National Meeting Schedule, Boston, MA

Sunday, August 19th

Strengthening Your Patent Rights in Light of Recent Federal Circuit Court Decisions
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Organizers and Presiding: X. Pillai and A. Berks
Room 154, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

CHAL Executive Committee Meeting,
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Finnegan LLP, 2 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA


Monday, August 20

Developments in Pharmaceutical Patent Law
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Organizer and Presiding: Brian Trinque
Room 154, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
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CHAL Networking Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Webster Room, Westin
Sponsored by Reed Tech and LexisNexis
Presentation: “Leveraging Big Data and Business Intelligence throughout the Patent Lifecycle,” by Jesse Sands

Extensions to Patent Term in the U.S. and Worldwide
2:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Organizer and Presiding: Richard Bone
Room 154, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
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CHAL Networking Reception
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Room 258C of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Open Bar and Hors D’oeuvres
Sponsored by Lathrop Gage and McDermott Will & Emery
All attendees welcome - no ticket required!

SCI-MIX
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Exhibit Halls B2/C Convention Center


Tuesday, August 21

Recent Developments in Protection of Nanotechnology- Related Intellectual Property
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Organizer and Presiding: Krista Bianco and Kristi McIntyre
Room 154, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center; Co-sponsored by MPPG

Protecting Your Ideas in the Chemical Arts
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Organizer and Presiding: Alina Khankin
Room 154, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Co-sponsored by SCHB


Wednesday, August 22

Non-Traditional Careers in Chemistry
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Organizers and Presiding: Krista Bianco and Kristi McIntyre
Room 154, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Co-sponsored by PROF, SCHB, WCC, and YCC

The Many Faces of CHAL: Where Chemistry Meets the Law
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Organizer and Presiding: Krista Bianco
Room 154, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center


 Other Symposia Co-Sponsored by CHAL

Sunday, August 19 (Day):
Chemical Structure Searching for Patent Information
Sponsored by CINF, Cosponsored by CHAL and CPRM

Tuesday, August 21 (Afternoon):
NASA Space Symposuim
Sponsored by PMSE, Cosponsored by CHAL and 22 other divisions

Sunday, August 19 (Afternoon):
Intellectual Property Basics for Chemical Businesses
Sponsored by SCHB, Cosponsored by CHAL and PROF

Wednesday, August 22 (Day):
Pesticides & Chemophobia in the News: What You Need to Know as a Scientist & Consumer
Sponsored by AGRO, Cosponsored by AGFD, CHAL, CHAS and ENVR

Katie Hamlin
Call for Abstracts - 257th National Meeting in Orlando

The Division of Chemistry and the Law is currently accepting papers and symposia for the 257th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, to be held March 31 - April 4, 2019, in Orlando, FL. CHAL welcomes submissions on all legal topics impacting the chemical sciences, including, but not limited to, intellectual property, patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, forensic chemistry, food and drug law, regulatory law, product liability, tort law, environmental law, employment agreements, professional ethics, expert witnesses, chemical consulting, chemical health and safety, chemical information, administrative law and rule making, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, licensing and technology transfers, and litigation.

Please submit abstracts for individual presentations or Sci-Mix posters on-line through MAPS under the session entitled “The Many Faces of CHAL: Where Chemistry Meets the Law.” Abstracts must be submitted by November 5, 2018.

For submission of half-day or full-day symposia with multiple speakers, please contact Krista Bianco at krista.bianco@finnegan.com or Kristi L. McIntyre at kristi.mcintyre@finnegan.com.

Katie Hamlin
Excitement for Boston National Meeting Builds

— By Jonathan Kennedy, Chair

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The August meeting in Boston will feature CHAL’s traditional schedule of events, including, the not-to-be-missed CHAL reception on Monday, August 20th from 6 - 8 PM in Room 258C of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

This of course is open to all and will feature complimentary appetizers and drinks. We look forward to seeing you there.

Other places we hope to see you at the Boston meeting include our public Executive Committee meeting, networking lunch, Division Row at Sci- Mix, and during our programming. We want to thank the Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP law firm for hosting our Executive Committee meeting at their office located at 2 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210 on Sunday, August 19th from 5 - 7 PM. As always, our Executive Committee meeting is open to the public and you are more than welcome to join us. Even if you cannot attend the Executive Committee meeting in Boston, you are always welcome to join our monthly teleconferences and get more involved with CHAL.

CHAL also invites you to join its networking lunch on Monday, August 20th from 12 - 1:30 PM in the Webster Room at the Westin.

Tickets for the lunch are still available. CHAL is also excited to be participating in Division Row during Sci-Mix on Monday, August 20th from 8 - 10 PM in the exhibitor hall. Please stop by our poster among the other divisions. We would love to see you there!

Our Boston programming includes a great lineup of speakers on a variety of topics related to chemistry and the law. We have talks addressing recent court decisions affecting chemical patents, developments in pharmaceutical patent law, extensions to patent term in the U.S. and abroad, developments in protecting nanotechnology, protecting your ideas in the chemical arts, nontraditional careers in chemistry, and a variety of other topics including drug compounding legislation, patent strategy supporting business objectives in renewable energy, blockchain technology and the chemical industry, patents as a research tool, and deriving insights form IP search reports.

Katie Hamlin
CHAL Awards Presented at Fall 2017 National Meeting
   From left to right: Judge Newman, Howard Peters, and Justin Hasford

 From left to right: Judge Newman, Howard Peters, and Justin Hasford

Judge Pauline Newman Lifetime Achievement Award

CHAL honored Judge Pauline Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit at CHAL’s Fall Awards luncheon with the inaugural Judge Pauline Newman Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of her long-term outstanding and continuing achievements in and contributions to chemistry and the law. After accepting the award, Judge Newman spoke to the attendees on the History of the Federal Circuit.

Roger D. Middlekauf Achievement Award

The Roger D. Middlekauf Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions and service to CHAL, was awarded to Krista Bianco. Krista has been active in CHAL since 2010, first serving as program chair. She served as chair of CHAL in 2015, and is currently secretary and programming and communications co-chair.

The Howard and Sally Peters Award for Non-Traditional Careers in Chemistry

The Howard and Sally Peters Award recognizes significant contribution to furthering nontraditional careers in chemistry. The most recent recipients of the award are long-time CHAL executive committee members and intellectual property lawyers Justin and Sarah Hasford. Justin and Sarah frequently present in CHAL’s non-traditional career symposia and have long served as mentors to other ACS members looking to transition to a career in law.

Additional information about nominations for the Howard & Sally Peters Award can be found on the CHAL website.

Katie Hamlin
Call for Papers for National Meeting, August 19-23

The Division of Chemistry and the Law is currently accepting papers and symposia for the 256th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, to be held August 19-23, 2018, in Boston, MA.

CHAL welcomes submissions on all legal topics impacting the chemical sciences, including, but not limited to, intellectual property, patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, forensic chemistry, food and drug law, regulatory law, product liability, tort law, environmental law, employment agreements, professional ethics, expert witnesses, chemical consulting, chemical health and safety, chemical information, administrative law and rule making, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, licensing and technology transfers, and litigation.

Please submit abstracts for individual presentations or Sci-Mix posters on-line through MAPS at under the session entitled “The Many Faces of CHAL: Where Chemistry Meets the Law.” Abstracts must be submitted by March 23, 2018.

For submission of half-day or full-day symposia with multiple speakers, please contact Krista Bianco at krista.bianco@finnegan.com or Kristi McIntyre at kristi.mcintyre@finnegan.com.

Katie Hamlin
Chair's Message

As Chair of the Division of Chemistry and the Law (CHAL), I thank you for your interest in our Division. We are excited for the opportunities and events that 2018 is bringing for the members of CHAL. In addition to the programming at National Meetings covering a variety of topics intersecting law and chemistry, CHAL is offering a webinar series through ACS webinars again. We hope that you keep an eye out for our webinars. If there are topics that you wish to see presented on, either in our programming at the National Meetings or in our webinar series, please reach out to let us know. CHAL seeks to be a resource to the ACS members so that you can stay on top of the legal developments that impact chemical industry and business.

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Katie Hamlin