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September CIPLA Meeting

  • September 29, 2022
  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • The Ritz-Carlton Cleveland (1515 West Third Street Cleveland, OH 44113)


  • Active CIPLA Member

Thursday, September 29th, 2022


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

Combined Patent Committee and In-House Committee presentation by Brendan Clark from Baker Hostetler and Brent Beard from Hyland Software (1.00 hr CLE credit)

Topic: My Prosecution Client Got Sued: Now What?

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: The Honorable Robert L. Kinder

The Honorable Robert L. Kinder is a Lead Administrative Patent Judge at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Lead Judge Kinder has experience deciding appeals arising from adverse decisions of Examiners at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as presiding over numerous America Invents Act (AIA) trials to determine patentability of claims in patents subsequent to issuance.

Lead Judge Kinder served as a Captain in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. He began his legal career serving as a law clerk to the Honorable H. Robert Mayer, Chief Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Following his clerkship, Lead Judge Kinder practiced with the firms Hunton & Williams and Dickstein Shapiro in Washington, D.C.

Lead Judge Kinder earned his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio Northern University.

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
  • Spinach Stuffed Eggplant Cannelloni Bamboo Rice Pilaf, Arrabbiata Sauce. (GF, Vegan)

    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 September 26th, 2022. Please email with any cancellation—no fax or telephone cancellations will be honored.

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