The Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) is an association of intellectual property attorneys, patent agents, and law students from across the State of Michigan who are interested in patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property issues.

 

During this COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that all MIPLA members are staying safe. Please note that we have canceled this year’s Judge’s Banquet due to the pandemic, but we fully expect to have the event resume in 2021.

Please stay tuned for updates regarding upcoming meetings, and please save the date for our Spring Fling boat cruise on June 4, 2021.


Upcoming Events

On Tuesday, January 19 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, January MIPLA Luncheon

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Dr. Andrew M. Malec, Partner & Managing Director at O’Keefe and Anson E. Smuts, Director & Senior Economist at O’Keefe will present a webinar on the Economics of Intellectual Property. Dr. Malec is the Practice Leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property (“IP”) Group and is also the firm’s Chief Economist. As a practicing economist, he specializes in utilizing his economics and statistical background to assist in providing economic advisory services to litigators on complex, commercial litigation matters. He has significant litigation support experience in economic damage quantification, expert witness testimony, and valuation opinions. Dr. Malec has provided expert opinions and/or testified in state and federal courts and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings on a variety of litigious matters including, but not limited to, automotive recalls, breach of contract, intellectual property infringement/trade secret misappropriation, intellectual property valuation, product liability, and statistical analysis. Anson E. Smuts, CMA, CFE, CVA utilizes his strong knowledge of accounting and finance principles, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, intellectual property, and data analysis to identify strategies for business growth and development. Mr. Smuts has assisted clients with post-acquisition disputes involving earn outs and working capital adjustments, business valuations, financial budgeting and projections, damages in intellectual property matters, damages in fiduciary duty and employment matters, and fraud investigations. In this presentation, Dr. Malec and Mr. Smuts will discuss how to monetize and protect the value of intellectual property, the derivation of royalty rates, intellectual property valuation considerations, and economic damage remedies.

Please email Andrea Arndt at AArndt@dickinsonwright.com your RSVP by January 12th and Andrea will send you a link to the meeting a few hours before the meeting starts, so that the information does not get lost in your inbox.

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