Judges’ Dinner Featuring Judge Michael R. Barrett of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Please join us October 22nd at the Queen City Club for our annual Judges’ Dinner, featuring Judge Michael R. Barrett of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Judge Barrett needs little introduction within the Greater Cincinnati legal community, with an extensive career both as a practicing attorney and as a judge.  He was born and raised in Cincinnati, and received his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Cincinnati.  Over the years, Judge Barrett has served as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the State of Ohio, as an Assistant Prosecutor and later as the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (Felony Trial Division) at the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, as an associate and later as a partner at Graydon, Head & Ritchey, and as a shareholder at Barrett & Weber.  On May 25, 2006, he was sworn in as a Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

This year the program will be in the form of a question and answer session, so please submit your questions early to outreach@cincyip.org.

Don’t miss this great opportunity for IP and non-IP attorneys alike to network and catch up with your colleagues. 

No CLE will be provided.

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
5:00 pm – Reception/Cocktail Hour
6:00 pm – Judge Barrett’s Q&A Session & Dinner
7:30 pm – Announcements and Awards
8:00 pm – Open Discussion

Where: Queen City Club, downtown Cincinnati

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

Register here by noon October 11, 2019

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2019-2020 Student-Attorney Mentorship Program – Apply by Oct. 18!

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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 October 18, 2019.

Through the Mentorship Program, we match UC and NKU 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 (e.g., over coffee or lunch), 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.  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 Larry Fathman at lfathman@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 2019-2020 Mentorship Program – Student Form

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Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Update: Significant Intellectual Property Decisions 2018-2019

Join us on Tuesday, August 13 when April Besl, Oleg Khariton, and John Luken of Dinsmore & Shohl will provide an update on Supreme Court and Federal Circuit intellectual property decisions of significance in 2018 and 2019.

The speakers will cover Helsinn v. Teva (AIA On Sale Bar), WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp. (recovering overseas damages for Section 271(f) violation), Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions Inc. v. Renesas Electronics America Inc. (when an offer to sell takes place), and Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. v. Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (101 eligibility and method of treatment claims). 

Register here by August 12th at noon.

About the Speakers:

Ms. Besl is a partner in Dinsmore’s Cincinnati office. She focuses her practice on non-patent intellectual property matters, including trademarks, copyrights, social media, Internet law, advertising and trade secrets. She services a large and diverse portfolio of trademarks and copyrights, domestic and worldwide, for a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to individual entrepreneurs. She has experience assisting clients with emerging issues related to the impact of social media, the web and technology on their business and marketing strategies. Ms. Besl helps clients protect and enforce their trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property from misuse via social networking sites, search engine optimization strategies, and keywords, as well as against misuse on mobile devices and other emerging technologies.

Mr. Khariton is an associate in Dinsmore’s Cincinnati office. He focuses his practice on patent infringement litigation in the U.S. district courts and post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has experience representing clients in a broad range of technical areas, including mechanical, chemical, and biochemical technologies, which includes handling various aspects of patent litigation, such as dispositive motions practice, discovery, claim construction, and depositions. As part of his post-grant practice, he has participated in numerous inter partes reviews, handling nearly all written submissions, working with experts, and taking and defending depositions. In addition, he has experience briefing and arguing patent appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. 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, including commercial forms and related software, software-related business method patents in the printing and financial services industries, metal beverage cans and closures, surface coal mining blasting methods, liquid beverage concentrates and related packaging, automated barge refurbishing methods, service station petroleum equipment, and retail security products.

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