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2nd Annual Quad City Symposium – Pushing the Envelope on IP Reform.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on July 14, 2009

The 2nd Annual Quad City IP Symposium will be held this Friday, July 17, 2009 at the University of Dayton, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  The title of the Symposium is “Pushing the Envelope on IP Reform”.  The Symposium is co-sponsored by the Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Toledo IPLAs, and has been approved in Ohio for 3.0 CLE.

The speaker for Friday is Mr. Nicholas Godici (Former Commissioner for Patents, 2000-2005).  The topic for Mr. Godici’s presentation is “Patent Reform in the 111th Congress”.  Notably, Mr. Godici will also be able to speak on his recent appointment as consultant to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The Symposium will also include two panel discussions on the topics of:  1)  Short-Term Patents & Post-Grant Opposition – Does Europe Have the Answer?; and 2) Dayco/McKesson/Larson – What Can Congress Do to End the Plague of Inequitable Conduct?

The panel participants will include:  

1) Does Europe Have the Answer – Timothy R. Holbrook (Professor Chicago-Kent); Matt Buchanan (Promote the Progress); Jim Dottavio (Owens-Corning); – Moderated by:  Roddy Bullock (Procter & Gamble); and

2) What Can Congress Do to End the Plague of Inequitable Conduct? – Judge Damich (Court of Claims), Judge Avern Cohn (EDMI), Judge Rice (SDOH), Matt Buchanan (Promote the Progress), Art Stein (Hahn Loeser) – Moderated by: Tim Hagan (Dinsmore & Shohl).

A copy of the Symposium agenda may be downloaded here.  Persons interested in attending the Symposium may register at the Cincinnati IPLA website here.

JW Note:  This should be a great program, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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