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05/28/2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Michael Petitti

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Retiring Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul R. Michel to Deliver First Post-Retirement Speech, June 8

Retiring Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul R. Michel will deliver his first post-retirement remarks, observing the state of the federal circuit, which has jurisdiction over intellectual property matters, at a program co-presented by the Association's Intellectual Property Committee and the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association on June 8. The event, officially titled “Unplugged: First Thoughts Post-Retirement", will be held at The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad St., beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Judge Michel was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in March 1988. He became chief judge on Dec. 25, 2004 and then served as one of 27 judges comprising the Judicial Conference of the United States, the governing body of the judicial branch. In 2005, he was appointed by the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court to serve on the seven-judge Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference.

Law firms in the Philadelphia region supporting the program include Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP; Ballard Spahr LLP; Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court; Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.; Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP; Cozen O’Connor; Dechert LLP; Dilworth Paxson; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Duane Morris LLP; Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; Feldman Gale, P.A.; Fish & Richardson, P.C.; Flaster Greenberg P.C.; Fox Rothschild LLP; Harding, Earley, Follmer & Frailey P.C.; Mannino Law Firm; Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP; Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP; Pepper Hamilton LLP; Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP; RatnerPrestia; Saul Ewing LLP; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP; Volpe and Koenig, P.C.; Woodcock Washburn LLP; and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

Admission to the event is free, but registration is required. CLICK HERE to register.

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