IP Symposium — The Clock is Ticking…

Our fantastic IP Symposium will take place in only two weeks.  The Bar is asking all attendees to sign up quickly so that we can give the hotel our tentative numbers for meals, etc.  If you have not yet sent in your registration form, please do so.  Remember to check off the Dinner box if you will be joining us and Commissioner Stoll for dinner Thursday evening, April 14.  For more information and a copy of the registration form, click here.

IP Symposium Bonus — Informal Dinner with Comissioner Stoll

We have just learned that our IP Symposium luncheon speaker, PTO Commissioner Robert Stoll, will also be joining us for dinner at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale on  April 14, the evening before the 8 credit CLE program commences.  This dinner is included in your IP Symposium registration fee.  If you plan to attend the dinner, make sure to check off the dinner box on your registration form.  If you already registered for the Symposium without checking off the dinner box, please notify the Florida Bar if you plan to attend the dinner.

IP Symposium — Don’t Miss the PTO Commissioner! Make Your Hotel Reservations Today!

Today is the last day for group rate hotel reservations at the Riverside Hotel & Resort in Fort Lauderdale so call 800-325-3280 to reserve your room today.  Providing 8 hours of IP and Business Litigation Certification CLE credit, the Second Annual IP Symposium on April 14-15, 2011 features PTO Commissioner Robert L. Stoll along with a host of distinguished law school professors, judges and practitioners.  Hear both sides of the gene patent controversy from nationally known law professors Lori Andrews and Chris Holman.  Learn about the tension between the First Amendment and IP law from Public Citizen Litigation Group’s Greg Beck and Cardozo Law School professor Felix Wu.  Get the inside story on the $21 million verdict in Powell v Home Depot.  Other topics include Licensing in Sports and Entertainment, Intellectual Property in Bankruptcy and Recent Developments in Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law.  Register now with the Florida Bar.

Federal Circuit to review Ariad v Eli Lilly En Banc

The Federal Circuit has granted the petition for rehearing en banc filed by the plaintiffs in Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Eli Lilly and Co.  The Court has asked the parties to file briefs addressing (1) whether a written description requirement separate from an enablement requirement is contained in 35 U.S.C. 112 (1); and (2) if a separate written description requirement is set forth in the statute, what is the scope and purpose of this requirement.