Calendar 2010-11

2010-2011 Benjamin Franklin Inn of Court


Our program for the year is as follows:

Please note: Unless indicated otherwise, all programs begin promptly at 6:00 p.m., followed by a social hour starting immediately after wards at 7:00 p.m.

September 21, 2010 - Tuesday

Topic: Organizational Meeting and Social Hour

Venue: Woodcock Washburn, LLP, Cira Centre, 12th Floor, 2929 Arch Street, Phila., PA

Description: Introduction to the Board of Governors for the 2010-2011 season; review of this year’s program and sign-up for pupilage groups.

October 12, 2010 - Tuesday

Topic: Senator Arlen Specter - Senate Confirmation Proceedings of Supreme Court Nominees

Venue: James A. Byrne U.S. Courthouse – Ceremonial Courtroom

Description: Senator Specter will discuss how a Supreme Court nominee’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee has evolved over the last 30 years.

October 20, 2010 - Wednesday

Topic: Patent Prosecution

Pupilage Group Leaders: Glenn Massina, Hal Fullmer

Venue: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, 2005 Market Street, Suite 2200, Phila., PA

Description: This program will cover Patent prosecution and IP strategy issues.

November 23, 2010 - Tuesday

Topic: Transactional IP Strategies

Meeting Leader: Craig Evans, Larry Schroepfer

Venue: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, 1600 Market Street, Suite 3600, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Co-Sponsors: Volpe and Koenig, P.C. and Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLPDescription: This program will cover intellectual property licensing and strategies for monetizing an IP portfolio.

January 19, 2011 - Wednesday ~ 6PM

Topic: Judges Program

Pupilage Group Leader: Paul Prestia, Kevin Dunleavy

Venue: U.S. District Court, Ceremonial Court Room, Corner of 6th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Host/Sponsor: RatnerPrestia

Description: You are cordially invited to join our honorable guests, U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Linn (C.A.F.C.) and U.S. District Judge Berle M. Schiller, at the annual Judges' Meeting of the Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court. At this event, members of the federal judiciary speak on areas of interest, from attributes of effective IP lawyers to changes in procedure. Details of the evening's agenda will be made available at our web site.

Backup rain date: Jan. 25, 2010

February 9, 2011 - Wednesday ~ 6 PM

Topic: Trademark and Trademark Litigation

Pupilage Group Leaders: Ben Leace, Kevin Drucker

Host/Sponsor: Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

Venue: U.S. District Court, Ceremonial Court Room, Corner of 6th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Description: This program will cover trademark and litigation issues which may involve trademarks.

March 8, 2011 - Tuesday ~ 6 PM

Topic: Patent Litigation

Pupilage Group Leaders: Gary Levin, Frank Porcelli

Venue: U.S. District Court, Court Room TBD, Corner of 6th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Hosts: Fish & Richardson and Duane Morris

Description: This program will cover patent litigation and recent developments in patent litigation case-law.

April 12, 2011 -- Tuesday - 6 PM

Topic: Joint Meeting with PIPLA Litigation Committee

Pupilage Group Leader – Stam Stamoulis

Venue: Drexel Law School - 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Description: Panel discussion with Judge Mitch Goldberg of the EDPA and Dr. Bill Kerr, author of the treatise "Calculating Intellectual Property Damages".

May 2011 - TBD - Social Event

Venue: TBD

Description: TBD