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​​CLE Meetings


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

For in person/live meetings, the members usually participate in a pre-meeting network activity 30 minutes before the CLE presentation begins.

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

Officers and Directors 

Year 2024

          Megan Hoyt - Chair

Justin Cohen - Vice Chair

John Tower - Secretary

Kirby Drake - Treasurer

Dyan House (Immediate Past-Chair)

Counsel Members:

    Tim Dyll

    Matt Acosta

    Niky Bagley

    Stephanie Sivinski

    Marylauren Ilagan

    Craig Carpenter

    Jeff Becker

    Scott Harper

    Ozz Siddiq

    Srini Chakravarthi


Copyright Law Update

May 23, 2024 

Hybrid - Live ADM and Zoom

(Credit: 1.00 hr)

Speaker: Kevin J. Meek, McDermott Will & Emery LLP (Austin, TX) 

Topic: A survey of selected recent copyright decisions in the appellate and trial courts that intellectual property practitioners should know.  Click here for PPT presentation.

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April 25, 2024 (Noon Zoom)

Best Practices for PTAB Appeals

Presenter: Linda E. Horner

Acting Senior Lead Administrative Judge

Patent Trial and Appeal Board


The presentation will discuss best practices for PTAB appeals, including how to best prepare your case for appeal, your options after final rejection, and engaging in persuasive oral advocacy decisions of the TTAB.  Click here for PPT slides.

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