News & Announcements

CIPLA Meeting September 25, 2019 – New USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidelines
We are pleased to announce our first meeting in the 2019-2020 schedule. We are welcoming Jeffrey West, a Senior Legal Advisor at the USPTO's Office of Patent Legal Administration, will speak on: New USPTO patent subject matter eligibility guidelines.
CIPLA Meeting May 16, 2019 – Ex Parte Seizures Pursuant to The Lanham Act and Recent Case Law Developments
Maja Szumarska of Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP The Lanham Act authorizes courts to issue ex parte orders directing the[...]
CIPLA MARCH 26, 2019 Meeting
Attorney Andrew Williams of Wolf, Greenfield and Sacks, P.C. presents on: What Ever Happened to the Patent Troll Problem? - The Past and Future of Patent Reform Legislation -- In 2013, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act, to help curb the perceived patent troll problem.  Even though this legislation was never enacted, the Supreme Court has rendered several decisions in the past few years that seeming addressed the concerns about so-called abusive patent assertion.  Is there still a need for legislation to reform the patent system, or has the pendulum swung so far that legislation is now required to respond to the Supreme Court patent jurisprudence?


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The CIPLA was founded in 1946 as the Connecticut Patent Law Association to promote a standard of ethics within the profession of patent attorneys.

In 2001, we changed our name to the CIPLA to broaden our scope and recognize the relationship between patent law and other fields of intellectual property law.

We now have approximately 150 members who meet on a regular basis continuing the association's goals of promoting a standard of ethics and professionalism among members.

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