2024 Membership Dues Now Being Collected


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 1, 2024)
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 1, 2024)
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 1, 2024)
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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Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the USPTO

Please register to join us on May 14, 2024, for our next webinar. We anticipate 1.00 Attorney Professional Conduct CLE credit in Ohio for this event.

Our speaker will be Dahlia Girgis (USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline).

This presentation will cover aspects of professional responsibility and practice before the USPTO and related ethical matters including enrollment, Design Patent Practitioner Bar, AI, Discipline and investigation processes, Ethics scenarios, Signature requirements, and MORE.

This event will be held by webinar. Registration closes 5 pm Friday, May 10.

Registration is:

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

Register here by Friday, May 10, 2024, at 5 pm.

Patent Pro Bono Opportunities and IP Education Toolkit

Please join us on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, for our next Webinar event. This month’s Webinar will be held from 12:00 to 1:15 pm. Our speaker will discuss the considerations IP practitioners should take when dealing with Patent Pro Bono opportunities (USPTO and Ohio Invents) and educating the next generation of inventors and practitioners (Geof Oberhaus).

As patent practitioners, we are uniquely positioned to help financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses file and prosecute patent applications. Learn how you can help those who could not otherwise afford to do so engage in our innovation economy.

During the second part of the presentation learn about the tools and resources available for educating and exciting middle and high school students about IP rights (e.g., patent, trademark, copyright). The IP education toolkit is meant to complement existing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) curriculums to educate students about the importance of IP and how IP could affect their personal lives and career journeys. Learn how you can be a part of the goal to educate students about IP to empower the next generation of innovators, IP professionals, or simply IP-aware students.

The webinar event will be approximately 60 minutes.

Registration is:

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

Register here by Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 5 pm.

The Intersection of Trade Secrets and Data Security

David Myers, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC 

Please join us on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, for our next CLE event. This month’s CLE will be held from 12:00 to 1:15 pm via webinar. We anticipate 1.00 General CLE credit in Ohio for this event.

In an ideal world, every business would have top level security that would never allow a data breach or the disclosure of trade secrets. Unfortunately, that is not the reality, and companies of all sizes struggle with how to balance the value of their trade secrets and data, the strict regulations regarding data privacy, and the practical security measures that are available to protect their confidential information. 

Our speaker will be David Myers of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC. David will address all of these topics and more, pulling from his significant experience running a technology consulting company and his current practice where he advises clients of all sizes regarding their cybersecurity, data privacy, and technology law issues. David will discuss the challenges that businesses face in prioritizing protection and how those decisions can later affect business partnerships. David will also provide recommendations on how to evaluate data security provisions in commercial contracts in a practical and beneficial manner that attempt to balance “what we want” versus “what we can reasonably expect to have”.

The webinar event will be approximately 60 minutes.

Registration is:

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

Register here by Monday, February 26, 2024, at 5:00 PM. CincyIP will send a webinar link to all registrants after event registration closes.

About the Speaker:

David Myers is a Cincinnati native and attended St. Xavier for high school, University of Cincinnati for college, and Notre Dame for law school. David is a seasoned data privacy and technology lawyer with nearly two decades of information security and consulting experience across multiple sectors. He spent a number of years as the owner of his own data privacy, cybersecurity, and technology firm while also serving as the Co-Owner and Executive Vice President of SpliceNet Consulting, an IT consulting company based out of Cincinnati. At SpliceNet, David designed and led the delivery of managed security and project services to a nationwide legal market, focusing on effective data privacy and cybersecurity tools. He also managed multi-stage implementations of IT solutions and tech support services. Currently, David is a partner at the law firm Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC in their Cleveland office, where he counsels businesses of all sizes regarding cybersecurity, data privacy, and technology law issues. He is also a senior instructor at the University of Akron law school.