Coming Soon 

Noon CLE

Belo or Virtual Belo 

Topic: Texas Trade Secrets Update

Speaker: Leiza Dolghih of 

Lewis Brisbois  


This presentation will review recent developments in Texas case law on trade secrets and nationwide trends that affect trade secrets litigation in Texas.

2020 IP Section

Officers and Directors


Chair – D. Scott Hemingway

Vice Chair – Robert Johnston

Secretary – David O. Taylor

Treasurer - Dyan House


Elizabeth Rucki

Brian C. McCormack

Justin Cohen

Dwayne Norton

Megan Hoyt

Kirby Drake

John Tower

Matt Acosta

Tim Dyll

James Gourley

Immediate Past Chair

Shannon W. Bate

​​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.

Next CLE:  May 28 (Noon, Virtual TK Webex)

Topic:  “Tips for Prosecuting in View of Litigation/What Litigators

Want to See in a Patent” (CLE, 1.00 hr)  Speaker: Vishal Patel of Thompson & Knight LLP

       The prosecution of a patent usually takes place before robust markets for the technology exist, and long before the resulting patent is involved in litigation. This presentation will address several strategies in the patenting process that may help maximize the value of the patent portfolio when asserted years later.  

        If you wish to participate, you need only join the CLE program at the TK Webex video/tele  link provided below at the time of the CLE program.  This is an updated link from the prior link provided, and the Host, Access Code, and Event Password are provided below (as well as a conference call-in number if you want to participate by phone).  When it's time, join the Webex videoconference event here[Host: TK Events (, Event number (access code): 967 174 028, Event password: k4GDnHZgC24, Join audio conference: 1 (408) 418 - 9388.]

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