Myers Bigel Continues to Support Legal Community by Hosting USPTO Examiners, AIPLA Networking Event

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, is continuing its active involvement in the legal community by supporting two events in May and June. Myers Bigel hosted the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Women in IP Networking event on May 21st, and is hosting examiners from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on June 11.

“Regardless of the specific focus, patent law continually changes, and it’s essential that our legal team keep up to date with developments in the courts as well as within the legal community,” Managing Partner David Purks said, adding, “The educational and professional development opportunities they undertake ensure that our clients receive the best possible service.”

The firm is hosting eleven USPTO examiners from the Technology Center 1600 which examines biotechnology and organic chemistry.  Their visit is part of a USPTO Site Educational Experience trip in which examiners visit organizations to learn the latest technologies and innovations in order to improve the quality of patent examination.

On May 21, the firm took part in the 2015 AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event which was held for the eighth year. It is designed as a meeting of women located around the globe who practice IP law and/or regularly face IP issues in the ordinary course of business.

Myers Bigel hosted the event at its offices with an hour of networking followed by a panel discussion between five distinguished women in IP from the Research Triangle Park area sharing stories of success and motivation in addition to examining the challenges facing women in IP in industry, academia and the legal field. This is the second year the firm has hosted the event.

The USPTO visit and AIPLA event were the latest in a continuing outreach effort by Myers Bigel to share its knowledgebase and best practices in patent law while providing professional development and educational opportunities for members of its talented legal team. In April, the firm participated in the AgBiotech Professional Forum held at the NC Biotech Center; Campbell Law School's Patent Law Symposium; World IP Day at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics; and the 2015 Intellectual Property Institute for Paralegals.

The firm’s legal team is continually recognized by well-respected, independent third-party organizations and publications as leading the field in the quality of patents they produce and defend for clients. The numerous awards and accolades the firm earns year after year, successful patent applications, and continuing referrals speak volumes to the talent and dedication of its vibrant team of longtime attorneys.

Myers Bigel boasts low turnover of attorneys, enabling clients to work with the same attorney familiar with their specific technology or science and individual business throughout the full length of the patent development, filing and grant process.

Without needing to re-learn the technology or business specifics, Myers Bigel attorneys can focus on quality to ensure development of a strong patent that can be successfully enforced in court.

Operating out of the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, Myers Bigel represents clients located in the Carolinas, throughout the Southeast, across the United States, and in Europe and Asia.

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About Myers Bigel
Award-winning Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel) is a nationally ranked intellectual property law firm combining patent law expertise with real-world industry experience. We are the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, representing corporate and university clients around the world in acquiring, protecting, and exploiting patent assets, including patent preparation, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Dedicated to best practices in patent law, Myers Bigel is consistently recognized over the years by legal media and industry organizations as one of the top performing law firms in the country for securing the highest quality patent grants from the USPTO for its clients, offering a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. For more information visit