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Legislative Committee Organizational Meeting - We are no longer ad hoc!
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When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: McCarter & English
265 Franklin St
Boston, Massachusetts  02110
United States
Contact: Legislative Committee

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Legislative Committee Organizational Meeting - We're no longer ad hoc!


McCarter & English
265 Franklin St

Boston, MA 02110


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

The Legislative Committee is now chartered as a full-fledged BPLA committee. Last year, we focused on providing input to the MA State Legislature on pending bad faith patent assertion legislation.

We are holding our first 2020 meeting to set out an agenda for our focus this year.  Some of the topics we are considering are: 

- 101 Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

- STRONGER Patents Act and other pending DC legislation

- IP in the Drug Pricing debate (e.g., march-in rights, mandatory licensing) 
- Potential congressional resolution regarding the constitutionality question about appointment of APJs.

- Other potential topics include ITC & SEP patents, AI patent eligibility, data use and rights. 


We are looking for Members who have an interest in these or other topics and would like to get involved in investigating these topics, developing programming for BPLA events and providing recommendations to the Board or Membership on possible letters of support of positions to communicate.


Please join us for lunch and discussion on February 26th!


Legislative Committee Co-Chairs:

Myron Kassaraba, MIT Technology Licensing Office
Deirdre Sanders, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
Erik Belt, McCarter & English, LLP


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

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