CLE: Feb. 24, 2022 

(Noon, Virtual Zoom)

Topic: PTAB – Patent Owner and Petitioner Perspectives and Impacts on District Court Litigation

Speakers: Daniel Block, Sterne Kessler; Roshan Mansinghani, Unified Patents; Chris Stewart, Caldwell Cassady

This presentation will cover (1) new procedural practice tips and interesting experiences dealing with the PTAB from each perspective (2) recent precedential and informative decisions and their practical impacts, (3) potential upcoming rule changes to be on the lookout for or recent ones that have gone into effect and how they have worked thus far, and (4) impact on district court actions, including claim construction outcomes based on positions and invalidity arguments made in IPRs, latest trends in district court stays pending IPR, finality of judgments, and scope of estoppel in surviving litigation.

CLE Credit: MCLE 1.00 

2022 IP Section 

Officers and Directors



Officers:                                                                                      Chair:  David Taylor                                               Vice-Chair:  Dyan House              

                   Secretary:  Elizabeth Rucki                                 Treasurer:  Justin Cohen                     

Council Members:

                        Megan Hoyt

                        James Gourley

                        Matt Acosta                                                            Niky Bagley

                        Stephanie Sivinski

                        Kirby Drake 

                        John Tower

                        Dwayne Norton

                        Tim Dyll                                                                    Marylauren Ilagan

Imm. Past Chair: Robert (Bob) Johnston 

​​CLE Meetings


Noon CLE meetings are typically held at the Belo Mansion on the fourth Thursday of every month (with some exceptions).  

We also host periodic breakfast CLE roundtable discussions at a North Dallas location on important IP topics.

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January CLE: Jan. 27, 2022 

(Virtual Zoom, Noon)

“Venue Games” 

Speakers: Jeff Becker and Morgan Mayne of Baker Botts LLP

This program is presented by the DBA IP Section’s Young Lawyers Committee and it will address the rules surrounding venue in patent cases after TC Heartland and In re Cray. Specifically, the program will address recent strategies and cases related to venue and transfers for convenience, as well as the Federal Circuit mandamus practice that has become increasingly popular as of late.  The speakers will also briefly analyze some of the Federal Circuit’s recent mandamus decisions to provide a glimpse into how the world of venue is shifting at the moment.