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IP Year In Review Conference

Join us on March 21st for the annual IP Year in Review Conference. Panelists will provide attendees with updates and insights on IP Law developments impacting the life sciences, high tech, artificial intelligence, and arts and entertainment industries.

About the Event

Thursday, March 21, 2024
1:00PM – 4:30PM

Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street, Boston MA

Participants will learn about the key court decisions and legislative and rule changes they need to know now to advise their clients, as well as issues on the horizon.

IP Year in Review Agenda

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Life Sciences

Josh Weinger, Partner, Goodwin Procter

Marina Pullerits, Senior Associate, Choate, Hall & Stewart  

Karen Martin, SVP, Chief IP Counsel at Ipsen

Timothy Long, Senior Legal Director, Intellectual Property at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals


2:00 PM – 2:15 PM


2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

2023 Recent cases in Copyright and Trademark Law

Join us for a discussion with prominent attorneys in the field of trademark and copyright law as we examine the recent decisions issued in the Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc., v. VIP Products LLC case, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith case, and Hanagmi v. Epic Games case and the impact that these cases will have on trademark and copyright law moving forward.

Sharona Sternberg, Partner, Sunstein LLP 

Sarah Kelleher, Principal, Fish & Richardson  

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM


3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

IP in the Digital Age: Trends and Transformations

As AI systems such as ChatGPT capture the world’s imagination, the intersection with IP continues to be both fluid and debated. Our panelist will discuss developments including inventorship, authorship, and infringement controversies surrounding AI, the pending LKQ en banc appeal concerning obviousness of design patents, and strategies for leveraging pending patent applications, emerging litigation venues, and trade secrets.

Brian Landry, Partner, Saul Ewing (Moderator)  

Courtney Herndon, Associate, Mintz (Moderator)  

Adam Samansky, Member, Mintz  

Giovanna Fessenden-Fairbank, Counsel and Digital IP Specialist, Hamilton Brook Smith, Reynolds  

John Gutkoski, Partner, Sunstein LLP

4:30pm – 6:00pm 

Networking Reception 

Steering Committee

Chair: Brian Landry
Partner, Saul Ewing

Courtney Herndon
Associate, Mintz

Alexandra Lu
Partner, Goodwin Law

Odette Martins
Attorney, Sunstein Law

Emily Miller
Senior Associate, Choate

Laura Najemy
Partner, Orrick


For more information on sponsoring this conference contact Mariah Hanlon at mhanlon@bostonbar.org.