The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

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Dr. Matt Barton, Forresters

Please join us on August 16, 2022 for our next event. As with the previous event in July, this event will be in-person! We anticipate 1.00 General CLE credit in Ohio for this event.

Our presenter will be Dr. Matt Barton from Forresters. Dr. Barton will present on  the Unitary Patent and the Unitary Patent Court.

This presentation will give insights and guidance for both litigators and prosecutors. Particularly, Dr. Barton will discuss what qualifies as a Unitary Patent and discuss the process for how applicants can obtain and maintain a Unitary Patent. Dr. Barton will also examine the Unified Patent Court (“UPC”), including the scope of the UPC’s jurisdiction, the structure of the UPC, and the format of UPC proceedings. 

This event will include 60 minutes of presentation, and the event space will be booked for additional time for informal networking. Lunch will be provided.

The event will take place at:

The Backstage Event Center, 625 Walnut St.

Registration is 

  • $30.00 for CincyIP members, 
  • free for students and academics, and 
  • $50.00 for non-members. 

Payment may be made by check or cash, with checks being made out to CINCYIP. You can also pay for registration by PayPal.

Register here.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Matt Barton is a partner with Forresters, based on their Munich office. Dr. Barton specializes in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in Europe, the UK and around the world, with particular experience of patent prosecution at the European Patent Office. He has extensive experience of EPO opposition and appeal matters as well as litigation support. He regularly prepares patentability reports and freedom to operate opinions for his clients. His practice focuses on chemistry, but he handles a broad range of subject matter including patents for foodstuffs, medical devices, alloys, metallurgy, spectrometry and personal care products together with a wide variety of mechanical subject matter. Dr. Barton is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry as well as a foreign member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and leads the International Patent Practice Subcommittee of AIPLA’s Chemical Practice Committee.

2022 Membership Dues Now Being Collected

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As a Member of CincyIP, you will enjoy access to discounted registration rates for our monthly CLE luncheons and for our annual Premier Conferences.  You will also receive our CincyIP newsletter!

Annual membership dues are an essential element of the budget that enable CincyIP to operate throughout the year and host CLE events of premium quality.  They help to bridge the gap between the programming costs that we incur and registration fees paid by attendees, and they ultimately allow us to provide you with engaging and educational events worthy of your valuable time and attention.

Our membership categories are as follows:

Active-Professional: $85 ($75 EARLY BIRD THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2022)
The majority of our Members are legal practitioners in private practice or corporate environments, and fall within the “Active-Professional” category.

Active-Academic: $55 ($45 EARLY BIRD THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2022)
We recognize that law professors and similar academics may not receive reimbursement for their registration fees through their employer, and thus we reserve a discounted “Active-Academic” category for these individuals.

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This category encompasses non-lawyer individuals such as interested business persons, patent agents, paralegals, legal assistants, etc.

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This category encompasses Judges, other distinguished persons, and students.  Please note that this category of membership does not carry voting rights.

If you have questions regarding which category of membership you qualify for, please contact us at president@cincyip.org.

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Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Review – Intellectual Property

John Luken, Dinsmore & Shohl
Matthew Molloy, Dinsmore & Shohl

Join us on July 26, 2022 for our next event. We are excited to announce that this event will be in-person! We anticipate 1.00 General CLE credit in Ohio for this event.

Our presenters will be John Luken and Matthew Molloy, both from Dinsmore & Shohl. Mr. Luken and Mr. Molloy will present on recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit cases that relate to intellectual property law. 

This presentation will give insights and guidance for both litigators and prosecutors. Particularly, Mr. Luken and Mr. Molloy will discuss the practical and legal implications of cases concerning topics such as eligibility under Section 101, written descriptions under Section 112, licensee appellate standing, nexus requirements for secondary considerations, induced infringement, and fair use. 

This event will include 60 minutes of presentation, and the event space will be booked for additional time for informal networking. Lunch will be provided.

The event will take place at:

The Westin Cincinnati, 21 East 5th Street, Tyler Davidson Room

Registration is 

  • $30.00 for CincyIP members, 
  • free for students and academics, and 
  • $50.00 for non-members. 

Payment may be made by check or cash, with checks being made out to CINCYIP.

Register here by July 25th at 5:00 PM.

About the Speakers:

John Luken focuses his practice on patent infringement litigation and appeals, as well as complex commercial and other intellectual property litigation. He has handled patent infringement cases involving a variety of services and products, including commercial forms and related software, software-related business method patents in the printing and financial services industries, metal beverage cans and closures, surface coal mining blasting methods, liquid beverage concentrates and related packaging, automated barge refurbishing methods, service station petroleum equipment, and retail security products.

Matthew Molloy is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of patents in the U.S. and abroad. He manages international patent portfolios and his practice encompasses a variety of technical areas such as chemical/chemical engineering, materials, polymers, petroleum refining, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, mechanical engineering, software, and business methods.

Trademark and Unfair Competition Law Developments

Ted Davis, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Join us on June 21, 2022 for our next webinar. We anticipate 1.00 General CLE credit in Ohio for this event. 

Our presenter will be Ted Davis from Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. Mr. Davis will present on Trademark and Unfair Competition Law Developments. 

Speaker Ted Davis will discuss developments in trademark and unfair competition law over the trailing twelve months, including: 

  • The effective date of most (but not all) of the Trademark Modernization Act;
  • Constitutional challenges to the appointment of the TTAB’s administrative law judges;
  • Significant opinions addressing the question of liability for infringement arising from the resale of genuine, but altered or diverted goods;
  • Ratification of the initial-interest confusion doctrine;
  • Judicial disapproval of transparently opportunistic claims of priority;
  • Significant opinions from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board invalidating registrations as fraudulently procured; and
  • Ex parte orders from the Acting Director of the USPTO and the Commissioner for Trademarks sanctioning bad actors.

This webinar will be 60 minutes and will share information on the particulars of law governing trademarks and unfair competition.

Register here by June 20th at 5:00 PM.

About the Speaker:

Ted Davis is a partner in the Atlanta office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, where he has practiced trademark, copyright, false advertising, and unfair competition law since 1990. Outside the office, he has taught as an adjunct professor at the Emory University and the University of Georgia schools of law and has testified before Congress on trade dress and Internet issues. He is a past member of the International Trademark Association’s Board of Directors, a past chair of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, and a past chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Trademark Law Committee. As a frequent amicus advocate, he has represented INTA, the ABA, and the AIPLA in a number of briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ted received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College and his law degree from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the Georgia, New York, and District of Columbia bars.