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2021 PILT Annual Seminar - Online

30th Annual Program in Law and Technology Seminar

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Thanks to everyone who attended this year's seminar!

We're excited to announce the return of the Program In Law and Technology (PILT) Seminar in 2021! This year's 30th seminar will be held online on Friday, June 11 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and is titled "Exploring the Future of Cyber Technology and Intellectual Property Innovation."

The Keynote Speaker will be Deidré A. Keller, who is the Dean of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law. She will be presenting on the topic, "The Future (of Diversity and Inclusion) in Intellectual Property."

CLE credit 5.25 hours (4.25 general and 1.0 of attorney professional conduct instruction (formerly ethics)) is approved. Non Ohio CLE credit available upon request to state bar authorities (at the discretion of the state). Please contact Jessica Ledbetter at ledbetterj1@udayton.edu with any questions.

The fee for the 2021 seminar is $95.

This year's seminar is presented by Major Sponsor Porter Wright with Gold Level Sponsor Taft, Silver Level Sponsors Dinsmore, LexisNexis and Thompson Hine and Bronze Level Sponsors Coolidge WallMeyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis and Stevens & Showalter, LLP.

Registration For Online Seminar

Registration is closed

The registration fee of $95 will cover the online seminar sessions and online access to course materials. Scholarship registrations are available for full-time judges, government employees, and professors (non-UD) for $50. All full-time students (including non-UD) and UD faculty and staff may register for free. 

You can register by using our secure online registration system.

The registration fee, less a handling charge, will be refunded if cancellation is received by May 29, 2021. There will be no refunds after that date.

CLE Financial Hardship:  The University of Dayton School of Law is dedicated to offering high-quality Continuing Legal Education opportunities at a reasonable cost to attendees, but will grant full or partial fee-waivers based upon a demonstration of financial hardship.

If you have any questions, please email lawandtechnology@udayton.edu.

Topics
Keynote Speaker

The Future (of Diversity and Inclusion) in Intellectual Property

Deidré A. Keller, Dean and Professor of Law, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Description:

The conversation about diversity and intellectual property is burgeoning on a number of fronts. There is new and interesting scholarship about how theoretical frameworks like critical race theory might inform our understanding of IP doctrine. Likewise, IP academics have begun to consider whether there are pedagogical practices which may be deployed to render their classrooms more inclusive spaces. Meanwhile, the IP bar is concerned with diversifying the field. In this presentation, I’ll engage a recent study conducted by Gallup for the Association of American Law Schools which found that (1) many students going to law school today were interested in pursuing law school before college; and (2) unlike the population at large, more than half of students considering law school have at least one parent with an advanced degree. These findings, considered in tandem with the persistent lack of diversity in STEM fields, suggest that there is much work to be done in building pipelines into the intellectual property law space. In this presentation, I will consider some approaches those of us invested in increasing diversity and inclusion in intellectual property might take to this multi-layered and multi-faceted issue.

Ethics

Vulnerability Disclosures: Law and Ethics in Security Research

Robert Carolina (Solicitor), Senior Fellow, Royal Holloway University of London, England

Description:

People who work as technical researchers in cyber security regularly face situations when planned research activity produces legal and ethical challenges. This session will review some of the more common legal risks (criminal and civil) faced by researchers, and some of the related issues arising - especially in the contentious field of vulnerability disclosure.

Plenary

Does the Constitution Permit Dual Protection
Under Design Patent and Trade Dress for the Same Subject Matter?

Kenneth B. Germain, Senior Counsel, Wood Herron & Evans LLP, Cincinnati, OH
Robert S. Katz, Partner, Banner Witcoff, Washington D.C.

Description:

Traditionally, product designs have been protected both as design patents and trade dress. But should different intellectual property law regimes protect the same features of a product consecutively or even concurrently? The Constitution's Patent/Copyright Clause (Art. I//8/8) certainly can and the Commerce Clause (Art. 1/8/3) probably can provide such protection. But is it allowable and appropriate for both of them to apply to the very same design? Ken Germain will take the position that the Patent/Copyright Clause trumps the Commerce Clauseso that only one type of IP protection is available; Robert Katz will take the position that coexistence is allowable and appropriate. A spirited collegial debate will ensue!

Patent Track Breakouts

1. The Patent Game

Vance V. VanDrake III, Partner, Ulmer & Berne LLP, Cincinnati, OH

2. Patent Filing Strategies: Tools for Securing Patent Rights From Invention to Product Launch

Julie A. McConihay, Member, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Cincinnati, OH
Larry Huston, Patent Attorney, U.S. Air Force, Dayton, OH

High-Tech Track Breakouts

1. Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: The Evolving Legal and Technical Landscape for Small Businesses

David V. Croft, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis, Cleveland, OH
Robert Eckman, Chief Information Security Officer, Kent State University, Cleveland, OH

Description:

David Croft will be discussing the current legal and regulatory landscape as well as the evolving role of the lawyer/lawfirm as they relate to small to medium-sized, closely held businesses. He will also provide a brief overview of legal solutions. Robert Eckman will be discussing the evolving role of security in such organizations, what products and services lawyers should be considering in light of this evolution, as well as how to position your firm for success in security engagements.

2. Your Privacy Program

Zachary S. Heck, Associate, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Dayton, OH
Bruce F. Martino, Former Associate Legal Counsel, Gojo Industries, Inc., Akron, OH

Description:

Effective data governance programs achieve the all-important compliance requirements. They go further than that. They achieve trust by all stakeholders and permit organizations to monetize and use the personal information that has been collected in a lawful, transparent way. The speakers will discuss how to implement or improve your privacy program. Topics will include data mapping and classification, choosing a framework, policy development and data incident response planning.

Agenda For Online Seminar

Friday, June 11, 2021

All sessions and breaks will be online.

CLE Credit is as follows at 5.25 total hours: 4.25 general and 1.0 of attorney professional conduct instruction (formerly ethics). CLE is approved. Non Ohio CLE credit available upon request to state bar authorities (at the discretion of the state). Please contact Jessica Ledbetter at ledbetterj1@udayton.edu with any questions. 

Program is subject to change.

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.


 

Welcome to the 29th Annual PILT Seminar
Professor Tracy Reilly, PILT Director

Introduction: Dean Andrew Strauss, University of Dayton School of Law

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.


 

Keynote 

The Future (of Diversity and Inclusion) in Intellectual Property

Deidré A. Keller, Dean and Professor of Law, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

9:45 - 9:55 a.m. Break - 10 minutes

9:55 - 10:55 a.m.

 

Ethics

Vulnerability Disclosures: Law and Ethics in Security Research

Robert Carolina (Solicitor), Senior Fellow, Royal Holloway University of London, England

10:55 - 11:00 a.m. Break - 5 minutes

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.



 

Does the Constitution Permit Dual Protection
Under Design Patent and Trade Dress for the Same Subject Matter?

Kenneth B. Germain, Senior Counsel, Wood Herron & Evans LLP, Cincinnati, OH

Robert S. Katz, Partner, Banner Witcoff, Washington D.C.

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch Break 
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.  BREAKOUT SESSION ONE

Session 1-1

Patent Track Breakout

The Patent Game

Vance V. VanDrake III, Partner, Ulmer & Berne LLP, Cincinnati, OH

Session 1-2

 

High-Tech Track Breakout

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: The Evolving Legal and Technical Landscape for Small Businesses

David V. Croft, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis, Cleveland, OH

Robert Eckman, Chief Information Security Officer, Kent State University, Cleveland, OH

2:15 - 2:20 p.m. Break - 5 minutes
2:20 - 3:20 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION TWO

Session 2-1

 

Patent Track Breakout

Patent Filing Strategies: Tools for Securing Patent Rights From Invention to Product Launch

Julie A. McConihay, Member, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Cincinnati, OH

Larry Huston, Patent Attorney, U.S. Air Force, Dayton, OH

Session 2-2

High-Tech Track Breakout

Your Privacy Program

Zachary S. Heck, Associate, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Dayton, OH

Bruce F. Martino, Former Associate Legal Counsel, Gojo Industries, Inc., Akron, OH

3:30 p.m. Adjournment
Sponsors
Porter Wright
Presenting Major Sponsor
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Taft
Gold Level Sponsor
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Dinsmore
Silver Level Sponsor
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LexisNexis
Silver Level Sponsor
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Thompson Hine
Silver Level Sponsor
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Coolidge Wall
Bronze Level Sponsor
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More Information

The Seminar Chair is Tracy Reilly, NCR Professor of Law and Technology and Director of the Program in Law and Technology, University of Dayton School of Law.

The data privacy and cybersecurity law issues are basic to advanced. The patent issues are intermediate to advanced. CLE Credit is as follows at 5.25 total hours: 4.25 general and 1.0 of attorney professional conduct instruction (formerly ethics). CLE is approved. Non Ohio CLE credit available upon request to state bar authorities (at the discretion of the state). Please contact Jessica Ledbetter at ledbetterj1@udayton.edu with any questions.

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Thank you for considering a gift to support the Program in Law and Technology. Gifts to the program ensure the University of Dayton stays on the leading edge of patent, copyright, trademark, intellectual property and computer/cyberspace law. 

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Questions

For further information, please email lawandtechnology@udayton.edu.

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