CincyBio 2013 seeking Sponsorships

CincyBIO 2013 is seeking sponsorships

CincyBIO 2013 will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati. The conference will feature speakers including Tom Irving (Finnegan), Sam Han (McClure, Qualey & Rodack, LLP), Carin Miller, Marla Phillips (Med-XU, Xavier University), Jeff Weedman (Cintrifuse), James Zimmerman (Taft), Dave Bassett (WilmerHale), Pat Lane (Dinsmore), Matt Willenbrink (University of Dayton), Nick Nikolaides (The Procter & Gamble Company), Marie Kerbeshian (Indiana University), Geoffrey Pinski (Office of Entrepreneurial Affairs & Technology, University of Cincinnati), and Chris Fick (Office of Technology Transfer, University of Louisville).

CincyIP invites you to enter a bid to sponsor CincyBIO during the sponsorship period from February 7, 2013 at 10:00am until February 28, 2013 at 4:00pm. Sponsorships will only be accepted through the form on our website. Sponsorships will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis and will be confirmed by a member of CincyIP’s CincyBIO Steering Committee. Each sponsorship level includes exhibition space at the event and other benefits relative to the sponsorship level.

For details on sponsorships and to bid for a sponsorship, please visit

Questions should be directed to

All sponsors must confirm their sponsorship through the website during the sponsorship period and submit their sponsorship commitments via check by March 30.

Thank you for your consideration and support of CincyIP!


PCT Damage Control: Procedures That Can Help When Things Go Wrong – February 2013 Meeting

CincyIP Presents:
PCT Damage Control:
Procedures That Can Help When Things Go Wrong


T. David Reed
US Consultant on the PCT, WIPO

February 12, 2013

12:00pm– 1:30pm

Location: The Cincinnatian Hotel

This program has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE in Ohio

The presentation will discuss the primary procedural safeguards available under the PCT that are
available to help an applicant overcome a variety of problems and mistakes that may be made during the filing of patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. The safeguard procedures include:
• Incorporation by reference of matter contained any claimed priority filing to allow matter
inadvertently left out of the international (PCT) application to be incorporated into the international application without loss of the original filing date, provided the matter is completely contained in the priority document.
• Restoration of priority which may allow recapture of a priority claim in an application
filed more than 12 months after the desired priority filing.
• Correction or addition of a priority claim after the filing of an application.
• Protections relating to payment of fees.
• Protections relating to filing in a non-competent office.
• Procedures related to making changes/corrections/additions to applicants, inventors,
agents and bibliographic data relating to them.
• Procedure for correcting obvious mistakes made in the international application.
Each of these procedures will be discussed in detail including when they are applicable, conditions for use and how to use them.

Speaker Information
During the last half of T. David Reed’s 40 year career at The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, he managed P&G’s international patent filing and prosecution function. During this time he transitioned P&G’s international patent filing practice from direct national filings to filing under the PCT. Under his leadership Procter & Gamble’s practice under the PCT quickly grew to the point where P&G was the largest single PCT applicant in the world.

Based on his practical experience in international patent filing and the PCT, he has been privileged to speak on P&G’s foreign patent practice and their use of the PCT for a variety of organizations around the world.

Following his retirement from P&G in 2006, David became a consultant on the PCT for WIPO in North America. In this capacity he conducts training seminars on the PCT and operates one of the two WIPO PCT help desks in the US, answering questions on the PCT from patent practitioners and administrators.

PRICES (including lunch):
• $20 for Members (includes 1.0 Hr Ohio CLE)
• $30 Non-Member with CLE
• $20 Non-Member without CLE
• $15 Students and Full-Time Academics



Ohio State law professor Daniel C.K. Chow will discuss China and its indigenous innovation policies during a symposium in Joseph E. Keller Hall on Thursday, Feb. 28.

The latest program in the Scholarly Symposia Series on Current Issues in Intellectual Property Law, Chow’s presentation “China’s Indigenous Innovation Policies and the World Trade Organization” begins at 7 p.m. The talk will be preceded by a reception at 6 p.m.

Chow will examine China’s indigenous innovation policies, a web of policies, regulations and strategies designed to create innovation and advanced technology. U.S. companies claim that these policies are discriminatory and could preclude them from selling their products to the Chinese government. Critics of these policies argue that they are unfair, illegal and violate China’s obligations under the World Trade Organization.

Download the Brochure: 2013_china_symposium