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Message from the President Keith Toms
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Message from the Editor
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EPO presses pause on proceedings that depend on the plausibility referral to the EBA
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DraftKings Persuades PTAB to Invalidate Competitor’s Mobile Gambling Patent
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Self-Compassion for Lawyers: Dispelling Doubts & Getting Started
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Letter of the Editor
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Survey Regarding Support for Change of Boston Patent Law Association Name
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A stylish direction: how IP can support ethical fashion
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The Copyright Clash Between Artists: A Quiz
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Case Law Committee Meeting Summary - CalTech v. Broadcom
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Writing Competition announcement
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Members on the Move
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List of Officers and Board of Governors and Committees
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Job Listings
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Volume 53, Issue 2
Medtech IP Lawyer Scott Bluni Joins Goodwin
Scott Bluni joined global law firm Goodwin as a partner in its Life Sciences practice. He is joined by a team including counsel Matt Fagan and Kevin Canning, senior attorney Martin Miller, and five intellectual property operations professionals. Bluni counsels clients in patent-related matters such as strategic portfolio development, infringement avoidance, due diligence, enforcement, licensing, and other technology transactions. He represents medtech and other life sciences clients — from emerging startups to multibillion-dollar corporations — drawing on his experiences as a former patent examiner and chief intellectual property counsel at a large, international medtech corporation, and as a former owner and managing principal of a national intellectual property law firm.
Mark Solomon Elected as President of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds
Mary Lou Wakimura Elected as Chair of the Board of Directors
Boston, Massachusetts - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is pleased to announce that Principal Mark Solomon has been elected President of the firm, and Principal Mary Lou Wakimura has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors.
Mark Solomon has dedicated his almost 25 years at the firm to guiding clients through the development, management, protection, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. A strategic thought leader on IP topics, Mark has received numerous distinctions, including from Best Lawyers®, IAM Patent 1000, and Super Lawyers®. Mark has also been actively involved in the New England IP community, serving as Past President of the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) and as founding Co-Chair of the BPLA Invented Here! Program.
Outgoing President John DuPré remarked, “Mark’s experience and leadership qualities, as demonstrated during his service on the firm’s Management Committee, will be quite valuable in his role as President of our firm.” John will continue with his trademark practice and will support the firm in other ways.
Mary Lou Wakimura will draw upon her 35 years at the firm as well as her patent prosecution and operational expertise in her new role as Chair of the Board. Mary Lou commented, “We all owe tremendous gratitude to John for his leadership over many years as President, and we appreciate his dedication to the firm. I have worked with Mark since his start with the firm. He has a vision of providing intellectual property services that matches and anticipates the ever-evolving needs of industries and business sectors across the globe.”
The firm is also pleased to announce that Principal Eric Balicky, Ph.D. and Principal Larry Cogswell, Ph.D. were elected to join Alice Carroll and Mark on the Management Committee.
Jim Smith, Co-Founder and Principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, commented, “Larry and Eric have already shown great success in their practices, and combining their strengths with the leadership experience of Mark and Alice should be a powerful combination. We expect 2022 to be an exciting year for our firm.”
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is among New England’s largest law firms dedicated to the practice of intellectual property law. The firm specializes in patents, trademarks, intellectual property litigation, copyrights, licensing, due diligence, opinions, trade secrets, and intellectual property counseling. The firm’s legal staff has extensive scientific and technical expertise in biotechnology, chemistry, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physics, optics, nanotechnology, and electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering, and evolving combinations of science and technology.
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