On January 26, 2017, the IP Law Section of the Boston Bar Association held its 17th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review, one of the intellectual property community's largest annual events. This year, which saw sweeping developments in IP law including the passage of the DTSA, Lee v. Tam, and SCOTUS's design patent damages decision in Samsung v. Apple, the event was appropriately themed "The Changing IP Landscape." Speakers discussed changes in the areas of copyrights (Howard Zaharoff of Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton and Lucy Lovrien), trademarks (Julia Huston of Foley Hoag), patents (Michael Strapp of DLA Piper) and trade secrets (Russell Beck of Beck Reed Riden LLP), and there was a light reception afterwards.
The event was coordinated by BANG Co-Founder Hannah T. Joseph of Beck Reed Riden LLP (Co-Chair of the IP Law Committee), Julia Mathis of Hologic, Inc. (Co-Chair of the IP Law Committee), Michael McGurk of DLA Piper (Co-Chair of the IP Law Section), and Erica Han (Co-Chair of the IP Law Section). More than 110 people attended IP Year in Review, which was held at the Mariott Long Wharf.