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2024 CLE Calendar

January 25, 2024 (Noon, On-line Zoom) CLE Credit: 1.00 hr 

"Generative AI Tools Panel"

Puja Detjen, Patterson Sheridan (Moderator), Cameron Smith, Texas Tech

Rachel Greene, Greene IP, David Ashton, Patterson Sheridan  

The panel will discuss the implementation of generative AI tools and other patent drafting tools and a discussion on the metes, bounds, and ethics of these tools in current practice.

February 22, 2024 CLE Credit: 1.00 hr (ADM Live or On-Line Zoom)

5-6pm CLE: "Recent Developments at the ITC"

The DBA IP Section will be hosting distinguished guests from the ITC for an evening networking reception

and panel discussion, including: 

                  The Hon. MaryJoan McNamara, Administrative Law Judge

                   Erin Joffre, Chief of Staff to ITC Chairman 

                   Margaret MacDonald – Director, ITC Office of Unfair Import Investigations.  

The panel discussion will be moderated by Terry Wikberg, Holland & Knight LLP.

4pm to 5pm: A networking reception will be held at the Arts District Mansion on Feb. 22, 2024 with

Guest Speakers (cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served).

March 28, 202(Noon) CLE Credit: 1.00 hr

"The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board from January 2023 to Date

 John Cone, Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC

The presentation will discuss decisions of the TTAB in both ex parte and inter partes proceedings on issues including priority of rights, distinctiveness of marks, likelihood of confusion, cancellation of registrations based on fraud and failure to function as a trademark.

April 25, 2023 (Noon, Zoom) CLE Credit: 1.00 hr.

"Best Practices for PTAB Appeals"

Presenter: Linda E. Horner, Acting Senior Lead Administrative Judge with 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.

May 23, 2023 (Noon, Live ADM and Zoom Hybrid) CLE Credit: 1.00 hr

Copyright Law Update

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.

  

June 2023 (Noon), CLE Credit: 1.00 hr

TBD

July 2023 (Noon) CLE Credit: 1.00 hr

TBD

  

August 2023 (Noon) CLE Credit: 1.00 hr

TBD

September 202(Noon), On-line, CLE Credit: 1.00 hr 

TBD

October 2023 (Noon) CLE Credit: 1.00 hr

TBD

December 2023 (Noon) CLE Credit: 1.00 hr

TBD

CLE

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.

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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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