Patent Law Seminars: Cincinnati, Ohio (March 8-9, 2018)

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The Chisum Patent Academy will hold an Advanced Patent Law Seminar on March 8-9, 2018 at the elegant and historic Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel in conveniently-located and inexpensive Cincinnati, Ohio. The Academy will request 12.0 CLE general hours credit from the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education. For CLE credit in states other than Ohio, scroll down for additional information.








The venue is easily accessed from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), which offers direct flights from 46 cities including Atlanta, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Paris France. The 2016 Cincinnati seminar will offer a two-day format to accommodate the schedules of time-pressed litigators and other patent law professionals.

Cincinnati 2017 Seminar Participants

Cincinnati 2017 Seminar Participants

Cincinnati March 2016 Seminar Participants

Cincinnati March 2016 Seminar Participants


Don Chisum and Richard Klein at Cincinnati 2015 Seminar

Janice Mueller and Roberto Capriotti at Cincinnati 2016 Seminar

Janice Mueller and Roberto Capriotti at Cincinnati 2016 Seminar


Janal Kalis and Janice Mueller at 2017 Seminar


Seminar Coverage:

The Chisum Patent Academy updates our content for every seminar to include the most significant and timely Federal Circuit and Supreme Court patent law developments. The syllabus for Cincinnati 2018 is currently under construction. Check back here for updates. Topics covered at the March 2017 seminar in Cincinnati included:

  • Federal Circuit and Supreme Court “blockbusters” (e.g., Supreme Court’s Dec. 2016 decision in Apple v. Samsung on design patent infringement damages; Supreme Court’s Halo decision on enhanced damages and willful infringement; Supreme Court’s Cuozzo decision on IPR broadest reasonable construction rule and institution decision non-reviewability; Supreme Court grants of certiorari in Federal Circuit en banc decisions Lexmark on conditioned sales and international exhaustion and SCA Hygiene on laches in patent cases; Federal Circuit’s en banc decision in Medicines Company re on-sale bar; Federal Circuit’s en banc decision in Apple v. Samsung on obviousness and claim interpretation; Federal Circuit’s grant of rehearing en banc in Aqua Products on burdens of proof and persuasion for IPR claim amendments; Federal Circuit’s Jan. 2017 grant of rehearing en banc in Wi-Fi One v. Broadcom on whether it can review PTAB determinations concerning section 315 time bars to filing an IPR petition).
  • Inter Partes Review: statistics and trends from the new frontier; non-reviewability of institution decisions (including grant of rehearing en banc in Wi-Fi One); institution on less than all claims or grounds; broadest reasonable construction rule; amending claims in IPRs (including grant of rehearing en banc in Aqua Products); procedural fairness/Due Process in IPRs; comparing obviousness analyses before the PTAB and U.S. district courts).
  • Patent-Eligible Subject Matter: lessons from multiple 2016 Federal Circuit decisions.
  • Claim Construction in Litigation: continuing, fundamental schisms (e.g., Columbia Univ. Symantec Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2016); Eon Corp. v. Silver Spring Networks (Fed. Cir. 2016)).

Syllabi from all our past seminars, including our 2016 seminars in Cincinnati, Seattle, and D.C., are available here.


Located in the heart of historic downtown Cincinnati at 36 East Fourth Street (corner of Fourth and Walnut), the Renaissance is housed in Cincinnati’s original skyscraper. Designed by iconic American architect Daniel Burnham and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building that was completely renovated and reopened in 2014 as the Renaissance Hotel. The recipient of AAA’s 4 Diamond rating in 2016, the hotel offers 283 rooms on 19 floors including a concierge floor. Along with over 14,000 feet of meeting space, services for hotel guests include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a full service business center, and room service provided by the hotel’s D. Burnham Restaurant & Lounge featuring locally sourced, seasonal contemporary Midwestern cuisine. The Renaissance is conveniently located within walking distance of outstanding downtown restaurants including Boca, Nada, MetropolePalomino, Orchids at Palm Court, and Jean-Robert’s Table.

Bankers Boardroom lobby

Guest room amenities include:

  • Wired and wireless high-speed Internet access
  • HD LCD flat screen television
  • European walk-in shower
  • Ergonomic work station
  • Coffee and tea
  • Aveda bath products

Overnight Accommodations at the Renaissance Hotel:

The Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel is holding a block of rooms for our seminar attendees. Standard rooms will be available for the nights of March 7-8, 2018 at the rate of $255/night plus tax. Executive suites with access to the Concierge Lounge will be available at the rate of $284/night plus tax.

standard room king







Seminar attendees can make their own hotel room reservations directly by contacting the Renaissance Reservations Department at 513.333.0000 and identifying themselves as attendees of the Chisum Patent Academy seminar.

group w penguin 21C Hotel seminar Cincy Mar 2014

Getting to Cincinnati:

The Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel is easily accessed from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which services flights by Delta, United, American, and other airlines. For a list of direct flights into CVG Airport from 46 cities including Atlanta, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, Detroit, NYC, LA, San Diego, and Paris, click here.

Driving directions are here. Driving distances from major cities to Cincinnati:

– from Chicago to Cincinnati: 295 miles

– from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati: 289 miles

– from Nashville to Cincinnati: 271 miles

– from Detroit to Cincinnati: 263 miles

– from Cleveland to Cincinnati: 249 miles

– from Toledo to Cincinnati: 204 miles

– from Indianapolis to Cincinnati: 112 miles

– from Columbus to Cincinnati: 107 miles

-from Louisville to Cincinnati: 99 miles


The Renaissance Hotel offers Valet Parking at the rate of $35/day.


Our Advanced Patent Law Seminars run from 9 am to 12 noon and 1 pm to 4 pm each day. The Cincinnati 2018 seminar will be a two-day format, for a total of 12.0 hours.

Our seminars are limited to ten (10) attendees. To maximize opportunities for discussion and questioning, we conduct the seminars in interactive, round-table style. All sessions are co-taught by Donald Chisum and Janice Mueller.

MCLE Credit:

The Academy will request 12.0 CLE general hours credit from the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

CLE credit for other states: The Chisum Patent Academy applies for CLE accreditation in those states where we conduct seminars. Where state bars require, we submit attendees’ names as they are listed on the sign-in sheet. If you are seeking CLE credit for a state other than where that seminar is being held, please apply directly to the appropriate state bar. We will coordinate with you to provide any necessary documentation.


Our attendees receive complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments. Lunch is on your own, with many options available within walking distance of the hotel.

Seminar Registration Fee:

The registration fee for the two-day Cincinnati 2018 seminar is $1,500 per person, which includes daily breakfast, afternoon refreshments, and extensive materials. Alumni/ae of the Academy receive a 10% discount. To register, click here:

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