Upcoming TIPLA Events

2015 Event Planning

We are busy planning events for early 2015. If you have any suggestions for events, speakers, or venues, please contact us. 

Officer Nominations

TIPLA is now accepting nominations to fill the Secretary and Treasurer officer positions for the 2015 term. If you or someone you know is interested in serving as a TIPLA officer, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please also feel free to contact any of the current officers if you have questions about the positions. Nominations will be accepted through November 30, 2014.

Upcoming Non-Tipla Events

1/28/2015 - The NCBA IP Section is hosting a rountable discussion on "AIA prosecution - FITF Overview with Tips on Responding to Prior Art Rejections." The event will feature  Mary C. Till, JD and Senior Legal Advisor in the Office of Patent Legal Administration (OPLA) at the USPTO. Ms. Till has been involved with various aspects of implementation of the America Invents Act, having co-drafted the guidance on first inventor to file (FITF). She has been involved in all phases of implementing FITF provisions at the USPTO, including examiner training and IT implementation. This event will serve as an opportunity for a USPTO subject matter expert serving as Senior Legal Advisor, to present and engage members and guest of the NCBA IP section on the FITF provisions and updates since its implementation. The presentation will include statistics to date, the applicability of the provisions on patent applications filed today, statutory framework and a variety of example scenarios to illustrate both the applicability of the FITF provisions as well as tips for prosecuting applications filed under the FITF provisions.

 

When: January 28, 2015 at 12 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Where: North Carolina Bar Center, 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 

Please RSVP by January 14, 2015 to Leon Cain II at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 


 

3/22/2015 - The NCBA IP Section's annual one-day CLE conference is scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2015 in Cary, NC. The inimitable Tom Irving will be speaking again, as well as many others to be announced soon.

 

When: March 20, 2015

Where: North Carolina Bar Center, 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513