Ken Germain named distinguished senior fellow of NKU Chase Law+Informatics Institute

For immediate release…
Tuesday – April 30, 2013

- The Northern Kentucky University Chase College of law announced today the appointment of distinguished senior fellow Kenneth B. Germain to the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute. Germain is a trademark attorney and lifelong professor of intellectual property law.

“With more than 35 years of varied experience in the field of trademark and unfair competition, Ken is positioned to complement NKU Chase’s tradition of providing our students with both substantive knowledge and practical skills,” said Chase Dean Dennis Honabach.

Germain’s practice with Wood Herron & Evans, LLP, focuses on trademark counseling, consulting and litigation. He is often retained as an expert witness on issues relating to trademarks and unfair competition, working on cases involving some of the nation's largest companies and high-stakes, cutting-edge issues. For many years, he has been an active speaker on trademarks and unfair competition, lecturing at national, regional and local conferences.

“Ken’s leadership as the founder and chairman of the All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property conference demonstrates his knowledge of the intellectual property field and the respect in which he is held by his peers,” said Jon Garon, director of the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute. “He has built the largest and longest running IP conference in the state of Ohio and will undoubtedly bring his knowledge and engagement to the students of Chase.”

The NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute provides critical interdisciplinary research regarding law, regulation and industry practice as it is applied across complex information systems, emerging technology and all areas of law. While not limited to any legal field, the institute emphasizes intellectual property law, privacy, business and securities laws, international laws, and evidentiary rules because the creation, acquisition, aggregation, security, manipulation and exploitation of data have the largest legal and societal consequences in these fields.

Germain will join the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute as the 2013 distinguished senior fellow. Prior to joining NKU Chase College of Law, he served as the inaugural distinguished professorial practitioner at the University of Dayton School of Law’s Program in Law and Technology, an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law for a number of years and a tenured professor of law at the University of Kentucky College of Law.


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