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March CIPLA Meeting

  • March 10, 2022
  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • The Ritz-Carlton Cleveland (1515 West Third Street Cleveland, OH 44113)


  • Active CIPLA Member

Thursday, March 10th, 2022


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

Copyright Committee (1.00 hr CLE credit)

Speakers: Lidia C. Mowad of Benesch

Topic: The Fine Print to Fame: Navigating Terms and Conditions in Social Media

In-House Committee (1.00 hr CLE credit)

Speaker: Tim Krogh of Tucker Ellis

Topic: Cloud Computing Conversation– an overview in cloud computing and key legal issues in cloud contracts

Cocktail Reception (5:30–6:00 p.m.)

Dinner (6:00–7:30 p.m., 1.00 hr CLE accreditation will be applied for):

Keynote Speaker: Pete O'Neill

Topic: Ohio Invents’ Patent Pro Bono Program for Ohio & the USPTO Present When Ideas Take Flight: Invention & Innovation with Pete ONeill

The United States Patent & Trademark Office and Ohio Invents’ Patent Pro Bono Program for Ohio are partnering with CIPLA to highlight invention in Ohio with keynote speaker, Pete O’Neill, while recognizing Ohio patent attorney volunteers and their firms/organizations for their contribution to pro bono work with financially under-resourced Ohio inventors with Ohio Invents’ USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program for Ohio.

Mr. O’Neill has a substantial career in healthcare and aerospace technology development and commercialization. He was Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations, where he managed a group of more than 45 professionals responsible for commercializing Cleveland Clinic’s IP portfolio. Previously he was CEO of the Cleveland Clinic spin-off company Custom Orthopaedic Solutions, and prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Mr. O’Neill held management positions in aerospace manufacturing and technology commercialization, including as Deputy Director of the Great Lakes Industrial Technology Center at NASA Glenn. Mr. O’Neill has a degree in aeronautical engineering from MIT.

Theodore C. Theofrastous, Ohio Invents’ Chairman and Partner at Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP, will be joined by representatives from the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent & Trademark Office to present awards and recognize local patent attorney volunteers as well as the firms/organizations that help champion this program.

Dinner Entrée Options:

  • Slow Braised Beef Short Rib, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans, Heirloom Carrot, Red Wine Demi; or
  • Herb Marinated Amish Chicken, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans, Heirloom Carrot, Natural Jus; or
  • Grilled Vegetable Stack, Sun Dried Tomato Risotto, Sautéed Green Beans, Heirloom Carrot, Balsamic Reduction.

    Each entrée is accompanied by a salad and a seasonal cheesecake for dessert.


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


Any cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 7th, 2022. Please email with any cancellation—no fax or telephone cancellations will be honored.


Our February 3rd meeting has been rescheduled to April 26th, 2022. All registrations carried over to the new date. If you did not register but would like to attend, please register here. If you can no longer attend, please contact Julia Radefeld at to either apply your registration fee to the March 10th meeting, receive a credit on your CIPLA account, or to receive a refund. 

COVID Notice:

The health and safety of our members and guests is a top priority. In response to current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that all unvaccinated guests wear a face covering unless actively eating or drinking.

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