Federal Circuit and Supreme Court Cases

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John Luken, Dinsmore
Matthew Molloy, Dinsmore

Join us on August 17, 2021 for a discussion on recent Federal Circuit and Supreme Court cases, led by Matthew Molloy and John Luken of Dinsmore.

This presentation will give insights and guidance for both litigators and prosecutors. We anticipate 1.0 hour of CLE in Ohio.

This meeting is anticipated to be in person; however, we are also offering an option for individuals to participate remotely. 

Register here by August 13th at noon.

About the Speakers:

John 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. 

Matthew Molloy is a partner in Dinsmore’s Dayton office. He is admitted to practice before the USPTO and has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of patents in the U.S. and abroad. He brings expertise in managing international patent portfolios, rendering patent opinions, and negotiating and drafting IP license agreements.

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.

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Recent Developments in Trademark and Unfair Competition Law

Ted Davis, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Join us on July 20, 2021 for a discussion on developments in trademark and unfair competition law, led by Ted Davis of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. 

Mr. Davis will discuss recent federal and Ohio state court cases in trademark and unfair competition law. His remarks will also discuss legislative and rulemaking initiatives that target bad-faith trademark filings in the USPTO, as well as the availability of federal trademark protection for marks for cannabis and cannabis-related products.

Register here by July 16th at noon.

About the Speaker:

Ted Davis is a Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP who practices trademark, copyright, false advertising, and unfair competition law. Mr. Davis is a frequent author on intellectual property topics and has been lead author on several amicus briefs to the Supreme Court and other federal courts. Mr. Davis is listed in the World Trademark Review 1000 as a leading United States attorney in trademark prosecution and strategy, as well as in enforcement and litigation. Mr. Davis is a past INTA board member and past chair of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law.

Google v. Oracle – Discussion of SCOTUS Decision

Timothy Armstrong, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Join us on June 22, 2021 for our next webinar, led by Professor Tim Armstrong of the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Professor Armstrong will discuss the outcome and implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc., decided on April 5, 2021. Reversing the Federal Circuit, the Supreme Court found Google’s use of software code was fair use under copyright law. Professor Armstrong will discuss the decision and the implications of the fair use doctrine. We anticipate 1.0 hour of CLE credit in Ohio.

Register here by June 18th at 5:00 PM.

About the Speaker:

Timothy K. Armstrong is a Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he has taught since 2006. Professor Armstrong’s research and teaching specialties include United States, foreign, and international intellectual property law, particularly as they apply to computing and communications technologies.  Professor Armstrong holds a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. After law school, Professor Armstrong served for one year as a law clerk to Judge John Minor Wisdom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He then practiced for ten years with the law firm of Howrey & Simon (later Howrey, Simon, Arnold & White) in Washington, D.C. Before joining the University of Cincinnati faculty, he served as Assistant Director of the Clinical Program in Cyberlaw for the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.