CLE: July 28, 2022
(Noon, In Person)
“A Review of Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Patent Law (2021-2022)”
Speaker: Gale R. “Pete” Peterson, San Antonio
CLE Credit: MCLE 1.00
2022 IP Section
Officers and Directors
Officers: Chair: David Taylor Vice-Chair: Dyan House
Secretary: Megan Hoyt Treasurer: Justin Cohen
Matt Acosta Niky Bagley
Tim Dyll Marylauren Ilagan
Craig C. Carpenter
Imm. Past Chair: Robert (Bob) Johnston
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.
Sheet music: "Beauiful Dreamer" by Stephen Foster
By Xato (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
June CLE: June 23, 2022
“Patents and the Gender Gap: Inventors, Patent Prosecution, and Patent Litigation" Speaker: Kirby Drake, Kirby Drake Law PLLC
The presentation will focus on the 2019 “Progress and Potential: A Profile of women inventors on U.S. patents” published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as well as the 2020 update on women inventor-patentees. The presentation will then look at the gender gap and patent law, both in terms of practicing before the USPTO as well as attorneys involved in patent litigation. The presentation will also highlight efforts being made to close the gender gap when it comes to patents and what else may be done.