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)
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 Thursday 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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Sheet music: "Beauiful Dreamer" by Stephen Foster
August 25, 2022
(Noon, Arts Dist. Mansion)
CLE Credit: 1.00 hr
The Holistic Brand Attorney
Speakers: Benjamin Setnick, Senior Counsel, IP & Litigation, Match Group, Melissa Atherton, Legal Counsel, Trademarks, Alcon; and, Heather Foster, Assistant General Counsel, Fossil Group, Inc.
This panel of in-house brand attorneys will share their experiences in protecting their company's brands and developing a brand protection strategy, including best practices for and common pitfalls in brand enforcement and IP filings, IP-adjacent considerations brand attorneys should be aware of, and tips on fostering collaboration among their U.S. counsel and international counsel.