Attorneys Fulfilling Their Obligation to Provide Pro Bono Services

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Please join us on November 15, 2022 for our next event. This event is a webinar. We anticipate 1.25 Professionalism CLE credit in Ohio for this event. 

We expect our speakers to be from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Pro Bono Program and the Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio.  This webinar will be 75 minutes and will share information on how intellectual property attorneys can participate in pro bono opportunities that engage their specialized areas of practice.

Registration is 

  • free for CincyIP members, 
  • free for students and academics, and 
  • $15.00 for non-members. 

Register here.

2022 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 ($75 EARLY BIRD THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2022)
The majority of our Members are legal practitioners in private practice or corporate environments, and fall within the “Active-Professional” category.

Active-Academic: $55 ($45 EARLY BIRD THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2022)
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 ($45 EARLY BIRD THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2022)
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.

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Trademark-Based Disputes Over Internet Domain Names

Jesse Jenike-Godshalk, Thompson Hine LLP

Please join us on September 27, 2022 for our next event. As with the previous events in July and August, this event will be in-person! We anticipate 1.00 General CLE credit in Ohio for this event.

Our presenter will be Jesse Jenike-Godshalk a partner from Thompson Hine LLP. Mr. Jenike-Godshalk will present on Trademark-Based Disputes over Internet Domain Names. 

This presentation will give insights and guidance for intellectual property attorneys of all practice areas. Particularly, Mr. Jenike-Godshalk will present a general overview of domain name disputes and the intersection between trademark infringement and the Internet. He will examine how domain name disputes are handled under the UDRP, including the nuts and bolts of filing a complaint and navigating the dispute process. Mr. Jenike-Godshalk will also provide practical tips on policing domain names for trademark infringement and taking action against cyber squatters.  

This event will include 60 minutes of presentation, and the event space will be booked for additional time for informal networking. Lunch will be provided.

The event will take place at:

The Backstage Event Center, 625 Walnut St.

Registration is 

  • $30.00 for CincyIP members, 
  • free for students and academics, and 
  • $50.00 for non-members. 

Payment may be made by check or cash, with checks being made out to CINCYIP. You can also pay for registration by PayPal through the Registration link below.

Register here.

About the Speaker:

Jesse Jenike-Godshalk is a partner with Thompson Hine LLP, based in their Cincinnati office. Jesse helps clients with intellectual property disputes involving brands, logos, inventions and other creative works. He has substantial experience advising on IP disputes, sending and responding to demand letters, representing clients in informal dispute resolution processes, such as mediation, and pursuing and defending lawsuits. He works with all types of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

Dr. Matt Barton, Forresters

Please join us on August 16, 2022 for our next event. As with the previous event in July, this event will be in-person! We anticipate 1.00 General CLE credit in Ohio for this event.

Our presenter will be Dr. Matt Barton from Forresters. Dr. Barton will present on  the Unitary Patent and the Unitary Patent Court.

This presentation will give insights and guidance for both litigators and prosecutors. Particularly, Dr. Barton will discuss what qualifies as a Unitary Patent and discuss the process for how applicants can obtain and maintain a Unitary Patent. Dr. Barton will also examine the Unified Patent Court (“UPC”), including the scope of the UPC’s jurisdiction, the structure of the UPC, and the format of UPC proceedings. 

This event will include 60 minutes of presentation, and the event space will be booked for additional time for informal networking. Lunch will be provided.

The event will take place at:

The Backstage Event Center, 625 Walnut St.

Registration is 

  • $30.00 for CincyIP members, 
  • free for students and academics, and 
  • $50.00 for non-members. 

Payment may be made by check or cash, with checks being made out to CINCYIP. You can also pay for registration by PayPal.

Register here.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Matt Barton is a partner with Forresters, based on their Munich office. Dr. Barton specializes in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in Europe, the UK and around the world, with particular experience of patent prosecution at the European Patent Office. He has extensive experience of EPO opposition and appeal matters as well as litigation support. He regularly prepares patentability reports and freedom to operate opinions for his clients. His practice focuses on chemistry, but he handles a broad range of subject matter including patents for foodstuffs, medical devices, alloys, metallurgy, spectrometry and personal care products together with a wide variety of mechanical subject matter. Dr. Barton is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry as well as a foreign member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and leads the International Patent Practice Subcommittee of AIPLA’s Chemical Practice Committee.