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LES Charlotte Chapter: Making IP Protection in America Great Again!
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LES Charlotte Chapter: Making IP Protection in America Great Again!

When: Tuesday, August 22, 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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Making IP Protection in America Great Again!

Lunchtime Talk

Tuesday, August 22
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 

12:00 - Registration, Networking, and Lunch
12:30 - Presentation followed by a Q & A session

Vine American Kitchen
13735 Conlan Circle
Charlotte, NC  28277 

LES Member:  $25.00
Non-Member:  $25.00
LES Student Member:  $25.00

Even though intellectual property, particularly patent rights, are critical to the U.S. economy, IP is under siege.  Ray will provide a look into the current state of IP protection– particularly focused on the high tech/software industries, including actions in the USPTO, Supreme Court and other court cases, including Oil States, and any effects by the current administration and political climate.  Ray’s presentation will provide some practical information to individuals involved in the development and/or commercialization of high tech and software technologies, and discuss the current state of Patent Reform, Turmoil at the USPTO and Ongoing 101 Rejection Nuancing, Copyright: Intrigue at the Copyright Office and the Star Athletica case, the Defends Trade Secret Act of 2016, and other topics.


Ray Van Dyke

Founder of Van Dyke Law &
LES Washington, DC Chapter Chair

Ray Van Dyke is the LES Washington, D.C. Chapter Chair and the Founder of Van Dyke Law. His practice focuses on technology law in a variety of industries and sciences, specializing in patents, licensing, trademark, trade secret, and copyright issues, with particular emphasis on U.S. and foreign patent and trademark consulting, preparation, prosecution, portfolio management, and patentability, validity, enforceability, and infringement opinions, including defending and bringing the third party oppositions and other post-grant procedures. Ray also teaches IP, is active in other legal and tech groups, testifies on IP laws and regulations, and is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 Sponsor:  Parsons Summa


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 August 11.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.


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Requests for ADA accommodations and special dietary needs should be submitted to the event contact listed at the top of the page.


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