IP Training for Non-IP Professionals

Tuesday, October 25 2022, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM,

Please join us on October 25, 2022 for a presentation by Raymond Guarnieri (Executive IP).

Topic: Intellectual Property Training for Non-IP Professionals
Learn the best approaches for ensuring non-IP professionals in an organization have a functional understanding of the basics of intellectual property.

Topics include:

  • Enhancing or refreshing corporate culture around innovation and IP.
  • Improving the overall savvy of an organization on patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, confidential information/NDAs, and everything in between.
  • Improving the internal perception of an IP department within other parts of an organization.
  • Reaching inventors that are spread among disparate geographies.
  • Increasing the quantity and quality of invention disclosures.
  • Avoiding infringement risks arising from lack of knowledge/awareness about IP rights.
  • Motivating sales teams to showcase how IP differentiates a company’s products and services from the competition.
  • Dealing safely with suppliers, joint development partners, customers, any anyone else with whom a business must share confidential information on a regular basis.
  • Ensuring fragile trade secrets are handled safely by employees who “need-to-know.”

Agenda

11:45am ET Networking
12:00pm ET Presentation

Zoom Info

TBD

MIPLA Law Student Happy Hour

Thursday, October 27 2022, 6:00PM - 9:00PM, at Motor City Brewing - 470 W. Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201

Join MIPLA and law students from the metro-Detroit area at Motor City Brewing (470 W. Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201) on October 27, 2022 from 6pm-9pm. A flyer is attached. Please reach out to William Hurles (whurles@dickinson-wright.com) or Mackenzie O’Brien (obrien@darrowmustafa.com) with questions.

Past Events

Presentation on Claim Construction

Tuesday, September 27 2022, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM,

Please join us on September 27, 2022 for a presentation by Steve Susser from Carlson, Gaskey & Olds.

Topic: Claim Construction
Claim construction is perhaps the single most significant pretrial event in most patent litigation. Often, it is case dispositive. Even when not, it has the potential to reshape the case. And it is not only important for litigators. A patent prosecutor who can anticipate claim construction challenges will be able to lay the groundwork for a more effective enforcement of that patent.

In this presentation, you will learn about:

  • The typical claim construction process and some variations
  • How to prepare for the claim construction phase
  • Tips to make your claim construction presentation outshine your adversary’s
  • Common claim construction issues and how to solve them like –
    • How to choose the appropriate claim term for construction?
    • As the patent holder, do you ask for “plain and ordinary meaning” or propose a construction?
    • Is this the right time to argue indefiniteness?
    • At which point in the litigation do you want to address claim construction?

Speaker Bio
Steven Susser has been with Carlson, Gaskey & Olds since 2012. He has been trying commercial cases since 1995 and patent cases since 2000. He has come to love the challenge of unlocking that terrain between a claim that is too narrow to enforce and one that is too broad to maintain. He thanks his colleague, Josh Patrick, for his assistance with this presentation.

Agenda
11:45am ET Networking
12:00pm ET Presentation

Zoom Info
We will update this invite with Zoom info ahead of the meeting

2022 MIPLA Judge’s Banquet and Golf Outing

Monday, August 15 2022, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM,

Download the 2022 MIPLA Judge’s Banquet and Golf/Tennis Outing Reservation Form.
RSVP/Payment due by August 5, 2022.

Golf & Banquet
$160/Member
$180/Non-Member

Registration and practice begin at 11:00 am and a lunch buffet will be concurrently served.

Shotgun start is at 1:00 pm. The format will again be a scramble tournament with prizes for lowest overall score, closest to the pin, and longest drive. Included in this package are a cart, complimentary beer, beverages, and snacks throughout the course.

Banquet Only
$55/Member
$75/Non-Member

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres begin at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm.

The buffet includes a beef tenderloin carving station, a fish selection, and vegetarian pasta.

Awards and presentation of the MIPLA donation to the Theodore Levin Foundation will follow dinner.

Wabeek Country Club
4000 Clubgate Drive
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: 248-855-0700
www.wabeekcc.com

11:00 AM Golf  Registration, lunch and driving range
1:00 PM Shotgun start
6:00 PM Cocktail reception and open bar
7:00 PM Dinner, recognition, awards and prizes

 

 

Interested in becoming a member?

MIPLA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION (2022-2023)

 

 

MIPLA Spring Fling – June 3, 2022

Friday, June 03 2022, 6:45pm - 10:45pm,

 

Detroit River Cruise – Infinity & Ovation Yacht Charters (https://www.infinityandovation.com)

  • Date: June 3, 2022 (boarding at 6:45pm; departure at 7:15pm; return at 10:45pm)
  • Departure: Jefferson Beach Marina (24400 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081)
  • Price (per attendee): MIPLA Members & Guests – $95, Non-Members & Guests – $120, Students & Guests – $75

Every registrant will be permitted to bring one guest at the registrant’s rate. For example, if you’re a MIPLA member, you can bring one guest at the MIPLA member rate for a total of $190 ($95 per ticket). If you are a non-member, the cost for you and your guest will be $240 ($120 per ticket).

Registration is limited to 130 attendees.

Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mipla-spring-fling-boat-cruise-tickets-298152922417

MIPLA Virtual Event – Open-Source and IP Licensing

Wednesday, May 11 2022, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM,

Please join us on May 11, 2022 for a presentation by Brian Adams from Qualcomm. 

Topic: Open-Source Software and IP Licensing

Agenda 

11:45am ET Networking 

12:00pm ET Presentation  

  

Zoom Info 

The invite will be updated with the Zoom link ahead of the meeting

 

We look forward to seeing you!   

MIPLA Virtual Event – Intellectual Property and the First Amendment

Wednesday, April 20 2022, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM,

Please join us on April 20, 2022 for a presentation by Maxwell Goss of Fishman Stewart PLLC.

Topic

Intellectual Property and the First Amendment

Description

The First Amendment protects expression. Intellectual property law often limits expression. In this presentation, Maxwell Goss examines the impact of the First Amendment on trademark, copyright, trade secret, patent, and right of publicity law and litigation, with an emphasis on recent developments and emerging issues.

Speaker Bio

Maxwell Goss, a partner at Fishman Stewart PLLC, is a litigation and trial lawyer representing clients in trade secret, trademark, patent, and copyright cases in Michigan and around the country. Max also provides strategic advice on intellectual property, internet, technology, and business law matters.

Agenda

11:45am ET Networking
12:00pm ET Presentation

Zoom Info

We will update this invite with the Zoom link ahead of the presentation.

MIPLA Virtual Event – Nuts and Bolts of Trademark Litigation Practice

Tuesday, March 15 2022, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM,

Please join us on March 15, 2022 for a presentation by Rick Hoffmann of Reising Ethington.

Topic: Nuts and Bolts of Trademark Litigation Practice

Speaker Bio
Rick Hoffmann has vast experience in IP litigation. He has been the lead counsel in more than 100 IP litigation matters in federal courts and has argued more than a dozen cases in front of federal courts of appeals. He has litigated on behalf of a diverse range of clients, from individuals to Fortune 500 companies.

Rick helped lead the co-counsel team in the U.S. Supreme Court case TrafFix Devices, Inc. v. Marketing Displays, Inc. In preparation for that case, he worked closely with John G. Roberts, now chief justice of the United States. The case was decided in 2001 with a unanimous decision in favor of Reising’s client. Rick also filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the seminal Supreme Court case KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc., in which he advocated upholding the current standards for determining the obviousness of an innovation.

https://reising.com/profile/richard-w-hoffmann/ 

Agenda
11:45am ET Networking
12:00pm ET Presentation

Zoom Info

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MIPLA Virtual Event – Trade Secrets

Tuesday, February 15 2022, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM,

Please join us on February 15, 2022 for a presentation by John Krieger of Dickinson Wright (Las Vegas).

Topic: Trade Secrets

Speaker Bio
Mr. Krieger is a member in Dickinson Wright’s Intellectual Property and Entertainment & Sports Departments. He concentrates his practice on intellectual property litigation in both state and federal court; prosecuting and defending clients for claims including trademark infringement, copyright infringement, patent infringement, domain name, and anti-counterfeiting litigation; as well as trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition.

https://www.dickinson-wright.com/our-people/john-l-krieger?tab=o

Agenda
11:45am ET Networking
12:00pm ET Presentation

Zoom Info
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Virtual MIPLA Presentation – Filing Requirements and Prosecution Practice Trends Before the Japanese Patent Office

Tuesday, January 18 2022, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM,

 

Please join us on January 18, 2022 at noon ET for a special presentation by Hiroshi Higuchi of Allegro IP Law Firm in Japan.

Topic: Filing Requirements and Prosecution Practice Trends Before the Japanese Patent Office

During the presentation, Mr. Higuchi and his colleague will discuss procedures for filing patent applications in Japan and the latest trends and practices in Japanese patent prosecution.

Speaker Bio

Hiroshi Higuchi is the managing partner of Allegro IP Law Firm. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of intellectual property law, Hiroshi handles patent and trademark matters in Japan for the most advanced companies and universities across the world. Before founding Allegro IP, Hiroshi was an attorney with Yanagida & Associates and served as the leader of the foreign clients team. Prior to joining the Yanagida firm, he was an in-house attorney with a Fortune Global 500 company and a US Patent Agent with a large boutique IP firm in DC area. He is qualified as a litigating attorney and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tokyo.

Agenda

11:45am Networking
12:00pm Presentation

Zoom Info

We will update this invite with the Zoom link ahead of the presentation.

October MIPLA Virtual Event

Tuesday, October 19 2021, 11: 45 AM - 1:15 PM,

Melissa Eckhause (Professor, Detroit Mercy Law)  presents:

“Changes to IP Law under the Covid-19 Relief Bill”

Watch your email for a Zoom link to this event. Below is a tentative agenda:

  • 11:45am to 12pm Networking
  • 12pm to 1pm Presentation
  • 1pm to 1:15pm Questions

The MIPLA membership form is available at the link below. If you haven’t already, please complete and return the form as soon as possible.

MIPLA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION (2021-2022)

September MIPLA Virtual Event

Wednesday, September 22 2021, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM,

Michael R. Doman, Jr. (Attorney, Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP) presents:

“Section 337: A Powerful Tool for IP Rights Holders in the US”

Watch your email for a Zoom link to this event. Below is a tentative agenda:

  • 11:45am to 12pm Networking
  • 12pm to 1pm Presentation
  • 1pm to 1:15pm Questions

The MIPLA membership form is available at the link below. If you haven’t already, please complete and return the form as soon as possible.

MIPLA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION (2021-2022)

2021 MIPLA Judge’s Banquet and Golf/Tennis Outing at Wabeek Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Monday, August 16 2021, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM,

 

Download the 2021 MIPLA Judge’s Banquet and Golf/Tennis Outing Reservation Form

Golf & Banquet
$160/Member
$180/Non-Member

Registration and practice begin at 11:00 am and a lunch buffet will be concurrently served.

Shotgun start is at 1:00 pm. The format will again be a scramble tournament with prizes for lowest overall score, closest to the pin, and longest drive. Included in this package are a cart, complimentary beer, beverages, and snacks throughout the course.

Tennis & Banquet
$100/Member
$120/Non-Member

Registration and practice begins at 11:00 am and a lunch buffet will be concurrently served. Please bring your own racquet.

Tournament starts at 1:00 pm with prizes.

Banquet Only
$55/Member
$75/Non-Member

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres begin at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm.

The buffet includes a beef tenderloin carving station, a fish selection, and vegetarian pasta.

Awards and presentation of the MIPLA donation to the Theodore Levin Foundation will follow dinner.

Wabeek Country Club
4000 Clubgate Drive
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: 248-855-0700
www.wabeekcc.com

11:00 AM Golf and Tennis Registration, lunch and driving range
1:00 PM Shotgun start
6:00 PM Cocktail reception and open bar
7:00 PM Dinner, recognition, awards and prizes

 

 

Interested in becoming a member?

MIPLA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION (2021-2022)

 

 

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May MIPLA Luncheon

Tuesday, May 18 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, at Virtual - Zoom

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, John Rothchild of Wayne State University will be speaking about biometric privacy law. Specifically, Mr. Rothchild will speak about technology that identifies us by capturing our biometric identifiers—such as fingerprints, hand or face geometry, and voice patterns—is becoming more widespread. Your face might unlock your smartphone, or allow you to be collared by a law enforcement agency. A hand scan might identify you to a time clock and, soon, allow you to check out of a Whole Foods store without standing in line. Your financial institution knows who you are over the phone from the sound of your voice. The expanded collection and use of biometric information creates privacy concerns and is regulated by special-purpose state laws. Class-action lawsuits have resulted in eye-popping settlements. This talk will offer an introduction to biometric information and its uses, discuss state-law regulation of biometric information with an emphasis on the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, and describe some state and local bans on the use of facial recognition technology.

April MIPLA Luncheon

Tuesday, April 20 2021, 12:00PM - 1:00PM, at Virtual - Zoom

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Scott A. Hogan, a shareholder at Reising Ethington P.C., will be presenting “Functional Claiming in the Aftermath of Williamson.” Mr. Hogan is a registered patent attorney with over a decade of experience in the manufacturing industry and a graduate degree from MIT, where he studied polymer science and was named an inventor on his first of several U.S. and foreign patents. Mr. Hogan’s presentation will examine the effect of the 2015 en banc opinion by the Federal Circuit in Williamson v Citrix Online LLC. While apparently a subtle change in means-plus-function claim analysis at the time of the opinion, the actual effect has been decidedly more drastic.

Please email Andrea Arndt at AArndt@dickinsonwright.com your RSVP by April 13th 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.

March MIPLA Luncheon

Tuesday, March 23 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM, at Virtual - Zoom

On Tuesday, March 23rd, Melissa Eckhause, a visiting Assistant Professor at Detroit Mercy Law, will be presenting on “Changes to IP Law under the Covid-19 Relief Bill.” The presentation will examine the newly enacted Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act , which creates a small-claims tribunal to hear copyright infringement matters with damages under $30,000, and the Protecting Lawful Streaming Act, which makes certain pirated streaming a felony.  The presentation also will discuss the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020, which, among other things, creates new procedures for ex parte challenges of existing registrations.

February MIPLA Luncheon

Tuesday, February 23 2021, 12:00PM - 1:00PM, at Virtual - Zoom

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, Steven L. Permut, a shareholder at Reising Ethington P.C., will be presenting “Failed Trademarks that Enhance the English Language.” Mr. Permut is a registered patent attorney with a robust trademark practice, and he was also a professor of trademark and unfair competition law at Ave Maria School of Law.  Mr. Permut’s presentation will provide a review of trademarks that have become genericized, along with strategies for advising trademark clients at the outset of the marketing and registration process.

Please email Andrea Arndt at AArndt@dickinsonwright.com your RSVP by February 16th 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.

January MIPLA Luncheon

Tuesday, January 19 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, at Virtual - Zoom

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.

November MIPLA Luncheon

Tuesday, November 17 2020, 11:45 pm - 1:00 pm, at Virtual - Zoom

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, from 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm, Adrian Cyhan and Nicole Nan of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP will be presenting “Negotiation Ethics: Principles and Practice.”

This presentation is focused on fostering ethical negotiations between parties – whether or not the participants are attorneys – and related considerations and practices. Through various hypotheticals and real-life scenarios, the speakers will examine how ethical behavior can lead to better, more productive outcomes and avoid higher costs down the road. The presenters will also explore ethical aspects of negotiations and transactional practice in general, as well as how to create and foster more ethical negotiations in various situations.

This meeting will include networking from 11:45 am – 12:15 pm, and the presentation will start at 12:15 pm.

We will be hosting this meeting virtually on Zoom. Please email Andrea Arndt at AArndt@dickinsonwright.com your RSVP by November 10th and Andrea will send you a link to the meeting a few hours before the meeting starts (so that it does not get lost in your inbox).

Please contact Frank Smith at fsmith@dickinsonwright.com with any questions concerning these meetings or visit http://mipla.org/. We look forward to virtually seeing you!

October MIPLA Luncheon

Tuesday, October 20 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, at Virtual - Zoom

Please join us to hear from USPTO Administrative Patent Judge David McKone, who will be speaking about his experience on the USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board, and about how COVID-19 has affected PTAB hearings.

We will be hosting this meeting virtually on Zoom. We encourage you to join us early at 12 PM for 15 minutes of marketing through Zoom breakout rooms. Our substantive program will follow at 12:15.

Please email Andrea Arndt at AArndt@dickinsonwright.com your RSVP by October 19th 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.

September MIPLA Luncheon

Thursday, September 17 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, at Virtual - Zoom

On Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network, will be speaking about the management of patent risk in software, including parallels between open source technical and patent collaboration. More specifically, Mr. Bergelt will be presenting on defensive patent aggregation and the parallels between open source technical development under a collaborative model and patent risk mitigation under a similar approach. Mr. Bergelt will also address prospective solutions to enable open source hardware patent risk mitigation.

 

We will be hosting this meeting virtually on Zoom. Please email Andrea Arndt at AArndt@dickinsonwright.com your RSVP by September 16th and Andrea will send you a link to the meeting a few hours before the meeting starts (so that it does not get lost in your inbox).

 

Please contact Frank Smith at fsmith@dickinsonwright.com with any questions concerning these meetings or visit http://mipla.org/. We look forward to virtually seeing you!

 

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January MIPLA Luncheon

Tuesday, January 28 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, at The Skyline Club, 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, Marc Lorelli of Brooks Kushman will be presenting: “The ‘Other’ Judicially Created Patentability Exception: Design Patent Functionality” at The Skyline Club in Southfield.

Cost – $25 members; $35 non-members

RSVP here by January 21, 2020.