The Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court
The Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court promotes skill
improvement, professionalism and legal ethics. It does so primarily
through collegial discourse and mentoring during monthly meetings
at which "Pupillage Groups" are central. The Pupillage Groups
employ skits intended to provoke thought and discussion on topics
of interest to the profession.
Members of each Pupillage Group teach by role-playing, conveying
valuable information on identified topics by simulating scenarios
for situations and issues that arise in the practice of
intellectual property (IP) law. Our meetings encourage broad
participation by group members and audience members. By taking
advantage of the vast and varied experiences of attendees, we all
Originally one of only a handful of Inns to specialize in the
field of IP law, the Benjamin Franklin Inn was chartered in 1995.
Our Inn has grown into a strong organization that is a major
exchange of intellectual property knowledge, and became a founding
participant in the Linn Inn Alliance of IP Inns.
The Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court holds its meetings
at various locations in the City of Philadelphia. In keeping with
the collegial practice of the British Inns, a "host" organization
provides food (hors d'oeuvres) and drink (wine, beer, and soft
drinks) to foster social exchange following the formal presentation
portion of the meeting. Pennsylvania CLE credit will be
Connect with us on our LinkedIn group and our
Facebook group, which
are open to members and prospective members.
To be sure of receiving our application and meeting notices via
email, or for more information, please e-mail us.
- September 19, 2017 "2017-2018
- October 10, 2017 "Bankruptcy and IP"
- November 7, 2017 "IP in Mergers and
- January 23, 2018 "Antitrust and Patent
- February 22, 2018 "Trademarks and Cannabis
- March 22, 2018 "Judges Meeting/Patent
- April 10, 2018 "Trade Secrets and Economic
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