Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let Your IP Mind Grow!

By Angela Doughty

Planning ahead for events can be frightful, but our section has 2019 plans that are delightful! As long as you love IP so, join us for our events that are a go!

February 7 at 11 a.m. for our Tri-City Meeting and Lunch Event in Raleigh, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte.  The specific meeting and lunch locations will be announced early next year.

March 7 for an event featuring the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Commissioner of Trademarks, Ms. Mary Denison.  The event will be held in the afternoon at the Bar Center and will be followed by a social event.

April 5 in Charlotte for our Annual CLE Meeting. We will be partnering with the Sports & Entertainment Law Section to provide diverse CLE program options.  As always, we will have a section networking event the evening before and invite everyone to join us.

We are showing no signs of stoppin’, and we’ve planned a few more options!  While the details are still on the low, we hope you’ll show, of course you’ll show, there is so much to know!

A warm thanks our Electrical Engineering/Computer Software Committee Co-Chairs Bentley Olive, Phil Weisten, and John Whetzel, for their hard work planning, and to all of our section members that attended, the November 29 Lunch & Learn at the Bar Center with Carolyn Kosowski of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Ms. Kosowski provided attendees with practical guidance regarding the USPTO’s examination procedure for subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101, including insight on the 2018 memorandum implementing changes to the examination procedure in view of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decision in Berkheimer v. HP, Inc.

While we are still goodbyin’ to 2018, we wish everyone the best of the season and the happiest of cheer for the New Year!