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When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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 18, 2017
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


  • Preeti Arun, Associate, Lawson & Weitzen
  • Rachel Emsley, Associate, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garett & Dunner
  • Denise C. Lane, IP Counsel, Velcro Companies
  • Adam Samansky, Member, 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, Professor, Northeastern University & Of Counsel, Foley Hoag


  • Will Federspiel, Trademark Counsel, Reebok
  • Stacey C. Friends, Shareholder, Ruberto, Israel & Weiner
  • Shannon Jamieson Sadowski, Co-Founder, New Leaf Legal
  • Amanda E. Schreyer, Counsel, Morse, Barnes-Brown, and Pendleton
  • Liz Surette, Overclocked Legal

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

This year's Sponsors include
















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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