2018 CLE Calendar

January 26 Noon (Belo)

Fashionably Legal: Intellectual Property Law in the Fashion Industry

Kirby B. Drake & Tiffany A. Johnson, Klemchuk LLP

This presentation will address copyright, trademark and trade dress topics in the fashion industry.  Presentation materials, click here.

February 23 (Belo) Noon 

"Cloud Computing Agreements - what every IP lawyer should know about a cloud computing agreement"

Suzy Fulton and Grable Martin

Presentation will address Cloud Computing Agreements and issues that arise with different provisions that are placed in cloud computing agreements.    

March 23 (Belo)

Copyright Update 

Kevin Meek, Baker Botts

Examination of some interesting and some important developments in Copyright Law over the last year.

April 27 (Belo)

US PTO Ethics

Peter L. Brewer, Thrive IP  

Ethics, directed to the Office of Enrollment and Discipline of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


May 25 (Belo)

Patent Practitioner Current Trends and Developments

Steven H. Slater, Slater Matsil LLC

101/102/103 Current Trends and Developments and practical impacts for the patent practitioner. along with a senior associate.

June 22 (Belo), 

Whose Burden Is It Anyway?: An Update on How Texas’s Anti-SLAPP Law Impacts
Pleading Requirements for Trade Secrets Cases

Austin Teng and Chris Dachniwsky 

Thompson & Knight LLP

July 27 (Belo)

Supreme Court Update: PTAB, Extraterritorial Damages, and What’s to Come 

John Golden (University of Texas School of Law ) & Alexis Mosser (Caldwell Cassady & Curry)

This CLE will discuss recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Oil States, SAS Institute, and WesternGeco; their implications for future law and practice; and possibilities for future Supreme Court action. 


Aug. (Belo) - No Meeting at Belo 

Sept. 28 (Belo)

Section 101 Patent Eligibility Panel: Perspectives from the Litigator, Prosecutor, and Portfolio Manager.  Click here for program.

Oct. 26 (Belo) 

Brands & Innovation: Advising Clients When Innovation Outpaces the Law(yer) 

Theresa Conduah, Toyota Motor NA, Inc


Nov. 30 (Belo)

2018 State of Intellectual Property Law Address

A Panel Discussion of Current Topics in IP Law


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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Next CLE: Friday, November 13, 2020: 12:00-1:00PM

“Conducting Jury Trials in COVID-19 Era”


Speakers: Chief Judge Barbara Lynn, Northern District of Texas

Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap, Eastern District of Texas

Moderator: Matt Acosta, Platt Cheema Richmond PLLC

Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas and Chief Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn of the Northern District of Texas have both administered and conducted live jury trials during the Covid-19 pandemic.  During this presentation, they will explain the reasoning behind their decisions to conduct in-person trials, the unique challenges that they faced in preparing for, administering and conducting those trials, how these challenges were overcome, and the reception by all of those involved.  The IP Section wishes to express its gratitude to the Judges, their staff and coordinators, Matt Acosta and Elizabeth Evert for all their efforts in supporting this CLE event. 

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