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TIPLA Members,

We are pleased to share information regarding an upcoming CLE opportunity sponsored by TIPLA.  This event is free to all TIPLA Members.  Also, lunch will be provided by TIPLA.

Please RSVP to this email if you plan to attend

What:              Lunch & Learn CLE with 2 topics-

Legal Implications of Amazon Eco and Other Voice-Controlled Digital Assistants  

– AND-

Business Basics for the Non-Business Lawyer

When:             November 15, 2019, 12:00-1:00 – Box Lunch Provided!

Where:            One Maritime Plaza, 2nd Floor, Conference Room A

720 Water Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604-1853

Parking:          Free parking in the lot across from the entrance to One Maritime Plaza.  Pull up to the speaker and advise the attendant you are here for MacMillan Sobanski & Todd’s program.

The program is pending approval for 1 hour of general CLE credit.  More details concerning the event can be found in the attached brochure.

We hope to see you there.

Regards,

Ryan H Boggs

TIPLA Treasurer

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TIPLA Members,

We are pleased to share information regarding an upcoming CLE opportunity sponsored by TIPLA and the TBA.

**TIPLA will be covering the fees for all TIPLA members that attend the program.

**Lunch will not be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own lunch.

Please RSVP to this email if you plan to attend. Additionally, the TBA would appreciate it if you register online as indicated in the brochure.

When: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Where: Toledo Bar Association, 2nd floor
311 N. Superior Street
Toledo, OH 43604

The program has been approved for 1 hour of general CLE credit. More details concerning the event can be found in the attached brochure.

Damian Porcari, Director of the Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, will provide an update from the USPTO covering topics such as patent subject matter eligibility and computer implemented functional claim limitations. Receive guidance on 2019 patent subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101 and gain an understanding of how computer implemented functional claim limitations are examined for compliance with 35 U.S.C. 112 to improve your patent prosecution practice.

List of Topics
• 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance
• Examining Computer Implemented Functional Claim Limitations for Compliance with 35 U.S.C. 112
• 35 U.S.C. 101
• Progress and Potential: A profile on women inventors on U.S. patents
• Trial Practice Guide
• Appeal and Interference Statistics

Here is a link to Damian’s bio: weblink

We hope to see you there.

Thanks,
Ryan H Boggs
TIPLA Treasurer

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Please RSVP to this email if you are a TIPLA member and are not an IP Section Member of the TBA and you plan to attend.

When: Next Tuesday – March 19, 2019 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Where: Toledo Bar Association, 2nd floor

311 N. Superior Street

Toledo, OH 43604

The program is pending approval for 1 hour of general CLE credit.  More details concerning the event can be found in the attached brochure.

Jessica Patterson, Director of International Outreach and Administration in the Office of International Patent Cooperation (OIPC), will provide an overview of several USPTO programs and initiatives available to applicants during various phases of the application process. Gain insight into the initiatives and pilot programs that can advance the progress of your client’s patent application and take away key participation requirements in order to use these programs to your full advantage.

  1. Overview of OPIC – 10 minutes
  2. Featured OPIC Programs and Services – 45 minutes
    1. Access to Relevant Prior Art Initiative.
      1. Learn about increasing patent examination quality and efficiency through automatically relevant prior art and other pertinent information into pending US Patent applications
    1. Global Dossier
      1. Learn about the Global Dossier and Global Dossier Task Force
    1. Patent Cooperation Treaty
      1. PCT overview
      2. PCT Collaborate Search and Examination Pilot
    1. Electronic Priority Document Exchange Program
  1. Q&A – 5 minutes

Here is a link to Jessica’s bio: https://www.icle.org/modules/directories/contributors/bio.aspx?PNumber=F85965

We hope to see you there.

Thanks,

Ryan H Boggs

TIPLA Treasurer

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TIPLA is currently seeking input for Continuing Legal Education topics.  If you have an interest in a particular topic associated with intellectual property law, please contact the officers at toledoipla@gmail.com.

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Representatives from the National Inventors Hall of Fame gave a presentation about their organization to TIPLA at the Toledo Club on January 20, 2016.

Vondea Sheaffer is Manager, Development & Endowment for Invent Now, the parent organization for the National Inventors Hall of Fame and has been with the organization four years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Akron and a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Kent State University. She works with corporations, foundations and individuals to secure private support for all Invent Now programs. She and her husband have three grown daughters and live in Hartville, OH.

Alex McCall is a Grants Writer for Invent Now and has been with the organization for one year. She has a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from The Ohio State University. She has a strong interest in social justice causes and secures funding for Invent Now’s children’s education programs. She is a resident of Doylestown, OH.

The NIHF website (www.invent.org) has a comprehensive database of information on each of the Inductees- from their patent numbers and universities to explanations of the invention for which they were nominated.

The Camp Invention website www.campinvention.org shares more specific information on the program and if you click Register you can search by zip-code or city for the nearest Camp program.

A copy of the presentation may be downloaded by clicking the following link: Invent Now presentation.

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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.

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