IP-Based Import Investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission

Join us on Tuesday, July 9 for a discussion with patent attorney Kevin Flynn of BakerHostetler about IP-based import investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

Actions under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 have increased in popularity over the past decade, as the speed with which ITC investigations proceed and the remedies available through the forum make the ITC a unique venue. Mr. Flynn will present an overview of the ITC and Section 337, the progression of Section 337 investigations, strategies from both the IP-holder’s and accused infringer’s perspective, and the reasons for litigating at the ITC rather than in district court.

REGISTER HERE by July 8th at noon.

About the Speaker:

Mr. Flynn has extensive experience and a deep knowledge of IP law, with a practice encompassing patent and trademark prosecution, as well as patent litigation before federal district courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the ITC. He has experience prosecuting and litigating a wide range of technologies, from software to bioinformatics and computer forensic devices.

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The On-Sale Bar: Back to the Future

Helsinn v. Teva

Join us on Tuesday, June 11 as Nic Brentlinger discusses the surprising, unanimous Supreme Court decision of Helsinn v. Teva.

Nic will discuss nuances of the phrase “or otherwise available to the public” under Section 102(a)(1) in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling and will give practice tips for how to safeguard technology to ensure protection against inadvertent disclosures.

REGISTER HERE by June 10th at noon.

About the Speaker:

Nic is an attorney at Dinsmore & Shohl with a degree in Chemical Engineering, who previously worked on designing and implementing pharmaceuticals and manufacturing process lines. Nic has a wealth of experience in preparing, filing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications. His practice involves every step of obtaining protection and managing patent portfolios, from conducting due diligence analysis to handling interference proceedings to drafting right-to-use and invalidity opinions. He also has extensive experience reviewing and drafting licensing agreements, having worked with clients in a variety of industries, including Fortune 500 companies.

An Evening With Simon Tam and The Slants Band

On Tuesday, April 23 at Arnold’s Bar and Grill we welcomed The Slants band back to Cincinnati!

At this CincyIP special event, The Slants frontman Simon Tam provided an update on the path to winning Matal v. Tam, and the legal battle that led to the Supreme Court holding that the disparagement clause of the Trademark Act violates the First Amendment’s Free Speech Clause.

A photo from the event:

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