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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She Blinded Me With Science – CincyIP November 2012 Monthly Meeting

CincyIP Presents:
She Blinded Me With Science:
The Intersection of Science Fiction, Science Fact and Patentable Subject Matter


Thomas Lees
Thomas E. Lees, LLC

November 13, 2012
12:00pm– 1:30pm
Location: The Cincinnatian Hotel
1.0 total CLE hour instruction (Pending)

The program will cover differences between Science Fact and Science Fiction, and how each may be used to call into question the patentability of subject matter claimed in patents and patent applications. Specifically, Tom will discuss the concept of prior art, both under the old Patent Law and under the new America Invents Act, the level of operability required to constitute prior art, and the standard of review in litigation compared to the standard of review in prosecution. Tom will also lead an analysis of several questionable patents and applications by applying the principles discussed.

Thomas E. Lees is owner of Thomas E. Lees, LLC, a law office in Dayton, Ohio. Tom holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering with option in Computer Science from The Ohio State University (1992) and a J.D. degree from Capital University School of Law (1998) (Order of the Curia, several CALI awards). Tom has extensive patent prosecution experience in electrical as well as computer and Internet related technologies and has been in private practice since 1998. Prior to entering private practice, Tom worked as a systems and software engineer designing proprietary precision forecasting software and real-time RF integrated systems. Tom’s practice emphasizes client counseling regarding U.S. and foreign patent matters including portfolio management, prosecution and IP enforcement. Tom’s practice further includes preparation of patentability, infringement, clearance and validity opinions. Tom’s practice also includes the areas of licensing, trademarks, copyrights, branding and intellectual property litigation and support.

PRICES (including lunch):
• $20 for Members (includes 1.0 Hr Ohio CLE)
• $30 Non-Member with CLE
• $20 Non-Member without CLE
• $15 Students and Full-Time Academics