All Monthly Meetings (except January 31, 2019) will be held at:
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center
127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH  44114

Meeting Dates for 2019-2020:

  • October 24, 2019
  • November 21, 2019
  • January 23, 2020 (Please note: this meeting will be held at the University of Akron School of Law)
  • February 13, 2020
  • March 12, 2020
  • April 23, 2020
  • May 16, 2020* tentative - Annual Meeting 

Upcoming events

    • October 24, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center | 1360 West Mall Drive | Cleveland, Ohio 44114
    Register

    Location:

    Cleveland Marriott Downtown

    Key Center

    1360 West Mall Drive

    Cleveland, Ohio 44114

    Agenda:

    CLE Meetings (4:30–5:30 p.m., CLE accreditation will be applied for)

    In-House Committee (1.00 hr CLE credit)  

    TOPIC: Inter Partes Review Strategy

    Attorney Todd R. Walters, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

    Attorney Walters focuses his practice on many phases of intellectual property law, with a special emphasis on inter partes matters before the PTAB, and in federal courts representing clients in well over one hundred inter partes matters. He has worked on all types of technologies, including matters in the biotechnology, chemical, electrical, mechanical, and pharmaceutical fields. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© consecutively since 2017 and was named the Best Lawyers ® 2020 Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, D.C.

    Patent Law and Practice Committee (1.00 hr CLE credit)

    TOPIC: 35 USC § 101

    Attorney Thomas G. Eschweiler, Eschweiler and Potashnik LLC

    Attorney Eschweiler was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1997 and has been registered to practice before the USPTO since 1992.  Prior to being in private practice, he worked at Texas Instruments as an engineer and then in the Patent Acquisition and Enforcement Activity group. His article Ford v. Lemelson and Continuing Application Laches, 79 J. Pat. & Trademark Office Soc’y 401 (1997) was relied on by the Federal Circuit in establishing the doctrine of prosecution laches in Symbol Technologies, Inc. v. Lemelson, 277 F.3d 1361 (Fed. Cir. 2002). In addition to his work representing clients, Attorney Eschweiler has been appointed a Special Master for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio for purposes of claim construction and other intellectual property issues.

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

    Dinner (6:15–7:30 p.m.)

    KEYNOTE SPEAKERS. Visiting us from Chicago, Illinois.

    TOPIC: How litigation finance changed patent law and provided new enforcement opportunities.

    Attorney Christopher J. Lee, Founding Partner at Lee Sheikh Megley & Haan LLC

    Attorney Lee’s client base has included Fortune 500 multi-national corporations, emerging technology companies, individual innovators and their companies, and private equity firms. He has served as trial counsel in jury and bench trials in high-stakes patent, trademark, trade secret, breach of non-disclosure agreements, unfair competition and related business torts litigation before federal and state trial and appellate courts. Some of those trials led to verdicts in eight and nine-figure sums for his clients and decisions that are often cited by courts and other attorneys. He was recognized by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) as one of the world’s foremost IP strategists in the 2018 list of IAM Strategy 300 -The World’s Leading IP Strategists.

    Attorney Russell J. Genet, Director of Longford Capital Management, LP

    Attorney Genet has assisted companies in defending and monetizing intellectual property rights in a wide array of industries, including: electronics, computers, software, telecommunications, medical devices, and many others. He has significant experience litigating complex intellectual property matters in federal courts throughout the United States, before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He was recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer for IP Litigation in 2017.

    Dinner Entrée Options:

    • Herb Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower Risotto and Broccolini,
    • Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs with Cauliflower Risotto and Broccolini, or
    • Vegetarian (Chef’s Choice)

    Cost:

    • Members:  Dinner – $30; CLE – Free,
    • Non-Members:  Dinner – $40; CLE – $40, or
    • Student Members and Non-member Students:  Dinner –$15; CLE – Free

    Cancellations

    Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on October 21, 2019

    E-mail Jess.H.Fross@gmail.com with any cancellation; fax or telephone cancellations will not be honored.


Past events

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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