Patent Office Litigation– How to Wield A New Low-Cost Alternative to District Court Patent Litigation

This interactive talk covers the new post-grant proceedings made available for the first time at the USPTO under the America Invents Act. Michael Messinger, Partner at Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox will lead us as we look at the various features of inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR), and covered business method review (CBM). This talk covers the pros and cons of using these different strategies and how company decision-makers can take advantage of them. We discuss the parties and technologies involved in IPR and CBM proceedings already, and what we have learned one year in from actual case examples. Issues faced by patent defendants and patent owners are covered. These include available patentability grounds, scope of discovery, time limits, estoppels, and stays. We also describe the newly created Patent Trial and Appeal Board administrating these trials.

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CincyBrand 2014

CincyIP is proud to present CincyBrand for 2014, Cincinnati’s premier conference on branding, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at The Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati.

CincyBrand is CincyIP’s first ever premier conference dedicated solely to branding and the intellectual property protections used to build up and secure those brands. Featuring speakers from Maker’s Mark, Marvel, Procter & Gamble, Express, Interbrand, and The Brandery, CincyBrand’s speakers will cover such topics as Branding for Start-Ups, Iconic Branding, Licensing, Non-Traditional Marks, Counterfeiting, and Digital Media. CincyBrand is geared towards not only to attorneys but also the marketers, entrepreneurs and businesses that work to secure and build their own brands daily. CincyIP looks forward to partnering with our sponsors to bring this brand new conference to Cincinnati and highlight the hub of innovation and branding that is the Cincinnati market.

Confirmed speakers include:

Steve Caldwell (Senior Counsel, The Procter & Gamble Company)
Robert Cleveland (Director, Trademarks and Licensing, The Ohio State University)
Michael Drucker (Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Collegiate Licensing Company)
Abbey Elinger (General Counsel, Interbrand)
Karen Gaunt (Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl)
Nicolette Hudson (Intellectual Property Counsel, Express)
Jim Kipling (Of Counsel, Dinsmore & Shohl)
JB Kropp (Co-Founder, The Brandery)
Seth Lehman (Assistant Chief Counsel, Marvel Entertainment)
Martin Ludwig (Director, Trademarks and Licensing, The University of Cincinnati)
Doug McCormack (CEO, OrthoCare)
Heather McDonald (Partner, Baker Hostetler)
Alexander Montgomery (Associate, Cornetet, Meyer, Rush & Kirzner, Co., L.P.A.)
Samantha Quimby (Managing Associate, Frost Brown Todd)
Stephen Reily (Managing Director, Chairman & General Counsel, IMC Partnerships)
Bill Samuels (Chairman Emeritus, Maker’s Mark)
Alison Tan (Counsel, The Procter & Gamble Company)
Vance VanDrake (Partner, Ulmer & Berne)
Joel Warneke (Partner, Rocket Science)

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7.25 hours of CLE has been applied for in Ohio.

Prices thru April 8:
• CincyIP Member – $125
• Non-member with CLE – $150
• Non-member without CLE – $100
• Students – $25

Prices after April 8:
• CincyIP Member – $150
• Non-member with CLE – $175
• Non-member without CLE – $125
• Students – $25

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