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2021 Intellectual Property Law Section Program


Although we have all grown accustomed to the virtual environment instigated by a global pandemic, it has presented both challenges and opportunities for intellectual property law practitioners.

Certain aspects of intellectual property law, like privacy pitfalls and technology collaboration agreements, have become more challenging. Others, like new licensing opportunities and leveraging technology for firm marketing, have offered more fruitful opportunities. And aspects like enforcement strategies in China have remained just as important as before.

The theme of this year's Intellectual Property Law Section CLE, practical guidance, aims to equip you with the diverse knowledge and useful insight to successfully navigate each of these aspects.

Topic highlights include an ethical conversation in light of the Supreme Court's Brunetti case, presented by keynote speakers John Sommer and Megan Carpenter, as well as year-in-reviews for trademark and patent law.

INCLUDED SESSIONS

  • Identifying and Benchmarking Intellectual Property to Find Licensing Opportunities
  • U.S. Trademark Updates and Review
  • How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich (or a Complex Research and Development Collaboration Agreement) Without Creating a Mess
  • Ethical Considerations in Advising Clients: The Impact of Brunetti in the Era of Renewed Focus on Social Justice
  • Intellectual Property and Enforcement Strategies in China
  • Leveraging Technology and Social Media Marketing for Intellectual Property Attorneys in North Carolina

AVAILABLE FOR ON-DEMAND INDIVIDUAL PURCHASE

DETAILS
Rebroadcast (Original Live Webcast Date: April 29, 2021)
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
8:55 AM–3:55 PM

AGENDA
Click here to view the full program agenda.

SPEAKERS

  • Megan M. Carpenter, University of New Hampshire, Concord, NH
  • Ticora E. Davis, The Creator's Law Firm, Charlotte
  • Darrell A. Fruth, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh
  • Robert J. "Bob" Koch (retired), Milbank LLP, Washington, DC
  • Megan C. Lambert, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh
  • Mary S. Mathew, Dentons, New York, NY
  • Susan E. McBee, McBee Moore & Vanik IP LLC, Frederick, MD
  • Chester G. "C.G." Moore, McBee Moore & Vanik IP LLC, Frederick, MD
  • Christian Palmieri, A+E Networks, New York, NY
  • John R. Sommer, Stussy Inc., Irvine, CA

PLANNED BY
NCBA Intellectual Property Law Section

  • Daniel I. "Dan" Becker, Olive Law Group PLLC, Cary (Planner)
  • Andrew T. "Andy" Prokopetz, Cotton Inc., Cary (Planner)
  • Erica B. E. Rogers, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh (Planner)

APPROVED CREDIT
North Carolina: 6.00 MCLE Hours

Includes
1.00 Ethics/Professional Responsibility
2.00 Technology Training


PROGRAM PRICING

See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.