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, 2023) 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, 2023) 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, 2023) 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.
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Please join us on March 21, 2023, for our next Webinar event. We anticipate 1.00 General CLE credit in Ohio for this event.
Stewart Cameron of Cameron IP
Our speaker will be Stewart Cameron of Cameron IP, a European and UK firm of patent and trademark attorneys. Mr. Cameron will discuss the Unitary Patent Court and provide practice tips for U.S. attorneys with matters in Europe.
Stewart Cameron is a Director of Cameron Intellectual Property, a European and UK firm of patent and trademark attorneys. He began his IP career in 2002, working with a large multinational firm of patent and trademark attorneys, before founding Cameron Intellectual Property in 2011. Stewart’s technical background is in engineering, and he specialises in protecting electro-mechanical inventions. He holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering and is a keen amateur pilot!
Ken Germain (left) and Lou Sitler (right) of Wood, Herron & Evans LLP
Please join us on February 21, 2023, for our next Webinar event. We anticipate 1.00 General CLE credit in Ohio for this event.
Our speakers will be Ken Germain and Lou Sitler of Wood, Herron & Evans LLP. Ken and Lou will explore the industry standard of “stacking” (concurrently or consecutively) design patents and product design trade dress to protect nonfunctional designs—and its potential Constitutional implications. In particular, Ken and Lou will carefully examine the origin, nature, and meaning of these two types of IP protections in the context of their two Constitutional bases—the Patent/Copyright Clause and the Commerce Clause—and will provide thoughtful analysis concerning the Constitutional compatibility of these protections, especially in view of the concept of Superfluity.
This webinar will be 60 minutes and will share information on how intellectual property attorneys may challenge the Constitutionality of the industry standard of protecting nonfunctional designs with both design patents and product design trade dress.
Ken Germain has more than 45 years of varied experience in the trademark/unfair competition field and is a former full-time law professor. He focuses his practice on expert witness work, consulting and litigation, including Early Neutral Evaluation. Ken often has been retained as an Expert Witness on issues relating to trademarks and unfair competition, working on cases involving some of the nation’s largest companies in high-stakes, cutting-edge cases. He has testified in court over 15 times.
Lou Sitler counsels clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, with a primary focus on patent matters including U.S., international, and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, as well as patentability, infringement, and clearance investigations. Lou has experience in a variety of technology areas with a primary focus on matters in the mechanical arts.
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.