Professor Julie Zink, President of the Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association

Professor Julie ZinkProfessor Julie Zink graduated from Dayton Law in 1999 and returned in 2006 as a full-time member of the faculty. In May of 2011, she was promoted to professor of lawyering skills. Zink teaches legal research and writing to first-year law students and said she really enjoys it because “it allows me to be a mentor and teach students how to practice law.” She also teaches courses in the Program in Law and Technology. She prides herself on preparing students for the real-world practice of intellectual property law and has developed and taught several intellectual property courses which include trade secret law and a patent litigation capstone course. One student describes her patent litigation course as ”the most practical class I ever took in law school.“  

Last summer, she gave a presentation entitled “Capstone Courses: Preparing Law Students for Practice” at the Legal Writing Institute’s 15th Biennial Conference. Her publications include “Shifting the Burden: Proving Infringement and Damages in Patent Cases Involving Inconsistent Manufacturing Techniques.” 

Outside of the classroom, Julie Zink is Licensing Counsel at Teradata Corporation, a company that specializes in business intelligence applications. She is also the President of the Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association, where her responsibilities include planning a diverse and extensive schedule of CLE programming.  DIPLA’s next CLE program, entitled “IP License or IP Sale?” will take place March 8, from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., at the Dayton Engineers’ Club.

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