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PHILADELPHIA (May 2018): Panitch Schwarze partners John Simmons and Dennis Butler participated in the 34th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar on May 2 in New York City. The JPPCLE is an annual one-day seminar that features knowledgeable speakers such as judges, government officials, and attorneys discussing the latest trends and important topics in intellectual property law.

Simmons and Butler, who both concentrate their practice on IP litigation, presented on legal ethics related to exceptional attorney’s fees for bad conduct during the litigation panel. The firm also acted as a sponsor of the event.

Featured speakers include Hon. Pauline Newman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Andrew Hirschfield, Commissioner for Patents, USPTO; and Nathan Kelley, Deputy General Counsel for IP Law and Solicitor, USPTO.

CLE credits for Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania were available to attendees.

About Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP – Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is a boutique intellectual property law firm with offices in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. The firm’s IP law practitioners provide strategic litigation, licensing and counseling service relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, domain names and internet issues domestically and internationally. The firm’s long-standing relationships with a network of associates worldwide enable its attorneys and advisors to provide clients with global intellectual property advice and protection.

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