Thursday, April 4, 2019 CIPLA Meeting

  • April 04, 2019
  • 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cleveland Marriott Downtown @ Key Center (127 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44114)




Cleveland Marriott Downtown
Key Center
127 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio  44114



In-House Committee (1.00 hr CLE credit)

Steven Miller, The Procter & Gamble Company (Retired)

Steven served as the Vice President & General Counsel – Intellectual Property for The Procter & Gamble Company. He joined P&G in August, 1984 after receiving a J.D. with honors and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, from The Ohio State University. His first assignment was to support the Paper Division dealing with diapers and surgical products and Steven worked his way through various positions to his appointment as VP and General Counsel in 2001. Steve has authored numerous P&G patents and patent applications and has been involved in a number of interferences, arbitrations, and litigation, both in the U.S. and abroad. Steve has been a frequent lecturer at IPO and ACPC seminars on patent law and IP management.

IP Licensing and Transactions Committee (1.00 hr CLE credit)

Heather Barnes, Tucker Ellis LLP

Heather Barnes is an attorney at Tucker Ellis who works with national brands to protect their products, including issues related to counterfeiting. She also routinely provides intellectual property advice for corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, license agreements, intellectual property policies, and joint development agreements. As a result of her involvement in the start-up community, Heather works with independent entrepreneurs and corporate clients seeking alternative revenue streams by shepherding new innovations from conception to commercialization

Cocktail Reception (5:30–6:15 p.m., Open Bar and Bruschetta Station)   

Dinner (6:15–7:30 p.m.):

Dr. Frank Papay, Chairman of the Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute at the Cleveland Clinic

Frank A. Papay, MD, an accomplished surgeon, and is the craniofacial surgeon member of America’s first face transplant surgical team. He is head of the section of craniofacial surgery, director of the craniofacial surgical fellowship, leads the multidisciplinary craniofacial cleft palate surgical center of the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Papay has been awarded WebMD’s 2014 Health Hero for his work with migraine headache technology. He was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors class of 2017.

First trained as a biomedical engineer, Dr. Papay subsequently became double boarded in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in addition to Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He has published over 100 scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters and is the primary inventor of eight medical device patents and ten patent applications for a variety of medical devices and craniofacial surgical procedures. He serves as a senior board examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, finalist judge for the collegiate inventors’ competition from the National Inventors Hall of Fame and invited section reviewer and/or editorial board of several plastics surgery scientific journals. Dr. Papay is also a member of Cleveland Clinic’s Innovations Commercialization Board, board of directors of Jumpstart Inc. and sits on a number of medical advisory boards. He is also co-founder of Cleveland Cares Medical Missions and has participated in multiple overseas volunteer surgical missions for craniofacial and cleft palate reconstructions. Dr. Papay is currently completing his Doctor of Management degree at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, with his thesis involving the entrepreneurial process of risk transference in the due diligence and decision-making of financing new biotech ventures.



Members:  Dinner – $30; CLE –Free

Non-Members:  Dinner – $40;CLE – $40

Student Members and Non-member Students:  Dinner –$15; CLE – Free


Patent Pro Bono Breakfast: 

Please join us on Saturday, April 13th, 2019, for the 3rd annual Pro Bono Day organized in partnership by the Ohio Patent Pro Bono Program and CIPLA!

What: Pro Bono Day

Date: Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Time: 10 AM-12 PM

Annual Meeting SAVE THE DATE:   

Our Annual Meeting and Dinner will be held on May 11, 2019 at Rainforest at Cleveland Zoo.  Please plan to attend!

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