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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:


Dockser Hall Lobby


2:55 – 3:05
Dockser 240


Professor Jessica Silbey, Co-Director, CLIC, Northeastern University School of Law

3:05 – 3:50
Dockser 240

“Fireside Chat with Judge Lourie”

Moderators: Lauren Fletcher, Partner, WilmerHale

Panelists: Circuit Judge Alan Lourie, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

4:00 – 4:40 Dockser 240

In-House Counsel Panel: “Perspectives on Decision-Making and Strategy”

Moderators: Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, Suffolk University Law School

Panelists: Judge Richard Stearns, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Jason Fiorillo, Vice President, Intellectual Property and Commercial Matters, Analog Devices
Brian McCaslin, Principal Counsel,Sanofi

4:50 – 5:30
Dockser 240

“Fireside Chat with Chief Judge of the PTAB”

Moderators: Monica Grewal, Partner, WilmerHale

Panelists: Chief Judge David Ruschke, United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board

5:30 – 7:00
Dockser 241



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

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