From Invention to Product- IP Issues and Strategies February 2011 Meeting

CincyIP Presents:
From Invention to Product-
IP Issues and Strategies

February 8, 2011

11:45am – 1:30pm

The Cincinnatian Hotel
1.0 hour Ohio CLE (applied)

A panel will discuss the process in which IP attorneys work in practical ways with inventors and businesspersons during the process of creating new inventions, researching markets, validating the inventions and developing them into saleable products. The speakers will focus on the legal issues that have arisen in their careers and the strategies and techniques that they have developed in their practices to deal with those issues. The panel will specifically address issues related to open innovation.

The panel will include:

• James J. Cunningham, Esq. (President, The Circuit)
• Sally Evans Kay (Principal, Strategic Product Development)
• Leonard W. Lewis, Esq. (Associate General Counsel – Intellectual Property, Global Home Care and North America Fabric Care for The Procter & Gamble Company)
• Thomas W. Humphrey, Esq. (Partner, Wood, Herron & Evans LLP)

PRICES (including lunch):
• $20 for Members (includes 1 Hr Ohio CLE)
• $30 Non-Member with CLE
• $20 Non-Member without CLE
• $15 Students and Full-Time Academics


February 2010 Monthly Meeting – Going Global: Real World Trademark Triage and Portfolio Management Strategies

Meeting canceled due to snow!

Going Global: Real World Trademark Triage and Portfolio Management Strategies

Presenter: Lou Ebling

Description: A trademark portfolio is a collection of registered marks, pending applications and often unregistered marks owned by a business venture. Apart from the traditional route, these rights arise through licenses or franchise agreements, co-branding agreements or other transactions. “Portfolio management” involves developing strategies for acquiring, exploiting, maintaining and enforcing these rights in a way that maximizes their value. Companies conducting business outside the U.S. face growing challenges in determining how best to obtain the widest trademark protection possible, exploit the properties and provide meaningful enforcement in an era of shrinking budgets and staff.

Our speaker, Lou Ebling, is Chair of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and a graduate of Albion College and the University of Michigan Law School. Lou concentrates his legal practice on all aspects of US and international trademark law and also advises on internet, advertising, data privacy, patent and copyright issues.

Date: February 9, 2010

Location: The Cincinnatian Hotel – 601 Vine Street Cincinnati

CLE: 1 hour Ohio (applied for)

Time: 11:45am – 1:30pm

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Member (with CLE) $20

Non-Member (with CLE) $30

Non-Member (without CLE) $20

Students & Academics $15