Entries by IntellectualProperty

Mixtape Magic

By Angela Doughty I would like to think my time as IPL Chair could be described as a compilation of assorted melodies creating the perfect intellectual property mixtape. As we look back, let’s lend an “ear” to the top tracks from the past year. Track 1:  Is My Subject Matter Eligible? Our Patent Committee hosted […]

Pro Bono Outstanding Achievement Award

Congratulations to William G. Pagán of Coats & Bennett PLLC, the recipient of the 2018 Pro Bono Outstanding Achievement Award, which was announced at last week’s NCBA IP Law Section’s Annual Meeting held in Charlotte. Every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay.  Pursuant to Rule 6.1 of […]

USPTO China Road Show Coming To Durham

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show Find details and a registration link here. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 25 Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show is a free, one-day program that brings together experts from […]

Copyright Update: Music Modernization Act

By Jacquelyn D. Knapp Last month, the Music Modernization Act (MMA) was signed into law. This copyright legislation modernizes some aspects of copyright law and applies to songwriters, music publishers, digital music providers, music streaming services, and others that distribute and create music. The MMA received support from Republicans, Democrats, and music industry stakeholders alike. The MMA […]

To My Dearest Florence:

By Angela Doughty The ravaging of my beautiful hometown of New Bern and the decimation of so many wonderful homes and families has broken my heart and irreversibly altered my soul.  The images, videos, and stories cannot do justice to the devastation experienced by those hit hardest. There are not words to express the feelings […]

We’ve Only Just Begun …

By Angela P. Doughty While my daughter’s focus is already on the end of 2018 (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas – oh my!), my year of serving as the Intellectual Property Law Section Chair has only just begun. I am very much looking forward to my year as chair, and I encourage all members to reach […]