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Intellectual Property Mini-Conference

IP Mini-Conference

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The IP Mini-Con is a half-day program with workshops, lunch, and a variety of performances by community members from NCCU, Durham, and NCCU’s very own Jazz Ensemble.

The seminars will bring meaningful information about Intellectual Property laws, resources, and strategies to students, artists, writers, musicians, performers, inventors, and entrepreneurs in the NCCU and Durham communities. Lunch will be provided from registrants before the performances start.  We have planned a variety of live entertainment showcasing the amazingly talented folks of NCCU and the Durham community.

This program is a collaboration between the Intellectual Property Law Institute and the Jazz Studies Program.

The IP Mini-Con Event Program is as follows:

Registration:  9:00am – 10:00am

Welcome Session:  10:00am – 10:15am

Session 1: 10:15am – 11:15am

The following topics will be presented concurrently during Session 1:

  • Copyrights for Artists, Writers, Musicians, & Performers
  • Cryptocurrency and Cybersecurity
  • Inventorship & Patent Requirements for Science & Technology
  • Trademarks & Branding for Business Owners

Session 2:  11:30am – 12:30pm

The following topics will be presented concurrently during Session 2:

  • Patents, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Start-ups in the Trenches: Funding & Commercializing Your Business
  • Monetizing Your Copyright: Music & Art Licensing

Lunch Refreshments Avaialable: 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Performances & Community Art Gallery Viewing:  1:00pm – 3:00pm

Closing Remarks:  3:00pm – 3:15pm



Jazz Collaborative as a collaboration with the NCCU Music Department, the Jazz Collective is community jazz education program for young K-12 students.




Inter Partes Review Clinic provides students with real-world experience participating in IPRs before the Patent and Trademark Appeal Board (PTAB). Students will gain valuable litigation and administrative law skills by partnering with law firms on all aspects of the IPR process including petition drafting, depositions of inventor and experts, oral arguments to the PTAB and subsequent appeals to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.