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Greensboro | Greensboro Marriott Downtown

Friday, March 18, 2016

Registration: 7:45a
Program: 8:15a-4:50p 

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Learn about the latest developments in patent, trademark and copyright law, including panel discussions on the interplay between the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, District Courts and the Federal Trade Commission, and on issues facing North Carolina brewers and distillers.

  • Hear about The Slants case, In re Tam, from the lawyer who successfully argued that the disparagement provision of the Lanham Act violates the freedom of speech clause of the U.S. Constitution 
  • Gain insights into patent litigation from sitting federal judges
  • Receive updates in copyright law and policy from a representative of the U.S. Copyright Office
  • Learn practical lessons gleaned from recent cases in patent law, including prosecution tips for PTAB appeals
  • Become familiar with recent developments in design patent law
  • Consider the implications for both trademark and patent practice of the Supreme Court’s decision in B&B Hardware regarding the preclusion effects of administrative agency rulings
  • Obtain substance abuse/mental health credit through an attorney wellness session geared toward achieving health physically, mentally and professionally

Planned by the NCBA Intellectual Property Law Section

Product Information
Product Date:
March 18, 2016
  • Intellectual Property Year in Review
  • Patents | Interplay Between PTAB and District Court / ITC Litigation
  • Trademarks | On the (Un) Constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act
  • Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Meeting | Laura M. Kelley, Myers Bigel, Raleigh, presiding 2015-2016 Section Chair
  • Patents | Views from the Bench(es) and Bar
  • Trademarks | Current Issues in North Carolina’s Brewery & Distillery Industry
  • Patents | The End of the Line: Prosecution Strategies for Appealing to the PTAB and (if needed) to the Federal Circuit
  • Copyrights | TBD
  • Patents | Design Patents Update
  • Trademarks | Issue Preclusion and the USPTO
  • Attorney Wellness: Achieving Health Physically, Mentally and Professionally
2016 Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Meeting

Registration Tuition Options: 



Early Bird
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LIVE GREENSBORO early bird expires 
March 11

Early Bird and Membership discounts will automatically be applied at checkout.
NCBA Intellectual Property Law Section Member $285 $345
NCBA Member $305 $365
NCBA Paralegal Division Member $195 $255
Non-Member $365 $425
CLE Passport 6 tokens
Please call the NCBAF CLE Department to register for the categories to the right: 800.228.3402
Full-time LANC Attorney (NCBA Member) $195
1st Year Licensed in NC (NCBA Member) $99
The following categories do not include MCLE fees:
Judge (NCBA Member) $25
Law Professor (NCBA Member) $25
Clerk of Court (NCBA Member) $25
Law Student Division Member $25
Paralegal Division Student Member $25

LIVE GREENSBORO Program Location and Hotel Accommodations:

Program Location
Greensboro Marriott Downtown 
| 304 North Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401 Directions | 366.379.8000  

Hotel Accommodations

Rates | $129 Single/Double

| 1.800.228.9290 or 336.379.8000 | Group Code: 2691626 or NCB

Hotel Cutoff Date | February 25, 2016

The NCBA CLE has obtained this special room rate by contracting a total meeting package at the Greensboro Marriott Downtown. We must meet certain minimum hotel room requirements or face attrition and/or meeting room rental charges. To continue to provide reasonable CLE registration fees, we need your help. Please take advantage of this negotiated room rate. 


Speaker Information
Alton L Absher, III   [ view bio ]
Judge Michelle N. Ankenbrand   [ view bio ]
Rachel M Blunk   [ view bio ]
Pamela S. Chestek   [ view bio ]
Jeffrey W. Childers   [ view bio ]
Ronald D. Coleman   [ view bio ]
Laura Collier   [ view bio ]
Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr.   [ view bio ]
W. Glenn Edwards   [ view bio ]
Darius C. Gambino   [ view bio ]
JiNan Glasgow George   [ view bio ]
Kimberley A. Isbell   [ view bio ]
Lance A Lawson  [ view bio ]
Richard T Matthews  [ view bio ]
Robert A Monath   [ view bio ]
Erik Lars Myers   [ view bio ]
Sarah E. Nagae   [ view bio ]
Judge Kathleen M. O’Malley   [ view bio ]
Judge William L. Osteen Jr.   [ view bio ]
George F. Pappas   [ view bio ]
Peter D. Siddoway   [ view bio ]
John Szymankiewicz   [ view bio ]
Ed L Timberlake   [ view bio ]
Erin C Wills  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 6.75
General: 5.75
Substance Abuse/Mental Health (SA/MH): 1.00
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