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February CIPLA Meeting

  • February 07, 2023
  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • The Ritz-Carlton Cleveland (1515 West Third Street Cleveland, OH 44113)


  • Active CIPLA Member

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023


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

Copyright Committee by Jameson Tibbs from Lippes Mathias LLP (1.00 hr CLE credit)

Topic: The Remix Generation: The Right to Reuse

International Committee by Taro Yaguchi from from Japan Patent Attorneys Association (1.00 hr CLE credit) 

Topic: Post Issuance Proceedings in Japan

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: John Nottingham, CEO of Nottingham Spirk

Topic: 95% Patent Commercialization Rate

According to Forbes only 5% of US patents get commercialized. I am going to discuss the NS Vertical Innovation ™ process that creates a 95% commercialization rate of patents created. I’ll also discuss how NS is working with Fortune 500 clients to commercialize the patents in their portfolios.

Dinner Entrée Options:

  • Slow Braised Beef Short Rib, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Parmesan Herb Risotto, Demi Glaze; or
  • Amish Breast of Chicken, Herbs de Provence, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Parmesan Herb Risotto, and Natural Chicken Jus; or
  • Stuffed Bell Pepper Tagine, Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille, Moroccan Couscous, Smoked Tomato Coulis

Each entrée is accompanied by a salad and a seasonal cheesecake for dessert. GF and Vegan available upon request.


  • 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

*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!


Any cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 3rd, 2023. Please email with any cancellation—no fax or telephone cancellations will be honored.

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