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A (Possibly Partially Accurate) History of Innovation in North Carolina
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Charlotte April Event

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Vine American Kitchen
13735 Conlan Circle
Charlotte, North Carolina  28277
United States
Contact: Beth Barnhart
(704) 926-3745

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Celebrate World IP Day with the LES Charlotte Chapter!

A (Possibly Partially Accurate) History of Innovation in North Carolina

Lunchtime Talk

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 

12:00 - Registration, Networking, and Lunch
12:30 - Presentation

Vine American Kitchen
13735 Conlan Circle
Charlotte, NC  28277 
LES Member:  $25.00
Non-Member:  $25.00
LES Student Member:  $20.00

A discussion of technology in North Carolina from pre-European times to the present.


Phil Summa
Patent and IP Attorney
Parsons Summa

Phil Summa is a patent attorney at Parsons Summa with over 30 years of wide-ranging experience in all areas of intellectual property law. During his career, Phil has developed expertise in a number of highly specialized fields, including microwave-assisted chemistry, wide bandgap semiconductors, light emitting diodes, polyesters, related polymer chemistry, and packaging. Phil also has broad familiarity with patent, trademark and copyright drafting, and the protection, enforcement, and licensing of such IP matters. 

Phil is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Federal and Fourth Circuit courts of appeal, and to all State and Federal courts in North Carolina.

Phil has prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in the U.S. and around the world, including appeal proceedings at the USPTO and the JPO. Phil has appeared twice before the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office and once before the Opposition Division of the Japan Patent Office (Phil is not, however, formally admitted in these jurisdictions).


The Charlotte chapter uses online registration for members and non-members and accepts payment by credit card.  Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.


A $5.00 cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Cancellations are non-refundable after April 20.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.


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