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Meeting Dates for 2021-22:

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021
  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (Akron Law School)
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021
  • Thursday, February 3, 2022
  • Thursday, March 10, 2022
  • May (TBD) – Annual Meeting

Upcoming events

    • October 28, 2021
    • 5:30 PM
    • Hi and Dry Bowling and Beer

    DuckPin Bowling | DuckPin Manufacturer | Social DuckPin Bowling

    Join The Young Lawyers Committee for a night of duckpin bowling and arcade games!

    When: Thursday, October 28th, 2021 at 5:30 pm 

    Where: Hi and Dry Bowling and Beer (2221 Professor Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113)

    Registration includes two drink tickets and unlimited duckpin bowling. Heavy appetizers will be provided.

    This event is open to CIPLA members and interested individuals, with an aim of providing an opportunity for students and newly admitted IP professionals to talk with CIPLA members about their careers and professions in a fun and relaxed setting. It is free to attend, but registration is required.


    All registrations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday October 22nd, 2021. Please direct any questions to Young Lawyers Committee Co-Chairs Brad Pulfer ( or Sara Blair (

    • November 09, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • University of Akron

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    Alumni : The University of Akron, Ohio

    Please join us on Tuesday, November 9th for the November CIPLA meeting co-hosted by The University of Akron IP & Technology Law Center! 

    LocationStudent Union 3rd Floor Ballroom and atrium/lobby

    The University of Akron 

    Jean Hower Taber Student Union 3rd Floor 

    (note the change of venue at the University from prior years) 

    303 Carroll Street

    Akron, OH 44325

    Parking: Free parking will be reserved for attendees on the bottom level of the South Campus Parking Deck (lot 36, off of E. Exchange St.), beginning at 3:30PM. Directions and passes will be provided to each registered attendee in advance. The parking deck is a short walk to the Student Union.


    CLE Program (4:30–5:30 p.m.):

    PTAB Update with Prof. Emily Morris (1.00 hr CLE credit will be applied for)

    Cocktail Reception (5:30–6:15 p.m.)

    Dinner (6:15–7:30 p.m., 1.00 hr CLE credit will be applied for):

    Keynote Speaker: Corey Salsberg, Vice President and Global Head of IP Affairs, Novartis  

    The Importance of IP in the Life Sciences 

    Never before have the attention and hopes of the world focused on life sciences innovation as in the last 18 months. The biopharma industry has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic with rapid innovation and widespread collaboration. While the pace, scope, and success of these efforts has been unprecedented, they were enabled by many decades of great science, investment, and earlier breakthroughs. In turn, intellectual property is the essential foundation that has made all this possible.

    Corey Salsberg is Vice President and Global Head of IP Affairs for Novartis, one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical innovators. He will speak about the importance of IP in the life sciences, and the many ways in which it enables innovation, investment, and collaboration to create new treatments and vaccines.

    Mr. Salsberg, a graduate of Stanford Law School and Yale University, is a seasoned attorney with over 20 years of global experience. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and the not-for-profit legal aid society California Lawyers for the Arts.

    He is one of the founders of the WIPO-World Economic Forum Inventors Assistance Program, which provides pro bono legal services to under-resourced inventors in developing countries; Pat-INFORMED, an online database of medicine-related patent information co-sponsored by WIPO and IFPMA; and the IP PACT, a groundbreaking set of public principles that sets forth the patient-centric approach to IP shared by its company signatories.   

    A recognized thought leader, Mr. Salsberg has testified before the United States Senate, speaks regularly around the world, and frequently appears in media and on public webcasts and podcasts.


    Dinner Entrée Options:

    • Beef Short Rib with fingerling potatoes and Italian green beans

    • Chicken Francese in a lemon white wine sauce with fingerling potatoes and Italian green beans

    • Vegan quinoa stuffed yellow pepper in simple tomato sauce

    Registration Fees:

    Members: $30 for Dinner and CLE; Free for just CLE

    Non-Members: $40 for just Dinner; $40 for just CLE; $80 for Dinner and CLE

    Students: Free if registered by 5pm on Nov. 1, 2021; $15 per student thereafter

    **Registration closes at 5 PM on Thursday, November 4th, 2021**

Past events

October 14, 2021 October CLE Meeting
September 23, 2021 The 31st Annual AOAIOIP
August 28, 2021 CIPLA 2021 Social Event
July 27, 2021 CIPLA Women's Social Networking Event
June 17, 2021 CIPLA 2021 Annual Meeting and Wine Tasting
May 05, 2021 Patent Portfolio Management
April 01, 2021 Planning and Budgeting an IP Lawsuit
March 23, 2021 Trade Secrets at the ITC: the Aftermath of Tian Rui
March 11, 2021 IP and Brexit—What Happened and What’s Next?
February 18, 2021 FIRESIDE CHAT: An opportunity to ask Karyn Temple about her ascent to the role of Register of Copyrights and President & GC of the Motion Picture Association
February 10, 2021 Updates from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
January 14, 2021 International IP Law and Practice
December 08, 2020 Copyright Fair Use: From Art to APIs
November 18, 2020 Fireside Chat on Social Justice Issues with Legal Experts Matthew W. Green, Jr., Ayesha Bell Hardaway, and Brant T. Lee
November 11, 2020 Data Rights Data Privacy - What’s A Business To Do?! Virtual CLE with Dan J. McMullen
October 07, 2020 30th All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property
September 29, 2020 Fireside Chat with the Honorable Kathleen O'Malley
June 26, 2020 CIPLA Annual Meeting -NOW VIRTUAL-
February 13, 2020 Women in I.P. Networking Event
January 23, 2020 January 23 2020 CIPLA Meeting
November 21, 2019 November 21 CIPLA Meeting
October 24, 2019 CIPLA Meeting
May 11, 2019 CIPLA Annual Meeting and Dinner
April 13, 2019 Patent Pro Bono Breakfast
April 04, 2019 Thursday, April 4, 2019 CIPLA Meeting
March 13, 2019 CIPLA Women's Tea at the Ritz Carlton
February 28, 2019 Thursday, February 28, 2019 CIPLA Meeting
January 31, 2019 January 31, 2019 CIPLA Meeting - University of Akron School of Law
December 04, 2018 Tuesday, December 4, 2018 CIPLA Meeting
November 08, 2018 CIPLA Young Lawyers Committee Fall Social Event
October 25, 2018 Thursday, October 25, 2018 CIPLA Meeting
September 27, 2018 28th All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property
May 12, 2018 CIPLA Centennial Celebration 100th Annual Meeting and Dinner
April 26, 2018 CIPLA Women's Tea at the Ritz Carlton
April 12, 2018 Thursday, April 12, 2018 CIPLA Meeting
March 07, 2018 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 CIPLA Meeting
February 08, 2018 February 8, 2018 CIPLA Meeting
January 27, 2018 Patent Pro Bono Breakfast
December 07, 2017 December 7, 2017 CIPLA Meeting
November 16, 2017 CIPLA Young Lawyers Committee Fall Social Event
October 19, 2017 October 19, 2017 CIPLA Meeting
September 14, 2017 All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property
June 10, 2017 CIPLA 2017 Annual Meeting and Dinner
May 02, 2017 May 2017 CIPLA Meeting
April 05, 2017 CIPLA Women's Tea at the Ritz Carlton
April 01, 2017 Patent Pro Bono Breakfast
March 09, 2017 March 2017 CIPLA Meeting
February 09, 2017 February 2017 CIPLA Meeting
December 07, 2016 CIPLA Happy Hour - Small Firm/Small Business Committee
December 01, 2016 December 2016 CIPLA Meeting
October 27, 2016 October 2016 CIPLA Meeting
September 15, 2016 CIPLA Social - Sep. 15, 2016
May 14, 2016 2016 CIPLA Annual Meeting and Dinner
April 28, 2016 CIPLA Afternoon Tea
April 14, 2016 April 2016 CIPLA Meeting
March 03, 2016 March 2016 CIPLA Meeting
February 04, 2016 February 2016 CIPLA Meeting
December 10, 2015 December 2015 CIPLA Meeting
November 12, 2015 November 2015 CIPLA Meeting
October 08, 2015 All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property
September 24, 2015 End of Summer Meet & Greet
May 16, 2015 2015 Annual Meeting and Dinner
April 15, 2015 CIPLA Ladies Tea
March 12, 2015 March 2015 CIPLA Meeting
February 12, 2015 February 2015 CIPLA Meeting
December 11, 2014 CIPLA December 2014 Meeting
November 19, 2014 CIPLA November 2014 Meeting
September 17, 2014 All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property
April 29, 2014 IP Law Spring Happy Hour

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