In-House Considerations for IP, Data Privacy, and Financial Crimes

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Jessica Dipre, Fifth Third Bank
Alyssa Sanker, Fifth Third Bank
Daniel Kerlakian, Fifth Third Bank

Join us on March 23, 2021 for our next webinar, led by three attorneys at Fifth Third Bank: Jessica Dipre, Alyssa Sanker, and Daniel Kerlakian. Ms. Dipre, Ms. Sanker, and Mr. Kerlakian will present on in-house considerations regarding IP, data privacy, and financial crimes. They will speak on employee-created IP, strategic plans for cultivating new intellectual property, and the proper protections for the actual IP and the employee. The presentation will include a discussion of cannabis-related IP considerations and joint innovation with external companies and organizations. The presentation will then move into data privacy, discussing the general landscape of the field, challenges particular to in-house attorneys, and the implications on relationships with outside vendors. Finally, the presentation will conclude with a discussion on financial crimes, including a discussion on the changing legal landscape and specific developments concerning cannabis. We anticipate 1.0 hour of CLE credit in Ohio. 

Register here by March 19th at 5:00 PM.

About the Speakers:

Jessica Dipre is a Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel with Fifth Third Bank.  She manages a team of attorneys responsible for information security, privacy, intellectual property, marketing, and financial crimes.  

Alyssa Sanker is a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel with Fifth Third Bank. She is responsible for advising business partners on information security, privacy, intellectual property, and marketing.  

Daniel Kerlakian is a Vice President and Legal Counsel with Fifth Third Bank. He provides legal support to business partners related to information security, privacy, and financial crimes.

2020-2021 Student-Attorney Mentorship Program – Apply by Sept. 25!

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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 September 25, 2020.  

Through the mentorship program, we match local 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, 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.  Due to COVID-19, we request that at least the first meeting conducted virtually, with the student and attorney jointly deciding thereafter to conduct meetings virtually or in person.  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 Alex Czanik at aczanik@fbtlaw.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 aczanik@fbtlaw.com.  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.

CincyIP 2020-2021 Mentorship Program – Student Form

2020 Membership Dues Now Being Collected

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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.

Honorary/Student: $5
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 president@cincyip.org.

2021 Membership (select one):
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Advantages of Ethical Negotiations

Nicole Nan, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Join us on February 16, 2021 for our next webinar, led by Nicole Nan. Ms. Nan will focus on practicing and fostering ethical negotiations with other parties, whether or not those participating in the negotiations are attorneys. Using various hypothetical and real-life situations, Ms. Nan will look at how ethical behavior can lead to better, more productive outcomes and avoid higher costs down the road. She will also explore ethical aspects of negotiations and transactional practice and how to create and foster more ethical negotiations in various scenarios. We anticipate 1.0 hour of Professionalism/Ethics CLE credit in Ohio.

Register here by February 12th at 5:00 PM.

About the Speaker:

Nicole Nan is a partner with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ms. Nan focuses her practice on drafting and negotiating agreements governing the creation, licensing, and transfer of intellectual property as well as litigation relating to patent infringement. Ms. Nan is a certified licensing professional who has negotiated sponsored research agreements with universities and joint development agreements with companies where intellectual property concerns play a key role in the transaction. Ms. Nan has previously spoken on practicing ethical negotiations to large corporations.

Attorneys Fulfilling Their Obligation to Provide Pro Bono Services

Erin Childs, PBPO
Barkha Patel, PBPO

Join us for lunch on November 10, 2020 for a CincyIP CLE held by webinar. This event will be led by two attorneys at the Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio, a locally-based organization that provides free business and transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations. We will discuss how corporate and intellectual property attorneys can participate in pro bono opportunities that engage their specialized areas of practice; and how attorneys may serve on a Board. We are seeking 1.5 hours of Professionalism/Ethics CLE in Ohio.

Register here by November 6th at 5:00 PM.

About the Speakers:

Ms. Childs is the Executive Director of the Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio (PBPO). She is responsible for advancing the mission of PBPO and frequently lectures about nonprofit and tax-exempt organization law. Prior to joining PBPO, Ms. Childs was an attorney with Thompson Hine, LLP. Ms. Childs has been active in the Cincinnati Bar, serving on the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Bar Association and the Board of Trustees of the Cincinnati Bar Foundation. Ms. Childs currently serves on the Nonprofit Law Committee and the Steering Committee for the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers.

Ms. Patel is the Director of Education and Senior Counsel at Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio. She educates nonprofit board members, attorneys, and executives about nonprofit-specific legal issues. Ms. Patel also provides direct legal services to nonprofit organizations and serves as a resource for in-house and law firm attorney volunteers and nonprofit clients. She is admitted to the bar in Ohio and Virginia, a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Nonprofit Law Practice Group, and a Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL) class graduate.