2020 CLE Calendar
January 10, 2020 (Noon, Belo)
Fireside Chat with Andrei Iancu, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Andrei Iancu will be speaking at a Fireside Chat at the Belo Mansion on Friday, January 10th, at 12pm. This event will take place at the monthly meeting of the Dallas Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section. During this event, Director Iancu will discuss the importance of innovation and technology, and what the USPTO is doing to encourage innovation. Professor David O. Taylor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law will moderate this event.
February 27, 2020 (Noon, Belo)
Topic: "Navigating Section 101 in Patent Prosecution Matters,” which will include a discussion of traditional abstract idea and natural law/phenomenon as applied to different technology fields.
Speakers: Thomas Hiesberger and Gary Solomon of Dentons.
March 11, 2020 (Wed., 8:00am)
North Dallas CLE Committee will host a free breakfast CLE program.
Blue Mesa Grill on 14866 Montfort Drive, Addison, TX.
The CLE will be a table moderated discussion on patent prosecution strategies and hypotheticals.
Breakfast and coffee provided.
April 23 (Noon, Virtual Belo Zoom)
Topic: Venue: Practical Tips from Young Litigators for the
Post-TC Heartland World (CLE, 1.00 hr)
Speakers: Jeff Becker, Baker Botts LLP
Matthew Cornelia, McGuire Woods:
Megan LaDriere, Baker Botts LLP
Stephanie Sivinski, Haynes and Boone
If you wish to participate, you must register before the program begins by using the following link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Event number (access code): 967 174 028, Event password: k4GDnHZgC24, Join audio conference: +1-408-418-9388]
Topic: Texas Trade Secrets Update
Speaker: Leiza Dolghih, 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.
Noon CLE meetings are typically held on the fourth Friday 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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