FEBRUARY SECTION MEETING

Expert Witnessing in Patent Litigation

DATE: Thursday, February 25, 2016
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Presentation
COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations

ABOUT THE MEETING:
As new technologies enter every aspect of our lives, the number of patents has skyrocketed. As a result, patent litigation has become more common as the complexity of the technology has increased, and expert witnesses are an essential part of both plaintiff and defendant strategy. An effective expert must combine a firm theoretical understanding of the technology along with an ability to explain these concepts to clients, attorneys, and (if the case goes to trial) a jury with little if any technical background. Bob Morrow will cover the following in his presentation: Expert qualifications; educating the attorneys; investigating patent invalidity and/or infringement; preparing an expert report; and testifying at deposition and trial. Bob will spice up the droll portions of the presentation with lively anecdotes.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Dr. Bob Morrow has extensive experience as an expert witness in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi systems. He has worked for plaintiffs and defendants in ten different patent infringement cases, and has written reports and testified at deposition and trial. Bob is a retired U.S. Air Force pilot and electrical engineering professor and has authored two books on wireless systems. He has a BSEE from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a MSEE from Stanford University, and a PhD in EE from Purdue University.

MENU SELECTIONS:
South of the Border Buffet: (more…)

February 13th, 2016

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Scheduled Presentation Updates (2/13/2016)

February 25, 2016  Expert Witnessing on Patent Litigation
March 10, 2016   Ohio Continuing Professional Development Criteria for PE’s
**Special Presentation** IEEE Members only

March 31, 2016   The use of Arduino Processor Board, with demos.  Miami University Student
(Please note this is a week later than our usual meeting date.)

April 28, 2016   UC and Miami Senior Project Presentations

January 22nd, 2016

JANUARY SECTION MEETING

Commercial Application of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

DATE:

Thursday, January 28, 2016 

 

PLACE :

Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road

TIME :

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time

 

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner

 

7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. –  Presentation

COST

$10- $15, See information in Reservations

       

ABOUT THE MEETING:  

Significant technology enablers have spurred the recent explosion in remotely controlled aircraft.  Commercial operations using Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) are severely restricted at the present time, but 3D Aerial Solutions and others in the industry are providing services for hire under the FAA’s ‘interim’ rules.  Rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft each have unique capabilities suitable a wide variety of applications.  This talk will survey a number of commercial applications with which 3D Aerial is involved with special emphasis on aerial imaging and spectral analysis of soil and crops for use in precision agriculture applications.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  

Mr. Michael Gilkey is co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director of FlightOperations for 3D Aerial Solutions, LLC.  He is a certified private pilot and a commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilot with over 43 hours as UAS pilot in command.  He has a MSEE from University of Colorado, a BSEE from Purdue University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He has 30 years’ experience in engineering, most of which spent supporting the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson AFB, OH.  He is a systems engineering expert in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and automatic target recognition systems using airborne radar, full motion video and lidar sensor systems.

MENU SELECTIONS:

Buffet Menu:   Menu Coming soon!

LOCATION: Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

 RESERVATIONS:  Please make reservations for each meeting by going to: http://www.ieeecincinnati.org/meetings/.  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation. 

Reservations close at midnight on Sunday January 24th, 2016.

DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY

An email to Reservations@ieeecincinnati.org prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by midnight, Sunday January 24, 2016

WALK-INS (those without reservations): You are welcome to attend this meeting and/or enjoy the dinner even if you did not register in advance. Walk-ins pay a higher $15 dinner fee. Raffel’s determines our cost based on the number of plates used; if you choose to have dinner, please pay the fee if you eat even if you arrive late or didn’t pre-register.

PE CREDITS:  Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

December 21st, 2015

DECEMBER SECTION MEETING

Intellectual Property: Patent Law, Application Process, Prior Art Searching

DATE:

Thursday, December 3, 2015 

**note holiday date schedule**

 

PLACE :

Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road

TIME :

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time

 

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner

 

7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. –  Presentation

COST: 

$10- $15, See information in Reservations

       

ABOUT THE MEETING:  

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that came into effect in 2013.  The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952. The law switched the U.S. rights to a patent from the previous “first-to-invent” system to a “first inventor-to-file” system. The presentation will highlight some of the more significant changes stemming from the AIA to the U.S. patent system and practice points that inventors need to keep in mind should they be interested in seeking patent protection, including initial means for searching for relevant prior art.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: 

Keith R. Haupt is a Partner with Wood Herron & Evans, an intellectual property law firm (more…)

November 18th, 2015

OCTOBER SECTION MEETING

Big Data and Map Reduce

DATE:

Thursday, October 22, 2015 

 

PLACE :

University of Cincinnati (see below for directions)

TIME :

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social

 

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. –  Adriaticos Pizza

 

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. –  Presentation

COST

No charge, reservations are required

       

ABOUT THE MEETING:   

Big Data is changing the way businesses operate and opening new areas of research and commerce.  Dr. Talaga will be giving an overview of what Big Data is, what software systems are used, and some CS concepts that have facilitated Big Data.  He will be discussing Apache Hadoop, Map/Reduce,  Apache Spark, as well as doing some demonstrations of these systems.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  

Dr. Paul Talaga is an Assistant Professor-Educator in the School of Computing Sciences and Informatics within the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati.  His research focuses on data locality in geographically distributed web systems, cloud security, evolutionary/neural network-based AI systems in relation to robotics, and the petegogy of computer science at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Dr. Talaga obtained dual bachelors of arts degrees in Computer Science and Math from St. Lawrence University in 2003, followed by a MS and PhD in Computer and Information Science from Syracuse University in 2012. (more…)

October 19th, 2015

September 2015 Section Meeting

TOUR OF RHINEGEIST BREWERY

DATE:

Thursday, September 24, 2015 

 

PLACE :

Rhinegeist Brewery, OTR (see below for directions)

TIME :

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Social/Dinner

 

7:00 p.m. –  Tour

 

 

COST

Members Free, Non-Members and Guests $5,

     Reservations are required  

ABOUT THE MEETING:   

Rhinegeist, translates to “Ghost of the Rhine” and refers to our place in the historic Over-the-Rhine Brewery District in Cincinnati. Built within the skeleton of the old Moerlein bottling plant (1895), we brew 20bbl batches of beer that sing with flavor.

 At the turn of the 19th century, Over-the-Rhine was home to nearly 45,000 inhabitants—most of them of German descent—and 38 breweries. Leading this vibrant brewing scene was Christian Moerlein Brewing Company, the city’s largest brewery which extended over three entire city blocks and produced over 300,000 bbl annually. The company’s old bottling plant, located at 1910 Elm Street, is home to our modern-day brewery. While Moerlein’s operation would thrive for years, Prohibition in the 1920’s would deal a fatal blow and bring an end to the company. As a result, the former bottling plant would lie dormant for several subsequent decades…

Enter Bob Bonder into the story. A recovering consultant, Bob moved to Cincinnati in 2007 to build out the Tazza Mia coffee business. Having spent years refining his palate with coffee cuppings and wine tastings, he began flirting with the idea of building his own brewery. But where to start? Knowing this would not be a one-man job, Bob ventured out to build the perfect team. First on his list was Bryant Goulding, a silver-tongued dreamer who had spent the past few years selling beer on the West Coast for the Anderson Valley, Dogfish Head and Golden Road breweries. When first presented with the idea, Bryant thought Bob had gone crazy. Why would he leave a bustling craft beer scene and easygoing West Coast lifestyle for Cincinnati, a city that had never crossed his mind? Nevertheless, Bryant gave Bob’s idea a chance and visited the space he had been raving about. Long story short, Bryant stepped into 1910 Elm Street and was immediately sold. Where some might have simply seen an empty and defunct warehouse, Bryant saw a lifeless brewery itching to start pumping out some hoppy IPAs. 

An unrivaled passion for tasty brews is unfortunately not enough to build a brewery, so Bob and Bryant turned to find a brewer. Their search ultimately pointed them to Jim Matt, a brewing guru who also happened to have 20 years of chemistry experience and Luke Cole who had been roasting coffee and brewing at Rock Bottom’s downtown Cincinnati brewpub. During his time at Sun King brewery, Jim had grown an appreciation for dry, hoppy, West Coast styled IPAs, making him a perfect fit for the project Bob and Bryant had in mind. Luke’s background in mechanical engineering made him the perfect fit for rebuilding the twenty plus year old brewhouse they bought for pennies on the dollar in Mexico. With a business-minded leader, a marketing and sales visionary, and a brewing pundit now onboard, the team was close to turning a mere dream into a reality. They now had the power to brew and sell the beer, but the question remained as to how it would be distributed. The last piece of the puzzle was Dennis Kramer-Wine, a keg-lifting, route-building, beard-growing man of action who would form the foundation for our self-distribution model. These five minds came together and in June 2013 Rhinegeist brewed its first batch of beer.

 ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  

The Tour will be given by a member of the Rhinegeist Staff (more…)

September 3rd, 2015

MAY SECTION MEETING

The Internet of Things: Home Automation and Beyond

DATE: Thursday, May 28, 2015

PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)

  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Presentation

COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations

ABOUT THE MEETING: The term the Internet of Things (IoT) was proposed by Kevin Ashton in 1999. This term originally described machine to machine (M2M) communications, but now includes connectivity of devices, systems, and services. By focusing on examples in home automation, this presentation will describe various IoT applications, services, and issues. After determining how many engineers it takes to turn on a light bulb we will conclude with a description of ongoing IoT industry efforts. Door prizes include a Raspberry PI computer ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Ted Longshore has 30 + years of industry experience in the field of RF communications. His product development experience includes satellite antennas, cellular radio base stations and handsets, Real Time Location Tracking Systems (RTLS), military VHF and UHF transmitters, and most recently telemetry transmitters and receivers. He earned a BSEE from the University of Cincinnati and a MSEE from the Illinois Institute of Technology and is currently the Arrangements Chair for the Cincinnati section of the IEEE.

MENU SELECTIONS: Buffet Menu: Baked Quartered Chicken, Three Cheese Lasagna, Meatloaf served in Brown Gravy, Rice Pilaf, Glazed Carrots, Caesar Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad, Buttermilk Biscuits, Chef’s Choice of Dessert

LOCATION: Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of (more…)

May 4th, 2015

FUTURE MEETINGS

May 28, 2015    Internet of Things

June-August there are no Cincinnati Section meetings.

Mark your calendars!

April 29th, 2015

APRIL 2015 SECTION MEETING

Senior Design Presentations from UC & Miami University

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

DATE:    Thursday, April 23, 2015 

LOCATION :  Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)

TIME :   5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time

                6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner

                7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. –  Presentation

COST:    $10- $15, See information in Reservations

ABOUT THE MEETING:  

This annual meeting is the best senior design teams from The University of Cincinnati & Miami University Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering Technology, electrical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering Technology.  They will present and demonstrate their senior design projects.  (more…)

April 15th, 2015

MARCH 2015 SECTION MEETING

Renewable Energy, Distributed Energy and the Micro Grid

DATE:

Thursday, March 26, 2015 

 

PLACE :

Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)

TIME :

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time

 

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner

 

7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. –  Presentation

COST

$10- $15, See information in Reservations

       

 

ABOUT THE MEETING:   

There is much talk these days of distributed generation, micro-grids, islanding and the smart grid – but what do all of these terms mean and what are the repercussions to existing and future infrastructure?

Discussion:  Mega Trends in technology and their relationship to the generation, distributed generation marketplace, micro-grids, nano-grids and beyond.  An overview of the more recent FERC orders and their repercussions on the industry will also be discussed in addition to the future of the energy markets, how to utilize big data and the transformation towards IoT. (more…)

March 13th, 2015

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