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The Intellectual Property Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association offers monthly lunch-time CLE seminars typically on the fourth Friday of each month (excluding November).  The seminars are held at the Belo Mansion of the Dallas Bar Association at 2101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75201.  We also host CLE breakfast meetings and other events.  Please click on the CLE Calendar link above for more details and access to presentation materials.

Upcoming CLE             

September 26 


The Interplay of PTO Review and District Court Litigation

David McCombs, Haynes and Boone LLP

Charles Fowler, McKool Smith

How are the new Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) review procedure changing patent litigation strategies for both plaintiffs and defendants? Here we discuss the trends emerging in use of parallel Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings to contest validity and their interplay with Article III courts.


October 24


Copyright Law Update

Kevin Meek, Baker Botts LLP

An unhurried meandering through some of the lesser traveled paths of IP law.


Upcoming USPTO Event In Dallas


First Inventor To File (FITF) Roadshow

September 30

1-5 PM

Belo Mansion

1:00 pm

1:10 pm

1:30 pm

2:45 pm

3:00 pm

4:00 pm

4:45 pm

Introductory Remarks

FITF - A Year Plus In Review

Will My Application Be Examined Under AIA (FITF) Or Not?


FITF Overview and Tips on Responding o Prior Art Rejections

Effective Use of AIA (FITF) Evidentiary Declarations

Tour of the AIA (FITF) Website and Q&A


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