During a judicial gala dinner on November 1, 2022, the Intellectual Property and Innovation American Inn of Court announced and celebrated a new Inn name, the Honorable David E. Peebles American Inn of Court. The name change recognizes and honors Judge Peebles, a United States Magistrate Judge in the Northern District of New York, for his tireless contribution to the Inn, his congeniality, and his knowledge and interest in advancing intellectual property law in the region.
The evening’s program featured remarks and recognition of the Inn’s Achieving Excellence status from Wesley Carr, the Inn’s Director of Chapter Relations, a tribute to the Hon. Gustave “Gus” DiBianco from John Cook, the Inn’s Treasurer, presentation of an award to Judge Peebles by the Hon. Brenda Sannes (Chief U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of New York), and a keynote speech by the Hon. Randall Rader (retired Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit). The event was widely attended by colleagues, friends, and family of Judge Peebles.
Under this new name, the Inn is pleased to honor Judge Peebles and memorialize his admirable dedication to the legal profession, as well as to continue to serve as a source of education, professionalism, and collegiality for the intellectual property law community in the Northern District of New York.