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Live Webcast | 2024 Intellectual Property Law Section Program

During this program, explore some of the trending topics and current issues — including artificial intelligence as it relates to inventorship, copyright authorship, and practice management; inclusive innovation; enablement; recent trademark and patent litigation cases; and videogame copyright issues.

Join us for an insightful discussion that brings you up to speed on the latest updates and recent developments in IP law.


  • Artificial Intelligence: Patent Inventorship and Copyright Authorship Considerations in the U.S.
  • Pro Bono Ethics Panel: Fostering Inclusive Innovation Through Intellectual Property Assistance
  • Enablement Panel: USPTO 2024 Guidance and Where Are We Now?
  • Trademark and Patent Litigation Year in Review
  • Emerging Copyright Issues Within the Videogame Space
  • Ethical and Responsible Use of AI in Practice Management

Live Webcast
Friday, March 22, 2024
8:55 AM–4:40 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.


  • Jeff W. Childers, Casimir Jones SC, Raleigh
  • Jay Choi, Epic Games Inc., Cary
  • Arthur J. "Art" DeBaugh, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh
  • Darrell A. Fruth, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh
  • Maryna K. Gipsov, USPTO (Office of Policy and International Affairs), Virginia
  • Jennifer R. Knight, Clements Bernard Walker PLLC, Charlotte
  • Daniel E. "Dan" Kolker, USPTO (Technology Center 1600), Virginia
  • Lance A. Lawson, Burr & Forman LLP, Charlotte
  • Shawna Cannon Lemon, Stanek Lemon Crouse + Meeks PA, Raleigh
  • Jeffrey S. "Jeff" Lundgren, USPTO (Technology Center 1600), Virginia
  • Richard T. "Rick" Matthews, Williams Mullen, Raleigh
  • Jacob "Jake" Moore, Moderna, Massachusetts/Cary
  • Lisa L. Mueller, Casimir Jones SC, Raleigh
  • Nalini Mummalaneni, USPTO (Office of Patent Legal Administration), Virginia
  • Michael Penn, BlueRock Therapeutics, Massachusetts/Raleigh-Durham
  • Catherine Sanders Reach, North Carolina Bar Association, Cary

NCBA Intellectual Property Law Section

  • James H. "Jim" Alstrum-Acevedo, USPTO, Virginia (Planner)
  • David J. Grant, Stanek Lemon Crouse + Meeks PA, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Eric F. Wagner, Duke University, Durham (Planner)
  • Sarah W. Wheaton, Dechert LLP, Charlotte (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.00 MCLE Hours

2.00 Ethics/Professional Responsibility


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.