Licensing Executives Society (LES) Happy Hour and Networking Event

Tuesday, January 23 2018, - 8:00PM, at Jolly Pumpkin, 419 S. Maint St., Royal Oak, MI 48067

(Note: this is a 3rd party event and is not sponsored by MIPLA)

LES Michigan Chapter presents:

Let’s Talk IP Management, Strategy and Dealmaking

The Licensing Executives Society (LES) is the premier organization in intellectual property (IP) management, strategy and dealmaking. LES Michigan is pleased to provide this happy hour as an excuse to get out of the office and mingle with the leading executives and other professionals the field. We look forward to seeing you there.

Date/Time:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Eastern

Location:
Jolly Pumpkin
419 S. Main St.
Royal Oaks, MI 48067
United States

Registration
Through January 16:
LES Member/LES Student:$20.00
Non-Member:$25.00 After January 16:
LES Member/LES Student:$25.00
Non-Member:$30.00

Cancellations:
Registrations are non-refundable, but substitutions will be accepted. Contact Chapter Relations for assistance: (703) 234-4058.

Disability and Dietary Requests:
Requests for ADA accommodations and special dietary needs should be submitted to the event contact on the registration page.

Photography Consent:
By registering for this event, you permit LES and its chapters to use photographs of you with or without your name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.

January MIPLA Luncheon

Tuesday, January 30 2018, 11:30am - 12:45pm, at Skyline Club (2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075)

The 2011 America Invents Act brought to shareholders in the patent community seemingly potent alternatives to the extraordinary expense and uncertainty of patent litigation in the United States District Court system. Now approaching their fifth year, Inter Partes Reviews and, to a lesser extent, Post-Grant Reviews and Covered Business Method Reviews, allow parties to bring challenges regarding the validity of a United States patent directly before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, an administrative body comprised of administrative law judges, rather than before Article III judges. While these alternatives still enjoy significant popularity today, recent developments may cause invalidity seekers to reconsider. Additionally, the United States Supreme Court is presently considering whether or not these alternatives are even constitutional, and may strike down these alternatives all together.

Mr. Underwood’s Talk will address the history of post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, particularly in the context of the America Invents Act, and compare these proceedings to patent litigation in the United States District Court system. The Talk will also consider the impact of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal, which reversed the rule placing on the patentee the burden of persuasion that amendments to patent claims presented during such post-grant proceedings were patentable. Presumably, the ability to amend patent claims during these post-grant proceedings will become more liberal and commonplace, potentially lowering the risk of a finding of patent invalidity. The Talk will conclude by exploring the potentially devastating impact of the United States Supreme Court’s consideration of the Constitutionality of such post-grant proceedings in the context of the patent owner’s right to a jury trial on the issue of invalidity under the Seventh Amendment in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC.

Speaker(s): Steven Underwood of Price Heneveld

Topic(s): The Untimely Death of the IPR

February MIPLA Luncheon

Tuesday, February 27 2018, 11:30am - 12:45pm, at Somerset Inn of Troy

Details TBD

April MIPLA Luncheon

Tuesday, April 17 2018, 11:30am - 12:45pm, at Maggiano's in Troy

Protecting brands from online threats is vital in today’s digital economy. The ease of online international transactions and the ubiquity of social media complicates brand protection. Brett Heavner will present case studies illustrating practical approaches to domain name disputes, online counterfeit sales, phishing scams, social media, key word purchasing, and international policing programs.

Speaker(s): Brett Heavner of Finnegan & Henderson

Topic(s): Trademark Enforcement Strategies for the Digital Age

Past Events

Licensing Executives Society (LES) Happy Hour and Networking Event

Tuesday, January 23 2018, - 8:00PM, at Jolly Pumpkin, 419 S. Maint St., Royal Oak, MI 48067

(Note: this is a 3rd party event and is not sponsored by MIPLA)

LES Michigan Chapter presents:

Let’s Talk IP Management, Strategy and Dealmaking

The Licensing Executives Society (LES) is the premier organization in intellectual property (IP) management, strategy and dealmaking. LES Michigan is pleased to provide this happy hour as an excuse to get out of the office and mingle with the leading executives and other professionals the field. We look forward to seeing you there.

Date/Time:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Eastern

Location:
Jolly Pumpkin
419 S. Main St.
Royal Oaks, MI 48067
United States

Registration
Through January 16:
LES Member/LES Student:$20.00
Non-Member:$25.00 After January 16:
LES Member/LES Student:$25.00
Non-Member:$30.00

Cancellations:
Registrations are non-refundable, but substitutions will be accepted. Contact Chapter Relations for assistance: (703) 234-4058.

Disability and Dietary Requests:
Requests for ADA accommodations and special dietary needs should be submitted to the event contact on the registration page.

Photography Consent:
By registering for this event, you permit LES and its chapters to use photographs of you with or without your name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.

Intellectual Property Bar Open House and Networking (JAMS Detroit)

Thursday, November 16 2017, at JAMS Detroit (150 West Jefferson, Detroit, MI)

(Note: this is a 3rd party event and is not sponsored by MIPLA)

In February of this year JAMS, the largest private provider of arbitration and mediation services worldwide, opened its doors in Detroit. Our “founding four,” Mary Beth Kelly, Clarence Pozza, Steve Rhodes and Jerry Rosen have enjoyed a warm reception in the Detroit legal market.
To celebrate that success, we’re hosting a number of small receptions at our 150 West Jefferson offices. Our next get together will take place on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 from 5 to 7 o’clock in the evening. Beer, wine and light fare are on offer. Come get to know the JAMS team and network with members of the larger intellectual property community.
Please RSVP by email to Donna Vinson at dvinson@jamsadr.com, and please feel free to forward this invitation to a friend or colleague you feel may be interested in attending.

Sarah Nevins
Business Manager
JAMS Detroit
snevins@jamsadr.com

October MIPLA Luncheon

Wednesday, October 25 2017, 11:30am - 1:30pm, at Skyline Club (2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075)

Professor John Rothchild will be speaking on “Artificial Intelligences as Consumers and Creators of Intellectual Property.”

2017 MIPLA Judge’s Banquet and Golf/Tennis Outing

Monday, August 21 2017, 11:00 am - 9:00PM, at Wabeek Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, MI

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MIPLA Spring Fling

Tuesday, June 20 2017, 5:00PM - 8:00PM, at Great Lakes Culinary Center

Dear MIPLA members (past and present):

Please join us on Tuesday June 20, 2017 (5-8PM) for a casual evening of food and drinks at the Great Lakes Culinary Center in Southfield. Please see the attachment for more details.

Please RSVP to Tim Bradley at tbradley@cgolaw.com<mailto:tbradley@cgolaw.com> by June 13, 2017.

We will also be voting on new officers for the 2017-18 season (see proposed names and positions below).

We hope to see you on June 20th!

Officers
President: Daniel Hegner
1st Vice-President: Rachel Smith
2nd Vice-President: Karin Butchko
Secretary: Brent Seitz
Treasurer: Tim Bradley
Board of Managers: Jonathan Nikkila, Vichit Chea

Committees
Attendance Chair: Joseph Pytel
Membership Chair: Jessica Sachs
CLE Chairs: Shannon Smith, Chris Smith
Law School Liaisons: Peter Keros, Tiye Greene
Web Admin: Damian Aquino

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April MIPLA Luncheon

Wednesday, April 26 2017, 11:30am - 1:30pm, at Maggiano's in Troy

Registration begins at 11:30 am with lunch and the presentation following at noon.

Speaker(s): Patrick Huston (The Huston Law Firm)

Topic(s): Winning Defend Trade Secrets Act Cases

February MIPLA Luncheon

Tuesday, February 21 2017, 11:30am - 1:30pm, at Skyline Club (2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075)

Registration begins at 11:30 am with lunch and the presentation following at noon.

Speaker(s): David Hannon of Bejin Bieneman PLC

Topic(s): Trademarks: Online Evidence for the Use in Commerce Requirement

An Evening with the EPO in Detroit – November 29, 2016

Tuesday, November 29 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, at The Whitney - Woodward Room (4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

Please join us on November 29, 2016, for a panel discussion with an EPO delegation making a rare visit to Detroit. The EPO delegation is scheduled to include:

• Herbert Bauer (Delegation Leader), Principal Director in DG1 (Examination) of Clusters Civil Engineering & Thermodynamics and Medical & Consumer Technology (CET & MCT);
• Gareth Lord, Director in Cluster Vehicles and General Technology (VGT);
• Amedeo Mini, Director in Cluster Industrial Chemistry (IC);
• Doris Thums, DG5 (International Relations) Patent Lawyer;
• Michael Lindblom, Key Account Manager (KAM) in Patent Administration (PA); and
• Albert Keyack, EPO US Attaché.

We hope you can join us.

November Lunch Meeting

Tuesday, November 15 2016, 11:30am - 1:30pm, at Andiamo Bloomfield

Registration begins at 11:30 am with lunch and the presentation following at noon.

Speaker(s): Glenn Forbis of Harness, Dickey, & Pierce

Topic(s): Litigating Software Patents

September Lunch Meeting

Tuesday, September 13 2016, 11:30am - 1:30pm, at Maggiano's in Troy

Registration begins at 11:30 am with lunch and the presentation following at noon.

Speaker(s): Thomas Moga of LeClair Ryan

Topic(s): IP issues in China

2016 MIPLA Judge’s Banquet and Golf/Tennis Outing

Monday, August 22 2016, 11:00 am - ~9:00 pm, at Wabeek Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Judges Banquet Invitation 2016

2015 MIPLA Judge’s Banquet and Golf/Tennis Outing

Monday, August 24 2015, at Wabeek Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, MI

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May MIPLA Luncheon

Tuesday, May 12 2015, 11:45am - 1:30pm, at Somerset Inn of Troy

Speaker(s): Victoria Barnes of Reed Tech, a LexisNexis Company

Topic(s): Data Analytics at the USPTO

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MIPLA Winter Social

Thursday, February 26 2015, 5:00PM - 9:00PM, at Bailey's Pub & Grille, Troy, MI

Please join MIPLA members for drinks and appetizers
Appetizer buffet provided by MIPLA

Invite

February MIPLA Luncheon

Tuesday, February 10 2015, 11:45am - 1:30pm, at Somerset Inn of Troy

Speaker(s): Damian Porcari of Ford Motor Company

Topic(s): The Potential Future of Design Patent Law

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MIPLA 2014-2015 Law School Outreach Program at WSU

Thursday, January 22 2015, 12:15PM - 1:15PM, at Wayne State University

For information contact: Tim Bogel tbogel@honigman.com

January MIPLA Luncheon

Tuesday, January 20 2015, 11:45am - 1:30pm, at Somerset Inn of Troy

Speaker(s): Charlie Bieneman of Bejin Bieneman PLC

Topic(s): How to Practice Patent Law After Alice

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2014 Michigan Intellectual Property Symposium

Thursday, October 30 2014, at The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham, MI

Speaker(s): Various

Topic(s): Building IP Value in Michigan, IP Issues in Bankruptcy, Protecting IP When Dealing with China, Monetizing Your IP Assets, et al.

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MIPLA October Lunch Meeting

Tuesday, October 14 2014, at Somerset Inn, Troy, MI

Speaker(s): Steven L. Permut of Reising Ethington

Topic(s): Trademark Prosecution Strategies

MIPLA Judge’s Banquet and Golf and Tennis Outing

Monday, August 25 2014, at Wabeek Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, MI