November, 2018

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The Ethics of Legal Process Outsourcing for the IP Attorney

Round out the year with CincyIP and obtain an hour of Professional Conduct CLE on Tuesday, December 11 at The Hampton Inn & Suites.

Attorney Michael McCabe will lead us in a discussion on the Ethics of Legal Process Outsourcing for the IP Attorney.

Mr. McCabe will address the ethics rules that apply to outsourcing time-intensive work such as document review and production, and the ways in which IP practitioners must conduct themselves when outsourcing work. As the multi-billion dollar legal service outsourcing industry continues to grow, IP practitioners must understand their ethical duties when using such services.

REGISTER HERE by December 6th at noon.

*This month’s meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites downtown, which is on Vine Street around the corner from The Cincinnatian.   

About the Speaker:

Mr. McCabe is a registered patent attorney with more than twenty years of experience representing foreign and domestic entities and individuals in patent and trademark matters before the federal courts and the USPTO. He also represents practitioners involved in professional misconduct, attorney discipline, and ethics matters before the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) of the USPTO and the state bars of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

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Seeking Nominations

With the end of 2018 upon us, we are currently seeking nominations for the following CincyIP positions.

Officers

The following officers will serve a 2-year term (2019-2021):

  1. President
  2. Treasurer
  3. Outreach Officer

Board Members

We are also seeking nominations for four board members, each of whom will serve a three-year term.

Have some great candidates in mind? Nominate them today here! Nominations are due by November 29.

You can view the full list of current CincyIP Officers and Board members here.

Keep an eye out for our election newsletter soon. We need your vote! Thank you for your continued participation in CincyIP.

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Functional Language in Patent Claims

Daniel Hegner will speak on the convergence of federal court and PTAB decisions questioning functional language in patent claims. Mr. Hegner will address evolving challenges to functional claiming, tips for taking advantage of U.S. law permitting functional language, and functional-claiming pitfalls to avoid.

REGISTER HERE by November 8th at noon.

*This month’s meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites downtown, which is on Vine Street around the corner from The Cincinnatian.   

About the Speaker:

Mr. Hegner is a Member and IP attorney at Bejin Bieneman PLC. Much of his patent experience pertains to preparation and prosecution of electrical, software, and mechanical applications in the fields of automotive connectivity and safety systems, autonomous vehicle control, fuel system, mobile telecommunications, light and optical devices, small engine carburetors, and defense industry special projects.

Outside of his practice, Mr. Hegner has been an avid participant in World IP Day Detroit, serving three consecutive years as an executive organizer of the annual event, which creates public awareness on a broad range of IP issues.

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