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The State of Patent Law and Possible Upcoming Changes

John S. Cipolla of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP will share an overview of the current state of patent law and possible upcoming changes. Mr. Cipolla’s discussion will focus on the patentable subject matter standard under 35 U.S.C. 101, claim construction in inter partes review proceedings, and the irreparable harm standard for injunctions.

REGISTER HERE by August 9th 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. Cipolla is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Group at Calfee, where he provides clients with counseling and strategy concerning the procurement of patents and trademarks. Having practiced more than 30 years, Mr. Cipolla has extensive experience in litigation and dispute resolution in the areas of trademark and patent.

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Supreme Court and Federal Court Updates: Significant IP Decisions in 2017 and 2018

Matthew Molloy and John Luken of Dinsmore & Shohl will lead July’s discussion on Supreme Court and Federal Court cases decided and pending in 2017 and 2018 that will significantly impact IP practice for litigators and prosecutors alike. Malloy and Luken will highlight the impact of Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC; SAS Institute, Inc. v. Iancu; Aqua Products v. Matal; and Wifi v. Broadcom, among others.

REGISTER HERE by July 5th 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 Speakers:

Mr. Molloy is admitted to practice before the USPTO and has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of patents in the U.S. and abroad. He brings expertise in managing international patent portfolios, rendering patent opinions, and negotiating and drafting IP license agreements.

Mr. 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, from software to beverage cans and retail security products.

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Trademark Prosecution Pitfalls

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Attorney Rebecca Povarchuk joins us this month to discuss ongoing and developing legal issues that arise during trademark prosecution. Those issues include compliance with USPTO policies and procedures, the Madrid Protocol, and the Trademark Act of 1946.

REGISTER HERE by June 7th 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:

Ms. Povarchuk practices in the USPTO’s Trademark Identification and Classification Policy unit, where she specializes in compliance with applicable U.S. and international law and agreements, namely the Nice Agreement. Having spent more than ten years of her career at the USPTO, Ms. Povarchuk will share her expertise in ID/Class matters, Nice Agreement regulations, TM5 identification, and ex parte examination of trademark applications.

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