CincyBIO 2011: The Bioscience Event for Innovators and Intellectual Property Professionals

CincyIP and The Procter & Gamble Company
CincyBIO 2011:
The Bioscience Event for Innovators and Intellectual Property Professionals

March 8, 2011
8:00am – 4:15pm
Registration and Breakfast begins at 7:30am

The Phoenix
Cincinnati, Ohio


6.5 hours Ohio CLE (applied)
CincyBIO Schedule
Parking Info
Course Descriptions
Speaker Information
CincyBIO Sponsors
CincyBIO Steering Committee
The symposium will include:

8:00-8:15am Introductions

  • Lindsey L. Jaeger, Esq., S.S.B.B., Patent Attorney, Wolfe, LPA and President of CincyIP
  • Kelly McDow, Associate General Counsel – Legal Division, The Procter & Gamble Company and Chair of CincyBIO Steering Committee

8:15-9:00am – Man v. Nature: Monsanto and Genetically-Modified Soy Beans

  • Sam S. Han, Esq., Ph.D. (University of Dayton)

9:00-9:45am – Making Sensible Patent Investments

  • Bob MacWright, Esq., Ph.D. (Executive Director of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Office of Technology Development)

10:00-10:45am – USPTO’s Green Technology Initiative

  • Esther Kepplinger (Chief Patent Counselor at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and former Deputy Commissioner for Patents at the USPTO)

10:45-11:45am – Biosimilars Legislation and the Biosimilar Approval Pathway

  • Kevin Noonan, Esq., Ph.D. (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, LLP and Patent Docs Weblog)

11:45 to 12:45 Lunch sponsored by Frost Brown Todd, LLC

    12:45 – 2:15pm – IP Considerations for Medical Devices from Start-ups to Fortune 500 Companies

    • Panel Discussion moderated by Mary Beth Privitera (M.Design, University of Cincinnati) featuring Dan Kincaid (BIOSTART), Joseph E. Topmiller (Zimmer, Inc.), and Sam Privitera

    2:30-3:30pm – FDA Regulation for Medical Devices

    • Elsa Abruzzo (President of ARAC)

    3:30-4:15pm – How Statements to the FDA Can Create Some Real Challenges in Patent Prosecution and Enforcement

    • Tom Irving, Esq. (Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP)

    Speakers Dinner
    Please join us in greeting our honored speakers at the Speakers Dinner sponsored by Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP at 6pm on Monday, March 7, 2011 at The Cincinnatian Hotel. Space is limited! Please register (below) for the Speakers Dinner by noon on March 1.
    • Cost $65

      PRICES through February 15:

    • $75 for Cincy IP Members
    • $100 Non-Member with CLE
    • $50 Non-Member without CLE
    • $25 Students

    PRICES after February 15:
    • $100 for Cincy IP Members
    • $125 Non-Member with CLE
    • $75 Non-Member without CLE
    • $25 Students

    Registration ends at noon on March 1.

    Thanks to our sponsors:


    Pro Bono Opportunity – Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC)

    The UC College of Law, has announced the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC), which is scheduled to open in January 2011. At the ECDC, 3rd year law students will obtain “hands on” experience representing local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs of limited financial means on transactional legal issues critical to their success. The ECDC is accepting clients now in anticipation of its January opening.

    They are currently recruiting local lawyers to serve as “clinic advisors”, who can enhance the qualitative and quantitative impact of the ECDC on students, clients, and the local economy. Attached are documents which further explain the opportunities as well as the process to become a clinic advisor.
    ECDC – Clinic Advisor Sign-Up Form

    For further information please contact:
    Lew Goldfarb
    Asst. Professor of Clinical Law
    Director, Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic
    University of Cincinnati College of Law
    PO Box 210040
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0040
    Tel: (513) 556-1092
    Fax: (513) 556-1236


    From Invention to Product- IP Issues and Strategies February 2011 Meeting

    CincyIP Presents:
    From Invention to Product-
    IP Issues and Strategies

    February 8, 2011

    11:45am – 1:30pm

    The Cincinnatian Hotel
    1.0 hour Ohio CLE (applied)

    A panel will discuss the process in which IP attorneys work in practical ways with inventors and businesspersons during the process of creating new inventions, researching markets, validating the inventions and developing them into saleable products. The speakers will focus on the legal issues that have arisen in their careers and the strategies and techniques that they have developed in their practices to deal with those issues. The panel will specifically address issues related to open innovation.

    The panel will include:

    • James J. Cunningham, Esq. (President, The Circuit)
    • Sally Evans Kay (Principal, Strategic Product Development)
    • Leonard W. Lewis, Esq. (Associate General Counsel – Intellectual Property, Global Home Care and North America Fabric Care for The Procter & Gamble Company)
    • Thomas W. Humphrey, Esq. (Partner, Wood, Herron & Evans LLP)

    PRICES (including lunch):
    • $20 for Members (includes 1 Hr Ohio CLE)
    • $30 Non-Member with CLE
    • $20 Non-Member without CLE
    • $15 Students and Full-Time Academics