Northeastern University School of Law and the Boston Patent Law Association are pleased to welcome to Boston a three judge panel of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office and to invite students, practitioners and academics to participate in a trademark law program at the law school, including the opportunity to observe a session of the TTAB.

April 29, 2011



12:30 –1:00 PM      

Introduction and Welcome

1:00 – 1: 15 PM    

Professor Susan Barbieri Montgomery ’86, Northeastern University School of Law and College of Business Administration; Of Counsel, Foley Hoag LLP

John L. Welch, TTABlog and Of Counsel, Lando & Anastasi, LLP

“Trademark Ownership Issues”

1:15 – 1:45 PM       
Speaker: Pamela Chestek, Senior IP Counsel, Red Hat, Inc.

“TTAB Rules and Accelerated Case Resolution”

1:45 – 2:15 PM      
Speaker: Judge David Mermelstein, US Patent & Trademark Office


2:15 – 2:30 PM       

TTAB Final Hearing in Lockheed v Raytheon

2:30 – 3:30 PM       
Opposition 91167189
Presiding Judges: David Mermelstein, Marc A. Bergsman and David E. Bucher
Counsel: Susan Okin Goldsmith, Duane Morris LLP and Jeffery A Handelman, Brinks Hofer Gilson and Lione

Panel Discussion on TTAB Practice and Procedure

3:30 – 4:30 PM       
Moderator:  Mark D. Robins, Partner, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
Panelists:  Julia Huston, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP; Larry Robins, Partner, Finnegan Henderson LLP; and John L. Welch, TTABlog and Of Counsel, Lando & Anastasi, LLP


4:30 – 5:30 PM       

Register Now!

*Registration Fee:  $100 BPLA Members; $125 Non-Members; Free for academics and law students