We are excited to announce that our
annual Student-Attorney Mentorship Program is underway! We invite all
interested law students and IP attorneys in the Greater Cincinnati area to
apply by October 18, 2019.
Mentorship Program, we match UC and NKU law students interested in intellectual
property law with a local intellectual property attorney. We encourage
each mentor-mentee pair to meet 2-3 times throughout the academic year (e.g.,
over coffee or lunch), making the Program an easy commitment for all
participants while providing the students an invaluable opportunity to ask
questions, learn about IP practice, and grow their legal network while still in
school. The Program has been a great success in the past, and we hope you
will help us make this year’s program a success as well.
If you are a local IP attorney interested in participating as a mentor, please contact Larry Fathman at email@example.com and indicate your current area(s) of practice. If you were a mentor in the past, we would love to have you back!If you are a local law student interested in participating as a mentee, please complete the Student Form below and email it to Alex Czanik at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to match all student applicants with an attorney mentor! Please be sure to indicate the area(s) of IP law in which you are most interested so we can match you appropriately.
As a Member of CincyIP, you will enjoy access to discounted registration rates for our monthly CLE luncheons and for our annual Premier Conferences. You will also receive our CincyIP newsletter!
Annual membership dues are an essential element of the budget that enable CincyIP to operate throughout the year and host CLE events of premium quality. They help to bridge the gap between the programming costs that we incur and registration fees paid by attendees, and they ultimately allow us to provide you with engaging and educational events worthy of your valuable time and attention.
Our membership categories are as follows:
Active-Professional: $85 The majority of our Members are legal practitioners in private practice or corporate environments, and fall within the “Active-Professional” category.
Active-Academic: $55 We recognize that law professors and similar academics may not receive reimbursement for their registration fees through their employer, and thus we reserve a discounted “Active-Academic” category for these individuals.
Associate-Professional: $55 This category encompasses non-lawyer individuals such as interested business persons, patent agents, paralegals, legal assistants, etc.
This category encompasses Judges, other distinguished persons, and students. Please note that this category of membership does not carry voting rights.
If you have questions regarding which category of membership you qualify for, please contact us at email@example.com.
Please join us October 22nd at the Queen City Club for our annual Judges’ Dinner, featuring Judge Michael R. Barrett of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Judge Barrett needs little
introduction within the Greater Cincinnati legal community, with an extensive
career both as a practicing attorney and as a judge. He was born and raised
in Cincinnati, and received his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from the
University of Cincinnati. Over the years, Judge Barrett has served as an
Administrative Hearing Officer for the State of Ohio, as an Assistant
Prosecutor and later as the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (Felony Trial
Division) at the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, as an associate and later
as a partner at Graydon, Head & Ritchey, and as a shareholder at Barrett
& Weber. On May 25, 2006, he was sworn in as a Judge of the United
States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
This year the program will
be in the form of a question and answer session, so please submit your
questions early to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss this great
opportunity for IP and non-IP attorneys alike to network and catch up with your
No CLE will be provided.
When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:00 pm – Reception/Cocktail Hour 6:00 pm – Judge Barrett’s Q&A Session & Dinner 7:30 pm – Announcements and Awards 8:00 pm – Open Discussion
Where: Queen City Club,
Registration: (includes a plated 3-course dinner and open bar with wine/beer/soda) $75 – Non-CincyIP Members $50 – CincyIP Members & Academics $25 – Judicial Clerks & Students (Judges attend free of charge)
Join us on Tuesday, August 13 when April Besl, Oleg Khariton, and John Luken of Dinsmore & Shohl will provide an update on Supreme Court and Federal Circuit intellectual property decisions of significance in 2018 and 2019.
The speakers will cover Helsinn v. Teva (AIA On Sale Bar), WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp. (recovering overseas damages for Section 271(f) violation), Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions Inc. v. Renesas Electronics America Inc. (when an offer to sell takes place), and Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. v. Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (101 eligibility and method of treatment claims).
Ms. Besl is a partner in Dinsmore’s Cincinnati office. She focuses her practice on non-patent intellectual property matters, including trademarks, copyrights, social media, Internet law, advertising and trade secrets. She services a large and diverse portfolio of trademarks and copyrights, domestic and worldwide, for a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to individual entrepreneurs. She has experience assisting clients with emerging issues related to the impact of social media, the web and technology on their business and marketing strategies. Ms. Besl helps clients protect and enforce their trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property from misuse via social networking sites, search engine optimization strategies, and keywords, as well as against misuse on mobile devices and other emerging technologies.
Mr. Khariton is an associate in Dinsmore’s Cincinnati office. He focuses his practice on patent infringement litigation in the U.S. district courts and post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has experience representing clients in a broad range of technical areas, including mechanical, chemical, and biochemical technologies, which includes handling various aspects of patent litigation, such as dispositive motions practice, discovery, claim construction, and depositions. As part of his post-grant practice, he has participated in numerous inter partes reviews, handling nearly all written submissions, working with experts, and taking and defending depositions. In addition, he has experience briefing and arguing patent appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Luken is a partner in Dinsmore’s Cincinnati office. His practice focuses on patent infringement litigation and appeals, as well as complex commercial and other intellectual property litigation. He has handled patent infringement cases involving a variety of services and products, including commercial forms and related software, software-related business method patents in the printing and financial services industries, metal beverage cans and closures, surface coal mining blasting methods, liquid beverage concentrates and related packaging, automated barge refurbishing methods, service station petroleum equipment, and retail security products.