Continuing Education Committee Presents: Finding a Needle in the Haystack – Using Petition.ai to Identify Successful Patent Prosecution Petitions

Finding a Needle in the Haystack: Using Petition.ai to Identify Successful Patent Prosecution Petitions

Description: This presentation will go through a brief background on petitions, the various types of petitions, and then a live demo of Petition.ai’s database.

Presenters:

Julie Burke

In 2020, Julie Burke founded IP Quality Pro LLC, a patent prosecution consulting venture, and provides assistance and guidance to help patent practitioners efficiently and effectively navigate procedural obstacles with the USPTO.

As an advisor to Petition.ai, Julie provides assistance and guidance on the creation and use of the first comprehensive searchable database of patent prosecution documents filed with the USPTO.

Julie was a Patent Scientist at Knobbe Martens from 2015-2020.  She handled patent prosecution matters with a special interest in resolving complex procedural issues across all technology sectors.

From 1995-2015, Julie served as a Primary Examiner, Special Program Examiner and then as Quality Assurance Specialist in Technology Center 1600 of the USPTO, where she drafted petition decisions, reviewed quality of Office Actions and allowances and evaluated patent examination practices to identify targets for quality improvement.

Michael Spector
Co-founder of Petition.ai

Michael Spector is the co-founder of Petition.ai, the first comprehensive searchable database of USPTO patent petition documents. By utilizing Petition.ai’s extensive searchable database, patent attorneys, patent agents, and their support teams can efficiently search through 500,000 petition documents to readily find ones with similar issues and/or fact patterns – the needles-in-a-haystack.  As a result, patent professionals will be able to more quickly and easily craft a petition with an increased likelihood of being granted on the first attempt, potentially avoiding the need to request reconsideration.

Michael is also the Chief Operating Officer at The LISA App, a provider of on-site beauty and wellness services to employees and tenants.  Previously, Michael worked as an Investment Analyst at Castle Creek Arbitrage in Chicago, Scoggin Capital in New York City, and Messner & Smith Investment Management in San Diego. Michael also worked at a start-up technology company and as an Investment Banking Analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Michael earned a BBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Michael co-founded Year Up Chicago’s Leadership Council and served as the Co-Chair for 10 years.

When: Wednesday, December 8th, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Where:  At your desk via Zoom. Registrants will receive webinar details prior to the program.

Please register here

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Community Service Encourages CALL Members to Support the Greater Chicago Food Depository

In connection with the November business meeting, the Community Service Committee is working to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank, partnering with over 700 local agencies and programs, including pantries, soup kitchens and shelters for children, older adults and veterans. Every day they distribute over 267,000 meals, relying heavily on donors and volunteers to make it happen. The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically increased food insecurity throughout the Chicagoland area. To meet the surging demand, the Food Depository is providing food at record amounts. By the end of June 2021, the Food Depository distributed more than 117M pounds of food and 97.5M meals. This represents more than a 25% increase from last year’s total.

The Community Service Committee has arranged several opportunities for our members to help the Food Depository this winter:

 * Virtual Food Drive

We have set up a CALL Virtual Food Drive where you can pick out a virtual shopping cart full of food to donate to GCFD. Our goal is to donate 900 meals ($1 = 3 meals). Make a purchase or check our progress online: http://www.myfooddrive.org/#CALLfall2021

 *Monetary Donations

GCFD welcomes donations of any size online: https://secure.chicagosfoodbank.org/site/Donation2?8743.donation=form1&df_id=8743&mfc_pref=T

 *Volunteer Day at the Food Depository

Joins us for our own CALL Repack Session at the Food Depository on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:45 PM. The Food Depository is located at 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL 60632. All volunteers need to register with GCFD, which includes an Electronic Waiver. Registration link: https://volunteers.chicagosfoodbank.org/index.php?section=indGpRegistrations&action=profile_conditional&fwID=30456

Permanent link to this article: http://chicagolawlib.org/blog/2021/11/18/community-service-encourages-call-members-to-support-the-greater-chicago-food-depository/

November 2021 Business Meeting

Registration for the November Business Meeting is now open. Register here: https://chicagolawlib.app.neoncrm.com/eventReg.jsp?event=595&

November 2021 Business Meeting
Meeting Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Location: Zoom (https://us06web.zoom.us/j/99985844721?pwd=QVYrcXZuY0xsUm5Sc1F4WW1aRTkydz09)
Meeting ID: 999 8584 4721

Passcode: 786658

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Please stay on Zoom after the meeting to network and catch up with CALL friends.)

Cost: free

Speaker: Rhea Ballard-Thrower, Dean and University Librarian, University of Illinois Chicago, Topic: “Lessons on Leadership from a Little Black Girl who later became Dean of Libraries”

Rhea Ballard-Thrower recently started as the Dean and University Librarian at the University of Illinois Chicago. Prior to her appointment at UIC, Dean Ballard-Thrower was Executive Director of the Howard University Libraries and a tenured professor at the Howard University School of Law. she has also served as Director of the Howard University Law Library, Associate Director at the Georgia State University Law Library, and as a reference librarian for the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas-Austin. Ballard-Thrower has been a legal bibliography instructor, conference presenter, and author of many articles on law librarianship. Her current research examines how to direct libraries as campus change agents

At UIC, Ballard-Thrower also holds an affiliate faculty position at UIC Law, where she teaches Advanced Legal Research using the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program pedagogy. In the program, she teaches law students and incarcerated students in the same classes at a correctional facility. Ballard-Thrower has a BA from the University of Cincinnati, a JD from the University of Kentucky, and an MLIS from the University of Michigan.

Community Service: Greater Chicago Food Depository

In connection with the November business meeting, the Community Service Committee is working to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank, partnering with over 700 local agencies and programs, including pantries, soup kitchens and shelters for children, older adults and veterans. Every day they distribute over 267,000 meals, relying heavily on donors and volunteers to make it happen. The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically increased food insecurity throughout the Chicagoland area. To meet the surging demand, the Food Depository is providing food at record amounts. By the end of June 2021, the Food Depository distributed more than 117M pounds of food and 97.5M meals. This represents more than a 25% increase from last year’s total.

The Community Service Committee has arranged several opportunities for our members to help the Food Depository this winter:

* Virtual Food Drive: We have set up a CALL Virtual Food Drive where you can pick out a virtual shopping cart full of food to donate to GCFD. Our goal is to donate 900 meals ($1 = 3 meals). Make a purchase or check our progress online: http://www.myfooddrive.org/#CALLfall2021

*Monetary Donations: GCFD welcomes donations of any size online: https://secure.chicagosfoodbank.org/site/Donation2?8743.donation=form1&df_id=8743&mfc_pref=T

*Volunteer Day at the Food Depository:

Joins us for our own CALL Repack Session at the Food Depository on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:45 PM. The Food Depository is located at 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL 60632. All volunteers need to register with GCFD, which includes an Electronic Waiver. Registration link: https://volunteers.chicagosfoodbank.org/index.php?section=indGpRegistrations&action=profile_conditional&fwID=30456

Door Prizes: Two gift cards will be raffled during the meeting courtesy of LexisNexis.

Registration ends November 16th.

Note: You will have to log into Neon to register for the meeting. Enter “Not sure if you have an account or you forgot your login information?” to recover your account and reset your password. If you do not receive a password recovery email, please check your spam filter.

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Continuing Education Committee Presents: Sneaker Law

Meet the authors of Sneaker Law!

Description: Sneaker Law is a business and legal bible for the sneaker industry and much more. It is also an innovative redesign of the textbook experience. Sneaker Law is the only textbook that teaches “all you need to know about the sneaker business.” It’s digestible and engaging, taking culturally relevant events and using them to teach critical information for any student.

You can find a description of the book and what they’ve done to date here: https://sneakerlaw.com/pages/preview

Presenters:

KENNETH ANAND
Author, professor, and co-creator of SneakerLaw. Kenneth is also the co-founder of 3 8 0 Group, a fashion licensing company specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of premium apparel, footwear and fashion accessories. From 2017-2019, Kenneth was General Counsel & Head of Business Development at YEEZY Apparel, Kanye West’s sneaker and fashion house.

Prior to YEEZY, Kenneth practiced law for over 15 years, advising companies, executives and entrepreneurs in employment, intellectual property, and entertainment matters with an emphasis in the fashion industry. Through his career work, Kenneth has established himself as a leading business and legal expert who regularly advises companies, and lectures on topics, involving sneakers and fashion.

JARED GOLDSTEIN
Author, professor, and co-creator of SneakerLaw. Jared is also Senior Counsel at LiveIntent, an ad-tech and marketing company. Jared assists LiveIntent with all in-house legal matters, including advertising, technology, digital media, privacy and data protection, IP, compliance, and corporate issues.

Prior to LiveIntent, Jared worked at Undertone and Complex Media, where he assisted their legal departments with a wide array of matters related to advertising, technology, IP, licensing, digital media, compliance, and other issues. Jared also published several articles for Complex about a variety of legal issues related to the legal protection of sneaker designs. Additionally, Jared has represented various clients in the entertainment, music, and fashion industries.

When: Wednesday, November 10th, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Where:  At your desk via Zoom. Registrants will receive webinar details prior to the program.

Please register here

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