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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

CLE

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:  Dec. 5 (Belo)

Copyright Trial Perspectives:

DynaStudy, Inc. v. Houston Independent School District

The presentation will cover aspects of trial for copyright and DMCA cases, including voir dire strategy, witness examinations, how to present statutory damages evidence to a jury, insights from trial from the perspectives of both parties, and closing argument strategies when statutory damages for copyright and DMCA are at issue.