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2020 PILT Annual Seminar

30th Annual Program in Law and Technology Seminar

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The 30th Annual PILT Seminar has been postponed until 2021. We hope to see you then!

Please join the University of Dayton School of Law for the 30th annual Program in Law and Technology (PILT) Seminar: Exploring the Future of Cyber Technology and Intellectual Property Innovation. The Keynote speaker will be The Honorable Randall R. Rader, Retired Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Principal of the Rader Group.

CLE credit 6.25 hours (5.25 general and 1.0 of attorney professional conduct instruction (formerly ethics)) is pending.

The fee for the 2020 seminar is $295.

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.

The seminar will be held at the University of Dayton School of Law, Joseph E. Keller Hall, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio.

Registration

The 30th Annual PILT Seminar has been postponed until 2021. We hope to see you then!

The registration fee of $295 will cover the seminar sessions, beverages and pastries, lunch and online access to course materials. Scholarship registrations are available for full-time judges, government employees, and professors (non-UD) for $200. All full-time students (including non-UD) and UD faculty and staff may register for free. Groups of three or more may register under the reduced group rate of $150.

You can register by using our secure online registration system.

The registration fee, less a $50 handling charge, will be refunded if cancellation is received by May 29, 2020. 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

The Importance of International IP Strategy

The Honorable Randall R. Rader, Retired Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit & Principal of the Rader Group, Alexandria, VA

Plenary 1

The Future (of Diversity and Inclusion) in Intellectual Property

Deidré A. Keller, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Law, Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law, Ada, OH

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.

Plenary 2

No Two Bites of the Apple!: The Constitution Prohibits Dual Patent and Trademark Protection

Kenneth B. Germain, Senior Counsel, Wood Herron & Evans LLP, Cincinnati, OH
Co-Speaker TBD
Robert S. Katz, Attorney, 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 asserts that the PC Cl. trumps the Commerce Cl., so that only one type of IP protection is available; Robert Katz asserts that coexistence is allowable and appropriate. A spirted 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 and Managing Risk from Invention Inception to Product Launch

Julie A. McConihay, Managing Associate, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Cincinnati, OH
Larry Huston, Founder, 4iNNO Innovation and Growth Consultancy, Cincinnati, OH

Description:

Patent filings are critical, but always constrained by the budget. This presentation will discuss how to get the most from your patent applications while considering product purchase lifecycle and coordination with the supply chain and marketing organizations.  Regular budget reviews will also be discussed.

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, Associate Legal Counsel, Gojo Industries, Inc., Akron, OH

Description:

Implementing a sound privacy program, at its most basic level, allows a company to check the compliance box. But the effects of a sound program go beyond compliance. Privacy enhances trust – trust felt by an organization’s employees, customers and suppliers that the organization will handle personal information in a transparent way. In this program you will learn about the basics of a sound privacy program. We will review privacy’s new paradigm, the compliance landscape and how to put in place, or enhance, a privacy program using policies, processes and tools that will be adaptive to an ever growing body of laws and regulations.

Ethics

Vulnerability Disclosures: Law and Ethics in Security Research

Robert Carolina, Solicitor, Origin, Ltd., 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.

Agenda

Friday

CLE Credit is as follows at 6.25 total hours: 5.25 general and 1.0 of attorney professional conduct instruction (formerly ethics). CLE is pending. Program is subject to change.

8:00 -8:30 a.m.

Check-in and continental breakfast in the Atrium

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.


Courtroom

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.


Courtroom

Keynote: The Importance of International IP Strategy

The Honorable Randall R. Rader, Retired Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit & Principal of the Rader Group, Alexandria, VA

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

9:55 - 10:55 a.m.

Courtroom

The Future (of Diversity and Inclusion) in Intellectual Property

Deidré A. Keller, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Law, Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law, Ada, OH

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

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



Courtroom

No Two Bites of the Apple!: The Constitution Prohibits Dual Patent and Trademark Protection

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

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

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch (provided) in the Atrium
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.  BREAKOUT SESSION ONE

Session 1-1

Room 103

Patent Track Breakout

The Patent Game

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

Session 1-2

Courtroom

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
2:20 - 3:20 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION TWO

Session 2-1

 Room 103

Patent Track Breakout

Patent Filing Strategies: Tools for Securing Patent Rights and Managing Risk from Invention Inception to Product Launch

Julie A. McConihay, Managing Associate, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Cincinnati, OH

Larry Huston, Founder, 4iNNO Innovation and Growth Consultancy, Cincinnati, OH

Session 2-2

Courtroom

High-Tech Track Breakout

Your Privacy Program

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

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

3:20 - 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30  - 4:30 p.m.


Courtroom

Ethics

Vulnerability Disclosures: Law and Ethics in Security Research

Robert Carolina, Solicitor, Origin, Ltd., London, England

4:30 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 6.25 total hours: 5.25 general and 1.0 of attorney professional conduct instruction (formerly ethics). CLE is pending. We will help you obtain CLE credit for other states upon request.

Directions

View our Directions page to see the best ways to get to campus.

Parking

There is no charge for parking in Lot S1 (on Brown Street at the corner of Stewart Street). No parking passes are required. PARKING IS LIMITED TO LOT S1. If you require handicapped parking, please go to the Visitor Center at College Park and L Streets.

Accommodations

Registrants are responsible for their own hotel reservations.

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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.

CONTACT

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Keller Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2760
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