- 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"
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
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.