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 Export to Your Calendar 2/4/2020
When: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
5:00 PM
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District Hall
75 Northern Avenue
Innovation District
Boston, Massachusetts  02210
United States
Contact: Law School Committee

Online registration is available until: 1/31/2020
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 Making Connections in Boston's IP Community

Hosted by

The Law School Committee 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

District Hall
75 Northern Avenue
Innovation District
Boston, MA 02210 

This annual 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.

Moderator: David Olson, Professor, Boston College Law School


  • Anita L. Meiklejohn, Ph.D., Principal, Fish & Richardson
  • Kelli J. Powell, Counsel, WilmerHale
  • Nicole Palmer, Partner, Lando & Anastasi, LLP
  • Leslie Pearlson, Senior Litigation Counsel, LogMeIn, Inc.



“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, and in-house legal office.

Moderator: Susan Barbieri Montgomery, Executive Professor of Law and Business, Northeastern University


  • Brian Focarino, Associate, Cooley
  • Christina Licursi, Shareholder, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks PC
  • Andrea Mealey, Partner, FisherBroyles
  • Russell Tanquay, Associate General Counsel, DraftKings, Inc.
  • Dimitry Marcelin, Associate Legal Counsel, The Kraft Group & Affiliates



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



 2020 Sponsors:
















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:
$400 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 
The sooner your organization signs up as a sponsor, the sooner your name and logo will appear in the announcement at BPLA’s website.  Admission to the event is free, but space is limited so pre-registration is required for panels and reception.  




Law School Committee Co-Chairs

Susan Barbieri Montgomery, Northeastern University
David Olson, Boston College Law School


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

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