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May 2017 CIPLA Meeting

  • May 02, 2017
  • 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cleveland Marriott Downtown @ Key Center (127 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44114)


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Cleveland Marriott Downtown
Key Center
127 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio  44114



CLE Meetings (4:30–5:30 p.m., CLE accreditation will be applied for):

Trade Secrets Committee (1.00 hr CLE credit)

"How Divorce Court Prepared Me For A Career In Trade Secret Litigation"

Presented by James Pooley of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

         Patent Committee (1.00 hr CLE credit)

"The Supreme Court's Patent Cases This Term And How They Could Affect Your Practice" 

Presented by David Cupar (Chair of Intellectual Property Dept., McDonald Hopkins) and Rinda Vas (American Greetings)   

Cocktail Reception (5:30–6:15 p.m., open bar)   

Dinner (6:15–7:30 p.m.):

"The Band Who Must Not Be Named"

Presented by The Slants Presentation and performance by the internationally acclaimed rock band out of Portland, Oregon who has recently taken their trademark fight (In re Tam) to the Supreme Court!  The band is a leading voice for communities marginalized by their race and identity, and actively raises awareness of related social justice issues.  

"Hot Topics in Trademark Law" 

Presented by Patrice Jean (New York-based Partner at Hughes, Hubbar & Reed) 

Plus remarks by Avery Friedman (weekend legal analyst for CNN since 2001) 


Members:  Dinner – $30; CLE –Free

Non-Members:  Dinner – $40;CLE – $40

Student Members:  Dinner –$15; CLE – Free


Sponsored by PONS IP

With over 130 professionals specialized in the protection of intellectual property and with over 70 years of experience 


Next Meeting:

Our Annual Meeting and Dinner will be held on June 10, 2017.  Please plan to attend!

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