JOLT Symposium 2013 - U.S. v. Jones: Defining a Search in the 21st Century
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This year, the annual JOLT Symposium will be titled “U.S. v. Jones: Defining a Search in the 21st Century.” The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 in Chapel Hill. U.S. v. Jones, decided by the United States Supreme Court on January 23, 2012, held that a police department’s attachment of a GPS device to an unknowing suspect’s vehicle and the subsequent monitoring of that device constituted a search under the Fourth Amendment.
The event will be held at The Friday Center, which will provide plenty of free, convenient parking, and breakfast and coffee for all participants. Lunch will also be provided for all paying participants.
Topics for discussion include the third party doctrine; viable ways for law enforcement agencies to structure investigative processes involving digital technology; an overview of the cases that have come out since Jones that involve GPS tracking; the mosaic theory; and how technology impacts the “poverty exception” to the Fourth Amendment.
Our keynote speaker will be Walter Dellinger, who represented Jones before the Supreme Court in the landmark case.
Our panelists will include:
Susan Friewald, Professor of Law, University of San Francisco;
David Gray, Associate Professor of Law, University of Maryland, & Danielle Citron, Lois K. Macht Research Professor of Law, University of Maryland;
Stephen Henderson, Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma;
Tamara Lave, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami
Stephanie Pell, Founder of and Communications Privacy Consultant with SKP Strategies, LLC of Washington, D.C.;
Priscilla Smith, Senior Fellow of the Information Society Project at the Yale Law School.
3.0 hours of CLE credit will be available. For CLE credit, the price will be $100 and includes breakfast and lunch.
For non-UNC students to attend without receiving CLE credit, the price is $50. For UNC students, admission is free but does not include lunch.
For more details and/or to register, please email Brandy Barrett, JOLT Symposium Editor, at email@example.com.
For more information about the UNC Center for Media Law & Policy, please visit http://medialaw.unc.edu/.
Politics and IP: Trademarks and Copyright Issues in the 2012 Election
October 23, 2012 at Noon
UNC School of Law, Classroom 5048
This event is a panel discussion regarding the use of copyrights in the upcoming Presidential Election. We will bring in several local attorneys involved in copyright law to give their opinion and engage in an interactive question and answer session with students.
American Intellectual Property Law Association Trademark Boot Camp
June 22, 2013
The Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, VA
The American Intellectual Property Law Association is hosting its fourth annual Trademark Boot Camp. With sessions such as Trademarks 101, Developing a Filing Strategy and more, this comprehensive event is a great way to learn about trademark law basics and engage in hands-on training in the field. Pre-registration is available until Wednesday, June 20 and participation is limited.
More information is available at http://www.aipla.org/learningcenter/TMBootcamp/Pages/Registration.aspx.
Career Development Office Career Night
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
UNC School of Law, Rotunda
This year five attorney volunteers who practice Intellectual Property Law (three trademark/copyright attorneys and two patent attorneys) will be in attendance, making this area of practice one of the best represented at Career Night. Business casual attire is required and food will be served. Please RSVP for the event at http://unclawcso.wufoo.com/forms/student-rsvp-for-career-night/.
CIPLA Office Hours
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 12 p.m.
UNC School of Law, Room 5054
Have questions about intellectual property law? Wondering about how to break into the field? Have a question you're too embarrassed to ask a professor? Just want to chat with the awesome board members of CIPLA? You can do all of those during CIPLA office hours, the first Wednesday of every month in Room 5054.
Inspiration vs. Infringement: Brought to You by the First Amendment
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 2 p.m.
Freedom Forum Conference Center, Carroll Hall
What happens when an artist is also sports fan? Can he use his favorite team as a muse? When do artists and brands clash? As a part of UNC First Amendment Day, the Carolina Intellectual Property Law Association and the Center for Media Law and Policy are hosting a discussion that explores the challenges between artistic expression and trademark law. The panel includes Professor Deborah Gerhardt, Trademark Professor at the UNC School and Professor Cary Levine of the UNC Art Department.
The discussion centers around a recent case about an artist who was used by the University of Alabama for using their trademarks for his work. Does the First Amendment trump trademark law? Come join the discussion.
Intellectual Property 101
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 12 p.m.
UNC School of Law, Room 5048
This event is a general interest meeting and social event. Come and meet the 2012-2013 CIPLA 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. If you are interested in participating, come by the event and sign up for our (informal) mentoring program.
Carolina innovations seminar: Engines of innovation - the entrepreneurial university in the 21st century
Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
Sitterson Hall, Room 014
For the first Carolina Innovations Seminar session of the year, OTD is pleased to welcome Buck Goldstein, the University Entrepreneur in Residence, who will be providing insight from the title work, co-authored in 2010 with Chancellor Holden Thorp. Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the 21st Century makes the case for the pivotal role of research universities as agents of societal change. Buck will share observations on the response to and impact of that work, as well as his thoughts on how the culture of innovation continues to evolve here at UNC.
In addition to being the University Entrepreneur in Residence, Buck is also a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Economics and has a bachelor’s and law degree from UNC. He has broad entrepreneurial experience including co-founding a start-up, taking it public and through an acquisition, as well founding a venture capital fund. Buck has served on multiple corporate boards, including several notable UNC start-ups.
Reception Following Seminar at Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery!
First Amendment Day
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate its fourth annual First Amendment Day. This campus-wide, day-long event was designed to both celebrate the First Amendment and explore its role in the lives of Carolina students. First Amendment Day is organized by the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy. The UNC Center for Media Law and Policy is a collaboration between the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the School of Law.
First Amendment Day is organized by the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy and sponsored by Time Warner Cable.
Working at the Patent and Trademark Office
UNC School of Law Room 4085
Monday, April 9, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.
Mary Denison, UNC alum and Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations at
the USPTO, will be giving a talk on the state of affairs and future of the
UNC School of Law Room 5046
Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
The UNC Center for Media Law and Policy is putting together a panel on SOPA that will feature guests including executives from Paramount and Fox movie studios.
Large-scale online copyright and trademark infringement is a serious global problem. But recent legislative efforts in the United States aimed at dealing with this issue have faced substantial public opposition. Among the many criticisms directed at the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) were that they infringed on free speech, forced online intermediaries to take on the role of IP enforcers, interfered with the functioning of the Internet's addressing system, and contained inadequate due process protections.
While SOPA and PIPA have been shelved, the debate over how to address infringing activities online has not gone away. Bringing together a panel of copyright and cyberlaw experts, the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy and the Carolina Intellectual Property Law Association will explore whether a middle ground exists in this debate. Is there a way to address large-scale online copyright and trademark infringement while still protecting free speech and allowing for innovation on the Internet?
Joining us to tackle this question will be:
- Alfred Perry, vice president, worldwide content protection & outreach, Paramount Pictures
- Ron Wheeler, senior vice president, content protection, Fox Entertainment Group
David Levine, assistant professor, Elon University School of Law
Markham Erickson, founding partner, Holch & Erickson LLP
The event, which is free and open to the public, will be take place on April 12 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 5046 at the UNC School of Law. Deborah Gerhardt, assistant professor of law at UNC School of Law, will moderate what will undoubtedly be a fascinating and passionate discussion of these important issues.
AIPLA's 2012 Cross-Country Women in IP Networking Event
Research Triangle Park
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
Join your fellow women in IP law for AIPLA's Cross-Country Women in IP Networking Event. The event is held on the same night in various cities across the country in order to empower and celebrate women in the profession on both the local and national levels.
Come out and enjoy an informal evening of networking, mentoring, and great food and drink!
The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community, with more than 16,000 members. The AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. AIPLA's members represent both owners and users of intellectual property.
About Womble Carlyle
Womble Carlyle is a full-service business law firm with a focus on innovative solutions to client needs. The firm is located in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic regions, and serves clients nationally and globally, with more than 550 attorneys in 14 offices.
Womble Carlyle's Intellectual Property Practice Group consists of nearly 70 attorneys, patent agents and technical advisors, who specialize in all aspects of procurement, counseling and litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets.
DATE: May 2, 2012
6:30 p.m. Networking Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Special Guest
8:30 p.m. National Conference Call to connect with all other Women in AIPLA events going on across the nation
Research Triangle Park
Archie K. Davis Conference Center
12 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
COST: There is no charge to attend, but space is limited.
RSVP by April 25 by clicking on the registration link below. You do not have to be an AIPLA member to attend.
NOTE: Registrants will receive a confirmation email containing all details for the event.
Questions? Contact Julie Meigs at 703.394.2253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have general questions about this national event, please contact Carine Doyle with Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. at 314.444.1384 or email@example.com.
Campbell University Law Review Symposium - The New Global Convergence:
Intellectual Property, Increasing Prosperity, and Economic Networks in the
Campbell Law School
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Campbell Law Review is presenting a symposium to address issues of new
global convergence, particularly in the ares of intellectual property. The
symposium invites scholars to examine those economic and legal developments in
light of the emerging global system, fraught with peril and promise as we
enter the second decade of the twenty-first century.
For more information and to register visit http://law.campbell.edu/lawreview/symposium.cfm
Alston & Bird Intellectual Property Happy Hour
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Alston & Bird are hosting a happy hour at the Crunkleton on March 15th
specifically for students interested in IP law at Duke and UNC. The firm has
hired UNC students in the past, and it has consistently been ranked as one of
Fortune Magazine's top companies to work for.
They ask that interested students RSVP by March 2nd to firstname.lastname@example.org
Womble Carlyle Symposium: Patent Careers for Scientists and Engineers
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Womble Carlyle is hosting and information session on becoming a patent
agent for individuals who have a degree in engineering, chemistry,
biotechnology, or biology. Go
to this website for more information
Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 7 to Christine Peterson at
(919) 744-2117 or email@example.com.
Stop Online Piracy Act - Panel
UNC School of Law Room 5042
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
CIPLA is hosting a panel discussion of the recent SOPA (Stop Online Piracy
Act) legislation that was considered in Congress. The panel will be discussing
why this proposed bill was highly controversial, what the current state of
affairs is, and how the debate may play out in the future. The panel will
include Prof. David Levine from Elon University, who coauthored the recent
hot-button piece Dont Break the
Internet. Also participating will be UNC's own Prof. Gasaway and Nicole
Downing, a current 3L who wrote a research paper specifically on this topic.
Food will be provided.
Faculty Speaker Series with Eric Goldman
UNC Law Faculty Lounge
Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 4:15
Eric Goldman, one of the leading internet technology scholars, will be
presenting his paper on 47 USC 230, which gives websites immunity for
user-generated content. Goldman takes the novel approach of supporting 47 USC
230 based on economic principles, such as its ability to improve consumer
access to product information. Any students interested in attending should
notify Mark Weidemaier firstname.lastname@example.org at their earliest
Anticipating Dissension: When Legal Frameworks, U.S. Commerce and Foreign
George Watts Hill Alumni Center
Friday, January 27
The extent to which a business has an international component varies to
great degrees, but no business can deny that the global forces affect, at
least in some way, its practices. Even businesses that espouse a "local"
philosophy are a response to the fact that we now, for better or worse, exist
in a global marketplace.
While forces like technology have facilitated -- and, indeed, may be
responsible for -- this growth in business, they have also generated a new
series complications that did not exist in decades past. This year, the North
Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation and the North
Carolina Journal of Law and Technology will host a symposium that addresses
the ways that governments, international organizations, businesses, and
lawyers have proactively identified these relatively new problems in an
attempt to mitigate -- or eliminate altogether -- their negative effects. The
symposium will take place on January 27, 2012 and is called "Anticipating Dissension: When Legal
Frameworks, US Commerce and Foreign Markets Intersect."
The symposium's panels will address issues like arbitration agreements,
choice of law agreements, intergovernmental IP laws, commonly used trade
terms, and franchising, all as means of limiting discord within the global
marketplace. Speakers include noted legal and business scholars. Also, in an
effort to highlight how international forces concern regional economies,
practitioners from the southeast will also participate.
"Anticipating Dissension" will be of interest to those students, lawyers,
and businesspeople whose work involves international business trade and
intellectual property rights. With a focus on arbitration, it is particularly
useful to those students and practitioners interested in dispute resolution
outside of judicial institutions.
Professor Nicholas Didow of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel
Hill will give the keynote address.
IP Career Discussion Night
Backbar at Top of the Hill
Monday, November 21, 6:30-8:30
Have questions about what it's like to work in IP law? Join CIPLA at
Top of the Hill and discuss
careers in intellectual property with local IP attorneys. Appetizers will be
provided by CIPLA. Six attorneys will be there representing the following
areas of law:
- Rebecca Crandall: trademark/copyright/patent
- John Moye: complex litigation covering various IP issues
- Liz Stanek: patent
- Canon Pence: IP litigation
- Justin Leonard: patent
- Jeffrey Fridman: trademark
If you have any questions, email Jeremy
First Amendment Day Keynote Address: Students, Social Media and the First
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 from 7:00pm-8:00pm in Carroll Hall 111
Mary-Rose Papandrea, an associate professor in the Boston College School of
Law, will discuss the new challenges the digital age poses to the First
Amendment rights of students and their teachers at public high schools and
universities. The Supreme Court has issued a series of decisions in the last
few years that are highly protective of First Amendment rights. Among other
things, violent video games can be sold to minors, a religious group can say
hateful things outside of a funeral, and corporations must be free to make
unlimited independent expenditures during political campaigns. But when it
comes to students and government employees, the Court has taken a much more
limited view of the First Amendment. Professor Papandrea will argue that the
Court's decisions in this area are misguided. A graduate
of Yale College and the University of Chicago Law School, Papandrea clerked
for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter and then spent several years as
a litigator at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., where she
specialized in First Amendment and media defense litigation. She joined the
Boston College faculty in 2004. For more about Papandrea, visit http://www.bc.edu/schools/law/fac-staff/deans-faculty/papandream/.
Pharma, Patents, and AIDS: The Intersection of Essential Medicines and
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in Union Room 3205
Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) at UNC presents a seminar given by
Dr. Ben Meier, Professor of Public
Policy, on pharmaceuticals and patent law and its relevance to the struggle
for AIDS treatment. Learn about the role of universities in providing
essential medicines globally and how students can contribute to the
Dr. Meier's interdisciplinary research-at the intersection of international
law, public policy, and global health-examines the harmful effects of
globalization on individual health status and national health systems.
Advancing rights-based frameworks for public health, he has written and
presented extensively on the development and evolution of human rights in
national and global health governance - serving as a consultant to
international organizations, national governments, and nongovernmental
CIPLA: PLI Patent Presentation
Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 12:00 p.m., UNC School of Law Room 5046
Come listen to
John M. White, the Director of Patent Professional Development at the
Practising Law Institute (PLI). John White will discuss patent practice, the
patent bar exam, where the jobs are in this field, how the current economic
crisis may affect the patent law job search, salary, and his patent bar review
Mr. White has been preparing applicants for the Patent Bar Exam since 1988
and is a former patent examiner and special assistant to the commissioner of
patents and trademarks. He serves as Of Counsel for Berenato White &
Stavish and as an adjunct Professor at John Marshall Law School, and Concord
CHLO: Patients, Patents, and Policy
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 12:00 p.m., UNC School of Law Room 5046
Come and listen in on this panel hosted by the Carolina Health Law
Organization. The panelists include: