Federal Circuit Judge Richard Linn will receive the inaugural 2011 Mark T. Banner Award on August 6 at the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law Luncheon to be held during the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. The award was established to recognize individuals who have made an impact on IP law and practice through extraordinary contributions to teaching, scholarship, innovation, or the judiciary.
Prior to his appointment to the Federal Circuit in 1999, Linn practiced intellectual property law after serving as patent examiner at the U.S. Patent Office from 1965-1968. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Advisory Board of George Washington University Law School, where he was an adjunct professor from 2001-2003. Linn received his bachelor's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
In addition to awards and networking opportunities, the ABA Meeting will feature the following showcase CLE programs:
- The Battle over Birthright Citizenship: History, International Perspectives, and the Path Ahead
- Trial Practices and Tactics in Canada and the United States
- 9/11 — A Decade Later, and A World Apart
- “Implicit Bias” and the Myth of Equal Justice
- More to Overcome: Civil Rights in the 21st Century
- The Bully at School Goes High Tech: Protecting Students in the Internet Age
- The Globalization of Anti-Corruption Law
- Investigating and Forgetting on the Web
Additional CLE programs that may appeal to Federal Circuit practitioners include:
- Dial I For Infringement, The Anatomy of an IP Dispute
- International Patent Litigation
- When is Private Use Privileged?
- A Closer Look at Recent Changes in Canadian and U.S. Oppositions Practice
- The Demise of Junk Science in the Calculation of Reasonable Royalties
- Is the World Ready for a New Form of IP Protection?
ABA Member and CLE All Access registration is $645 in advance, and $670 at the conference. For hotel, travel, and registration information, visit the ABA Meeting website.
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