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IP Damages Case Law Update

Join us on March 13th, when Keith Hock of GBQ Consulting, LLC will provide a review and update on current case law related to damages for all types of IP claims. New IP damages cases are issuing frequently. Mr. Hock will provide the key information necessary to both make and defend damage claims.

REGISTER HERE by March 8th 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:

Mr. Hock is the Director of Forensic and Dispute Advisory Services with GBQ. A CPA who is also Certified in Financial Forensics, a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics and a Certified Valuation Analyst, Mr. Hock has more than 26 years of accounting and finance experience. His areas of expertise include damage analysis, royalty valuations, business valuations, insurance claims, unjust enrichment and prejudgment interest.

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Recent Developments in Copyright Law

Join us on February 13th, when Melissa Kern, a partner in the Cincinnati office of Frost Brown Todd LLC, will discuss recent developments in copyright law, including “fair use,” the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and new safe harbor protections for online service providers.

REGISTER HERE by February 8th 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. Kern counsels clients on intellectual property issues including copyright, privacy and information security, information technology, publishing, electronic contracting, and internet law. One area of particular interest to Ms. Kern is the intersection of information technology, privacy, and education.

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Developments in Trademark and Unfair Competition Law

Join us on January 9th, when Ted Davis, a partner in the Atlanta office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, will discuss developments in trademark and unfair competition law over the last twelve months.

Mr. Davis’s remarks will focus on the invalidation of the Lanham Act’s prohibition of registration of potentially disparaging marks on First Amendment grounds, variation among federal circuit courts on the prerequisites for accounting of defendants’ profits, the continued implications of Octane Fitness v. Icon Health and Fitness, and continued findings of fraud on the USPTO by courts (but not by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board).

REGISTER HERE by January 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:

Ted Davis divides his practice between domestic and international litigation and client counseling in the fields of trademark, copyright, false advertising, and unfair competition law and has particular experience in trade dress and gray market disputes, litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and with large-scale trademark clearance and registration projects. He is a past chair of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, on behalf of which he has testified before Congress on trademark and Internet issues, and he also has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association, which he has represented in a number of amicus filings before the United States Supreme Court.  He has been recognized by numerous organizations for his work in the area of IP.  Mr. Davis is a frequent author on intellectual property topics, and his articles have received the Ladas Memorial Award (three times) from the International Trademark Association, as well as the Burton Award for excellence in legal writing.

 

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