NYIPLA Annual Meeting

Event Date
  • 5/10/2023   2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Please arrive early for registration
  • The Union League Club
    38 E 37th St
    New York, New York 10016

NYIPLA Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Union League Club


2:00 p.m.

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
CLE Program
hosted by Amicus Brief, Patent Litigation, Trademark and Copyright committees

Moderator: Dorothy Auth Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Artificial Intelligence: Where Will AI Take the Law?

Materials | Speaker Biographies



  Chris Israel, American Continental Group

Mark DoerrGreenspoon Marder LLP

  Diana Santos, IBM

Joshua WeigensbergPryor Cashman

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

*Committee Meetings

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
*Annual Meeting of Members

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Board Meeting

5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception
followed by
Awards Dinner

Fireside Chat

Hon. Kathleen O'Malley (ret.)

United States Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals


Community Service Award

Hon. Janet Gongola

Vice Chief Judge for Engagement, USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board


Lifetime Achievement Award

Thomas Meloro

NYIPLA Past President, Founder of the New York Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (NYIPLEF)


Volunteer of the Year

Charley Macedo

Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP


Inventor of the Year

Dr. Andre S. Bachmann, Dr. Caleb P. Bupp, and Dr. Surender Rajasekaran

Recognized for their methods and compositions to prevent and treat disorders associated with mutations in the ODC1 gene

U.S. Patent No. 11,273,137 B2


Hon. William C. Conner Writing Competiton

         Hannah Scott, First Place                          Omid Shamim, Second Place 

Quinnipiac University School of Law                       Albany Law School


NYIPLEF Diversity Scholarship

       Stephanie Huang                      Brittany Grego

Fordham University School of Law                         Yale Law School



*Free Registration - Committee Meetings and Annual Meeting of Members