The USPTO held a presentation at the UT College of Law on August 28th, relating to Section 101 and Alice v. CLS Bank.  The presentation was part of a Midwest tour of lectures supported by the PTO Detroit Office and included a panel group discussion.  A copy of the slides from this presentation may be found by clicking here.

Dear TIPLA Members,

We are excited to announce that our Spring CLE Program will be Ethics and Privilege In Intellectual Property Matters.

This preprogram will be held at the Law School’s McQuade Auditorium on Friday April 10th from Noon- 3:30.

The program has been submitted for 2.5 Hrs. of Professionalism/Ethics credits (the whole requirement for an Ohio biennium) and 0.5 Hrs. general CLE credit.

We are co-sponsoring the program with the Toledo Bar Association and the University of Toledo, College of Law. A clip of the TBA announcement is below.

Please let me know, by return email, if you are planning on attending. There is no need to sign up with the TBA.

As TIPLA Members, this event and the CLE credits are included as part of you member benefits.

I would appreciate receiving your RSVP by April 3rd so that we can get a firm headcount for lunch.  You may email your RSVP to toledoipla@gmail.com.

Jim Duggan
TIPLA Secretary



Dear TIPLA Members,

In conjunction with activities at the Toledo Bar Association, IP Committee, we are pleased to offer the attached CLE program on Copyright Issues related to photography and appropriation art.

The event is “Tech Law 2.0” and will be held at Seed Coworking (25 S. St. Clair St.) on Friday, Feb. 27th from 9:00 to 11:30.

The program is accredited for 2.5 hours of general CLE and is offered to TIPLA members at the discounted Toledo Bar Association fee of $70.

If you are interested in attending, please register on-line at the below link.


Thanks to all,
Jim Duggan
TIPLA Secretary

TIPLA will be holding a luncheon meeting on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Noon in the Toledo Club. The luncheon meeting will include a casual conversation with Magistrate Judge James R. Knepp, II from the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Judge Knepp will talk about what’s new at the district court, any interesting decisions and cases, trends going forward, etc.

Judge Knepp’s biography can be viewed here.

Any persons interested in attending the luncheon should email the TIPLA officers at Toledoipla@gmail.com.

Thanks to all,

Jim Duggan
TIPLA Secretary

Dear TIPLA Members,

It’s the Holidays and things happen fast!

I want to remind you all that the TIPLA Holiday Party is This Friday, December 12th (Noon-5Pm) at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion Reflections Room. The same place as last year.

We have a great hors’ devours, desserts, and an open bar set for this event. Also, John Cleveland will be providing the musical entertainment again this year.

Please let me know if you are planning on attending or not.

We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible and also extending our Best Wishes for the Holidays.

Jim Duggan
TIPLA Secretary

Dear TIPLA Members,

We will be having our first Luncheon meeting on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at The Toledo Club.

The lunch will begin at noon in the West Point Room on the 3rd Floor.

The menu will be a house salad followed by Chicken Marsala, Asiago Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans (yum!).

We will not be having a CLE presentation at this meeting.

I hope all of you can make this luncheon.  I look forward to seeing you there.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could RSVP for this event.

We would like to get a head count to make sure we have a large enough room (and don’t run out of food).

Please RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 4th by email to toledoipla@gmail.com.

Best to all,

Jim Duggan

TIPLA Secretary

Dear TIPLA Members,

Attached is the details flier for the upcoming Fall CLE Event mentioned in the TIPLA Membership/Event brochure.  It is sure to be an informative session.

Also, lunch is provided along with a reception afterwards at the College of Law. Now that we can eat and get CLE credit the only thing left is walking AND chewing gum!
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Best to All,
James A. Duggan
TIPLA Secretary


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