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CincyBIO 2012 is seeking sponsorships

CincyBIO 2012 is seeking sponsorships

CincyBIO 2012 will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati. The conference will feature speakers including Sam Han (University of Dayton), Tom Irving (Finnegan), Kevin Noonan (MBHB and Patent Docs weblog), John Lewis (BioOhio), Robin Rasor (University of Michigan), Jan Rosenbaum (CincyTech), Jim Burns (AssureRx), Kevin Malloy (Blue Ash Therapeutics), Mike Hooven and Joel Ivers.

CincyIP invites you to enter a bid to sponsor CincyBIO during the sponsorship period from January 19, 2012 at 10:00am until February 9, 2012 at 4:00pm. Sponsorships will only be accepted through the form on our website. Sponsorships will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis and will be confirmed by a member of CincyIP’s CincyBIO Steering Committee. Each sponsorship level includes exhibition space at the event and other benefits relative to the sponsorship level.

For details on sponsorships and to bid for a sponsorship, please visit http://cincyip.org/?page_id=518.

Questions should be directed to president@cincyip.org.

All sponsors must confirm their sponsorship through the website during the sponsorship period and submit their sponsorship commitments via check by March 15.

Thank you for your consideration and support of CincyIP!

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January 2012 Monthly Meeting: Entertainment Law Basics: What Should I Be Aware Of?

CincyIP Presents:
Entertainment Law Basics: What Should I Be Aware Of?

Featuring
Sarah V. Lewis, Esq.
Christoper S. Bowman, Esq.
Jeffrey P. Hinebaugh, Esq.
and
Kurt Hunt, Esq.
of Dinsmore and Shohl, LLP

Date: January 10, 2012
Time: 11:45am – 1:30pm
Location: The Cincinnatian Hotel

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 total CLE hour instruction.

While Entertainment Law issues can often overlap with issues conventionally within the realm of intellectual property law, the issues can also involve questions dealing with employment law, contract law, labor law, agency, right of privacy, first amendment, product placement, and insurance law, just to name a few. Sarah, Chris, Jeff, and Kurt will share tips and tricks to help attorneys that do not frequently deal in entertainment law to spot issues and consider broader implications of deals and contracts. In particular, they will discuss contractual processes and key provisions that can be at issue when representing a movie production from conception through distribution.

Sarah V. Lewis, Esq., is an Associate at Dinsmore, working primarily in the firm’s Entertainment Law Practice Group. In this capacity, Sarah counsels individuals and companies working in the television industry at all stages of television development, production and distribution. She has extensive transactional experience in television, having served as studio and production counsel for Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc., TeleNext Media Inc. (a business unit of MediaVest Group) and others on the television network movies “Secrets of the Mountain,” “The Jensen Project,” “A Walk in My Shoes,” “Change of Plans,” and “Truth Be Told.” Sarah also advises clients regarding a variety of guild and union issues, including those involving SAG, AFTRA, DGA, WGA and IATSE.

In addition to her work in Entertainment Law, Sarah has significant experience in general litigation and has represented numerous automotive manufacturers and other companies in cases involving breach of contract, warranty disputes, and consumer practice claims. Sarah also previously served as the prosecutor for the City of Blue Ash’s Mayor’s Court from 2004-2007.

Christopher S. Bowman, Esq., is Of Counsel with Dinsmore, working primarily in the firm’s Entertainment Law Practice Group. In this capacity, Chris counsels individuals and companies working in the television industry at all stages of television development, production and distribution. He has extensive transactional experience in television, having served as studio and production counsel for Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc., TeleNext Media Inc. (a business unit of MediaVest Group) and others on the television network movies “Secrets of the Mountain,” “The Jensen Project,” “A Walk in My Shoes,” “Change of Plans,” and “Truth Be Told.” Chris also advises clients regarding a variety of guild and union issues, including those involving SAG, AFTRA, DGA, WGA and IATSE.

Jeffrey P. Hinebaugh, Esq., is a Partner at Dinsmore in the Litigation Department. He was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati for Litigation-Construction by The Best Lawyers in America, 2012. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and Grove City College, Jeff serves as a board member for various foundations and programs, including the Mariemont Preservation Foundation, Foundation Entertainment, and Providence Extension Program. Jeff also serves as the Assistant Varsity Men’s Soccer Coach at Mariemont High School, a coach for Mariemont High School’s Mock Trial Team, and has served as a volunteer mediator for the United States District Court in the Southern District of Ohio. In addition to working with the litigation team, Jeff is also a member of Dinsmore’s Entertainment Law Practice Group.

Kurt Hunt, Esq., is an Associate at Dinsmore where his practice focuses on the areas of communications, intellectual property, and media law. He has represented a wide variety of clients, from major companies such as Scripps Networks, LLC and Procter & Gamble, Inc., to regional telecommunications companies, to freelance writers and local non-profit organizations. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Corporate Departments.

Kurt has advised clients on media and IP issues, helping to ensure their interests stay protected in some of the fastest-changing areas of law. His role as adviser has encompassed: online and social media marketing rule compliance; social media and blogger policies; copyright matters including software licensing, co-authorship agreements, and work-for-hire agreements; fair use; Digital Milleniuam Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbor compliance; issuing and responding to copyright takedown notices; responding to allegations and concerns of copyright and trademark infringement; wireless/wireline telephony and cable system regulatory compliance; personal and commercial defamation; open records/open meetings compliance; and privacy law.

PRICES (including lunch):
• $20 for Members (includes 1 Hr Ohio CLE)
• $30 Non-Member with CLE
• $20 Non-Member without CLE
• $15 Students and Full-Time Academics

Registration ends at noon on Wednesday, January 4.

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