NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute Welcomes Ken Germain as Distinguished Senior Fellow
NKU Chase College of Law is proud to announce the appointment of Distinguished Senior Fellow Kenneth B. Germain to the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute. Mr. Germain is a trademark attorney and lifelong professor of IP law. Dean Dennis Honabach noted, “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.” Director Jon Garon commented, “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. 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.”
Mr. 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 in high-stakes, cutting-edge cases. For many years, Mr. Germain has been an active speaker on trademarks and unfair competition, lecturing at national, regional and local conferences.
Mr. Germain will be joining 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.
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 NKU Chase Law + Informatics 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. Professor Jon M. Garon is the Director of the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute.