OUR GOAL IS TO CONTINUE OUR LONG-STANDING TRADITION OF PROVIDING VALUABLE CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION TO OUR MEMBERS TO ADDRESS THE MOST CURRENT ISSUES IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW.


CincyBrand 2014

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CincyIP is proud to present CincyBrand for 2014, Cincinnati’s premier conference on branding, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at The Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati. CincyBrand is CincyIP’s first ever premier conference dedicated solely to branding and the intellectual property protections used to build up and secure those brands. Featuring speakers from Maker’s Mark, Marvel, Procter & Gamble, Express, Interbrand, andRead the Rest…


2014 Membership Dues now being collected

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We are now collecting dues for the 2014 calendar year.   The dues provide us with a budget to plan events and are primarily used to pay for out-of-town speaker expenses.  Membership (whether Active or Associate) entitles you to a discount of both our regularly scheduled monthly luncheon meetings (second Tuesday of the month) as well as our Special Events. Read the Rest…


Patent Office Litigation– How to Wield A New Low-Cost Alternative to District Court Patent Litigation

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This interactive talk covers the new post-grant proceedings made available for the first time at the USPTO under the America Invents Act. Michael Messinger, Partner at Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox will lead us as we look at the various features of inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR), and covered business method review (CBM). This talk covers the prosRead the Rest…


March Luncheon: IP Theft and Fraud

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You’re invited to our next monthly luncheon and CLE seminar about IP Theft and Fraud: The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center! The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center started in 1999 with two agencies: US Customs and FBI. Today the IPR Center is a collaborative effort of 21 federal and international agencies that focus on Intellectual Property theft andRead the Rest…


February 2014 Meeting: Current US Legislative, Administrative and Judicial Proposals – Dealing with Trolls and Other Issues

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Kevin Kirsch, a partner at Baker Hostetler, will present an update on current US Legislative, Administrative, and Judicial proposals designed to deal with patent trolls and other issues in IP law. In particular, Keven will discuss various aspects of the Goodlatte Innovation Act and the Hatch Patent Litigation Integrity Act as well as various Supreme Court and agency studies. FollowingRead the Rest…


December 2013 Meeting: Licensing in the 21st Century

Licensing Industry Professionals Elizabeth Dambriunas and Jim Kipling will discuss concepts, structure, and preferred positions of Licensors and Licensees in the context of current market forces. In particular, the speakers will discuss pressure resulting from balancing leverage between the parties when that leverage is utilized to negotiate away from boilerplate contracts and what headaches ensue on both sides in thisRead the Rest…