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.


Going Global – Real World Trademark Triage and Portfolio Management Strategies

CincyIP Presents:
Going Global
Real World Trademark Triage and Portfolio Management Strategies

Lou Ebling

Date: January 11, 2011

Time: 11:45am – 1:30pm

Location: The Cincinnatian

1 Hour Ohio CLE (applied)

Topic: Going Global: Real World Trademark Triage and Portfolio Management Strategies

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.

Lou is a partner at Thompson Hine 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. Lou is an active member of the International Trademark Association, presently serving on the U.S. Legislation Subcommittee, and immediate past Chair of the US Roundtables Project Team. He has been honored by several of the most respected peer-review rating publications in the legal profession, including Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Lou’s topic includes taking IP assets global and the often overlooked issues with this practice. Lou deals with these problems on a regular basis with his own clients and is here to share some of those experiences with you today. He is among the most active lawyers in trademark prosecution in the Midwest and provides representation, counsel and advice to IP owners and managers of all types, from individual inventors and business owners to US and foreign companies.

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

Registration ends at noon on Wednesday, January 5.

To renew your membership for 2011:
Thank you to those who have already renewed their memberships!


June 2010 Meeting – Tensions between Marketing and IP

Tensions between Marketing and IP

Date: June 8, 2010

Description: Intellectual property lawyers and marketing professionals approach the development and protection of trademarks, copyrights, and patents with entirely different goals and perspectives. These differences can often lead to tension between legal and marketing over the design, substance, and protection of intellectual property. If unaddressed, these tensions and the lack of communication can lead to legal issues including litigation and loss of intellectual property rights. This panel presentation will address these legal issues, how these tensions develop, and the best strategies for achieving synergy between legal and marketing to prevent gaps in intellectual property protection.

Panel Discussion including:

Alison Tan (The Procter & Gamble Company)
Steve Friskney (GE Aviation)
Hilarie M. Joseph (Campbell Hausfeld)
April L. Besl (Dinsmore & Shohl LLP)

Location: The Cincinnatian Hotel – 601 Vine Street Cincinnati

LUNCH: Lunch is Included with Registration

CLE: 1 hour Ohio (applied for)

Time: 11:45am – 1:30pm

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Non-CincyIP Member – No CLE