Judges’ Dinner: feat. Kira Alvarez, ABA IP Section Legislative Consultant

Please join us October 25th at the Queen City Club for our annual Judges’ Dinner, featuring Kira Alvarez, ABA IP Section Legislative Consultant.

Ms. Alvarez will speak to the ABA’s proposed legislation addressing Patentable Subject Matter under § 101 (available here) and hold a brief open discussion regarding the merits of the proposal.  Any feedback you have would be most appreciated.


When: October 25, 2018
Cocktail hour will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will start at 6 p.m. Ms. Alvarez’s address will be given toward the conclusion of dinner.

Where: Queen City Club, downtown Cincinnati

Registration: (includes a plated 3-course dinner and open bar with wine/beer/soda)
$75 – Non-CincyIP Professionals
$50 – CincyIP Members & Academics
$25 – Judicial Clerks & Students
(Judges attend free of charge)

Registration closes noon Monday, October 22, 2018. Please click here to register.


Blockchain: Understanding a Disruptive Technology

Allisyn Monteleone and Nicholaus Rericha of Dinsmore provide an overview of blockchain technology, including the blockchain transaction process, blockchain technology regulations, and the ways in which blockchain is disrupting a number of industries. Mr. Rericha and Ms. Monteleone will also touch on how law firms are incorporating blockchain technology into their services.

REGISTER HERE by October 4th at noon.

*This month’s meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites downtown, which is on Vine Street around the corner from The Cincinnatian.   

About the Speaker:

Ms. Monteleone focuses her practice primarily on the preparation and prosecution of patents relating to chemistry and chemical engineering. With a background in pharmaceuticals, Ms. Monteleone’s experience ranges from the development of transdermal drugs to the monitoring and reporting of changes in global regulation of generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars.

Mr. Rericha’s practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, as well as invalidity and non-infringement opinions. His practice includes a wide variety of technological areas including robotics, material processing, optics, circuit design, control systems, software, computer science, automotive, power semiconductors, nanotechnology, among others. In addition, Nick’s practice also includes e-commerce, privacy, and licensing.