Patent Eligibility: Tips and Tricks for the Efficient Patent Prosecutor

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Ritu Singh, Dinsmore & Shohl
John Powell, Procter & Gamble

Join us for lunch on October 20, 2020 for a CincyIP CLE held by webinar. This presentation will give insights and guidance for patent prosecution. We will discuss patent eligibility and case law, techniques to overcome § 101 rejections, and tips for in-house and outside counsel collaboration. We are seeking 1.0 hour of CLE in Ohio.

Register here by October 16th at 5:00 PM.

About the Speakers:

Mr. Powell is currently Director and Assistant General Counsel for Skin Care Innovation at The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”). He has a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods industry. He previously provided legal support for P&G’s Color Cosmetics and Baby Care Innovation groups. In those roles he provided intellectual property support for the Cover Girl, Pampers, and Luvs businesses, including patent preparation and prosecution, freedom to operate, IP strategy, litigation/opposition strategy, contract drafting and negotiation, and client counseling. Mr. Powell has also managed significant foreign and domestic patent portfolios for P&G.

Ms. Singh is an attorney with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP and focuses her practice on patent preparation and prosecution for both domestic and foreign cases. Her background in electrical, computer, and industrial engineering enables her to flexibly work within and across multiple technical areas. She previously worked as an application engineer, building programmable logic controller (PLC) expertise integrating proprietary software and hardware across multiple industrial factory sites. She has significant experience working with intellectual property in the biomedical, mechanical, software, and electronic realms. She has in-depth knowledge about patent eligibility issues surrounding software and electrical arts and has drafted and prosecuted numerous patent applications in these areas, being instrumental in their allowance both domestically and internationally. She is adept at working with clients to draft and prosecute patent applications, provide validity and infringement opinions, and handle freedom to operate and prior art analysis.

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Intellectual Property Diversity & Inclusion Training: What Every IP Attorney Needs to Know

Please note the December CLE will be held at the Backstage Event Center, located at 625 Walnut Street (above Horse & Barrel and across the street from the Aronoff Center).

Join us on December 10, 2019 for a discussion with Tammy Bennett of Dinsmore & Schohl LLP. Ms. Bennett will cover the business case for diversity and inclusion, unconscious bias barriers, and intellectual competency.

One hour of Attorney Conduct CLE is anticipated for this event.

Register here by Wednesday, December 4 at noon.

About the speaker:

Ms. Bennett has more than 15 years of employment law experience providing counsel in HR compliance and best, and next, practices. She creates HR tool kits, policies and procedures, conducts training, evaluates performance, oversees workplace investigations and leads networking events such as round tables.

Ms. Bennett specializes in providing clients practical advice and training regarding leave management, including the FMLA and ADAAA, wage and hour, talent acquisition (recruitment), EEO compliance, diversity and inclusion, conflict management and dispute resolution, leadership development and human resources management. She also consults on recent HR issues, such as the multigenerational workplace, LGBTQ trends and HR data analytics.

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Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Update: Significant Intellectual Property Decisions 2018-2019

Join us on Tuesday, August 13 when April Besl, Oleg Khariton, and John Luken of Dinsmore & Shohl will provide an update on Supreme Court and Federal Circuit intellectual property decisions of significance in 2018 and 2019.

The speakers will cover Helsinn v. Teva (AIA On Sale Bar), WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp. (recovering overseas damages for Section 271(f) violation), Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions Inc. v. Renesas Electronics America Inc. (when an offer to sell takes place), and Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. v. Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (101 eligibility and method of treatment claims). 

Register here by August 12th at noon.

About the Speakers:

Ms. Besl is a partner in Dinsmore’s Cincinnati office. She focuses her practice on non-patent intellectual property matters, including trademarks, copyrights, social media, Internet law, advertising and trade secrets. She services a large and diverse portfolio of trademarks and copyrights, domestic and worldwide, for a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to individual entrepreneurs. She has experience assisting clients with emerging issues related to the impact of social media, the web and technology on their business and marketing strategies. Ms. Besl helps clients protect and enforce their trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property from misuse via social networking sites, search engine optimization strategies, and keywords, as well as against misuse on mobile devices and other emerging technologies.

Mr. Khariton is an associate in Dinsmore’s Cincinnati office. He focuses his practice on patent infringement litigation in the U.S. district courts and post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has experience representing clients in a broad range of technical areas, including mechanical, chemical, and biochemical technologies, which includes handling various aspects of patent litigation, such as dispositive motions practice, discovery, claim construction, and depositions. As part of his post-grant practice, he has participated in numerous inter partes reviews, handling nearly all written submissions, working with experts, and taking and defending depositions. In addition, he has experience briefing and arguing patent appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Luken is a partner in Dinsmore’s Cincinnati office. His practice focuses 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, including commercial forms and related software, software-related business method patents in the printing and financial services industries, metal beverage cans and closures, surface coal mining blasting methods, liquid beverage concentrates and related packaging, automated barge refurbishing methods, service station petroleum equipment, and retail security products.

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