CincyIP Newsletter
October 2017
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Upcoming Events:
October 9th - Judges' Dinner
Please join us from 5pm-9pm on October 9th at the Queen City Club for the 2017 CincyIP Judges' Dinner.  Complimentary Valet Parking will be provided.
Meet local judges and hear insights from the featured guest speaker, the Honorable Ohio Supreme Court Justice Patrick Fischer.
Justice Patrick Fischer was elected to the Ohio Supreme Court in November 2016.  Justice Fischer has over thirty years of legal experience including two terms as a judge on the Ohio First District Court of Appeals.
Justice Fischer also served as the presidents of the Ohio State Bar Association and Cincinnati Bar Association and had a long and distinguished career in private practice as a partner at Keating Muething & Klekamp.  With an extensive career as a practicing attorney and in the judicial system, Justice Fischer offers a unique perspective for attorneys of all stripes in the practice of law.
The registration fee of $50 for CincyIP members and academics, $75 for non-members, and $25 for judicial clerks and students includes a plated 3-course dinner and open bar with wine/beer/sodas.  Judges are invited to attend at no cost.  No CLE will be provided.
5:00 pm - Reception Hour
6:00 pm - Justice Fischer's Address & Dinner
7:30 pm - Announcements and Awards 
8:00 pm - Open Discussion
Register HERE
*Registration closes at noon on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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Recent Articles:

Ruminations on Licensing: IP as a Private Property Right
by Brian O'Shaughnessy, Dinsmore & Shohl
"In his seminal work "On War", Karl Von Clausewitz described war as merely the continuation of politics by other means. In the same spirit, we might think of litigation as a continuation of licensing by other means. Ultimately, the same result is achieved.   There is a dispute over certain rights, a contest of ideas and/or arms in resolution of the dispute, and, ultimately, resolution in the form of an agreement. Now, it might be that the agreement reached is in the form of an implied license and peaceful co-existence; or it might be a more formal "treaty" whereby the contestants specify anew their respective rights and responsibilities; or it might be a complete vanquishing whereby one side declares total victory. Rarely, however, and especially in today's highly complex and interdependent markets, is this latter scenario observed. Nonetheless, in each case, there is a settlement of sorts, and usually in the form of a license agreement..."
To read the full article, click HERE.
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