Practical Tips for Succeeding as an Intellectual Property Attorney

Please join us on April 11, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, for an in-person networking event. The event is being graciously hosted by Thompson Hine LLP, located at 312 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. We anticipate 1.00 General CLE credit in Ohio for this event.

Our speakers will be a panel of CINCYIP Officers and Board Members including Jeff Teeters, Cory Ingle, Kevin Flynn, and Kristin Hardy. 

  Jeff Teeters Wood + Lamping LLP

Cory Ingle Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Kevin Flynn Baker & Hostetler LLP

Kristin Hardy Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

This panel will be presented as part of a larger networking event for CincyIP, young practitioners in the Cincinnati area, and law students interested in learning more about the practice of law. The panelists will discuss the general background of their practices, including the basics of trademark, patent, and copyright law. They will also discuss practice tips for attorneys generally, including dealing with federal agencies and procedure and improving legal judgement and writing when faced with different issues.

The event will be 60 minutes and appetizers and refreshments will be served.

Registration is:

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

Register here by Friday, April 7, at 5:00 PM.

About the Speakers:

Jeff Teeters is a partner at Wood + Lamping LLP. He is the chair of the firm’s Litigation practice area. The majority of his work focuses on assisting clients to manage their interactions with their competitors. He provides counsel and litigation services in the areas of business and commercial, antitrust, trade secrets, non-compete agreements, unfair competition, shareholder, director and officer disputes, and insurance coverage. Covering a wide range of industries, Jeff has handled well over 100 injunction hearings related to covenants not to compete, franchise disputes, insurance coverage, real estate, and trade secrets.

Cory Ingle is a Partner at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. Cory concentrates his practice on intellectual property law with a focus on patent application preparation and prosecution both in the United States and abroad. Additionally, he advises clients on the patentability, freedom to practice, acquisition and licensing of technical innovations. His work spans a variety of industries and technologies, including chemical/materials, pharmaceuticals, mechanical, biomedical and software/electrical. Furthermore, Cory has experience counseling many different client needs, from those of large Fortune 500 corporations to small startup companies.

Kevin Flynn is an associate at Baker & Hostetler LLP. Kevin maintains a robust practice spanning the spectrum of intellectual property matters. He has represented clients in courts across the country and has experience in administrative forums, including the International Trade Commission and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. A registered patent attorney, Kevin regularly counsels inventors and brand owners to secure and maintain protection. Kevin has experience in all phases of litigation and has counseled clients over a wide range of technologies, from computer and Internet technologies to turbine engines, optics, industrial machines, LED lights, radiological systems, pharmaceuticals and more. Kevin translates both business and technical issues into effective legal advocacy.

Kristin Hardy is an associate at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Taft’s Intellectual Property practice group. Her practice focuses on trademark clearance, trademark prosecution and enforcement, trademark litigation, copyrights and various IP infringement matters, as well as WIPO UDRP matters. She advises clients on protecting their brands and proprietary information, while providing guidance regarding brand development, clearance, registration, and maintenance for intellectual property portfolios, including trademarks, copyrights, domain names, and social media, in addition to handling TTAB and litigation matters. Prior to law school, Kristin worked for the Chicago Bears and at a large corporate Chicago firm doing marketing and business development work. Prior to joining Taft as an associate, she was a summer associate with the firm and a law clerk for the Indiana Office of the Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division. She also was a law clerk for Honorable Barbara P. Gorman at the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.