panels:
“Practicing Patent Law”  
Pathways to practice as a patent lawyer in various settings: small patent-focused firm, larger IP firm, department in large general practice firm, and in-house department.


  • Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, Professor, Suffolk University Law School


  • Melissa Adams, Patent agent, Lando & Anastasi
  • Kip Bodi, IP Counsel, Seven Bridges Genomics
  • Paul Cronin, Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish

  • Elissa Kingsland, Associate, Mintz Levin

  • Ralph Trementozzi, Of counsel, Guntin & Gust


“Practicing TM, Copyright, IP & Related Areas of Law” 
Pathways to practices as an IP lawyer in various settings: large firm transactional or litigation practice, mid-size firm with technology or entertainment practice, IP boutique with TM/copyright practice, and in-house counsel office.


  • Susan Barbieri Montgomery, Executive professor of Law and Business, Northeastern University


  • Paige Clapp, Intellectual Property and Contracts Associate, Center for Research and Innovation (CRI), Northeastern University

  • Richard P. Flaggert, Partner, DLA Piper

  • Iris Geik, Associate General Counsel & Privacy Officer, Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC)

  • Nicole Kinsley, Associate, Foley Hoag LLP

  • Lawrence Robins, Partner, FisherBroyles LLP

6:30 – 8:00 PM, District Hall Lounge:
 “Making Connections” Reception
 Up to 20 connection stations sponsored by Boston area IP law offices and employers
 Beer, wine, water & light refreshments



Sponsorship Opportunities are now available:
If your firm or company is interested in hosting a table, please contact and include your firm’s hiring coordinator or other appropriate contact.
We will follow-up with information and the requisite invoice. Please be prepared to send us a print-quality image of your firm's logo for inclusion in the materials listed below.

The sponsorship details:
$300 per sponsorship
Sponsoring firm’s name/logo added to Registration page and BPLA promotions
Sponsoring firm’s name/logo on signage/slides at event
Sponsor-dedicated table at reception, with room for firm’s literature and table-top sign identifying the sponsoring firm

Reception-only registration for 2-3 firm personnel

Our 2018 Sponsors











Law School Committee Co-Chairs

Susan Barbieri Montgomery, Northeastern University
Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, Suffolk University Law School


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

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