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Product Responsibility Summit

The PPAI Product Responsibility Summit (PRS) event recordings focus on the most pressing product safety issues, as well as business implications, challenges and opportunities associated with the various aspects of compliance.

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2020

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 09/13/2020 at 11:00 AM (PDT)

    The PPAI Product Responsibility Summit offers education focused on the most-pressing business implications, challenges and opportunities associated with compliance. Facilitated by industry thought leaders, representatives from product safety labs and leaders in compliance, this eye-opening event will explore the latest developments, as well as best practices. Corporate social responsibility and compliance aren’t the future or a fad. Your clients expect compliance now.

    Join us September 13-15, 2020 in Newport Beach, CA.

    The PPAI Product Responsibility Summit offers education focused on the most-pressing business implications, challenges and opportunities associated with compliance. Facilitated by industry thought leaders, representatives from product safety labs and leaders in compliance, this eye-opening event will explore the latest developments, as well as best practices. Corporate social responsibility and compliance aren’t the future or a fad. Your clients expect compliance now.  For more information beyond registration, please check out our event site.

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    Registration Fees:
    PPAI Members: $995 (additional attendees for same member company: $875)
    PPAI Associate: $1,395

    To register for any of PPAI's live education events, individuals must be listed the company roster of a business in The PPAI Directory. Each registration requires an individual login. For assistance logging in, contact Membership at 888-426-7724 ext. 3900 or email Membership@ppai.org.

    For group registrations, contact Kathlene Brethowr at 972-258-3069 or email KathleneB@ppai.org

    For registration process questions, contact Shannon Johnson at 972-258-3059 or email shannnonj@ppai.org

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    Who may attend this event? To be eligible to attend any PPAI event, you must be a PPAI Member or Associate, meaning you own or are employed by a company that manufactures, imports or resell promotional products. 

    Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued, minus a $150 processing fee,  up to and including August 17, 2020. After August 17, 2020, refunds will not be issued. Refunds will not be issued for conference no-shows. All cancellations must be emailed to Anne Stone at annes@ppai.org.

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    Approximately 10 MAS Points

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    For the event agenda, housing or our sponsorship list please check out our event site.

    Cancellation Policy:

    Refunds will be issued, minus a $150 processing fee,  up to and including August 17, 2020. After August 17, 2020, refunds will not be issued. Refunds will not be issued for conference no-shows. All cancellations must be emailed to Anne Stone at annes@ppai.org

    Privacy: 

    By registering for the conference you agree to have your basic information published on the official attendee list and to have your photo taken at the event. Please contact PPAI should you wish to be removed.

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    Questions:

    For Group Registrations: Please call Kathlene Brethower at (972) 258-3069

    For registration process questions, contact Shannon Johnson at 972-258-3059 or email shannnonj@ppai.org

    Questions Regarding Membership: Please call 888-I-AM-PPAI (426-7724) or e-mail PPAI Membership.

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    Does my registration fee include hotel room?

    Hotel rooms are not included. Attendees are responsible for hotel rooms in addition to their Product Responsibility Summit registration fee. A reduced hotel room rate will be available for attendees and can be booked here.

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    Cancellation Policy:

    Cancellations must be received in writing prior to August 17, 2020, and are subject to a $150 processing fee. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the cancellation. Refunds will not be granted after August 17 nor will they be given for no-shows. Please email cancellations to Anne Stone at annes@ppai.org

  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 09/13/2020 at 11:00 AM (PDT)

    The PPAI Product Responsibility Summit offers education focused on the most-pressing business implications, challenges and opportunities associated with compliance. Facilitated by industry thought leaders, representatives from product safety labs and leaders in compliance, this eye-opening event will explore the latest developments, as well as best practices. Corporate social responsibility and compliance aren’t the future or a fad. Your clients expect compliance now.

    Join us September 13-15, 2020 from the comfort of your own home or office for the virtual conference. 

    The PPAI Product Responsibility Summit offers education focused on the most-pressing business implications, challenges and opportunities associated with compliance. Facilitated by industry thought leaders, representatives from product safety labs and leaders in compliance, this eye-opening event will explore the latest developments, as well as best practices. Corporate social responsibility and compliance aren’t the future or a fad. Your clients expect compliance now.  For more information beyond registration, please check out our event site.

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    Virtual Event Registration for PPAI Members: $350

    Virtual Event Registration for PPAI Associates: $465

    To register for any of PPAI's live education events, individuals must be listed the company roster of a business in The PPAI Directory. Each registration requires an individual login. For assistance logging in, contact Membership at 888-426-7724 ext. 3900 or email Membership@ppai.org.

    For group registrations, contact Kathlene Brethowr at KathleneB@ppai.org

    For registration process questions, contact Shannon Johnson at shannnonj@ppai.org

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    Who may attend this event? To be eligible to attend any PPAI event, you must be a PPAI Member or Associate, meaning you own or are employed by a company that manufactures, imports or resell promotional products. 

    Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued, minus a $150 processing fee,  up to and including August 17, 2020. After August 17, 2020, refunds will not be issued. Refunds will not be issued for conference no-shows. All cancellations must be emailed to Anne Stone at annes@ppai.org.

    Anne Stone, CAE

    Director of Advocacy and Member Engagement

    Anne Stone, CAE is the director of advocacy and member engagement at PPAI, responsible for guiding PPAI's legislative and government relations efforts, which includes taking a contingent of PPAI members to Washington, D.C., to advocate directly to U.S. lawmakers on issues important to the promotional products industry. Stone also oversees the Association's product responsibility programs, including the development of industry best practices and the PPAI Product Safety Summit, a two-day education event focused specifically on product responsibility issues. She currently serves as staff liaison to both the Government Relations Advisory Council and the Product Responsibility Advisory Group.

    Susan DeRagon

    Senior Technical Consultant

    Susan DeRagon is the Senior Technical Consultant for Qima. Ms. DeRagon has over 25 years of experience in the toy and premiums industry, and has worked with PPAI as a technical consultant since 2008. Ms. DeRagon has conducted numerous technical seminars and webinars, and works closely with companies to provide the highest level of quality service in the areas of product testing, quality assurance, safety evaluations and inspections.

    Ms. DeRagon is an active member of the Toy Industry Association and the American Society for Testing and Materials, participating on several toy and children's product standards committees. She is also on the Board of Directors for ICPHSO, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization.

    Maurice Norris

    Public Affairs Manager

    Maurice manages both product responsibility and the government relations program for the Association. A recent transplant from Atlanta to Fort Worth, Maurice is a graduate of Herzing University and Keller Graduate School.

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    Approximately 10 MAS Points

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    For the event agenda or our sponsorship list please check out our event site.

    Cancellation Policy:

    Refunds will be issued, minus a $150 processing fee,  up to and including August 17, 2020. After August 17, 2020, refunds will not be issued. Refunds will not be issued for conference no-shows. All cancellations must be emailed to Anne Stone at annes@ppai.org

    Privacy: By registering for the conference you agree to have your basic information published on the official attendee list and to have your photo taken at the event. Please contact PPAI should you wish to be removed.

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    Questions: 

    • Questions Regarding Group Registrations: Please call Kathlene Brethower at (972) 258-3069
    • For registration process questions, contact Shannon Johnson at 972-258-3059 or email shannnonj@ppai.org
    • Questions Regarding Membership: Please call 888-I-AM-PPAI (426-7724) or e-mail PPAI Membership.

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    Cancellation Policy: 

    Cancellations must be received in writing prior to August 17, 2020, and are subject to a $150 processing fee. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the cancellation. Refunds will not be granted after August 17 nor will they be given for no-shows. Please email cancellations to Anne Stone at annes@ppai.org

  • Product Responsibility Summit 2019: It’s Not Easy Being The Compliance Officer—How Not To Be The Bad Guy

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This panel discussion will take a frank look at the challenges of being a compliance officer. Panelists will share tips on how to build consensus; how to say no without damaging relationships; how to get buy-in from the top; and how to build a culture of product responsibility.

    This panel discussion will take a frank look at the challenges of being a compliance officer. Panelists will share tips on how to build consensus; how to say no without damaging relationships; how to get buy-in from the top; and how to build a culture of product responsibility. 

    Kim Bakalyar

    Chief Compliance Officer, PromoShop Inc.

    Kim Bakalyar, PromoShop Inc’s Chief Compliance Officer, started work in the promotional products industry in 1980 on the distributor side and joined forces with PromoShop, Inc. in 2004 as director of supplier relations. Kim has worked in all aspects on the distributor side while focusing primarily on research, sourcing, vendor relations and product safety and responsibility. Kim is a past president of SAAC and has previously volunteered on the PPAI Promotional Apparel Advisory Council and PPAI Distributors Committee. She is a current member of the PPAI Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG).

    Chris Pearson

    Director of Compliance, Spector & Co.

    Chris Pearson is the director of compliance for Spector & Co. Chris joined Spector 2017 after a long career in the highly regulated juvenile products industry.  

    Throughout his 20-year career within the Juvenile products industry, Chris specialized in Infant safety and security, and in the development and certification of infant restraints. He worked closely with regulatory bodies, manufacturers,  sales and marketing teams, as well as directly with clients—giving him exposure and an in-depth understanding of many facets of the business.  

    In August 2018, Spector appointed Chris as director of compliance and overseas operations—adding oversight of the company’s China operations to his portfolio. Chris travels abroad several times a year to personally review procedures with manufacture owners, local government and the Spector team to ensure that compliance standards are met and maintained.

    JillAnn Rogoz

    Senior Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance, Prime Line

    Jill Rogoz is an 12-year industry veteran and the senior director of compliance and quality assurance at Prime Line, Hard Goods Division of alphabroder, and a Top 10 supplier in the promotional products industry.  As senior director of compliance and quality assurance, she oversees the safety, compliance and quality assurance programs at multiple manufacturing facilities at Prime Line.  Prime is a founding member of QCA and Jill is the team leader for Prime’s QCA program.  

    Kyle Earing

    Director of Quality and Operations, Blink Marketing, Inc.

    Kyle Earing is the director of quality and operations at Blink Marketing, Inc. in Franklin, Tennessee. In his role, Kyle works to enhance the quality program at Blink Marketing and establish key partnerships within the supply chain to ensure quality, conformance and performance for their client’s products.    Kyle has over a decade of experience working within the quality and the promotional products arena. Kyle is a certified FSSC 22000 lead auditor. Under Kyle’s leadership, Blink Marketing achieved a significant accomplishment by recently becoming Mar’s Global’s highest rated premium and promotional products supplier.  

    Nat Bullock

    Product Responsibility and Global Services Manager, Geiger

    Nat Bullock is the product responsibility and global services manager for Geiger.  Nat is a 2001 graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor’s in business administration with a concentration on operations management and was the winner of the 2001 Southern Maine Entrepreneurship Business Plan competition.                                            

    Prior to joining Geiger, Nat was the logistics and purchasing manager for a Fortune 500 manufacturer of technical fabrics where he oversaw production planning for multiple manufacturing locations in the U.S. as well as the purchasing of raw materials from sources in Canada, Asia, Europe, and South America.           

    Nat joined Geiger in 2011 as planning and logistics manager for their manufacturing division and has also held the position of project manager in their IT department before taking on the compliance roll in 2015.  Nat oversees the areas of product compliance as well as logistical compliance for international shipping and hazardous goods shipping and develops compliance related education programs for their sales partners and internal staff.

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2019: Designing For Vulnerable Consumers—A Focus On Senior Safety

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Special safety considerations must be made when designing for vulnerable audiences. As Boomers age, the senior market will expand and with it so will the particular safety and accessibility issues for this demographic. CPSC Commissioner Adler will address the unique challenges and responsibilities associated with senior safety.

    Special safety considerations must be made when designing for vulnerable audiences. As Boomers age, the senior market will expand and with it so will the particular safety and accessibility issues for this demographic. CPSC Commissioner Adler will address the unique challenges and responsibilities associated with senior safety.

    Robert Adler

    Commissioner at the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

    Robert S. Adler is a Commissioner at the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He began serving as a Commissioner August 18, 2009. He was renominated by President Obama on May 14, 2014 and confirmed by the senate on December 2, 2014. His term runs through October 2021.

    Prior to Commissioner Adler's appointment, he served on the Obama Transition Team and co-authored a report on the CPSC for the Obama administration.

    Bob was previously a professor of Legal Studies at the University of North Carolina as the Luther Hodges Jr., Scholar in Ethics and Law at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School. At the University of North Carolina, he served as the Associate Dean of the MBA Program and as Associate Dean for the School's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Program. Bob was a professor, he taught courses in business law, business ethics, business-government relations and negotiation. He won a university-wide teaching award, the Tanner Award, in 1996, and the undergraduate program's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1990. In 2004, he received the Gerald Barrett Faculty Award for outstanding teaching and service to the MBA Program.

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2019: The Problem With Plastics

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This plastics pioneer will address not only the global problem with plastics, but will lay out solutions as well. Mike Biddle has patented a series of techniques for separating and refining plastic waste to produce quality materials for reuse in the industry. His innovative recycling process diverts plastic waste from landfills and the ocean while negating the need for new oil-based plastics.

    This plastics pioneer will address not only the global problem with plastics, but will lay out solutions as well. Mike Biddle has patented a series of techniques for separating and refining plastic waste to produce quality materials for reuse in the industry. His innovative recycling process diverts plastic waste from landfills and the ocean while negating the need for new oil-based plastics.

    Michael Biddle, PhD

    Managing Director, Ekok Innovations

    Dr. Mike Biddle is the managing director of Evok Innovations, an entrepreneur-led CleanTech venture fund that aims to increase the scale, diversity and quality of early-stage innovations focused on clean energy, reducing the time it takes to commercialize technologies. Evok accomplishes this by connecting entrepreneurs with flexible capital, mentors and industry partners. 

    Before Evok, Mike founded MBA Polymers—literally from his garage. He grew MBA to the world’s leading multi-national company recovering plastics from end-of-life durable goods, such as computers, electronics, appliances, automobiles and now household waste. When the company was sold, it had a processing capacity of over 300 million lbs/yr in Europe and China.  Some of the largest manufacturers in the world have used MBA’s plastics to replace virgin plastics in their new products.   

    Mike worked for several large companies, namely General Electric, Cummins Engine Company and Dow Chemical, before striking out on his own in 1992.  Mike received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisville and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, both with high honors.  He was also a Sloan Fellow at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, graduating with an MS in Management Science.

    Mike, who is often called the “Garbage Man” for his groundbreaking work in extracting valuable resources from highly complex waste streams around the world, has won numerous international awards.  In fact, he just picked up both the 2017 SME Circulars Award and the Davos Prize at this years’ World Economic Forum for the company he founded 

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2019: Voluntary Standards

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A panel of standards experts will address how voluntary standards affect safety. It will address how standards are formalized; the struggle to harmonize international standards and the considerations that must be made when selecting a new product that may not have established voluntary standards.

    A panel of standards experts will address how voluntary standards affect safety. It will address how standards are formalized; the struggle to harmonize international standards and the considerations that must be made when selecting a new product that may not have established voluntary standards.

    Susan DeRagon

    Senior Technical Consultant

    Susan DeRagon is Senior Technical Consultant at QIMA (formerly AsiaInspection).  With over 30 years of experience, she is a leading quality and safety expert on toys, children’s products, and promotional and licensed goods.  She has conducted numerous technical seminars and webinars globally.  She works closely with companies to provide the highest level of quality service in the areas of regulatory compliance, product testing, quality control and assurance, safety evaluations and inspections.

    Ms. DeRagon is an active member of The Toy Association and ASTM International, participating on several toy and children’s product standards committees.  She is also a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and a previous member of the Board of Directors for ICPHSO, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization.

    Ms. DeRagon received a B.S degree in business administration from Bay Path College, Magna Cum Laude.


    Leonard Morrissey

    Director of Global Business Development and Strategy, ASTM International

    Len Morrissey is the director of global business development and strategy with ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world. 

    Len is responsible for the identification and development of new business opportunities and ventures across ASTM’s full spectrum of products and services.  He leads a team that creates and executes innovative, strategic organizational initiatives based on market trends, national/international priorities, emerging technologies, marketplace challenges and innovation.  

    Since joining ASTM in 1995, Len has served in a number of leadership roles in the Standards Development Division, ultimately directing a team that managed the standards activities for diverse portfolio of over 50 global industry sectors.  From 2007-2018, he oversaw all operational, strategic and regulatory initiatives related to the safety of consumers for a wide range of product categories. In this capacity, he worked closely with lawmakers, industry, regulators and consumer stakeholders to develop needed solutions to complex international trade and regulatory challenges. 

    He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the International Consumer Product Safety Organization (ICPHSO) and sits on the Standards Development Organization Advisory Committee under the auspices of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).   

    A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Len holds a bachelor of arts degree in Letters, Arts and Sciences with additional concentrations in Business and History and a masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Villanova University.

    Tom Blewitt

    Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, UL Connected Technologies

    Tom Blewitt is vice president and chief technical officer for UL's connected technologies businesses. He is based in New York and has spent the majority of his 40+ year career in engineering and engineering management roles involving product safety. 

    A William Henry Merrill Society member and corporate fellow, Tom is responsible for technical consistency, integrity and engineering quality for UL's standards and certification activities. He has extensive experience in the development of US, regional and international safety standards and was recognized with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Meritorious Service Award and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) "1906 Award."  He has been Convener of IEC TC61 WG31 (“Batteries”) and a member of the IEC Advisory Committee on Safety (ACOS).

    Tom has published numerous articles and has regularly presented to trade association and government audiences on product safety, standardization and international safety standards harmonization.  He holds a BSEE and MS Mgt. from Polytechnic Institute of NY.  He is also a licensed professional engineer in the State of New York and a member of the U.S. National Fire Protection Association. 

    Dana Baiocco

    CPSC Commissioner

    Dana Baiocco joined the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on June 1, 2018. She was confirmed by the Senate on May 22, 2018. Ms. Baiocco’s appointment by President Donald Trump is for a seven-year term, retroactively beginning on October 27, 2017.

    Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Baiocco was a partner at Jones Day, where she was a member of the firm’s Business and Tort Litigation Practice. She joined Jones Day’s Pittsburg Office in 1998 and, in 2011, she was among the first partners to join the Firm’s Boston Office when it opened. While at Jones Day, Ms. Baiocco provided strategic business advice for clients in high-intensity trials involving mass torts, consumer and industrial products, and medical devices at the federal, state, and international level. She counseled clients on risk mitigation, compliance with regulatory and reporting obligations, warranties, and product recalls. And she litigated on behalf of clients in antitrust, construction, and bankruptcy matters.


    Prior to joining Jones Day, Ms. Baiocco served as a federal law clerk to The Honorable Gustave Diamond, U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
    Ms. Baiocco served as Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates, (2009-2011), during which she presided over all discussions, debates, votes, and the adoption of resolutions by this policy making arm of the Association and also held other bar association roles.


    Ms. Baiocco earned her law degree from Duquesne University, cum laude, and was awarded the Justice Louis Mandarino Honor Society for Achievement in Trial and Appellate Advocacy. She earned a B.A. in Journalism from Ohio University. Ms. Baiocco also holds a private pilot certificate.

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2019: Keynote: Modern Slavery And Human Trafficking—What Are Your Obligations?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Michael R. Littenberg, an attorney and partner with Ropes and Gray, will review why this issue is still relevant and who is at risk. Littenberg will review what is required to comply with the UK Modern Slavery Act, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, as well as emerging regulations in Australia, Canada and other countries.

    Michael R. Littenberg, an attorney and partner with Ropes and Gray, will review why this issue is still relevant and who is at risk. Littenberg will review what is required to comply with the UK Modern Slavery Act, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, as well as emerging regulations in Australia, Canada and other countries.

    Michael Littenberg

    Senior Partner, Ropes & Gray

    Michael Littenberg is a senior partner at Ropes & Gray.  As part of his practice, for almost 30 years, Michael has been active in advising leading public and private companies, asset managers and asset owners on ESG, corporate social responsibility and supply chain compliance matters, and he is widely viewed as a leading practitioner in this emerging area.  Michael advises clients on, among other things: compliance with a wide range of enacted, pending and proposed regulatory requirements, “soft law” instruments and industry and NGO codes of conduct, standards, frameworks and guidance; due diligence; risk and impact assessments; structuring and implementing tailored compliance policies, procedures, programs and codes of conduct; public benefit corporations; impact and socially responsible investing; green bonds; training; benchmarking; regulatory and voluntary disclosures and other communications; stakeholder engagement; crisis management; and grievance mechanisms.  Michael has authored over 100 articles and other thought leadership pieces on ESG, corporate social responsibility and supply chain compliance, is highly ranked on numerous top influencer lists and has been a member of numerous advisory panels on a range of issues in this subject area.  Michael can be contacted at michael.littenberg@ropesgray.com.

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2019: Intellectual Property

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    What does it really take to protect your intellectual property and defend your rights? Copyrights, trademarks, patents abound – the tangible creations we humans want to protect from infringement and misuse are virtually endless. Lessons learned from a real-life experience will make you better prepared should you need to defend your IP rights.

    What does it really take to protect your intellectual property and defend your rights? Copyrights, trademarks, patents abound – the tangible creations we humans want to protect from infringement and misuse are virtually endless. Lessons learned from a real-life experience will make you better prepared should you need to defend your IP rights.

    Justin Miller

    Patent Attorney, Larson and Larson

    Justin Miller is a patent attorney with Larson and Larson concentrating on patent prosecution with an emphasis on mechanical devices. He also prepares infringement and non-infringement opinions in a multitude of fields, including medical devices and nutraceuticals. Justin has experience with challenging pending patent applications using third-party submissions and foreign filing options and strategy. His professional experience is in the field of petrochemicals, particularly liquefied natural gas. He now applies his piping skills to home improvements, with plans to build additional boats and fine furniture. He was fortunate enough to meet his wife Trista, whom he married in 2014.

    Justin is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Stetson University College of Law and is board certified in intellectual property law by the Florida Bar. 

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2019: California Proposition 65—What Do The Last 12 Months Tell Us?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    It’s been a little over 12 months since the new CA Prop 65 regulations went into effect. What can we learn from the notices, settlements and trends? Dan Herling will share what you need to do to ensure your internal procedures and practices continue are keeping up with recent litigation trends.

    It’s been a little over 12 months since the new CA Prop 65 regulations went into effect. What can we learn from the notices, settlements and trends? Dan Herling will share what you need to do to ensure your internal procedures and practices continue are keeping up with recent litigation trends.

    Dan Herling

    Consumer Product Litigation Attorney

    Dan Herling is a leading defense attorney focused on product liability issues relating to consumer products. Dan has successfully defended clients in class actions alleging false or misleading labeling or advertising of foods, cosmetics, over the counter drugs and dietary supplements. These claims have involved probiotics, “natural” ingredients, “clinically-proven” results, lack of efficacy, lack of substantiation, and failure to disclose. His trial work also encompasses defense of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, commercial litigation and privacy and data security. Dan advises international companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device, food, over-the-counter drugs, homeopathic remedies, and dietary supplement industries. He has served as defense counsel in over 3,000 product liability cases and represented companies in both state and federal courts in California and the U.S. Dan routinely advises clients on regulatory matters as well as the selection of local counsel and lead trial attorneys. His commercial litigation practice has covered a wide spectrum of issues and included representation of several international companies based in Italy, Mexico, India, United Kingdom, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, Australia, and Switzerland.

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2019: Button Cell Batteries And Other Choking Hazards

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Many electronic products contain button batteries in the household setting, and these pose a serious risk if placed in the ear canal, nasal cavity, or swallowed. When lodged within the body, they can cause severe, potentially life-threatening injury in a matter of hours. In this session, participants will learn about the spectrum of button battery injuries and mitigation strategies. Medical evaluation and management of other types of foreign bodies of the ear canal, nasal cavity, aerodigestive tract will also be discussed in this session by Dr. Kris Jatana.

    Many electronic products contain button batteries in the household setting, and these pose a serious risk if placed in the ear canal, nasal cavity, or swallowed.  When lodged within the body, they can cause severe, potentially life-threatening injury in a matter of hours. In this session, participants will learn about the spectrum of button battery injuries and mitigation strategies.  Medical evaluation and management of other types of foreign bodies of the ear canal, nasal cavity, aerodigestive tract will also be discussed in this session by Dr. Kris Jatana.

    Dr. Kris Jatana

    associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital

    Dr. Kris Jatana is an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Jatana has been an author on more than 80 manuscripts and book chapters, and in excess of 100 presentations at scientific meetings.  Since 2012, Dr. Jatana has served a leadership role on the National Button Battery Task Force. Dr. Jatana is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology Quality Improvement at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and he has served in surgical subspecialty leadership role for the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric.  He is a recognized medical expert and consultant for consumer product safety.  Over the years, numerous national and international media outlets have interviewed Dr. Jatana, which has had an impact on consumer education.

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