Two-Day AIPLA CLE Web Series: Hot Topics in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Patent Practice

September 20, 2023 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM


Up to 180 Minutes Pending


Fee: Members Only: $125 for Both Days or $99 for Individual Days

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Join us for this Members Only 2-Day CLE Webinar Series presented by the Chemical Practice and Biotechnology Committees

Following the wildly successful joint program of the Chemical Practice and Biotechnology Committees at the 2022 AIPLA Spring Meeting in New Orleans, AIPLA and the Committees will host a two-day program where an amazing selection of world-class U.S experts will discuss Hot Topics in Chem and Pharmaceutical U.S. Patent Practice. Day 1 will discuss Duty of Candor, genus and species claims, and Section 101 in chemical/pharma cases. Day 2 will discuss the Amgen v. Sanofi Supreme Court decision, means-plus-function claims in chem and pharma, red-hot legal issues in pharmaceutical labeling, with an emphasis on REMS claims, and obviousness-type double patenting.


Day 1 - September 19, 12:30-2pm Eastern

Moderator: Tom Irving, The Marbury Law Group

Speakers: R. Danny Huntington, Rothwell Figg, Andrea Kamage, Johnson & Johnson. & Paul Browning, Finnegan

Day 2 - September 20, 12:30-2pm Eastern

Moderator: Sherry Knowles, KIPS

Speakers: Sharon Crane, Rothwell Figg, Joanna Brougher, Indivior, Michelle O'Brien, The Marbury Law Group, & Roy Issac, BMS


Registration Fees:

AIPLA Members: $125 for both days or $99 per day

This event is free to AIPLA members who are not requesting CLE. Select "Registrant_No_CLE" during registration.

To register for individual days use the links below:

Register for Day 1 Only - Registration Closed

Register for Day 2 Only

To register for BOTH days use the orange "Register Now" button above.


Registration includes:

  • CLE certification/processing for applicable states.  Reference CLE Information below for complete details.  
  • Webinar materials, including complete CLE processing information, accessible 24-48 hours before webinar date.

Cancellation Policy:

To get full refund, registrant must request refund five (5) days prior to live event. If less than five (5) days, registrant is transferred to product. 

System requirements: 

Webinar access is compatible with any Windows 7 or later computer, Android OS devices, or Apple/iOS devices.  Check system compatibility here.

Accessibility for hearing impaired:

AIPLA’s webinars are available and accessible to individuals who are hearing impaired. If anyone at your location would like to know more about accommodations, please contact We ask that you let us know at least 7 business days out from the webinar, to ensure that we can identify and deploy the solution that best fits our registrants needs.


CLE is approved with the following states:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey (Under New Jersey's Reciprocity Rule)
  • New York (Under New York's Approved Jurisdiction Policy)
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Vermont

AIPLA has applied for CLE accreditation in the following states: 

  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Washington
For information on CLE accreditation in all other states, please contact our CLE Department at  CLE credit may be available, but will require additional time for approval and COA delivery.

CLE Restrictions: 

ATTENTION attorneys in Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Utah

These states mandate attorneys can only view a webinar independently at their own computer to receive CLE credit.  Multiple attendees prohibited.

ATTENTION attorneys in Alabama and Rhode Island

AIPLA does not submit courses for approval in Alabama or Rhode Island.  Attendees needing credit in these states may select the free, no CLE option to watch the webinar and use course materials and their certificate of attendance to request course approval directly from the State Bars. 

ATTENTION attorneys in Arizona

Arizona does not certify courses or providers. Arizona lawyers are required to independently review AZ's regulations and make their own determination that it qualifies for credit towards their MCLE requirements. MCLE Regulation 104(A) identifies the standards to apply.  AIPLA will email an attendance affidavit to registrants requesting AZ CLE credit after the webinar.

ATTENTION attorneys in New Hampshire

New Hampshire attendees must self-determine whether a program is eligible for credit, and self-report their attendance according to NH Supreme Court Rule 53.  The New Hampshire Minimum Continuing Legal Education (NHMCLE) Board does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement.  AIPLA will email an attendance affidavit to registrants requesting NH CLE credit after the webinar.   


Disclaimer:  AIPLA is a nonprofit national bar association.  The sole purpose of this CLE program is to provide educational and informational content.  AIPLA does not provide legal services or advice.  The opinions, views and other statements expressed by contributors to this CLE program are solely those of the contributors.  These opinions, views and statements of the contributors do not necessarily represent those of AIPLA and should not be construed as such.


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