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Past Events

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

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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

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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