Rutgers Law School–Newark and NJIPLA to Co-Host Patent Law and Pharmaceuticals Symposium on September 22

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Newark, NJ  – The Honorable Paul R. Michel, Chief Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, will deliver the keynote address at the Third Annual Patent Law and Pharmaceuticals Symposium, to be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. The symposium is co-hosted by the law school’s Center for Law, Science and Technology and the New Jersey Intellectual Property Association, and is sponsored by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. The annual symposium brings together leaders of the judiciary, academy, private practice, business, and government to address the top issues in intellectual property law.

The complete program follows. CLE/Ethics credits will be provided. To register, go to No registration fee is required.

What:Third Annual Patent Law and Pharmaceuticals Symposium
Who:Keynote Address
The Hon. Paul R. Michel, Chief Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitEthics Issues and Intellectual Property
The Hon. Esther Salas, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey
Ludomir A. Budzyn, Esq., Partner, Hoffmann & Baron LLP
David J. Lender, Esq., Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Professor John Leubsdorf, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Rutgers School of Law–Newark

Parallel Trade and Pharmaceuticals
Professor Kevin Outterson, Boston University School of Law
Professor Bryan A. Liang, California Western School of Law
Daniel J. Gilman, Esq., Federal Trade Commission

Views of In-House Counsel
A conversation among senior in-house counsel regarding critical issues confronting the pharmaceutical industry

When:Tuesday, September 22, 2009. Lunch at noon followed by keynote; panels conclude at 5:30 pm
Where:Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers School of Law–Newark 


Media Contact: Janet Donohue