Wednesday, May 26, 2010

MEETING: 3rd Annual Quad City Symposium

3rd Annual Quad City Symposium
Pushing the Envelope on IP Reform
Friday, July 16, 2010

(CincyIP Registration link)

Confirmed Speakers:
Lynne Beresford – Commissioner for Trademarks – (Bio link)
Vince Garlock - Deputy Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) – (Bio link)
Kevin Kirsch - Baker & Hostetler – (Bio link)
Judith Roth - Schiff Harden LLP – (Bio link)

Friday’s Seminar 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker’s Dinner 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Friday’s Seminar – University of Dayton School of Law (Matthias Heck Courtroom) ( – (4 HR CLE Applied)
Speaker’s Dinner – L’Auberge ( – (No CLE currently planned)


Friday’s SeminarSpeaker’s Dinner
Full Time Academic:$80$35

Overnight Accomodations:
Dayton Marriott, 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., 800-228-9290 for reservations. Rate: $94/night/pretax. Block reserved for Thursday and Friday night. Reservations must be made by June 16th. Request the “Quad-City Block”.

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
The Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association (CincyIP) (
The Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association (DIPLA) (
The Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association (TIPLA) (
The Columbus Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA) (
University of Dayton School of Law (UDSL) (


11:00 – 11:15 – Check-In

11:15 – 11:45 – Boxed Lunch

11:45 – 12:00 – Welcome/Introduction

12:00-1:00 – Lynn Beresford

1:00-2:00 – Vince Garlock

H.R. 3570/S. 1670 Satellite Home Viewers Act
Reauthorizes the section 119 compulsory license allowing for distant network signals
Expires at the end of the year
S. 1670 approved by Senate Judiciary Co. on 9/24/09
H.R. 3570 approved by House Judiciary Co. on 9/16/09
H.R. 2994 approved by House Energy and Commerce Co. on 10/15/09

H.R. 848/S. 379 Performance Right Act
Imposes a duty on broadcasters to pay performance royalty for over-the-air music
(But see H. Con. Res. 49 – 245 Co-Sponsors)
Senate Judiciary approved 10/15/09

H.R. 2584 Prohibits patents on tax planning methods
Amends section 101 to prohibit patents on tax planning methods
(See also S. 506/H.R. 1265)

H.R. 2196, the Fashion Design Protection Act
Provides sui generis protection of fashion designs

H.R. 3059/S. 1368, Access to Repair Parts Act
Provides an exemption from infringement for repair parts

2:00-2:15 – Break

2:15-3:15 – Kevin Kirsch

Patent Local Rules for the Southern District of Ohio (General Order 2009-02)

3:15-4:15 – Judith Roth

"Fashion, Copyright, and the Proposed Design Piracy Prohibition Act," (Co-author) IP Litigator (November/December 2009) (article link)

4:15-4:30 – CLE & Dismissal

5:00-7:30 PM – Speaker’s Dinner


The Dayton Air Show is taking off on July 17-18, 2010 at the Dayton Airport – attendees of the Quad City Symposium are encouraged to attend the Air show, which features the U.S. Navy Blue Angels!! See for details and ticket information!

(Hardcopy of announcement and speaker bios)