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Nutter hosts Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) Biotechnology Committee – Biotech and Pharma IP Forum

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Nutter is hosting BPLA’s Biotechnology Committee Biotech and Pharma IP Forum: Current Issues on June 19 in conjunction with the 2012 BIO International Convention taking place in Boston. 

Topics will include:

  • Implementation of the patent reform: view from the Patent Office and our feedback; 
  • BIO's IP initiatives and members' agendas; 
  • Mayo v. Prometheus (and Myriad): how we advise clients; and 
  • Role of IP counsel in the biotech and pharma industry


  • James Donald Smith, Chief Administrative Patent Judge, United States Patent and Trademark Office  
  • Hans Sauer, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property, Biotechnology Industry Organization


  • Joanna Brougher, Senior Counsel, Vaccinex 
  • Dana Hubbard, Head of Patents, EMD Millipore Corp 
  • Andrea Kamage, Senior Patent Counsel, Johnson & Johnson 
  • Bart Newland, VP and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Biogen Idec 
  • Leda Trivinos, Chief Patent Counsel, Momenta Pharmaceuticals 
  • Bryan Zielinski, VP & Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer

A reception will follow the panel discussion. To register, click here.

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