2019 Technology + The Law Symposium
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Please join Michael Best, the Duke University Office of Licensing & Ventures, and thought leaders from government, academia, and industry for a full-day conference covering the intersection of technology and the practice and application of the law.

The day will feature a series of keynote presentations and interactive panel discussions appropriate for in-house counsel and business leaders. The sessions cover a wide range of emerging technologies and their impact on the law. Topics to be covered include:

Intellectual property implications for artificial intelligence
Blockchain technology and its many uses
The latest on cryptocurrencies and how they are regulated
3-D printing and additive manufacturing
The current state and future of the medical cannabis and hemp industries in the tobacco belt
Launching a healthcare start-up
Innovation in drug pricing,
Protecting data in the U.S. and abroad
Patent year in review
Diversity and inclusion in innovation

Confirmed speakers and moderators include practitioners from Michael Best and Michael Best Strategies, as well as:

Joshua Arant, Founder & COO, Mako Medical
Jeff Bedard, President & CEO, Crown Laboratories, Inc.
Bruce Bradford, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, GE Aviation
Bennett Collen, Founder & CEO, Cognate
Heather Dahl, Executive Director & CEO, The Sovrin Foundation
Deborah Gerhardt, Associate Professor of Law, UNC School of Law
Estay Greene, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy Programs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
Shawna Lemon, Co-Managing Shareholder, Stanek Lemon Crouse + Meeks, PA
Sheila Mikhail, President and Co-Founder, Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc.
Micky Minhas, VP, Associate General Counsel, Patents, Microsoft
Bob Morgan, Member of the Illinois House of Representatives and Partner, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Lucas Osborn, Associate Professor of Law, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Jennifer Prioleau, Division Counsel, HP Inc.
Honorable Sarah Bloom Raskin, Rubenstein Fellow, Duke Law
Robin Rasor, Executive Director, Office of Licensing & Ventures, Duke University
David Ridley, Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Riddick Professor of the Practice, Duke Fuqua School of Business
Daniel Tardiff, Chief Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Alliance Rx Walgreens Prime
Linda Tigges, General Counsel, Data Center Group, Lenovo USA
Jeremy Unruh, Director of Public & Regulatory Affairs, PharmaCann LLC
Jason Williams, President & CEO, PRTI
Timothy Wilson, Director, Patents SAS Institute Inc.

We hope you can join us! A formal invitation and full agenda will follow.

CLE credit in WI, CO, IL, NC, TX, UT, and VA is pending. We are happy to provide the program materials to participants applying for credit in other states.

We hope you can join us! For questions, please contact our Events team.

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2019 Technology + The Law Symposium
  • Host: Michael Best and Duke University Office of Licensing & Ventures
  • Date: Nov 7 2019
  • Time: 08:30 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Location: JB Duke Hotel 230 Science Drive Durham, NC 27708
  • Cost: Free
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Please join Michael Best, the Duke University Office of Licensing & Ventures, and thought leaders from government, academia, and industry for a full-day conference covering the intersection of technology and the practice and application of the law.

The day will feature a series of keynote presentations and interactive panel discussions appropriate for in-house counsel and business leaders. The sessions cover a wide range of emerging technologies and their impact on the law. Topics to be covered include:

Intellectual property implications for artificial intelligence
Blockchain technology and its many uses
The latest on cryptocurrencies and how they are regulated
3-D printing and additive manufacturing
The current state and future of the medical cannabis and hemp industries in the tobacco belt
Launching a healthcare start-up
Innovation in drug pricing,
Protecting data in the U.S. and abroad
Patent year in review
Diversity and inclusion in innovation

Confirmed speakers and moderators include practitioners from Michael Best and Michael Best Strategies, as well as:

Joshua Arant, Founder & COO, Mako Medical
Jeff Bedard, President & CEO, Crown Laboratories, Inc.
Bruce Bradford, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, GE Aviation
Bennett Collen, Founder & CEO, Cognate
Heather Dahl, Executive Director & CEO, The Sovrin Foundation
Deborah Gerhardt, Associate Professor of Law, UNC School of Law
Estay Greene, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy Programs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
Shawna Lemon, Co-Managing Shareholder, Stanek Lemon Crouse + Meeks, PA
Sheila Mikhail, President and Co-Founder, Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc.
Micky Minhas, VP, Associate General Counsel, Patents, Microsoft
Bob Morgan, Member of the Illinois House of Representatives and Partner, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Lucas Osborn, Associate Professor of Law, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Jennifer Prioleau, Division Counsel, HP Inc.
Honorable Sarah Bloom Raskin, Rubenstein Fellow, Duke Law
Robin Rasor, Executive Director, Office of Licensing & Ventures, Duke University
David Ridley, Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Riddick Professor of the Practice, Duke Fuqua School of Business
Daniel Tardiff, Chief Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Alliance Rx Walgreens Prime
Linda Tigges, General Counsel, Data Center Group, Lenovo USA
Jeremy Unruh, Director of Public & Regulatory Affairs, PharmaCann LLC
Jason Williams, President & CEO, PRTI
Timothy Wilson, Director, Patents SAS Institute Inc.

We hope you can join us! A formal invitation and full agenda will follow.

CLE credit in WI, CO, IL, NC, TX, UT, and VA is pending. We are happy to provide the program materials to participants applying for credit in other states.

We hope you can join us! For questions, please contact our Events team.