October 1, 2020 - New Member Orientation and Welcome/Kick-Off Meeting
November 12, 2020 - First Program
December 2020 - Holiday Charity Event
February 2, 2021 - Second Program
March 2, 2021 - Third Program Game Show
POSTPONED – Match Game, 5:30 p.m.
Location: HopCat (Royal Oak) **NEW LOCATION**
208 W 5th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067
POSTPONED - May 14, 2020 – Annual Dinner beginning with cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m.
January 16, 2020 – Corporate Counsel Panel, 5:30 p.m.
Location: Detroit Athletic Club
Reminder DAC Dress Code applies:
"No denim of any style or color. Professional business attire includes business suits, sports coats and ties for men or skirt and pant suits and dresses for women."
February 27, 2020 –Pro Bono Program with the Detroit PTO at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Rattlesnake Club
December 10, 2019 – Community Outreach Event. with Oakland County Bar
Happy hour and toy drive benefiting The Bottomless Toy Chest
Location: Woodward Avenue Brewers
22646 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220
The Inn is hosting a charity event to benefit the Bottomless Toy Chest on December 10, which will be co-hosted with the OCBA. The Bottomless Toy Chest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to delivering empowering toys, craft projects, and interactive activities to hospitalized pediatric oncology patients.
Please bring a gift unwrapped, and wrapping centers will be set up at the event. Even if you are not able to attend the event, we also ask that you please consider providing a gift to help support the Inn's mission of charitable outreach.
November 5, 2019 – Trivia Night, 5:30 p.m.
Location: Two James Spirits
2445 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
October 10, 2019 – New Member Orientation at 5:30 p.m. and Welcome/Kick-Off Meeting from 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Birmingham Athletic Club
4033 W Maple Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
April 17, 2019 – Program 4 (5:00 pm). Location: Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse (Detroit Room), 231 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
Program: IP History in the Eastern District of Detroit (April 17, 2019)
This program will begin with a history of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan provided by Court Historian Judy Christie. A number of famous IP cases originating from our District will be profiled, including Caraco v. Novo Nordisk, KSR v. Teleflex, GM v. Devex, and others
May 16, 2019 – Annual Dinner (5:00 pm). Location: Birmingham Country Club, 1750 Saxon Drive., Birmingham, MI 48009
January 22, 2019 – Program 2 (5:00 pm). Location: Iroquois Club, 43248 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Program: “Just whose side are you on, anyway?”
This program will address various ethical issues from the perspective of an IP attorney from first meeting to the end of the relationship. Situations will focus on moments when the client’s interests diverge from the attorney’s interest.
March 5, 2019 – Program 3 (5:00 pm). Location: Detroit Golf Club, 17911 Hamilton Rd., Detroit, MI 48203
Program: Quiz Bowl (March 5, 2019)
Pupilage teams will participate in a Quiz Bowl involving questions relating to law, ethics, general trivia, the history of Detroit and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, as well as Inn related questions. Extra bonus points will be awarded to those groups answering specific questions about their pupilage team members’ background. Prizes will be awarded to the top three groups.
December 1, 2018– Jingle Bell Run, The Corner Ballpark (Michigan and Trumbull)
Along with another Inn or Bar association, we will sponsor a team to participate in the Jingle Bell Run in Detroit. This will support the Arthritis Foundation
November 14, 2018 Program: Phillips v BRI: A Tale of Two Standards
November 14, 2018
Andiamo Bloomfield Hills
6676 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Twp., MI 48301
September 27, 2018 – New Member Orientation (3:30 pm for new members), followed by Welcome/Kick-Off Meeting with hors d’oeuvres and drinks (4:30-6:00 pm for new/returning/Honorary members). Location: Steve Sharf Clubhouse – OU Golf & Learning Center
Golf Pavillion Room
492 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4477
(Use Adams Road entrance south of Walton Boulevard)
May 9, 2018 (6:00 pm); Location: Oakland Hills Country Club
Annual Dinner; "A Year in Review"
April 10, 2018 (4:30 pm); Location: University of Detroit, School of Law
Federal Circuit Practice & Insights: A Townhall with Federal Circuit Judge Kara Stoll
March 1, 2018 (4:30 pm); Location: CANCELLED WEATHER
Protection and Enforcement of Copyrighted Software and Trade Secrets in Software: Strategies & Lessons Learned from Recent Case Law
January 16, 2018 (4:30 pm); Location: The Bird & The Bread (becoming "Vinotecca"),210 South Old Woodward
The Latest & Greatest in Trademark Law: Recent Trends in the Court and the TTAB
November 15, 2017 (4:30 pm); Location: Rust Belt Market, 22801 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale 48220
Supreme Court Review & Preview
December 5, 2017 (4:30 pm); Flagstar Strand Theatre, Pontiac Michigan
Holiday joint meeting with Oakland County Bar Association Inn of Court
October 12, 2017 (4:00 pm / 4:30 pm); Location: The Birmingham Athletic Club
New Member Orientation and Introduction to the 2017-2018 Term (4:00 pm for new members), followed by Welcome/Kick-Off Meeting with hors d’oeuvres and drinks (4:30 pm for returning/Honorary members).
Sign-up for Programs
Introduce "Membership Experience Taskforce" with an emphassi on Scholarship (Writing Competition)
May 4, 2017, Thursday
Annual Dinner; Oakland Hills Country Club
April 19, 2017, Wednesday
Combined with Federal Circuit Bar Association at Wayne State University
Theme: The Intersection of PTO Practice and the Courts
10:10AM-10:50AM Best Practices before PTAB
Panel 1: Chief Judge David Ruschke, Lead Judge Beverly Bunting, and Judge David McKone
11:10AM-12:00PM A View from the Bench
Panel 2: The Honorable Raymond C. Clevenger, III., Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit; and the Honorable Avern L. Cohn, District Judge, Eastern District of Michigan
12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch, Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christal Sheppard, Director, Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1:00PM-1:50PM New TTAB Rules and the effects of B&B Hardware on TTAB Rules
Panel 3: TTAB Judge George Pologeorgis, Anessa Owen Kramer, Partner, Honigman LLC; Colleen Shovlin, Reising Etherington; and Peter N. Tassie, Chief Trademark Counsel Ford Motor Company
2:00PM-3:00PM Ex Parte and Inter Partes Patent Appeals Concerning Obviousness
Panel 4: William G. Abbatt, Shareholder, Brooks Kushman, PC; Frank A. Angileri, Shareholder and Co-Chair Post-Grant Proceedings, Brooks Kushman, PC; Eric M. Dobrusin, Dobrusin Law Firm, PC
3:00PM-3:15PM Closing Remarks
3:30PM-5:00PM MI IP Inn of Court Reception/Tours of Detroit PTO
Member are welcome to attend the reception at no charge.
January 25, Wednesday
Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
February 28, 2017 Tuesday
Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle
100 The Strand, Detroit, MI 48207
November 10, Thursday 6 PM
Nov. 16, 2014 Meeting - Video
AIA Meeting (video)
If you would like to nominate an individual for consideration by the Michigan IP Inn of Court, please use the above form to submit their name and information.
If you have been nominated for consideration, please use the above link to provide your Nominee Statement.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
651 E. Jefferson St.
Detroit, MI 48226
Thursday, June 2, 2016 – 6 PM
Location: Detroit Athletic Club
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – Program 4
Wayne State University
Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights
471 W. Palmer St., Detroit, Michigan 48202
Thursday, February 25, 2016 – Program 3
Location:University of Detroit Law School, 6:00 p.m
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – Program 2
Location: Cooley Law School, 6:00 p.m.
2630 Featherstone Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – Program 1
Location: Judge Rosen's Courtroom; 5:00 p.m. (NOTE Earlier Time)
Thursday, September 24, 2015 – 6 p.m.
The Birmingham Country Club
1750 Saxon Drive, Birmingham Michigan 48009
3rd Annual Dinner
On May 20, 2015, we hosted our 3rd Annual Dinner to celebrate the conclusion of the Inn's second year.
Here are some photos of the event!
2nd Annual Dinner
On May 21, 2014, we hosted our 2nd Annual Dinner to celebrate the conclusion of the Inn's second year.
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6 PM
Location: Harness Dickey & Pierce in the First Floor Lobby
5445 Corporate Drive, Troy, MI 48098 (right off the I-75 Crooks Road Exit)
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6 PM
Location: Honigman Business Law Firm Atrium
39400 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Topic: Inter Partes Review
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Location: Wayne State University
Topics: Trends in IP, Game Show Style!
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 6:30 PM
The University of Detroit Mercy Law School.
Address: 651 East Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
Topic: Recent IP Supreme Court Decisions - please review the fact pattern
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Birmingham Athletic Club
4033 West Maple Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
2014 Annual Dinner - 5/21/14 6 PM
The Colony Club Detroit
2310 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
651 E. Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
Meeting will be in Room #226 and reception will follow in the atrium.
1/23/14 Thursday - Expert Direct/Cross
Wayne State University Law School
Spencer M Partrich Auditorium and Atrium
471 W. Palmer Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
11/6/13 - Selden v. Ford patent infringement case
For those of you who may desire additional information about Mr. Selden, his patent, and/or the Ford litigation, please follow the link below to review many photographs, news articles, and commentary on these topics.
2013-2014 Kick-off Meeting
September 10, 2013
Location: 39400 Woodward Avenue - Main Entrance Lobby
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-5151
Time: 6 - 8 PM
Speaker: Leslie Smith, CEO of TechTown (Bio)
1st Annual Dinner Photos Now Available
On May 22, 2013, we hosted our 1st Annual Dinner to celebrate the conclusion of the Inn's inaugural year. Several judges from the Eastern District of Michigan joined the event, including Chief Judge Rosen and Judge Cleland.