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Licensing Industry Professionals Elizabeth Dambriunas and Jim Kipling will discuss concepts, structure, and preferred positions of Licensors and Licensees in the context of current market forces. In particular, the speakers will discuss pressure resulting from balancing leverage between the parties when that leverage is utilized to negotiate away from boilerplate contracts and what headaches ensue on both sides in this brave, new world. Elizabeth Dambriunas is Of Counsel at Levine Plotkin & Menin, LLP, formerly SVP Business & Legal Affairs, Deputy General Counsel, MTV Networks Kids and Family Group. Jim Kipling is Partner of Counsel at Dinsmore, formerly Generaly Counsel for Kenner Toys.
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Join us for a moderated panel discussion on measuring the quality and value of intellectual property work and overcoming the measurement difficulties posed for intellectual property work, which is not directly tied to a particular income stream. The discussion will address the utility of measurements based on various publicly available data, including statistics provided by the USPTO and responses to surveys conducted by intellectual property organizations. It will also talk about how to deal with information which is harder to quantify, such as changes in scope due to amendments made to get an application approved and the level of complexity of particular tasks.
The panel will be focused primarily on patent preparation and prosecution, and will include both in-house and outside counsel perspectives. The moderator will be William Morriss, a member at Frost Brown Todd LLC, with speaker Joshua Lorentz, a partner at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.
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Hot off the presses, here is the latest CincyIP newsletter Volume 1, Issue 3 – October to December 2013 Edition
We are now collecting dues for the 2014 calendar year. Join for 2014 and get the rest of 2013 for free if you are not yet a member
The dues provide us with a budget to plan events and are primarily used to pay for out-of-town speaker expenses. Membership (whether Active or Associate) entitles you to a discount of both our regularly scheduled monthly luncheon meetings (second Tuesday of the month) as well as our Special Events.
Active: Professional ($50) and Academic ($25) (“Active – Academic” is reserved for law professors that may not receive reimbursement and are not necessarily receiving “law firm” salaries).
Associate: Professional ($25) / “Associate – Professional” includes non-lawyers such as interested business persons, paralegals, secretaries, etc.
Honorary/Student: $5 (Students, judges & other distinguished persons – no voting rights – please contact an office of CincyIP if you are unsure if you qualify for this category)
Meet local judges and hear insights from the featured guest speaker, The Honorable Chief Judge James F. Holderman, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Judge Holderman will discuss the current state of patent litigation and share his knowledge and experience of over twenty-five years on the bench. Judge Holderman has presided over numerous cases in all areas of federal jurisdiction, and has also served by designation on judicial panels of the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and for the Federal Circuit. In 2012, Judge Holderman was named “The 2012 Distinguished Intellectual Property Professional of the Year” by the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association.
We will also be honoring Geof Oberhaus and Kelly McDow for their years of service to CincyIP.
The registration fee of $45 for members and academics and $60 for non-members includes a plated 3-course dinner and open bar with wine/beer/sodas. No CLE will be provided.
Tuesday October 8, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
McCormick & Schmick’s Private Dining Room
5:00-6:00 Reception Hour
7:30-8:00 Judge Holderman’s Address
8:00-9:00 Open Discussion
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