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The CPTCLA is the oldest legal association dedicated to practitioners of Intellectual Property law in North and South Carolina. CPTCLA hosts an annual Spring CLE seminar in North Carolina, as well as a Fall CLE seminar in South Carolina, offering a combined nine to twelve hours of CLE credit. Our Spring CLE is May 12, 2017 at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, NC for approximately 3.50 hours of CLE credit. We have a great line-up of speakers JOIN US.

Past CLEs

Information on previous CLE seminars and presentations can be found below. For details on upcoming CLE events, including registration and contact information, please visit our Spring and Fall CLE pages.

Fall 2012 CLE

September 21, 2012 - September 22, 2012

 

Our Fall 2012 Meeting was scheduled for September 21-22, 2012 at the Wild Dunes Resort, Isle
 
of Palms, S.C.
 
 
SPEAKERS

Thomas L. Irving of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP presented "Patents: The Year in Review." 
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Prof. Harold C. (Hal) Wegner of Foley & Lardner, LLP and the former director of the Intellectual Property Law Program at the George Washington University Law School presented “Patent Cases: Year in Review and Preview, What’s Next.”
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Prof. Laura N. Gasaway of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law presented  "An Overview of Recent Copyright Litigation."
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Jordan S. Weinstein of Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt and current co-chair of the ABA’s Trademark and the Internet Committee presented an overview of recent USPTO and Federal Circuit trademark registration decisions.
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Eric Rudich, Ph.D. of Magna Legal Services presented “The Juror's Perspective on Patents and Patent Trials.”
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Richard T. Matthews of Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, PA presented a summary of recent  decisions relating to ethical issues in IP law.
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Spring 2012 CLE

June 15, 2012 - June 15, 2012

The Association was held its annual Spring Meeting on Friday, June 15, 2012, at the North Carolina Research Campus, David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building, in Kannapolis, North Carolina (www.ncresearchcampus.net).

Mr. Jack Hicks
of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, and Adjunct Professor of Law at Elon University School of Law, presented “High Impact Issues Under the America Invents Act (AIA): What Will Mean the Most to Practitioners?
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Mr. Robert Monath of Robert A. Monath Attorney-at-Law, presented “Advising Clients Regarding Copyright Termination Issues.”
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Ms. Deidre Richardson of Michelin North America, Inc., Mr. Eric Wagner of Duke University’s Office of Licensing & Ventures, & Mr. Timothy Wilson of SAS Institute, Inc., conducted a session entitled “Licensing Agreement Roundtable: IP Licensing Agreement Concerns From Different Industry Perspectives.

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Fall 2011 CLE

September 23, 2011 - September 24, 2011

Our Fall 2011 Meeting was scheduled for September 23-24, 2011 at the Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C.
 

SPEAKERS

Thomas L. Irving of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP presented "Patents: The Year in Review." Tom is always entertaining and the courts gave Tom plenty to talk about last year! Download

Prof. Harold C. (Hal) Wegner of Foley & Lardner, LLP presented "The New Substantive Patent Law of Leahy Smith America Invents Act: A Discussion of Substantive Patentability Requirements Under the New Law." Prof. Wegner, the former director of the Intellectual Property Law Program at the George Washington University Law School, weighed in and provided his views on the new Patent Law. Download

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Demian Barbas of Norton Rose, OR, LLP presented "Similarities and Differences Between U.S. and Canadian Patent Practice: How to effectively Prosecute Patents in Canada." Download

Maury M. Tepper III of Tepper & Eyster, PLLC and current chair of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office presented "Coming Changes in Trademark Prosecution: An Update on Trademark Practice Before the U.S.P.T.O." Download

Prof. Timothy R. Holbrook of Emory University and former clerk for the Honorable Glenn L. Archer Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit presented "The Supreme Court's Shocking, Continuing Interest in IP." Download

Michael S. Connor of Alston & Bird, LLP presented "What is Patentable Subject Matter?: The Impact of Bilski, the Suspected Impact of Prometheus, and Their Effects on Your Patent Practice."
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Dean Adrienne Meddock of North Carolina Central University School of Law, who established the U.S.P.T.O. Pilot Trademark Law Clinic at N.C.C.U., presented "The Hot Mess of Hot News: What's Left of State Protection after Copyright Pre-Emption in the Cyber Age." Download

 


Fall 2010 CLE

September 24, 2010 - September 25, 2010

Presented by David Hricik; Mercer University School of Law

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"Antitrust and IP Issues Arising in Mergers and Acquisitions"

September 24, 2010 - September 25, 2010

Presented by Steven Bondura and Parks Workman; Dority & Manning, PA

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"BPAI Practice Update"

September 24, 2010 - September 25, 2010

Presented by Bill Smith; Woodcock Washburn LLP

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"Slam Dunk: NBA Style Trademark Enforcement"

September 24, 2010 - September 25, 2010

Presented by Anil George; NBA Properties, Inc.

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"Review of Recent Rule Changes at the European Patent Office"

September 24, 2010 - September 25, 2010

Presented by James Gray; Withers & Rogers LLP

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"Patent Law Developments in 2010"

September 24, 2010 - September 25, 2010

Presented by Tom Irving; Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

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