Join Us For the 2019 IP Law Section Annual Meeting and CLE

Intellectual Property: Ready for the New Decade

2019 Intellectual Property Law Section and Sports & Entertainment Section Annual Meeting

Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, Charlotte

6.75 hours of CLE credit, includes 1.0 hour ethics/professional responsibility

Register here.

Planned by the NCBA Intellectual Property and Sports & Entertainment Sections

Please join us for a special joint meeting between the Intellectual Property Law and Sports & Entertainment Law Sections in Charlotte. In parallel and overlapping tracks, learn about the latest developments in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, and sports and entertainment law.  Here are a few highlights from the program:

Hear from Gene Quinn, right, a leading commentator on patent law and president of IPWatchdog, Inc. Watch a panel discussion on how to improve the working relationship between in-house and outside counsel. Hear discussion on sports betting and changes in the sports industry. Leave with practice tips for responding to Trademark Office actions.

Speakers Include

  • Andrew M. Adams, Andrew Adams Law, Winston-Salem
  • Darrell A. Fruth, Smith Anderson, Raleigh
  • Andre M. Gibbs, Dell Inc., Durham
  • Brian Herbst, NASCAR Inc., Charlotte
  • Jayne C. Hunter, Hunter Law Firm PLLC, Charlotte
  • Thomas L. Irving, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP, Washington, DC
  • Lance A. Lawson, McNair Law Firm, Charlotte
  • Nichelle N. Levy, NASCA Inc., Charlotte
  • Richard T. Matthews, Williams Mullen, Raleigh
  • Sarah E. Nagae, Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Raleigh
  • Erik M. Pelton, Erik M. Pelton & Associates PLLC, Falls Church, VA
  • Eugene R. Quinn Jr., President & CEO, IPWatchdog, Inc., Leesburg, VA
  • Alice C. Richey, Alexander Ricks PLLC, Charlotte
  • Allison S. Ricketts, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC, Alexandria, VA
  • Eric F. Wagner, Duke University Office of Licensing, Durham
  • Karen L. Ware, BASF Corporation, Raleigh
  • Erin C. Wills, Techtronic Industries, Anderson, SC

Moderator: Andrew D. “Andy” Gerschutz, BioMerieux Inc., Durham

Hotel Information

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 South McDowell Street, South Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

Nightly Rate: $169 single or double, $180 triple rate, $209 quad rate

Call Now for Reservations: 704.372.4100 or 800.325.3535