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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 CIPLA Meeting

  • March 07, 2018
  • 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cleveland Marriott Downtown @ Key Center (127 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44114)


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



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

Patent Law and Practice Committee (1.00 hr CLE credit)  

“Rejections from the Examiner’s Perspective and USPTO Recap & Current Initiatives”

Mr. Alford Kindred, Outreach Assistant Regional Director at the United States Patent and Trademark Office    


In-House Committee (1.00 hr CLE credit)
"Cybersecurity and Data Protection for In-house IP Counsel"


David E. Kitchen, Partner at BakerHostetler

Tim Opsitnick - Executive VP and General Counsel of TCDI (Technology Concepts & Design, Inc.) 

Tom Srail - Executive VP at Willis Towers Watson     


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

Dinner (6:15–7:30 p.m.):

Intellectual Property at the Supreme Court  

CARTER PHILLIPS, Chair Emeritus, Sidley Austin. Mr. Phillips has argued over 75 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, more than any other lawyer in private practice. His cases at the U.S. Supreme Court include some of the most significant Intellectual Property cases in recent history including:

  • Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank
  • eBay v. MercExchange
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz
  • Life Technologies v. Promega
  • Octane Fitness v. Icon Health & Fitness

Mr. Phillips will talk about some of these cases, the sudden upsurge in Supreme Court interest in patent litigation, the strategy behind handling cases in the Supreme Court, and the interplay with the Federal Circuit. He will intersperse his presentation with some of his favorite Supreme Court stories.    



Members:  Dinner – $30; CLE –Free

Non-Members:  Dinner – $40;CLE – $40

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

Next meeting: April 12, 2018 – Dinner Speaker: Binying Wang, WIPO’s Deputy Director General for Brands and Designs Sector

Annual Meeting SAVE THE DATE:   

Our Annual Meeting and Dinner will be held on May 12, 2018 at The Metropolitan at the 9.  Please plan to attend!

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