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Rory Pheiffer elected to the Boston Patent Law Association Board of Governors

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12.09.2011

Rory Pheiffer, an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, was elected to the Board of Governors of the Boston Patent Law Association on December 9. The Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) was founded in 1924 and currently has over 900 members. Members of the BPLA include attorneys who practice in the field of intellectual property at law firms, public and private companies, in the government, and at universities, as well as students at the universities. The BPLA serves a variety of functions, including advocating for its members by providing input on rules and legislation and by filing amicus briefs in pertinent intellectual property cases, hosting educational seminars, and hosting social and networking events for its members.

Prior to being elected to the Board of Governors, Rory served as co-chair of the BPLA New Lawyers and Law Students Committee, was a driving force behind the BPLA and Museum of Science’s Invented Here! Program, which recognized New England inventors of New England’s newest and most innovative technologies, and co-authored and served as counsel in an amicus brief filed on behalf of the BPLA in Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Company (Fed. Cir. 2011) (en banc).

As a member of the Board of Governors, Rory will work with the other members of the Board to continue carrying out the BPLA’s mission of advocating for and on behalf of its members, and provide programming for its members to keep them apprised of the latest practices, developments, and trends concerning intellectual property law.

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