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Campbell Law School Patent Law Symposium

Campbell Law School's Intellectual Property Law Society hosted a Patent Law Symposium on April 10, 2015.

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Campbell Law School’s Intellectual Property Law Society hosted a Patent Law Symposium on April 10, 2015.  The Honorable Paul R. Michel, retired Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit delivered the keynote address covering patent reform.  The first panel covered patentable subject matter and the most recent Supreme Court decisions.  The second panel examined the America Invents Act’s post-grant review provisions.  Lastly the third and fourth panels covered patent litigation in North Carolina compared to other jurisdictions, with panel three consisting of practicing attorneys and panel four consisting of federal judges from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

The Panels consisted of:

Panel 1: Patentable Subject Matter and Recent Supreme Court Activity
* Amy Fix (Womble Carlyle)
* Shawna Lemon, Ph.D. (Myers Bigel)
* Patrick McBride (Red Hat)
* Drew Shores (Ward & Smith)^

Panel 2: Post-Issuance Reviews (PGR/IPR) after the America Invents Act
* David Bennett (Coats & Bennett)
* Associate Professor Lucas Osborn (Campbell Law School)^
* Rob Van Arnam (Williams Mullen)
* Tim Wilson (SAS Institute)

Panel 3: Patent Litigation in North Carolina
* Julio Garceran (Cree)
* Steve Gardner (Kilpatrick Townsend)
* Professor Arti Rai (Duke University Law School)^
* Rachelle Thompson, Ph.D. (McGuireWoods)

Panel 4: A View from the Bench: Patent Litigation in North Carolina
* Chief U.S. District Court Judge James C. Dever III (Eastern District of North Carolina)
* U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan (Eastern District of North Carolina)
* U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Gates (Eastern District of North Carolina)
* Patricia Magee (Law Clerk to The Honorable Frank D. Whitney, Western District of North Carolina)^

^denotes panel moderator

The slides from the discussions can be found below.

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