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When: 06/01/2016
From 6:00 PM
Where: John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse
One Courthouse Way
Boston, Massachusetts  02210
United States
Contact: Erik Belt

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The Annual Dinner In Honor of the Federal Judiciary

Wednesday , June 1, 2016


John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse, Boston, Massachusetts




BPLA Distinguished Public Service Award


The BPLA is pleased to honor Federal Circuit Judge Kimberly A. Moore with its Distinguished Public Service Award. Judge Moore has made a significant impact on patent law since graduating from MIT with bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. As a professor of intellectual property law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, the University of Maryland School of Law, and most recently at George Mason University School of Law, Her Honor wrote extensively on patent law issues, applying her background in technology and empirical analysis to complex problems of patent law, such as claim construction and patent litigation. Her Honor also edited the Federal Circuit Bar Journal from 1998 to 2006. In 2006, Judge Moore became one of the youngest people appointed to a federal appeals court, and she has served admirably and tirelessly at the Federal Circuit for the past ten years.






Patent Law from the Perspective of Entrepreneurs"

The Keynote Speaker is Benjamin Roin, an Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he teaches courses on innovation strategy and entrepreneurship. Ben’s work focuses on entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and innovation policy. His primary areas of research are patent law, biopharmaceutical innovation, and government regulation of the pharmaceutical industry. Before joining the MIT Sloan faculty in 2014, Ben was the Hieken Assistant Professor of Patent Law at Harvard Law School, where he taught courses on patent law, trade secrecy, university technology transfer, and torts.



Salad Course

Salad of Summer Arugula with Chilled Watermelon, Kalamata Olives and French Feta

Entrees (Choose one)

Beef: Herb and Pepper Crusted Sirloin Steak with Charred Tomato, Warm Yukon Gold Potato and Cerignola Olive Salad, and Truffled Celery Leaf and Crispy Salsify

Fish: Roasted Salmon with Local Spring Beet Ravioli, Garlicky Broccoli Rabe, and Carrot and Ginger Nage

Vegetarian: Eggplant, Goat Cheese and Asparagus Cannelloni with Charred Tomato Vinaigrette and Petite Herb Salad

Coffee/Dessert Bar 



Cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m. and the program and dinner begin at 7:00 p.m.  Dress is business attire.  The registration fee is $200 for members and $250 for non-members.  Tables of 10 can be purchased for $2000.   


Please register by following the link near the top of the map on this page. Sponsorship opportunities can be found HERE. Please note that the registration closes by the end of the day May 25th 2016. Or, please contact Erik Belt at for sponsorship information or a registration form. 


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