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.


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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November 2013 Meeting: Measuring Quality and Value of IP Work

Join us for a moderated panel discussion on measuring the quality and value of intellectual property work and overcoming the measurement difficulties posed for intellectual property work, which is not directly tied to a particular income stream. The discussion will address the utility of measurements based on various publicly available data, including statistics provided by the USPTO and responses to surveys conducted by intellectual property organizations. It will also talk about how to deal with information which is harder to quantify, such as changes in scope due to amendments made to get an application approved and the level of complexity of particular tasks.

The panel will be focused primarily on patent preparation and prosecution, and will include both in-house and outside counsel perspectives. The moderator will be William Morriss, a member at Frost Brown Todd LLC, with speaker Joshua Lorentz, a partner at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

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