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November 2022 CIPLA Meeting

  • November 08, 2022
  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • University of Akron


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Please join us on Tuesday, November 8th for the November CIPLA meeting co-hosted by The University of Akron IP & Technology Law Center! 

Location: Quaker Station at Quaker Square Inn

The University of Akron 

Quaker Station at Quaker Square Inn

(note the change of venue at the University from prior years) 

135 South Broadway St.

Akron, OH 44325


Parking is available in either of these lot locations, adjacent to Quaker Station, with a parking pass that will be emailed to you upon registration:

  • Quaker Square - North, (large lot at Mill and Summit Streets)
  • Quaker Square -South, (just outside of Quaker Station entrance) 


CLE Program (4:30–5:30 p.m., 1.00 hr CLE credit will be applied for):

Succeeding In Europe: Practical Tips For US Attorneys 

Presenters: Stewart Cameron & Avir Patel, Cameron Intellectual Property, United Kingdom  

Stewart Cameron and Avir Patel are visiting Northeast Ohio from the UK. They will offer an overview of patent and trademark practice in Europe. Topics include how the EPO is structured, the background of EPO examiners, and insights into how they think. They will provide practical tips as to how US attorneys can work with their European colleagues to persuade EPO examiners and effectively respond to office actions.

Cocktail Reception (5:30–6:15 p.m.)

Dinner (6:15–7:30 p.m., 1.00 hr CLE credit will be applied for):

Keynote Speaker: Frank Cullen, Executive Director, Council for Innovation Promotion  

Innovation and IP: The Inextricable Link 

The Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP) is a bipartisan project launched by former USPTO Directors David Kappos and Andre Iancu and Judges Paul Michel and Kathleen O’Malley to advocate for improving the IP system. C4IP’s Executive Director Frank Cullen will explain how recent trends in IP legislation and caselaw have affected the innovation ecosystem/economy and U.S. global competitiveness. He will critique these changes and provide an explanation of and update on the latest legislative proposals. He will explain what actions leaders in Congress and the Executive Branch should take next, and how practicing lawyers can make a difference.

Dinner Entrée Options:

• Beef Short Rib with fingerling potatoes and Italian green beans (Gluten Free)

• Chicken Francese in a lemon white wine sauce with fingerling potatoes and Italian green beans

• Vegan quinoa stuffed yellow pepper in simple tomato sauce (Gluten Free)

Registration Fees:

Members: $30 for Dinner and CLE; Free for just CLE

Non-Members: $40 for just Dinner; $40 for just CLE; $80 for Dinner and CLE

Students: Free if registered by 5pm on Oct. 28, 2022; $15 per student thereafter

*Raffle Announcement*

We are offering two special raffles for all attendees! We will select a random winner at each meeting to receive a $50 gift card. You must be in attendance to receive a raffle ticket. Additionally, for each meeting you attend, you will earn one raffle ticket for a grand prize drawing that we will have at our annual meeting. You must attend the annual meeting to win the grand prize. The more meetings you attend, the more tickets you will receive to enter to win the grand prize!

**Registration closes at 5 PM on Tuesday, November 1st, 2022**

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