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

Please join us on January 18th at the Queen City Club for our annual Judges’ Dinner, featuring Judge Douglas R. Cole of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Douglas R. Cole was nominated to serve as a United States district judge for the Southern District of Ohio in May 2019 by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the Senate in December 2019. Immediately before joining the bench, Judge Cole was a founding partner at Organ Cole, a litigation boutique in Columbus, Ohio.

Judge Cole received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he graduated with High Honors and Order of the Coif, was an Olin Fellow in Law & Economics, and was a member of the editorial board of the University of Chicago Law Review. He clerked for Judge Frank H. Easterbrook on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit before joining Kirkland & Ellis in its Chicago office. He has served as a professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and at the Michael E. Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, where he taught in the fields of business law, law & economics, and intellectual property.

From 2003-2006, he was the State Solicitor for the State of Ohio. In that capacity, he argued five cases at the United States Supreme Court, and multiple cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Ohio Supreme Court. Before joining Organ Cole, Judge Cole was a litigation partner at the Columbus office of Jones Day, where he practiced in the Issues & Appeals group and the Intellectual Property group.

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: Thursday, January 18, 2024
4:30 pm – Reception/Cocktail Hour
5:30 pm – Dinner and Remarks
7:00 pm – Networking Social

Where: Queen City Club, 331 E 4th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 (downtown Cincinnati)

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

Register here by noon on January 12, 2024

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

If you had previously registered for the Judge’s Dinner when it was first announced back in October 2023, there is no need to register again. Furthermore, if you can no longer attend or no longer wish to attend the newly scheduled Judge’s Dinner, please contact John Bieber at secretary@cincyip.org.

2024 Membership Dues Now Being Collected


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, 2024)
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, 2024)
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, 2024)
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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Social Media and Marketing Considerations for IP Lawyers

April Besl, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Please join us on August 22, 2023, for our next CLE event. This month’s CLE will be held from 12:00 to 1:15 pm via webinar. We anticipate 1.00 General CLE credit in Ohio for this event.

Our speaker will be April Besl of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. Ms. Besl will cover Social Media and Marketing considerations for today’s IP attorneys. For the vast majority of businesses today, social media is a key component of their advertising strategy, in some cases the only avenue through which they advertise. Ms. Besl will take attendees through the legal pitfalls of advertising on social media covering not only how to advertise safely and in compliance, but also what to do when you need to take action against someone else on social media. Ms. Besl will further cover the most recent updates to the FTC’s Endorsement Guides, which were released in July of 2023.

The webinar event will be approximately 60 minutes.

Registration is:

  • free for CincyIP members, 
  • free for students and academics, and 
  • $15.00 for non-members. 

Register here by Monday, August 21, 2023, at 5:00 PM. CincyIP will send a webinar link to all registrants after event registration closes.

About the Speaker:

April Besl has experience assisting clients with emerging issues related to the impact of social media, the web and technology on their business and marketing strategies. April 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. In addressing these evolving issues and technologies, she provides a direct, strategic and thoughtful approach tailored to the culture and goals of each individual client.