Dear TIPLA members:

The Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association (TIPLA) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 2014 TIPLA Spring Seminar on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. This year’s seminar is entitled “Post-Grant Proceedings Under the American Invents Act: An inside look at the newly enacted trial proceedings under the jurisdiction of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.”

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Location: The University of Toledo, College of Law (McQuade Law Auditorium)

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (registration begins @ 8:30 am)

We have an outstanding list of presenters on the agenda, including the following:

Honorable Judge Mitchell Weatherly, J.D.
Administrative Patent Judge
Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Alexandria, Virginia

Matthew Cutler, J.D.
Harness Dickey
St. Louis, Missouri

Marc Lorelli, J.D.
Brooks Kushman
Detroit, Michigan

Attached is a brochure that provides additional information along with a registration form. Please feel free to distribute the information to other interested parties. We ask that you please RSVP by March 21st to receive lecture materials prior to the seminar; however, admission will also be permitted at the door (lecture material not provided). A total of 2.5 CLE hours will be available in Ohio (general hours), pending approval. Beverages and light snacks will be provided before the seminar and during the breaks. Please contact any of the TIPLA Officers with questions or comments.

Kind regards,

Scott Zare
Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association

The TBA Intellectual Property Committee is proud to host an event at Seed Coworking (25 S. St. Clair) on Friday morning, 2/21. The seminar is aimed at what’s commonly referred to as Toledo’s “start-up culture,” especially those ventures based on Information Technology. The seminar is open to attorneys and non-attorneys alike.

We expect CLE accreditation for 2.25 general hours. The price will be $70 for both TBA and TIPLA members. There will be no charge for non-attorneys. A working outline may be found here.

We hope that this will appeal to both IP and small business practitioners alike. Please hold the date, and help us spread the word. Thanks.

It’s already that time of year!

The TIPLA holiday party will be Friday, December 13 at 1:00 pm. The event will be held at the Toledo Museum of Art. A lunch, open bar, and music will be provided for all members. Additionally, the museum will be open during that time in case anyone wants to view the art on display throughout the museum.

Please R.S.V.P by Thursday, December 5 to Toledoipla@gmail.com or by calling Kristen Fries @ 419-365-2069.

A reminder with more details will be sent out closer to the event.

It should be a fun event!

Kristen Fries
Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association

Good Evening TIPLA Members!

The first CLE lunch for the 2013-2014 year will be next Wednesday October 9, 2013.

TOPIC: The Erosion of Patent Rights
SPEAKER: Gene Quinn
LOCATION: UT College of Law. Room TBD. (Most likely the McQuade Auditorium)
TIME: Pizza @ 11:45; CLE 12:15-1:15.

Gene Quinn has a blog which can be found at the following link: www.ipwatchdog.com.

As a reminder, TIPLA will cover the cost of the CLE for all TIPLA members.
If you have not paid your dues, please send payment to TIPLA before the CLE event or you can also make payment at the CLE event.

Please RSVP by this Friday October 4 if you plan on attending.

Kristen M. Fries
Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association

Good Evening TIPLA Members,

September 18, 2013 is the first meeting and luncheon of the year. Although no speaker will be attending, we hope that you take this opportunity to come and meet other intellectual property professionals in the Toledo Area.

WHEN: September 18, 2013
TIME: Noon

Feel free to contact any of the Officers with any questions.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP by Friday, September 13 to: ToledoIPLA@gmail.com

Also, membership dues can be paid at the opening meeting.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Kristen Fries
Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association

Dear TIPLA Members,

Attached is the 2013-2014 brochure including membership forms and a schedule of events.

The next meeting is a member lunch at the Toledo Club (No Speaker) on September 18, 2013.

The fall CLE lunch will be October 9, 2013 at UT College of Law. The topic is “The Erosion of Patent Rights” and the speaker is Gene Quinn.  This CLE is co-sponsored by the Toledo Bar Association, IP section.

Reminders and details will be sent out closer to the events.

Hope to see you there!

Kristen M. Fries
Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association

Dear TIPLA members:

As part of its ongoing outreach to independent inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host its fourth Saturday Seminar at the Elijah J. McCoy Detroit satellite office on September 7, 2013. Representatives from the USPTO will be on hand to conduct the all-day workshop alongside intellectual property (IP) experts.

This free event will provide attendees with valuable information about the different types of IP protection and the patent and trademark application process. Subject-matter experts from various government, non-profit, and private entities will discuss commercial best practices and the resources and services offered by their organizations. Whether you have a great idea for an invention or currently operate a small business, this Saturday Seminar is designed to provide you with insight into jumpstarting your creative endeavors.

There is no fee to register, but space is limited.

Here is a link to the event:


For more information, please call 866-767-3848. To register, please email Bruce.Mihalick@uspto.gov.
The Detroit satellite office is located at 300 River Place South, Suite 2900, Detroit, Mich., 48207.

Best regards,

Scott Zare
Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association


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