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April CIPLA Meeting (Rescheduled from February)

  • April 26, 2022
  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • The Ritz-Carlton Cleveland (1515 West Third Street Cleveland, OH 44113)


  • Active CIPLA Member

*****NEW DATE*****

Tuesday, April 26 (Rescheduled from February)


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

Patent Committee (1.00 hr CLE credit)

Speakers: Kathryn J. Imeli & Nick Mihalic of Renner Otto

Topic: Turning the Gatekeeper into a Barricade: 35 U.S.C. §101

Trademark Committee (1.00 hr CLE credit)

Speaker: Amanda Wilcox of Taft

Topic: New Rules Released for the TMA – What attorneys need to know now

Cocktail Reception (5:30–6:00 p.m.)

Dinner (6:00–7:30 p.m., 1.00 hr CLE accreditation will be applied for):

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Ryan T. Holte

Topic: Judge Holte will discuss his transition to the bench as a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, as well as Federal Claims IP litigation generally.

Judge Holte was confirmed by the United States Senate in June 2019 and sworn in as a judge on the United States Court of Federal Claims in July 2019. Prior to confirmation, he served as the David L. Brennan Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology at The University of Akron School of Law (2017-2019) and an assistant professor of law at Southern Illinois University School of Law (2013-2017). In practice, Judge Holte served for six years as general counsel and partner of an electrical engineering technology company and is co-inventor of two patents. Prior to entering academia, Judge Holte practiced as a litigation attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, an IP associate at Jones Day, and a patent prosecutor at Finnegan.

Dinner Entrée Options*:

  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, Black Garlic Charred Broccoli, Sauce Diane (GF); or
  • Pretzel Crusted Chicken Breast, Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, Black Garlic Charred Broccoli, Dijon-Tarragon Sauce); or
  • Seared Quinoa Cake, Chickpea-Tomato Relish, Balsamic Reduction (Vegan, GF).

Each entrée is accompanied by a salad and a dessert (GF and Vegan available upon request).


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


Any cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 22, 2022. Please email with any cancellation—no fax or telephone cancellations will be honored.

COVID Notice:

The health and safety of our members and guests is a top priority. In response to current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that all unvaccinated guests wear a face covering unless actively eating or drinking.

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