Noon CLE meetings are typically held 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.

Contact Information


If you have questions about the Intellectual Property Section in general, please contact the Section Chair:

David O. Taylor - Chair

Southern Methodist University

Dedman School of Law

Storey Hall, Room 200

3315 Daniel Avenue

Dallas, TX 75275

Phone: 214.768.1685


If you have questions or comments about the Website, please contact:


D. Scott Hemingway

Hemingway & Hansen LLP

1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite4800

Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214.292.8301



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June CLE: June 23, 2022 

(Hybrid, Noon)

“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.