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2015 Events

“Protecting Creative Rights in the Age of Social Media” with speakers Justin Cook and Mickey Osterreicher, and moderated by Professor Gerhardt.

FCBA Webcast: Trade Secrets- A Primer for Practitioners
December 4, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. (online only)

The Federal Circuit Bar Association presents Trade Secrets - A Primer for Practitioners. Please join us for a panel discussion about an often overlooked aspect of intellectual property protections that rights owners and businesses are relying more heavily upon in our interconnected world – Trade Secrets. The panel will cover areas including the basics of trade secret law, enforcement of trade secrets both in civil and criminal courts, pending federal legislation on the civil enforcement of trade secrets, and practical thoughts and considerations in deciding to patent or keep an idea as a trade secret as well as prevent trade secret theft.

Panelists will be R. Mark Halligan, Partner, Fisher Broyles, LLP, David Simon, Senior Vice President of Intellectual Property for Salesforce, and Thomas A. Stevens, Corporate Counsel – Intellectual Property for DuPont. The Moderator will be Charles Matson, Senior Counsel – Innovation for Procter & Gamble.

Private Practitioner Cost:

  • Federal Circuit Bar Association Member – Complimentary (use code: hy26sr86)
  • Non-Member - $125

Government/Academic/Retired Cost:

  • Federal Circuit Bar Association Member/ Students – Complimentary (use code: hy26sr86)
  • Non-Member - $50 (use code: q3k3m1xn)

To register for this Program, please follow these instructions:

  1. Those wishing to register to view this webcast, please visit and click on the Upcoming tab.
  2. Use registration password “Corporate1204”.
  3. Please enter coupon code that applies (listed next to each category above) upon checkout to receive discounted price. Participation for law students is complimentary. Registration is required.
  4. For special “group” pricing and student groups interested in FREE internet participation, contact Pam Twiford at

The Federal Circuit Bar Association will seek CLE credit for curriculum meeting CLE certification requirements from applicable states for paying registrants and Association members from within the United States (except OH, PA, IN, SC, & PR).

ABA-IPL Half-Day Symposium: Patent Law Developments in China
December 2, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in The Madison Building of the USPTO, 500 Dulany St., Alexandria, VA 22314

The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law presents a half-day symposium on Patent Law Developments in China. The keynote address will be given by China's state Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) Deputy Commissioner He (pending confirmation). CN IP topics will be addressed by senior SIPO officials and speakers from the SIPO/US Bar Liaison Council.

Sequential translation in Chinese and English to be provided. Attendance is open to members of the thirty-five associations that participate in the Council, but seating is limited. Additional details to follow. Registration conducted by the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Please register by November 27, 2015, to ensure your spot. For any questions, contact Brad Chin, U.S. Bar Liaison Council Secretary at

Fourth Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property
November 12, 2015, at the American University Washington College of Law

Judge Pierre N. Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will present a lecture on the role of the fair use doctrine within the structure of copyright law. Judge Leval is responsible for introducing the concept of transformative use to United States fair use jurisprudence and will discuss the development of the doctrine to date. He is the author of the court’s opinion in Authors Guild Inc., et al. v. Google, Inc. (October 16, 2015) in which the court held that Google’s digitization of copyright-protected works, creation of a search functionality, and display of snippets from those works are non-infringing fair uses. Judge Leval also authored Toward a Fair Use Standard, 103 HARV. L. REV. 1105 (1990).

The lecture begins at 6:15 p.m., with reception starting at 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP. If you are unable to make it, a live webcast of the lecture will be taking place from the PIJIP website.

2015 CIPLA Career Night
November 5, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at Tru Deli + Wine

You're invited! Join the Carolina Intellectual Property Law Association for our fourth annual CIPLA Career Night. This is a great opportunity for local attorneys, UNC Law alumni and professors, and law students to meet in a casual environment and share their interests in IP law and advice on career paths into the field. Sandwiches and hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Tru Deli + Wine. Dress is business casual. Please RSVP by Monday, 11/2. We hope to see you there!

CIPLA General Interest Meeting
September 10, 2015, at Noon in 5052

Come and meet the 2015-2016 Carolina Intellectual Property Law Association board, discuss the events for the semester and learn more about intellectual property law at Carolina! This event is not just for the 1Ls. This is for those who are excited about intellectual property AND those who want to learn more about IP. One of CIPLA's goals for the year is to connect people who are interested in intellectual property with students, professionals and professors with experience in the field. You can find more about CIPLA right now by going to their student org website.

2015 ABA Annual Meeting: IP CENTRAL
July 30-August 2, 2015

Several CLE programs are planned for the weekend of July 30, providing you with insight into the most current happenings of IP law, from today's leading IP law professionals.

Choose 7 CLE programs to attend and get a discount when you purchase an ABA-IPL CLE All-Access Pass, or only select a few CLE programs to attend and purchase individual tickets for the topics you want to hear the most.

To register or to see the Section's full schedule of events at IPCENTRAL during the ABA Annual Meeting visit the website.

Why Your Website is Not Enough: Techniques, Law and Ethics of Marketing the 2.0 Legal Practice
August 27, 2015

This workshop is not only a great opportunity for practicing attorneys, but also 3rd year law students. Students will have the opportunity to network with local lawyers and begin building their contacts. Attorneys will be able to receive 2.25 CLE credits and all attendees will get a copy of Joe Novara's book, Intentional Networking, and a free lunch.

The event page can be accessed through Facebook.

IP Courses Information Session
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 12:00 p.m. (Noon) - 12:50 p.m.

Don't know what IP classes are offered each semester at UNC? Trying to decide between copyright, trademark, or patent law? Confused which one's are prerequisites? Want to learn what a seminar course is? Join CIPLA to learn about the numerous courses offered in IP Law and related areas of interest. Meet the professors and get advice from students who have taken the classes. Lunch provided.

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