Noted Patent Attorney Ken Sibley Headlining North Carolina Executive Roundtable May 9

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Attorneys from Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, continue to share best practices in protecting innovations with a slate of high-profile speaking engagements and thought leadership this spring. Such efforts are highlighted by noted patent attorney Ken Sibley headlining the North Carolina Executive Roundtable (NCER) May 9 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. “While all of our attorneys continue to find success for our clients in crafting and defending patents in a number of industries, those in our Biotechnology and Litigation practice groups are becoming more and more sought-after for their expertise in dealing with changes in patent law, specifically those driven by the America Invents Act,” Managing Partner David Purks said.

The upcoming presentation by Ken Sibley comes on the heels of his participation in a panel discussion at the NC Biotechnology Center about the role of biotechnology in North Carolina’s future. Business North Carolina recently published an article on this event in its April issue which included Sibley’s thoughts on the need for biotech workers to have soft skills in building collaborations to address issues such as challenges in creating an intellectual property positions for inventors.

The NCER Roundtables focus on topical issues facing senior business managers today, providing a small forum moderated format to network, exchange ideas and share best practices.

“The May 9 roundtable is an excellent opportunity to share the top ten things every business executive should know about patents, including patent basics, perspective on both obtaining and enforcing patents, and some international considerations for protecting intellectual property,” Sibley explained.

Several other Myers Bigel attorneys are being tapped this spring for their thought leadership on patent law and intellectual property issues. Julie Richardson (Mechanical/Biotechnology/Trademark) and Lynne Borchers (Litigation/Trademark) were featured in the April issue of Intellectual Asset Management magazine, while Borchers was also quoted in the April 5 article, “Triangle companies welcome efforts to rein in patent trolls” appearing in the (Raleigh) News & Observer.

Other recent outreach includes Litigation attorney Peter Siddoway being published this month in the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s AIPLA Quarterly Journal as co-author of, “The New Battlefield: One Year of Inter Partes Review Under the America Invents Act.”

On May 2, Siddoway will join Myers Bigel Litigation attorney Lance Lawson in presenting, “Understanding Inter Partes Review: Recent Decisions, Trends, and Effective Strategies” at the spring meeting of the Carolina Patent and Trademark Law Association in Charlotte. Later next month, attorney Shawna Lemon (Biotechnology/Chemical/Trademark) will be hosting the 2014 AIPLA Women in IP Networking Event May 22.  Earlier this spring, Lemon moderated the AIPLA Women in IP Law webinar, “Mentorship and Sponsorship - The Road to Success” discussing how mentorship and sponsorship, or lack thereof, affects advancement and retention of women in IP and the legal field in general.

Myers Bigel is dedicated to providing clients with the fullest protection possible for their intellectual property issues, with attorneys well-versed in prosecution and litigation to enforce or defend patent, trademark, copyright and trademarks. Operating out of the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, Myers Bigel represents corporate and university clients located in the Carolinas, throughout the Southeast, across the United States, and in Europe and Asia.

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About Myers Bigel
Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel) is an intellectual property law firm combining patent law expertise with a stable continuity of counsel to produce quality patents that stand up to scrutiny. We are the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, continually ranked among the top national firms by well-respected legal media and industry organizations. Our knowledgeable, vibrant team of attorneys with degreed technical experience successfully acquires, protects, enforces and defends patent assets and intellectual property in a variety of fields including biotechnology, chemistry, electronics and computing, mechanical, and trademark practice groups, as well as in litigation. Headquartered in Raleigh in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, with clients spanning the globe, we remain active in symposia, seminars, and continuing education efforts to further best practices in intellectual property protection and enforcement. For more information on our high quality work visit

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