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November 21 CIPLA Meeting

  • November 21, 2019
  • 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center | 1360 West Mall Drive | Cleveland, Ohio 44114


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Cleveland Marriott Downtown

Key Center

1360 West Mall Drive

Cleveland, Ohio 44114


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

International Committee (1.00 hr CLE credit)

TOPIC: International Hague Designs: What every practitioner should know.

The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Hague Agreement) went into effect for the US on May 13, 2015. For the first time, US applicants can now file a single international design application as a vehicle to obtain design protection in a significant number of countries around the world. This may potentially reduce costs and make it easier to develop and manage a worldwide design patent portfolio.

Darrell G. Mottley, Shareholder, Banner & Witcoff, Washington, DC

Darrell is a principal shareholder of Banner Witcoff, and the past president of the D.C. Bar. Darrell provides strategic counseling in intellectual property protection related to patent and trademark matters, including procurement, opinions, licensing and litigation. Darrell is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University Law School teaching classes in design law. He is a contributing author to Navigating Fashion Law: Leading Lawyers on Exploring the Trends, Cases, and Strategies of Fashion Law.

Trade Secrets/Data Privacy Committee (1.00 hr CLE credit)

TOPIC: Referring a Trade Secret or Copyright Case to Law Enforcement

U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio

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

Dinner (6:15–7:30 p.m.)


TOPIC: Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. Gilead Sciences Inc.: A case about the cure for Hepatitis C, and (for a while) the largest patent jury verdict in history.

Calvin Griffith, Jones Day

Attorney Griffith’s intellectual property litigation experience includes numerous cases involving patents, trade secrets, and copyrights. He has litigated cases in district courts throughout the United States as well as the U.S. International Trade Commission. As lead trial lawyer in patent cases, he won jury verdicts that total more than $3 billion and obtained numerous defense verdicts. His patent cases have involved diverse technologies, including: software and systems, computer hardware, semiconductors, medical devices, consumer products, and biotechnologies. In addition to intellectual property matters, he has litigated in the areas of antitrust, unfair competition, and complex commercial litigation.

Dinner Entrée Options:

  • Herb roasted chicken with pan jus, cauliflower risotto and chef’s seasonal vegetable.
  • Herb seared sirloin with house-made steak sauce, cauliflower risotto and chef’s seasonal vegetable, or
  • Vegetarian: turmeric roasted cauliflower, blistered grape tomatoes, cipollini onions, herb polenta and red pepper puree.


  • Members:  Dinner – $30; CLE – Free,
  • Non-Members:  Dinner – $40; CLE – $40, or
  • Student Members and Non-member Students:  Dinner –$15; CLE – Free


Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on November 18, 2019

E-mail with any cancellation; fax or telephone cancellations will not be honored.

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