September 21, 2016 CIPLA Meeting

Event Details

The Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA) is pleased to announce its first meeting in the 2016-2017 schedule. We are welcoming two speakers from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our keynote speaker will be Maria Nuzzolillo, Legal Advisor at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Ms. Nuzzolillo will be speaking about:

Recent Guidance from the USPTO Regarding Subject Matter Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. 101.

We will also be joined by Gautam Prakash, Assistant Patent Pro Bono Coordinator at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Prakash will speak about the patent pro bono program and opportunities for local firms and practitioners to participate. Mr. Prakash will also be visiting firms in Connecticut the day of the event to discuss the patent pro bono program. If you are interesting in meeting with him, please contact CIPLA President Ben Lehberger ( or CIPLA Program Chair Ben White ( for more information.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the Elm City Club (formerly Graduate Club) in New Haven.

Please RSVP on the CIPLA website, or by emailing CIPLA Program Chair Ben White at