Myers Bigel Hosts AIPLA Women in IP Law Networking Session

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Award-winning Myers Bigel & Sibley, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, will be presenting “Strategies in IP Licensing and Due Diligence, and a Review of Recent Developments in IP Law” at the Archie K. Davis Conference Center in Research Triangle Park May 11. This is a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course hosted by the firm through the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).


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“Working with in-house counsel here in the Triangle and throughout the country, our attorneys have experienced first-hand their unique needs when it comes to intellectual property law, especially when it comes to licensing and due diligence,” Managing Partner Lynne Borchers said.

“We’re thrilled to be able to partner once again with the ACC on an event to shed some light on important issues,” she added.

The May 11 event will address topics related to IP licensing such as IP due diligence; the use of in- and out-licensing to fuel growth and build capabilities; how governance structure can affect licensee-licensor relationships; and the impact of challenges to the license agreement or the underlying patents.

The event will also include a discussion of important recent developments related to the practice of intellectual property law including recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and PTAB rules governing post-grant proceedings and several recent decisions from the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.

Presenters include Myers Bigel attorneys Sherry Murphy, Laura Kelley, and Peter Siddoway as well as Beth Fordham-Meier, founder and principal of NovoCreation Consulting, LLC, who serves as Director of IP Transactions for Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine.

A global legal association, the ACC promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives. The ACC connects its members to people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth, boasting more than 40,000 members in 85 countries employed by over 10,000 organizations.

The Research Triangle Area Chapter of the ACC serves more than 200 members, providing a wide range of educational programs on topics relevant to in-house law practice such as crisis management, managing outside counsel, contracts 101, and intellectual property competitive intelligence.

Myers Bigel is active in many organizations like the ACC, including the Triangle Intellectual Property Law Association; NC Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association; American Bar Association; Association of University Technology Managers; Licensing Executives Society; and the Carolina Patent Trademark & Copyright Law Association, among others.

Well-respected, independent third-party organizations across the country continually recognize Myers Bigel as leading the field in the quality of patents for our clients. The firm boasts a continuity of counsel, broad expertise, and unwavering focus on drafting quality patents that cover the full scope of an invention and stand up to courtroom challenges. The firm has six active practice groups including Litigation, Trademark, Biotechnology, Chemical, Electronics/Computer and Mechanical. Each of these groups has a critical mass of attorney experience levels and skills to satisfy the largest to the smallest clients, with the firm’s Litigation practice group staffed by litigators who are also patent lawyers.

Myers Bigel is located in the tech-heavy Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, allowing its talented legal team to service global technology leaders and innovative startups while maintaining strong, diverse relationships with law firms across the U.S. and overseas which are utilized based on individual client needs.

For more information, visit www.myersbigel.com.

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 www.myersbigel.com.

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