2020-2021 Student-Attorney Mentorship Program – Apply by Sept. 25!


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 Federal Circuit Update

Join us for lunch on August 25, 2020 for a CincyIP CLE held by webinar. This month, Matthew Molloy and John Luken will discuss recent federal circuit cases. This presentation will give insights and guidance for both litigators and prosecutors. 1.0 hour of CLE in Ohio is estimated.

Register here by August 21st at 5:00 PM.

About the Speakers:

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.

Mr. Molloy is a partner is 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.

Valuing Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets (Webinar)

Join us for lunch on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, for a discussion on valuating intellectual property and intangible assets with Keith A. Hock, Director of Forensic and Dispute Advisory Services at GBQ Consulting LLC. The webinar will start at 12:00.

The value of intellectual property and intangible assets is estimated to represent more than 80% of the collective value of companies in the United States. As the relative importance of these assets has increased, so too has the need for companies to successfully understand, create, manage, protect, and value them. Patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, customer lists and relationships, and other data driven assets are critically important to companies’ ability to innovate and grow in an increasingly global and competitive economy. 

While companies often intuitively recognize the importance of intangible assets, they often struggle to accurately value such assets and make prudent business decisions based on the relative risks, costs and benefits of developing, protecting and monetizing intellectual property and intangible assets. This seminar will explore the common methods of valuing intellectual property and intangible assets based on the income, market and cost approaches to valuation. The relative strengths and weaknesses of each method will be discussed as well as how these methods can be applied when companies make decisions related to the development, acquisition, sale, transfer, use and protection of intellectual property and intangible assets.

REGISTER HERE by Friday, July 24th, at 5:00 P.M.

About the Speaker

Keith Hock is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics, a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics and a Certified Valuation Analyst with more than 28 years of accounting and finance experience, including more than 26 years providing advisory services to attorneys and clients involved in disputes or litigation.  

Keith has testified at trial, arbitrations, and in depositions and has performed damage analysis involving lost sales, profits, and cash flows; reasonable royalties; business valuations; insurance claims; unjust enrichment; and prejudgment interest. 

Prior to joining GBQ, Keith was employed as a Managing Director in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice of FTI Consulting, Inc. and was a part of its national Intellectual Property practice group. He has been a presenter and writer on intellectual property matters including valuation and damages issues.

CincyIP will send a webinar link to all registrants
after event registration closes.