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NEW REGULATIONS ON EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATIONS

Stephan Freischem of Patentanwälte Freischem will be conducting a 1 hour
presentation on the new regulations adopted by the European Patent Office (EPO). The
new regulations will enter into force on April 1, 2010. These new regulations will
considerably speed up the examination proceedings. Further, they restrict the applicant’s
options of filing divisional applications.

When: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 9:00 AM

Where: Northern Kentucky ezone
535 Madison Avenue
Covington, KY

Application for 1 hour of CLE credit for KY and OH is currently being submitted

Presenter: Stephan Freischem of Patentanwälte Freischem, An Gross St. Martin 2,
50667 Köln (Cologne) Germany

Host
: Steve Witters, Witters & Associates, PLLC, 535 Madison Avenue, Covington,
KY

Registration: Please RSVP by Thursday, April 8, by calling Steve Witters at (859)
757-2571 or emailing switters@patentlydistinct.com

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3rd Annual Quad City Symposium

3rd Annual Quad City Symposium
Pushing the Envelope on IP Reform

Friday, July 16, 2010

    Confirmed Speakers

Lynne Beresford – Commissioner for Trademarks – http://www.uspto.gov/about/bios/beresfordbio.jsp
Vince Garlock (Deputy Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property
Law Association (AIPLA)) – http://www.georgetownpatentlandscape.com/files/upload/GT_Garlock.pdf
Kevin Kirsch (Baker & Hostetler): Patent Local Rules for the Southern District of Ohio – http://www.bakerlaw.com/kevinwkirsch/http://www.ohsd.uscourts.gov/generalorders/District/general%20order%2009-02.pdf
Judith Roth (Schiff Hardin LLP) – http://www.schiffhardin.com/JudithSRoth.htm – “Fashion, Copyright, and the Proposed Design Piracy Prohibition Act,” (Co-author) IP Litigator (November/December 2009)

Location: Friday’s Seminar – University of Dayton School of Law (Matthias Heck Courtroom) (http://law.udayton.edu/) – (4 HR CLE Applied)

Speaker’s Dinner: L’Auberge – http://www.laubergedayton.com/ (NO CLE currently planned just thank you and for fun.)

Times: Friday’s Seminar – 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Speaker’s Dinner – 5:00-7:30 PM

Accommodations for Out-of-Towners: Dayton Marriott, 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., 800-228-9290 for reservations. Rate: $94/night/pretax. Block reserved for Thursday and Friday night. Reservations must be made by June 16th. Request the “Quad-City Block”.

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:

    The Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association (CincyIP) (http://www.cincyip.org)
    The Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association (DIPLA) (http://www.dipla.org)
    The Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association (TIPLA) (www.toledoipla.org)
    The Columbus Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA)
    University of Dayton School of Law (UDSL) (http://law.udayton.edu/)

    AGENDA – FRIDAY – JULY 16th – UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
    Approved for 4 HOURS GENERAL CLE

    11:00 – 11:15 – Check-In

    11:15 – 11:45 – Boxed Lunch

    11:45 – 12:00 – Welcome/Introduction

    12:00-1:00 – Lynn Beresford

    1:00-2:00 – Vince Garlock

    H.R. 3570/S. 1670 Satellite Home Viewers Act
    Reauthorizes the section 119 compulsory license allowing for distant network signals
    Expires at the end of the year
    S. 1670 approved by Senate Judiciary Co on 9/24/09
    H.R. 3570 approved by House Judiciary Co. on 9/16/09
    H.R. 2994 approved by House Energy and Commerce Co. on 10/15/09

    H.R. 848/S. 379 Performance Right Act
    Imposes a duty on broadcasters to pay performance royalty for over-the-air music
    (But see H. Con. Res. 49 – 245 Co-Sponsors)
    Senate Judiciary approved 10/15/09

    H.R. 2584 Prohibits patents on tax planning methods
    Amends section 101 to prohibit patents on tax planning methods
    (See also S. 506/H.R. 1265)

    H.R. 2196, the Fashion Design Protection Act
    Provides sui generis protection of fashion designs

    H.R. 3059/S. 1368, Access to Repair Parts Act
    Provides an exemption from infringement for repair parts

    2:00-2:15 – Break
    2:15-3:15 – Kevin Kirsch
    3:15-4:15: Judith Roth
    4:15-4:30- CLE & Dismissal
    5:00-7:30 PM – Speaker’s Dinner

    Cost:

    Friday Seminar (4 hours CLE) Member (CincyIP, DIPLA, TIPLA or CIPLA) $120

    Friday Seminar (4 hours CLE) Non-Member $160

    Friday Seminar Academic $80

    Friday Seminar Student $50

    Friday Dinner Member (CincyIP, DIPLA, TIPLA or CIPLA) $50

    Friday Dinner Non-Member $100

    Friday Dinner Academic/Student $35

    Accommodations for Out-of-Towners: Dayton Marriott, 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., 800-450-8625 for reservations. Rate: $119/night/pretax.

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Open Source & Security Squared – Dispelling the Myths – 2nd Annual Symposium Monday, May 17, 2010

Open Source & Security Squared – Dispelling the Myths – 2nd Annual Symposium Monday, May 17, 2010

Download the brochure for more details Click here
Summary

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast and Check-In

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome/Introduction

8:45 – 9:45 Bradley Kuhn (SFLC) – Demystifying GPL Enforcement: Using the Law To Uphold Copyleft

9:45 – 10:45 Bruce Perens (Kiloboot) – Combining Open Source and Proprietary Software: How to keep the reciprocal licenses from affecting your business-differentiating software.

10:45-11:00 BREAK

CONCURRENT SESSION # 1

Topic A
11:00-12:00 Panel moderated by Dr. James Walden (NKU) – Open Source Wireless Security – OWASP.

Topic B
Bruce Perens – The Basics – the basic licenses and their issues, how companies should best fulfill their license obligations, combining software under different licenses, how to license your own software.

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH

1:15 – 2:15 Josh Bressers (RedHat) – Prove It! Is Open Source Software Secure?

2:15 – 3:15 Dave Marr (Juniper Networks) – From Zero to Hero: How to Build an Open Source Compliance Program From Scratch.

3:15-3:30 Break

CONCURRENT SESSION #2

Topic A
3:30-4:30 Trevor Stansbury – Pioneers in the Wilderness – Uitlizing Open Source to provide Software as a Service (SAAS).

Topic B
Bruce Perens – Open Source Community Relationship: When you need to do it, how to interface gracefully with a community that is itself often graceless

4:30-4:45 CLE and Dismissal

Location:
The METS Center
3861 Olympic Blvd.
Erlanger, Kentucky 41018
859-647-METS (6387)

To Register – click here

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