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Myers Bigel Selected to Present “In-House Guide to Patent Strategy” at March 11 RTAC Association of Corporate Counsel Session

Myers Bigel has been selected to present “In-House Guide to Patent Strategy” to members of the Research Triangle Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel March 11.

The program will be held at the North Carolina State Bar Headquarters in downtown Raleigh and will provide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for qualified attendees.

The upcoming Myers Bigel presentation will provide insight into strategies for in-house counsel for patent strategy under the America Invents Act (AIA). Specific topics will include:

  • Identifying new inventions, filing considerations both domestic and foreign; and types of prior art that may impact the patenting decision;
  • Considerations when deciding whether to file for patent protection in view of recent caselaw, and alternatives to patent protection;
  • An overview of the timing, costs, strategy and procedures of AIA procedures for challenging or defending the validity of U.S. patents; and
  • Strategies for responding to non-practicing entities (“NPEs”) under the AIA and under North Carolina’s new statute.

Myers Bigel is active in many organizations in addition to Association of Corporate Counsel, 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.

The firm regularly presents CLE opportunities for the legal community as part of their ongoing efforts to share best practices in patent law. This is Myers Bigel’s first presentation to members of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

The Association is a global bar association promoting 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 organization boasts a worldwide membership of more than 36,000 in-house lawyers at more than 10,000 corporations and non-governmental groups in 90 countries.

The Research Triangle Area Chapter serves 440 members in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill and surrounding areas, including all of eastern North Carolina, providing a wide range of educational programs. More information is available online at

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