Upcoming Events for HPD
Judith Keene will be hosting the International Trademark Association (INTA) Roundtable this month, February 8th, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Holzer Patel Drennan law offices. Click here for an outline of the presentation.
Diversity Boot Camp on IP
The Community Outreach Committee of the CO IP AIC will be co-hosting an outreach program Friday, January 13 from 8:30am to 2:00pm at Commons on Champa (1245 Champa Street, Denver) in partnership with the National LGBT Bar Association and with the support of the Rocky Mountain U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. A networking reception will take place following the program from 2:00pm until 3:00pm. RSVPs can be sent here; walk-ins are welcome. Click on the Diversity Boot Camp on IP flyer for more details.
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day
Holzer Patel Drennan staff and attorneys will volunteer for a group build on Friday, October 21, 2016. To view a list of Habitat group build events, click here.
Judith Keene Speaking at Colorado SBDC
Judith Keene, Senior Counsel at HolzerIPLaw, PC, will be lecturing on “How to Protect What’s Yours: Understanding Intellectual Property” on May 6, 2016 9am-2pm at 2591 Legacy Way, Grand Junction, Colorado 81503. The program is sponsored by the Colorado SBDC (Grand Junction) and The Business Incubator Center. Space is limited. Call 970.243.5242 for more information and pricing (lunch included).
AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event
Rachel Carnaggio and HolzerIPLaw, PC is hosting the 9th Annual AIPLA Women in Intellectual Property Global Networking Event on April 21st, at the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver. The event will include a networking hour, a panel of speakers, and a roll call with other participating cities.
Live Webinar: Overcoming 101 Rejections for Computer and Electronics Related Patents
Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, the USPTO has dramatically increased its rejections under 35 U.S.C. §101, and the federal courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board have been increasingly active in invalidating issued patents. Further, the USPTO has released several memoranda, most recently in July 2015, and solicited public comments, concerning patent examination under Alice.
Applicants can anticipate more rejections going forward. Those who receive a §101 rejection and their counsel must plan and carefully implement well-thought-out strategies for deciding whether to file and for overcoming patent eligibility rejections issued in pending applications.
Charles Bieneman, Member at Bejin Bieneman and Richard J. Holzer, Jr., President at HolzerIPLaw, will provide guidance for patent counsel for overcoming §101 rejections for computer and electronics related patents. The panel will review recent case law and USPTO guidance on §101 patent eligibility and offer strategies to address §101 rejections.
The panel will review these and other key issues:
What impact has the Alice Corp. decision had on §101 rejections?
What strategies should patent counsel implement to overcome §101 rejections?
How can patent counsel guide applicants in reducing the likelihood of rejection?
For more information or to register, click here or call 1-800-926-7926 ext. 10 (ask for 101 Rejections for Computer and Electronics Patents on 2/11/16and mention code: PP1PJ1-8ZJ1XY)
*Many states grant self-study CLE credits for recorded events. Refer to our state CLE map for information about your state.
IP Legal Network’s Third Annual IP Conference
The IP Legal Network’s Third Annual Intellectual Property Conference will take place in Boston, MA on November 11-12, 2015, hosted by Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP. Top minds in intellectual property law will be featured addressing emerging issues in technology protection, recent IP decisions from the Supreme Court, pending patent legislation, and copyright law. View the event listing, agenda, and registration for more details. The Conference will include presentations by various distinguished speakers, including Judge Randall Rader, Retired Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Professor John R. “Jay” Thomas of Georgetown University Law Center and a panel discussion featuring various in-house IP Counsels. HolzerIPLaw is a founding member of the IP Legal Network.
Cybercrime for the Trademark Practitioner Roundtable Discussion
The International Trademark Association will be coordinating a roundtable discussion, co-hosted by Judith Keene, at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law on October 20, 2015. Cost to attend is $50; click here to learn more.
NAPP 19th Annual Conference
The National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP) will be holding their 19th annual conference in Denver, July 11-14. Chirag Patel will be presenting in the afternoon on Sunday, July 12th in a joint session with David Ladner on Patent Prosecution of Software, Electrical and Business Methods and Patent Prosecution for Chemical/Pharmaceutical Technologies. Click here to view the post card and get access to the full program.
Inspire: 2015 Innovation Expo
On Friday, May 1, Mara DeBoe will be at the Inspire: 2015 Innovation Expo being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, at the Inventors Resource Center Consultant Corner, answering IP questions for inventors, potential inventors, and people interested in innovation.
This is an annual event hosted by the Inventors Resource Center. This year the event will by Thursday, April 30th through Friday, May 1st at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Information about this event can be fount here.
2015 Barristers Benefit Ball
HolzerIPLaw, PC has sponsored a table for the annual spring ball supporting the Metro Volunteer Lawyers and its pro bono program. This year’s theme is Fire and Ice and will take place 25 April 2015 at the Marriott City Center.Marriott City Center
1701 California Street
Denver, CO 80202
Follow this link if you would like to RSVP.
USPTO Training Seminar
HolzerIPLaw, PC sent their Paralegals and Legal Secretaries to the USPTO Training Seminar and eMod Forum on January 29, 2015.
Second Annual IP Legal Network Conference
HolzerIPLaw, PC will be hosting the Second Annual IP Legal Network Conference on March 27 and 28, 2014. Click here to view the invitation to the event. Please send your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720-204-5666.